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Great Moments In Framing: Ann Romney Vs. Hilary Rosen Edition

Last night Fox News released a new poll with a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney as the headline result. But as always with Fox polls, the real fun is looking deeper in the poll at the topical … Continue reading

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Re: Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Earlier this week, I noted that the confident scribes of Politico’s latest campaign e-book bungled a basic historical fact, namely that they included Gerald Ford’s squeaker of a primary win in 1976 in a list of GOP nominees who “were … Continue reading

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Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Politico is out with their second campaign 2012 e-book, which is chock full of all the easily digestible insider musings and subtle but not too subtle self-praise one comes to expect from authors Evan Thomas and Mike Allen. According to my … Continue reading

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Christina Jeffrey’s Son Writes Letter To The Editor Criticizing Newt

Last week, I discussed what I consider to be both a revealing and embarrassing episode from Newt Gingrich’s tenure as Speaker in the House, which resulted in the House going without an official historian for a decade. In short, Gingrich … Continue reading

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Historian Newt Gingrich Responsible For Decade Long Lack Of Official House Historian

As pretty much everyone knows, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich likes to cast himself as an expert on just about everything thanks to his long ago PhD in history. He’s even claimed that he was hired by Freddie Mac to … Continue reading

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Politico’s Loaded Word Choice

In their post-New Hampshire lay of the land piece, Politico’s Jonathan Martin and John Harris list several of the factors that are now working to frontrunner Mitt Romney’s advantage. In describing the backlash from conservative activists against the recent attacks … Continue reading

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Visualizing Mitt Romney’s Change In Strategy

In addition to the previously mentioned Kindle Touch, my mother also Christmas gifted me a copy of Nathan Yau’s Visualize This , which I am slowly using to improve my data management and visualization skills. Occasionally, you can expect to see … Continue reading

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Kristol Ball Fail: 1993 Will Be The ‘High Water Mark’ Of The Gay Rights Movement

As I mentioned yesterday, Bill Kristol’s 1993 debate about gay rights on Larry King Live really was something to behold. Perhaps my favorite thing in it, which didn’t quite fit the focus of my last post, was a horribly bad … Continue reading

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Did Jack Abramoff Attend Santorum’s Biweekly Meeting With Lobbyists?

Reuters’ Marcus Stern and Kristina Cooke write this evening about how the previously under the radar Rick Santorum is about to have his past thrust right into the political media scrum in the wake of his Iowa caucus near-win. Stern and … Continue reading

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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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