- Another Fence-Jumper at the White House
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 11:43 PM:)<>A man jumped the White House fence but was immediately apprehended, the Secret Service said.> <>
- ‘This Is Ben.’ Enough Said.
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 10:58 PM:)<>The Times's David E. Sanger remembers a conversation with Ben Bradlee about an article in The Times.> <>
- The Bradlee Interview: Are You a Moonie?
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 9:52 PM:)<>As a young reporter, interviewing for a job with Ben Bradlee was momentous, intimidating and always memorable. My turn came in 1988.> <>
- Politics Helpline: Ads, Soft Money and Leftover Cash
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 9:48 PM:)<>The Times’s resident campaign finance experts answered select questions on money and politics in the midterm elections.> <>
- From the Upshot Video: How Democrats Can Hold the Senate
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 9:28 PM:)<>Nate Cohn explains why The Upshot’s model has Republicans gaining control of the Senate in the midterm elections, and what Democrats can do to stay on top.> <>
- Bradlee Funeral to Be Held in Same Church as Nixon’s
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 9:28 PM:)<>Ben Bradlee's funeral will be held Tuesday at the Washington National Cathedral, where Richard M. Nixon was remembered in a memorial service in 1994.> <>
- From Sanders, a Thinly Veiled Declaration of Loyalty
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 9:02 PM:)<>Independent Senate candidates are being cagey about what party they'll caucus with. Even Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won't say unequivocally, but we can guess which way he's leaning.> <>
- National Democrats Are Back in Kentucky
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 8:37 PM:)<>The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is reversing itself by reserving $650,000 in air time in support of Alison Lundergan Grimes.> <>
- Supreme Court Edits a Dissent, and Admits It
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 8:23 PM:)<>The Supreme Court made the rare admission that a dissent by one of the justices needed to be corrected.> <>
- S. Dakota Senate Race Remains Close Over EB-5 Scandal (Wait, What?)
(First Draft - October 22 2014 - 8:14 PM:)<>A visa-investment program in South Dakota is taking up a lot of airtime in the state's Senate race.> <>
FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
- Special Election Timing in New Jersey Points to a Weak G.O.P. Field
(FiveThirtyEight - June 04 2013 - 8:11 PM:)<>Gov. Chris Christie's decision to schedule a special election for Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's seat on Oct. 16 suggests that he evaluated the potential Republican challengers and did not like what he saw.> <>
- How Christie Can Maximize the G.O.P.’s Chances in New Jersey
(FiveThirtyEight - June 04 2013 - 12:55 AM:)<>Any Republican that Gov. Chris Christie appointed to replace Senator Frank R. Lautenberg would probably be an underdog in an election. But if Mr. Christie wants to maximize his party's chances of holding the seat, his path is fairly straightforward.> <>
- Lautenberg’s Death Continues Sharp Decrease in Military Veterans in Senate
(FiveThirtyEight - June 03 2013 - 6:14 PM:)<>In the late 1970s, 81 of 100 senators had served in the military. Today, just 16 have.> <>
- A Predictable Decline in Hillary Clinton’s Popularity
(FiveThirtyEight - May 31 2013 - 7:58 PM:)<>The drop in Mrs. Clinton's favorability ratings was likely just a matter of time -- and if the Benghazi hearings had not triggered it, something else would have.> <>
- Why Can’t Canada Win the Stanley Cup?
(FiveThirtyEight - May 31 2013 - 4:46 PM:)<>No Canadian team has won the N.H.L. championship since 1993. How unlikely is this 20-year drought? And is there anything in the league's economics that might explain it?> <>
- Bachmann’s Retirement Reduces Electoral Risk for G.O.P.
(FiveThirtyEight - May 29 2013 - 11:48 PM:)<>Some Democrats are giddy that the Tea Party provocateur Michele Bachmann has announced her intention to retire from Congress, but her decision may allow Republicans to avoid a toss-up race in what should be a reasonably safe district.> <>
- Popular Governors, and Prospects for 2016
(FiveThirtyEight - May 28 2013 - 4:11 PM:)<>The Republicans have several widely popular governors in swing states and blue states. But they aren't always the ones most frequently mentioned for 2016.> <>
- Is the Economy Saving Obama’s Approval Ratings?
(FiveThirtyEight - May 21 2013 - 12:04 PM:)<>Political coverage over the last week has focused on a series of stories that reflect negatively on the executive branch, but President Obama's approval ratings have held steady.> <>
- New Audit Allegations Show Flawed Statistical Thinking
(FiveThirtyEight - May 17 2013 - 8:31 PM:)<>Some conservatives are alleging that the I.R.S. targeted not just conservative groups, but also individual conservative taxpayers. But a handful of anecdotal data points are not worth very much in a country of 300 million people.> <>
- Is There Really a Second-Term Curse?
(FiveThirtyEight - May 16 2013 - 4:47 PM:)<>Two-term presidents since World War II tended to be quite popular in their first terms, and significantly less so in their second terms. Is this proof of a second-term curse? In reality, there are some complications.> <>