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 2008

January 7 - Is Mississippi's Newest Senator Old Before His Time?
January 7 - Political Economy: Let's Not Make a Deal
January 7 - Role Reversal Yields Stalemate
January 7 - The Independent Expenditures Boom
January 14 - A Few Times When Clinton and Obama Have Disagreed
January 14 - Candidates' Plans Sketched in Red Ink
January 14 - CQ Vote Studies - Party Unity: United We Stand Opposed
January 14 - CQ Vote Studies - Presidential Support: The Power of No
January 14 - Doolittle's Departure Kills a One-Liner
January 14 - Editor's Notebook: Winning in Style
January 14 - The New Blue Tint of Corporate Political Giving
January 14 - The Space Between Clinton and Obama
January 21 - Media: The No. 2 Story
January 21 - Rep. Baker Quitting to Lobby for Hedge Funds
January 28 - Behind an Anti-McCain Vendetta
January 28 - Congress Hopeful Puts His MRE's Where His Mouth Is
January 28 - Courts & the Law: The Balloter's New Burden
January 28 - GOP's Competitive-Seat Exodus Grows
January 28 - Retail Giants' Political Spending Spree
February 4 - A Short-Circuited Presidential Endorsement
February 4 - Corporate PACs Create a Democratic Dollar Edge
February 4 - House GOP Turnover Is Already at 1 in 7
February 4 - The Political Benefits of Sloganeering on Wheels
February 11 - Democratic Donors vs. Voters
February 11 - Party's Mantle No Smooth Fit for McCain
February 11 - Primary Debates Rise Above Secondary Status
February 18 - Five Questions for Kathryn Kolbert, President for People for the American Way
February 18 - GOP Donors vs. Voters
February 18 - Media: What If There's Real News?
February 18 - Political Economy: Gloom du Jour
February 18 - Rep. Shadegg Says He'll Retire, Then Reconsiders
February 18 - The Bottled Water Debate
February 18 - The Price of the Fight
February 18 - Ticket Building The Hard Way
February 18 - Tom Lantos, Foreign Affairs Chairman, Dies
February 18 - Two Marylanders Are This Year's First Incumbents to Fall in Primaries
February 25 - Activists Belabor Secretary Chao
February 25 - Political Economy: Impoverished Politics
February 25 - Reps. Renzi and Shadegg Give Arizona a Wild Week
February 25 - Top Ten Best Funded Congressional Challenges
March 3 - Democrats' War of Attrition
March 3 - House Dismisses Challenge to Buchanan Election
March 3 - House Panel Subpoenas Former Ohio Election Official
March 3 - McCain Draws Fire from Environmentalists for Missing Critical Votes
March 3 - New Choirmaster Alexander Seeks Senatorial GOP Harmony
March 3 - Political Economy: Trading on Rhetoric
March 10 - Cover to Cover on the Campaign Trail
March 10 - Five Questions for James Trapp, Association of Unity Churches International President and Chief Executive
March 10 - McCain Steering Clear of Roll Call Votes
March 10 - Politifact: The Math Doesn't Quite Add Up
March 10 - Site Aims to Hold Pundits Accountable
March 10 - Testing the Limits Of Public Finance
March 17 - 'Bud' Cramer Will Not Seek Re-Election
March 17 - Democrats Add Two to House Roster
March 17 - Fiscal Conservatives Are Having Their Say
March 17 - Five Questions for Bruce F. Freed, Center for Political Accountability Executive Director
March 17 - Political Economy: Unreality Show
March 17 - Politics as a Fashion Statement
March 17 - Scandals Ruin Governors But Aid Successors
March 24 - Courts & the Law: Campaigning on the Court
March 24 - Senate Breakfast Club: Consensus on the Menu
March 31 - Politics Is Frelinghuysen Family Business
April 7 - A Generation Gap on Racial Politics
April 7 - Flimsy Fines No Deterrent
April 7 - Obama Sponsorship Might Doom Campaign Bill
April 7 - Scientist Tries to Measure Emotions Stirred by McCain and Obama
April 7 - Spring Recess Brings More Turnover
April 14 - California Legislator Wins House Seat, Fulfilling Longtime Dream
April 14 - Five Questions for Former Rep. Bob Barr
April 14 - Profile of Jackie Speier, D-Calif. (12)
April 14 - Wealthy Self-Funded Congressional Candidates Rarely Win
April 14 - Working Hard and Playing by the Rules
April 21 - McCain Builds Outreach Machine to Capitol Hill
April 21 - Social and Fiscal Conservatives in Spat Over McCain
April 28 - Election 2008: Midwest: Democrats Build on Earlier Victories
April 28 - Election 2008: On Their Way
April 28 - Election 2008: The Northeast: GOP Tries to Recoup
April 28 - Election 2008: The Senate: More Open Seats Hurt GOP Chances
April 28 - Election 2008: The South: GOP Targets Democrats Elected in 2006
April 28 - Election 2008: The West: GOP on Shaky Footing
April 28 - Election 2008: They've Got Primary Problems
April 28 - Election 2008: With Enemies Like These . . .
