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THE CAUCUS

  • Shaheen Advice to Obama: No Need to Come to New Hampshire
    (First Draft - October 24 2014 - 4:11 AM:)
    <>Senator Jeanne Shaheen was questioned about the president's campaign role, or lack of one, during a debate Thursday night with Scott Brown.> <>
  • A White House Report, Courtesy of ‘Bills and Brews’
    (First Draft - October 24 2014 - 12:39 AM:)
    <>A rather irreverent White House pool report just arrived in our inbox.> <>
  • Coal Country Candidates Agree: The E.P.A. Is the Enemy
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 10:26 PM:)
    <>If there is one thing that unites coal-country candidates from both parties, it is that the Obama administration and the E.P.A. are job-killers.> <>
  • Democrats Refund $343,000 to Donors This Year
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 9:54 PM:)
    <>Through the end of September, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has refunded more than $343,000 to donors this year.> <>
  • Lawsuits Over I.R.S. Targeting Are Dismissed
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 9:20 PM:)
    <>A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits against the I.R.S. related to its treatment of conservative groups, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ tax-exempt applications were ultimately approved.> <>
  • Secret Service Salutes Its Heroic Canines
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 8:24 PM:)
    <>The Secret Service has shared pictures of the two dogs involved in last night's White House fence-jumping incident. Both dogs sustained minor injuries and were given the day off.> <>
  • Democratic ‘Super PAC’ Takes a Pass on South Dakota
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 7:49 PM:)
    <>The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is investing $1 million in the South Dakota Senate race, but a "super PAC" tied to Harry Reid has not.> <>
  • On the South Lawn, a Concert for the Troops
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 7:11 PM:)
    <>Set your DVR: The White House is throwing an outdoor concert next month to honor the troops, with performers to include Mary J. Blige, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Common and Romeo Santos.> <>
  • A Rally for Cuomo, but He’s Not the Main Event
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 6:47 PM:)
    <>Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York foresees “something really, really, really big” for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s future.> <>
  • First Draft Video: Braley on Fixing Washington
    (First Draft - October 23 2014 - 5:30 PM:)
    <>Representative Bruce Braley calls for more potluck dinners to help cure Washington of gridlock, in the latest in the “Fixing Washington” video series.> <>

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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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