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POSTED: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 11:45 AM
Filed Under: Obama

This detailed poll from the Washington Post gives a snapshot on where the race is now, and discusses what it looked like in 2004.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/16/AR2008061602690.html?hpid=topnews

And take a look at a summary of June's data here:

Nathan Gorenstein @ 11:45 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10:05 AM

Larry Eichel reports...

11:10 a.m. 

The final question comes from a newly-minted college graduate who says she's looking for a job and just realized that she doesn't have any health insurance. She wonders what would happen if she gets hit by a car. Obama says one element of his healthcare proposal would allow families to keep children on their plans until age 25. He also suggests that she be careful when she wanders the streets.

Larry Eichel @ 10:05 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2008, 11:14 AM

Larry Eichel reports...

11:58 a.m. 

McCain promises, if elected, to expand the size of the military to lessen the pressure on the National Guard for overseas deployments. In response to a question, he talks about securing the borders first before the government deals with the illegal immigrants who are already here. The immigration issue has been a tough one for McCain, who is more prone than some other Republicans to grant permanent status to those who are already in the country. 

Larry Eichel @ 11:14 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 11:55 AM

Thomas Fitzgerald reports: John McCain is making his basic stump speech at the top of a townhall meeting in the Constitution Center.

 11:49 a.m.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee opened a little bit ago by saying he was planning to contest Pennsylvania in the general election, though the state has gone Democratic in the past four presidential contests.

Thomas Fitzgerald @ 11:55 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 1:12 PM
Filed Under: Obama

So how did Clinton end up second? Here's a take from the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121252558317842545.html?mod=special_page_campaign2008_leftbox

Here's a very negative reaction to Clinton's speech from the Guardian in the UK:

Nathan Gorenstein @ 1:12 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
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