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Politico’s E-Book Had Only One Short Section On Santorum

Thanks to a gift of a Kindle Touch from my mother this Christmas, I recently read Politico’s first e-book, The Right Fight Back, which came out roughly a month before last night’s Iowa caucuses that saw Sen. Rick Santorum effectively … Continue reading

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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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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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Playbook Fumbles

Shot: Chaser: Thousands of enraged Penn State students tore through the streets of State College, Pa., overnight to protest the firing of Joe Paterno after the longtime head football coach was removed from his position effective immediately. Amid chants of “We want … Continue reading

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Unsubstantiated Journalistic Assertion Watch

In his article on President Obama’s deft ability to run an attack-oriented campaign operation without getting labeled a negative campaigner, Politico’s Ben Smith tried to place Obama in a historical perspective, noting how common place negative campaigning is in presidential … Continue reading

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