April 28 - Hispanic Voters: Waking the Sleeping Giant
April 28 - Robocalls Causing Static for Politicians
April 28 - The Vote That Democrats Can't Afford to Lose
May 5 - A Softer Pay-as-You-Go Stance
May 5 - Safe Seat Is No Job Perk for Today's Senate Leaders
May 5 - Stretching the Reach of Soft Money
May 12 - Cazayoux, Scalise Win Louisiana Seats
May 12 - Democrats' Bumper Crop
May 12 - Group Helps Scientists Make the Leap Into Politics
May 12 - SEIU Spreads Its Wings, Ruffles Some Feathers
May 12 - Sixth District: Don Cazayoux, D-La. (6)
May 12 - The Role of 'Judicial Activism'
May 19 - Ballot Initiatives Losing Their Luster
May 19 - Bush Gave Up Golf for the War, But His Party Didn't
May 19 - Courts & the Law: On Its Face, as Applied
May 19 - Democrats May Drop Roll Call Vote Rule
May 19 - Democrats Pick Up Third Seat This Year
May 19 - McCain's Defenders on the Right
May 19 - Political Economy: Wall Street Cred
May 26 - Bush to Pick Senate Counsel for FEC Seat
May 26 - Low Budget Antidote to High Cost Television Campaigns
May 26 - Rep. Fossella Chooses Not to Seek Re-Election
May 26 - Stumping Senators A Chore for Leaders
June 2 - Campaign Gear Priced to Move
June 2 - GOP Seats Get Wobblier
June 2 - Lifetime Networks Urges Women Into Politics
June 9 - Absence Makes the Voting Go Smoother
June 9 - Anatomy of a Democratic Collapse
June 9 - Chance of Chaos Still on the Ballot
June 9 - Driving an Agenda? Avoid a Breakdown
June 9 - Obama Has the Edge in General Election Campaign, But Faces Big Challenges
June 9 - Obama story
June 9 - Political Science: 1 Voter Does Not Equal 1 Vote
June 9 - The Climate for Change
June 9 - The Presidential Campaign Hinges on a Handful of Close States
June 16 - Courting the Independents
June 16 - Debt Meets the Self-Made Candidates
June 16 - Obama VP: Understudy Auditions
June 16 - Old Foes Labor and Business Go to the Mattresses
June 16 - Political Economy: Taxing Patience
June 16 - Softer-Touch Marketing Woos Cross-Party Voter
June 23 - Paying for the Party's Party
June 30 - GOP Candidates Bank on Friends, Out-of-State Cash
June 30 - Some Groups Go Easy on Obama for Opting Out
June 30 - Utah's Cannon Loses His Seat in Primary
July 7 - Obama Friendly Fire at NRA
July 7 - Recycling Hot Air -- Balloons
July 14 - Biography of John Cornyn
July 14 - Clinton Diehards Want Convention Vote
July 14 - Conservative Titan Jesse Helms Took Slow, Deliberate Path to Making Policy
July 14 - Convention Entertainment Adapts to New Ethics Rules
July 14 - Cornyn Breaking Ties Without Breaking Stride
July 14 - Obama and McCain on Iran: Speaking Softly Vs. the Big Stick
July 14 - Parsing Negativity in Primary Ads
July 21 - House Defeats Paper Ballot Measure
July 21 - No Longer Winning One for the Gipper?
July 21 - Obama's Liaison to Hill Democrats Tries to Improve Communications
July 21 - Presidential Campaigns Compete for the Military Vote
July 21 - Will Chicago's Seamy Politics Hold Back Obama?
July 28 - 'No Child' Debate: Issue Left Behind?
