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Newspapers, Telegraph Firm Endorse Prez Candidates

by Scott Ott · 16 Comments

(2007-12-16) — Senators John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton this week picked up endorsements from the Des Moines Register and Boston Globe newspapers, as well as backing from the Western Union Telegraph Company and Wells Fargo Stage Coach.
The candidates hope these influential political endorsements boost them to victory in Iowa and New Hampshire, even [...]

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Tags: Media/Journalism · Politics

Iowa Editor Sorry GOP Debate Got Mired in Issues

by Scott Ott · 8 Comments

(2007-12-13) — The Des Moines Register today apologized because yesterday’s Republican presidential debate, moderated by editor Carolyn Washburn, became mired in statements about the economy, education, health care, taxation and other issues of policy and governance.
Ms. Washburn expressed regret over her “failure to encourage the candidates to quarrel, snip at each other, and re-hash standard [...]

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Tags: Politics