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  • Today in Politics
    (First Draft - December 22 2014 - 12:12 PM:)
    <>Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security secretary, placed flowers at a memorial to the officers; President Obama is under pressure to address growing racial tensions after the fatal shootings of two New York City police officers.> <>
  • First Draft Focus: The Year in Political Pictures
    (First Draft - December 22 2014 - 11:00 AM:)
    <>Here are some of our favorite political images of the year by the staff photographers Doug Mills and Stephen Crowley, and the interns Gabriella Demczuk and Jabin Botsford.> <>
  • What We’re Watching: Sunday Shows
    (First Draft - December 20 2014 - 8:33 PM:)
    <>President Obama's announcement to normalize relations with Cuba will dominate conversations on the Sunday shows.> <>
  • A Parting Wish From the President: ‘Mele Kalikimaka’
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:57 PM:)
    <>After a somber meditation on the state of race relations in America, President Obama signed off with a Hawaiian flourish, wishing reporters a Merry Christmas and his gratitude.> <>
  • Work to Be Done on Inequality and Race, Obama Says
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:51 PM:)
    <>President Obama looks to implement recommendations on overhauling the police system so that black people are not unfairly targeted by law enforcement.> <>
  • This Time, Obama’s Questioners Are All Women
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:48 PM:)
    <>One distinction of President Obama's year-end news conference this time: he called exclusively on female reporters.> <>
  • Obama Questions Benefits of Oil Pipeline
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:44 PM:)
    <>President Obama likes to say that he is awaiting an official review on the Keystone XL oil pipeline project before he decides on its fate.> <>
  • Obama Signals Plans for More Executive Actions
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:40 PM:)
    <>President Obama said his decision to act unilaterally on immigration this year is a prime example of how he plans to keep using executive power even as he reaches out to Republicans to try and find agreement on a range of issues.> <>
  • Obama Says Cooperation With Republicans Is Possible
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:39 PM:)
    <>President Obama said he would not hesitate to use executive action within the limits of the law.> <>
  • Obama Provides Details of Conversation With Castro
    (First Draft - December 19 2014 - 7:31 PM:)
    <>The president said that it was too early to discuss a visit to the United States by Mr. Castro, and said he had no target date to visit Cuba.> <>

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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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