July 28 - Being Both a Leader and a 'First Friend'
July 28 - Democrats Try to Undermine GOP Standing With Vets
July 28 - Hagel's Presence Helps Obama's Tour
July 28 - Moderates Come Front and Center
July 28 - Music Web Sites Discover Political Audience
July 28 - Partying On at the National Conventions
August 4 - Barr Has New Attitude on Warming
August 4 - Despite the New Players, Game Remains the Same
August 4 - McCain and Obama Will Meet in Church
August 4 - Media: Tweets, Blogs and Leaves
August 4 - Polling: A Greater Margin for Error
August 4 - Seeking an Accurate Exit Strategy
August 4 - Stevens Faces Felony Charges
August 4 - Taking Stock of Public Attitudes
August 25 - At the 1908 Convention, It Was All About Bryan
August 25 - Colorado's Big Money People
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Alabama
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Alaska
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Arizona
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Arkansas
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: California
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Colorado
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Connecticut
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Delaware
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: District of Columbia
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Florida
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Georgia
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Hawaii
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Idaho
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Illinois
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Indiana
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Iowa
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Kansas
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Kentucky
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Louisiana
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Maine
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Maryland
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Massachusetts
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Michigan
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Minnesota
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Mississippi
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Missouri
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Montana
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Nebraska
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Nevada
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: New Hampshire
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: New Jersey
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: New Mexico
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: New York
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: North Carolina
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: North Dakota
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Ohio
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Oklahoma
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Oregon
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Overseas Delegations
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Pennsylvania
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Rhode Island
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: South Carolina
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: South Dakota
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Tennessee
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Texas
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Utah
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Vermont
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Virginia
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Washington
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: West Virginia
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Wisconsin
August 25 - Democratic State of the States 2008: Wyoming
August 25 - Editor's Notebook: How to Find Us This Week
August 25 - Fighting a 51-Front War
August 25 - Moving Toward The Center
August 25 - Obama's Policy Team
August 25 - Obama's Political Team
August 25 - Obama's Quick Rise on a Non-Traditional Career Path
August 25 - Political Economy: Economic Reality Check -- Part I
August 25 - Political Food for Your Thoughts
August 25 - Political History in Colorado: A Road Map
September 1 - Down to a Precious Few
September 1 - Editor's Notebook: Your Complete Convention Guide
September 1 - GOP Faithful Host the Party
September 1 - McCain's Policy Team
September 1 - McCain's Political Team
September 1 - Minneapolis Has Come A Long Way Since 1892 GOP Convention
September 1 - Minnesotans Know Democrats by Another Name
September 1 - Political Economy: Reality Check -- Part II
September 1 - Political History in Minnesota: A Road Map
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Alabama
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Alaska
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Arizona
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Arkansas
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: California
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Colorado
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Connecticut
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: D.C.
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Delaware
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Florida
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Georgia
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Hawaii
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Idaho
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Illinois
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Indiana
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Iowa
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Kansas
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Kentucky
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Louisiana
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Maine
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Maryland
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Massachusetts
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Michigan
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Minnesota
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Mississippi
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Missouri
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Montana
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Nebraska
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Nevada
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: New Hampshire
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: New Jersey
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: New Mexico
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: New York
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: North Carolina
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: North Dakota
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Ohio
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Oklahoma
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Oregon
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Overseas Delegtions
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Pennsylvania
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Rhode Island
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: South Carolina
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: South Dakota
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Tennessee
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Texas
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Utah
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Vermont
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Virginia
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Washington
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: West Virginia
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Wisconsin
September 1 - Republican State of the States 2008: Wyoming
September 1 - Sin in the Twin Cities
September 1 - Speakers at the Republican Convention
September 1 - The Parties Split Minnesota's Big Money People
September 1 - The Rebel's Cause: Getting Both Sides Onto His Side
September 8 - Believing in The Base's Power
September 8 - Bush Losing Support of GOP Lawmakers in Tight Races
September 8 - Election Climate May Dictate Legislative Progress
September 8 - Gusher of a Debate
September 8 - Judge Rules Stevens' Trial Will Take Place in Washington
September 8 - Palin Less Upset by Alaska's Other 'Bridge to Nowhere'
September 8 - Political Economy: Drawing a Finer Line
September 8 - Rethinking Redistricting
September 8 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones, House Power Player, Dies at 58
September 15 - Clinton Supporters Never Say Die
September 15 - Market Polls Another Way of Gauging the Horse Race
September 15 - McCain Tries to Link Obama With Senate Old Guard
September 15 - Media: No Governing Palin's Story
September 15 - Third-Party Bookends
September 22 - Courts & the Law: Pols at the Poles
September 22 - Five Questions for Author Michael Coyne
September 22 - Grand Old Party Crasher
September 22 - The Specter of Scandal
September 22 - When the Ticket Splits From Within
September 22 - Young Wins Republican Primary in Alaska
September 29 - A Political Read on Literacy Programs
September 29 - Futurist: A Different Digital Divide
September 29 - Hill Explores the Net's Worth
September 29 - Labor's High Hopes Matched by Money
September 29 - McCain's Signature Issue
September 29 - PR Executives Challenge Candidates To Be Ethical
September 29 - When Both Candidate-Senators Joined the Talks
October 6 - Affirmative Action Foe Run Into Trouble
October 6 - Five Questions for Pietro S. Nivola, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
October 6 - Holding the Financial Crisis Bag
October 6 - In the Event of a Tie
October 6 - Issues: Health Care: An Urgent Need
October 6 - Issues: Taxes: Living With a Legacy
October 6 - Issues: The Deficit: Facing Up to Reality
October 6 - Issues: The Economy: More Trouble Ahead
October 6 - Seeking to Mend The Public Trust
October 13 - Dying Loyalty for a Lame Duck
October 20 - An Upturn in Turnout
October 20 - Fundraising Shift: Money Makes a Difference
October 20 - Seeking a Promise on Stem Cells
October 27 - Business PACS Shift Toward Democratic Candidates
October 27 - Election 2008: Midwest: Democrats Have High Hopes
October 27 - Election 2008: Muscling Up the Majorities
October 27 - Election 2008: Northeast: Competitive Ground
October 27 - Election 2008: South: Democrats Set to Counter Any GOP Gains
October 27 - Election 2008: Ten Who Are Already on Their Way
October 27 - Election 2008: The Senate: Democrats Drive for the 'Magic 60'
October 27 - Election 2008: West: GOP Plays Defense
October 27 - Election 2008: Where Obama Has Changed the Map
October 27 - Futurist: One Click, One Vote
October 27 - The Monthly Planet: Greater Expectations
October 27 - Third Party Politics a Ticket to Obscurity
October 27 - Vets Group Gives McCain Bad Scores for Votes He Missed
October 27 - Vice President's Role in Senate More Modest Than Palin Thinks
October 27 - Voter Registration Is Up, But It's Also Part of a Trend
October 27 - Will the 'Real America' Please Stand Up?
