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  • Martin O’Malley Snuffs Out Speculation on a Senate Run
    (First Draft - March 03 2015 - 1:57 PM:)
    <>Former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland stifled speculation that he might run for retiring Senator Barbara A. Mikulski's seat before it could gain much momentum.> <>
  • Florida Records Raise Questions About Jeb Bush’s 2008 Vote
    (First Draft - March 03 2015 - 12:27 PM:)
    <>According to voting records from Miami-Dade County, where Mr. Bush and his wife, Columba, are longtime residents, the couple did not vote for John McCain or anyone else in that presidential election.> <>
  • Today in Politics
    (First Draft - March 03 2015 - 12:11 PM:)
    <>A report in Tuesday’s Times that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used her personal email account for government business while she was secretary of state prompted a swift reaction from Republicans – and near-silence from Democrats.> <>
  • Rick Perry Steps Up PAC Staffing
    (First Draft - March 02 2015 - 8:54 PM:)
    <>Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who is planning to make a second run for president in 2016 after his calamitous campaign four years ago, is putting more pieces of infrastructure in place.> <>
  • Hillary Clinton Aides Issue Talking Points on Rebutting Attacks
    (First Draft - March 02 2015 - 6:53 PM:)
    <>Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton circulated a series of talking points to allies Monday to help them respond to a spate of negative news accounts in recent weeks about the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.> <>
  • Verbatim: Netanyahu in Washington
    (First Draft - March 02 2015 - 3:32 PM:)
    <>Netanyahu: "My speech is not intended to show any disrespect for President Obama or the office that he holds. I have great respect for both."> <>
  • Today in Politics
    (First Draft - March 02 2015 - 12:05 PM:)
    <>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will address a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, just one of the events that will have Washington transfixed this week.> <>
  • What We’re Watching: Sunday Shows
    (First Draft - February 28 2015 - 7:48 PM:)
    <>The House narrowly met a midnight deadline to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security, an embarrassment to Republican leadership, who will discuss it on the Sunday shows.> <>
  • Boehner Invites Afghan President to Address Congress
    (First Draft - February 27 2015 - 9:25 PM:)
    <>The speaker announced Friday that he had asked Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, to speak to a joint meeting of the House and Senate on March 25.> <>
  • For Grimm’s House Seat, New York Democrats Settle on City Councilman
    (First Draft - February 27 2015 - 9:09 PM:)
    <>Vincent Gentile, a city councilman from Brooklyn, will seek the seat left vacant after Representative Michael Grimm's resignation. He will face Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney on Staten Island, in a special election on May 5.> <>

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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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