Monthly Archives: December 2011

Obama’s Claim Of Historic Success Has Some Factual Support

In Playbook today, Mike Allen flagged an unaired excerpt of President Obama’s recent 60 Minutes interview in which POTUS suggested that the “legislative and foreign policy accomplishments” of his first two years in office were better than or equal to … Continue reading

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The LumberjackThief Has Gone Out To Pasture

Today, I officially canceled the hosting for my old blog, The LumberjackThief. I’ve moved on and my hosting was expiring. I decided I didn’t want to spend the money to keep a dead site breathing. Most of the content is … Continue reading

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Mike Allen Finally Discovers LMGTFY

In Playbook today, Politico’s Mike Allen writes: NOW THERE’S A GRACIOUS, EFFICIENT WAY TO RESPOND when a dopey co-worker asks you something they obviously should have Googled (“Hey, what time does Tunnicliff’s open on Saturdays?”). Two Northern Virginians have opened a … Continue reading

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Disclosure Needed For Closer To Politico’s ‘Bad Newt’ Article

On Twitter, Josh Marshall calls Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman’s new article on “the return of Bad Newt” a “good piece.” And indeed it is, filled with juicy on-and-off-the-record quotes we’ve all come to expect from Politico. But it’s also … Continue reading

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Fun With Descriptive Statistics About Media Coverage Of The Senate

With George Washington University’s finals week fast approaching, I spent this afternoon hunkered down in the basement computer lab of Gelman library in order to finish up the data set I am putting together for my Legislative Politics research paper. … Continue reading

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