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THE CAUCUS

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, April 13
    (The Caucus - April 12 2014 - 6:42 PM:)

    Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, resigned this week, just weeks after the Obama administration announced seven million had enrolled in the health care exchanges.

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, April 6
    (The Caucus - April 05 2014 - 6:29 PM:)

    The tragic shootings at Fort Hood will dominate the conversation on the Sunday shows — particularly the treatment of mental health problems in the military.

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, March 30
    (The Caucus - March 29 2014 - 7:23 PM:)

    The Obama administration unveiled a legislative proposal to put an end to a controversial bulk phone records program this week, a topic that will dominate many conversations on the Sunday shows.

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, March 23
    (The Caucus - March 22 2014 - 6:46 PM:)

    Russia's decision to annex Crimea and the still missing Malaysian Airlines flight will dominate the conversation on the Sunday talk shows.

  • Pro-Clinton Group Plans Event Focused on Gay and Lesbian Donors
    (The Caucus - March 20 2014 - 9:36 PM:)

    A "super PAC" supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton's possible presidential campaign is reaching out to some of New York’s most powerful and wealthy gay and lesbian donors.

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, March 16
    (The Caucus - March 15 2014 - 6:10 PM:)

    The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight will a big topic of discussion.

  • 2016 Republican Prospects Spar Over Ukraine
    (The Caucus - March 09 2014 - 6:57 PM:)

    Three Republicans said to be considering presidential runs tried to distinguish themselves on Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula in television appearances.

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, March 9
    (The Caucus - March 08 2014 - 8:17 PM:)

    Ukraine and the Crimea region continue to dominate the headlines and will drive the conversation on the Sunday shows, with guests set to discuss the tense relationship between the United States and Russia.

  • Caucus Click: Coburn’s Got a Gun
    (The Caucus - March 06 2014 - 5:42 PM:)

    Senator Mitch McConnell gave Senator Tom Coburn a rifle at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

  • Clinton Ratchets Up Criticism of Putin and Backs Obama
    (The Caucus - March 06 2014 - 12:20 PM:)

    Hillary Rodham Clinton continued to condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin a day after she compared his actions to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.

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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.

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