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Matt Drudge's super-projection

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Oh, Matt Drudge.

— Emily...

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Matt Drudge's super-projection

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Oh, Matt Drudge.

— Emily...

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Managing the Expectations

By David

A few takeaways from last night results.

First, it’s unbelievable how badly the Clinton team played the expectations game. This has always been one of their strengths, and something the Obama folks have bungled badly. By assuming an air of pseudo-confidence along the way, they hurt their chances every time Clinton outplayed the conventional wisdom. Think how her 25 point...

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Why Wright's so wrong

By Jeff

When the question was posed to me as to which ridiculous spectacle of the campaign annoyed me the most, my first reaction was, “can it be ‘all of the above'?” I finally settled on the pretty obvious Jeremiah Wright situation. First, the subject really had little to do with Sen. Obama but was given a lot of press just because of the incendiary tone of Wright’s comments....

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How Many Economists Does it Take ...

To figure out that the gas-tax suspension plan isn’t going to work?

To quote a co-worker of mine: “I’m going to save thirty dollars? Max? That’s not even going to keep me in cigarettes for the summer.”

Glibness aside, it angers me that McCain and Clinton really think thirty dollars is going to ease the pain felt by Americans forced to spend forty bucks or more...

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An impaler for president

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Recently my very talented and very handsome (his own description) colleague, Ryan Chatelain, wrote about the wide-ranging third-party candidates vying for the White House. One of those candidates is Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey, a vampire who wants to punish dangerous criminals by impaling them with an 8-foot stake.

— Emily...

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Another Tuesday of primaries

By Emily

I'm scanning the day's political headlines, sighing audibly and slowly shaking my head. It's all question marks and everything sounds a little too familiar to political junkies:

The Washington Post: A Make-Or-Break Primary Day for Hillary Clinton?

The New York Post: Split Decision Looming Today

The Chicago Tribune: Clinton, Obama drop out? Dems say no

And now...

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The silliest of silly seasons

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Obama and grandparents

By Dan

Days after Obama gave his historic speech on race in Philadelphia, he went on a local Philly sports-talk radio show and referred to his grandmother as "a typical white person". No sooner had the audio hit the interwebs, than a bunch of white, middle-aged partisan Clinton supporters, added and abetted by the white, middle-aged political punditocracy,...

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Bobby Jindal a VP pick?

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Sen. John McCain is considering sharing the GOP ballot with newly elected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The 36-year-old Jindal, U.S. history's first elected Indian-American governor, would certainly help old Mac's appeal to the younger reformist crowd.

— Emily...

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Lapel pin response and "bitter" comments hurt Obama

By Dontre

I was not only appalled at Barack's "bitter" comment, I was even more aghast at the incredulity of his arrogance, declaring that questions of his patriotism were not substantive, merely because they rested with his refusal to wear a flag pin. Whether Sen. Obama deems it consequential or not, there are some voters for whom the signifier of the the American flag means a lot.

This...

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