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Edwards open to VP job

Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards said Sunday he would have to "seriously" consider another shot at the job if asked by White House hopeful Barack Obama.

But the former North Carolina senator, who unsuccessfully ran for the party's nomination this year and was on John Kerry's ticket in 2004, reaffirmed that he was not actively seeking to be Obama's running mate.


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Republicans running short on cash

House rank and file Republicans are tens of millions of dollars short of meeting fundraising targets set by their own campaign committee in advance of this fall's elections, according to figures circulating among the leadership, heightening concerns inside the party about major losses in November.


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Russert’s unlikely path

Whether mapping the latest twist in the campaign trail or predicting what was likely to be next, Tim Russert was the newsman people in power watched carefully — along with the nation's viewers.

Adding to Russert's credibility as Washington's most prominent journalist was his style as an interviewer, particularly as host of "Meet the Press," which he took over in 1991. With a sheaf of documents and notes to paw through, he confronted his guests with past quotes that often contradicted what they had said or done since.


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Welcome to the campaign, Mr. Obama

Pitching himself to voters as a centrist candidate with a slight adjustment to the left who appeals to both sides of the political aisle and is a prototypical outsider is going to be a tough sell for Barack Obama who has supported his party's line for the two years he has been in the Senate and is advised by leading insiders.


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Tough times, conventional ideas

It is dawning on us that frightening gasoline prices, the demoralizing housing slump, job layoffs, drained savings accounts and higher health costs are not going away.

"Why It's Worse Than You Think," screamed the headline of a Newsweek story this month. It argues that the Pollyannas who promised a quick recovery in the second half of 2008 were "dead wrong."


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Tim Russert: 1950-2008

Tim Russert, NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of Meet The Press, died Friday of a massive heart attack while taping a segment of Sunday's news interview program. He was 58.

His sudden and shocking death left many in Washington and the journalism profession stunned and searching for the right words.


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Tim Russert dies of heart attack

Tim Russert, a political lifer who made a TV career of his passion with unrelenting questioning of the powerful and influential, died of a heart attack Friday in the midst of a presidential campaign he'd covered with trademark intensity.
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Ron Paul ends Presidential bid

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday night he is ending his campaign but will keep spreading his message by working to help elect libertarian-leaning Republicans to public office around the country.


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