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Jan 17th, 2008
12:57 pm
January 17th, 2008 | Uncategorized
A Day in South Carolina

By Nick Bayless/Staff Photographer Traveling to such a political hot spot as South Carolina, I expected to run into fellow reporters covering the campaign trail. However, I wasn’t really expecting to run into them in line at “Five Guys Burgers” at 7:30 a.m. in the Washington, D.C., airport. That’s where I met Kevin and Sreya, […]

Jan 15th, 2008
5:52 am
January 15th, 2008 | Uncategorized
For all Washington’s ills, what is change’s real roadblock? Gidoudavote, of course!

By Amanda Eckerson ’07 In the last few days of any campaign, regardless of your party, a virus passes around the volunteers and organizers on the ground. It isn’t the flu, because they’ve been working hard. It isn’t strep, because they’ve been phone banking for hours. It’s a vicious case of Gidoudavote (pronounced Get-Out-The-Vote). Common […]

Jan 10th, 2008
1:18 pm
January 10th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Despite the hype, Paul draws just 8 percent in New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H., 12:38 p.m. — Excitement is growing over a candidate who once didn’t seem to have an ice cube’s hope in hell of getting a vote in New Hampshire. “A saying that a lot of Ron Paul supporters have,” says Pennsylvanian Ron Paul campaigner Jim McDaniel, “is that ‘Dr. Paul cured my apathy.’” Paul’s […]

Jan 10th, 2008
11:47 am
January 10th, 2008 | Uncategorized
For New Hampshire fourth graders, it’s voting booths over Game Boys

NASHUA, N.H., 11:42 a.m. — Typically, fourth graders are more interested in their Game Boys than the world of politics, but here in New Hampshire, even the young’uns get a chance to vote. Virginia Drew, the Director of the Visitor’s Center at the Concord statehouse for more than twelve years, has pioneered a voting scheme […]

Jan 9th, 2008
4:25 pm
January 9th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Live: Young crowd ‘fired up, ready to go’

JERSEY CITY, N.J., 4:22 p.m. — We’re in! All it took was flashing the YaleID. No questions, no being subjected to bomb-sniffing dogs. First observation: There are nearly 100 video cameras here. Are there even that many stations? The crowd, mostly, is young and Hispanic or black. “Fired up, ready to go!” they are chanting. […]

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