November 3 - Alaska's Legal Problem
November 3 - Capitol Region Raises Its Political Giving
November 3 - Longer Campaign Might Have Helped the Economy
November 3 - Politifact: Warnings Against Overconfidence and Losing Hope
November 3 - Results Like Clockwork
November 10 - A Feat of Polling Prowess
November 10 - Biden's New Role as Backup Player
November 10 - Conditions Align to Bolster Senate Majority
November 10 - Farewell, or a Future? McCain Still Has Role as Bipartisan Dealmaker
November 10 - Marianas Have a New Voice in Sablan
November 10 - No Magic Number in Senate, But More Muscle
November 10 - No Problem Money Can't Fix -- Including Political Missteps
November 10 - Obama's Next Task: Quick Rise to a Steep Challenge
November 10 - Onward and Upward for the House Majority
November 10 - Presidential Election Leaves Two Senate Seats Open
November 10 - Senators Up for Re-Election in 2010
November 10 - Seven House Races Not Yet Decided
November 10 - Slow and Steady Wins in State Races
November 10 - The Nation as Community: Organizing Obama's Win
November 10 - The Senate Leadership Lineup
November 10 - Victory May Not Save Stevens' Seat
November 17 - A Little Help From Friends
November 17 - House Leaders' Balancing Act
November 17 - In Senate, Time To Come Together
November 17 - Maryland's 1st District: Frank M. Kratovil Jr., D
November 17 - Nowhere to Go, But Schumer Looks Up
November 17 - Obama's Record Fundraising Challenges Campaign Reformers
November 17 - Results Awaited in Several Races
November 17 - Senate Democrats Set to Decide Lieberman's Place in Caucus
November 17 - Taking a Cue From Lincoln on a Tough Transition
November 17 - The 'Big Tent' Collapses
November 24 - Biography of Philip M. Schiliro
November 24 - Coleman-Franken Recount Begins; Five House Races Still Undecided
November 24 - Lawyers Busy in Close Congressional Races
November 24 - Lieberman Retains Homeland Gavel
November 24 - Miller's Progress as House's Liberal Guru
November 24 - Parties Pick a Few New House Leaders
November 24 - Power Shift Could Force Think Tank to Mellow
November 24 - Senator From Alaska: Mark Begich, D
November 24 - Stevens Loss Is Democrats' Seventh Gain
November 24 - The Center's Plan to Go Left
November 24 - Where Simple Majorities Rule
December 1 - Anti-War Groups Irked at Obama's Early Cabinet Picks
December 1 - From Senate Space to Presidential Space
December 1 - One Last Chance to Quack for Lame-Duck Legislators
December 1 - Politicos Don't Like Parroting
December 1 - Senator From Delaware: Ted Kaufman, D
December 1 - Two More New Democratic Faces for '09
December 1 - Virginia 5th District: Tom Perriello, D
December 1 - Watching Political Reruns
December 8 - A Retirement Starts Senate '10 Campaign
December 8 - Biography: California (4) Tom McClintock, R
December 8 - With Georgia Senate Win, GOP Holds Off 'Filibuster-Proof' Majority
December 15 - 2008 Votes Studies: Party Unity -- Parties Dig In Deep on a Fractured Hill
December 15 - Governor Arrested, Senate Seat on Hold
December 15 - Obama Helps One Market: Political Memorabilia
December 15 - Republican Wins Upset Victory Over Indicted Louisiana Congressman
December 15 - Turning Robocalls into a Contest

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