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Sep 28, 2011

  • The Christie Shuffle

    By John Dickerson, Slate

    Round and round the speculation has swirled over whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will jump into the presidential race. After his speech Tuesday night, only one conclusion is possible: Chris Christie is not running for president until such time as he decides he will run for president, which he might announce in a sentence that abuts a previous one denying that he's running for president. Twice he was asked about his intentions. Once he seemed to say he wasn't running. The second time he suggested he was considering it. The effect could only have been improved if he had spoken while circling a mulberry bush. 

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  • Republican Primary Calendar Takes Shape

    By Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

    The unrelenting clamor about the possibility of new candidates joining the Republican presidential race may be overlooking one important number: 100.

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Sep 27, 2011

  • On the Trail: August 19-21

    As the Republican candidates and President Obama hit the road, Washington Week tracks moments from the campaign trail.

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  • On the Trail: August 25

    As the Republican candidates and President Obama hit the road, Washington Week tracks moments from the campaign trail.

    August 25

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  • On the Trail: September 13-14

    As the Republican candidates and President Obama hit the road, Washington Week tracks moments from the campaign trail.

    September 13 - 14

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  • President Obama and Gov. Perry on Israel and the Arab Spring

    President Obama spoke at the United Nations today, defending US policy towards Israel and criticizing the governments in Iran and Syria. Yesterday, Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry attacked the President's stance on Israel and the Arab Spring.