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Jason Zengerle

  1. politics
    Who Will Do What Harry Reid Did Now That Harry Reid Is Gone?Nevada’s departing senator would have fought Trump with a ruthlessness perhaps no other Democratic leader has.
  2. senate
    The Second-Strangest Campaign of the SeasonFlorida’s Senate race has it all: “Liddle” Marco, Cayman Islands chicanery, a yacht named Cocktails, and a very stubborn Alan Grayson.
  3. early and often
    Sheldon Adelson Is Ready to Buy the PresidencyHe just hasn’t decided which Republican candidate to back. Care to make a pitch?
  4. early and often
    Is Hillary Clinton Any Good at Running for President?And how much does it matter, anyway?
  5. Rutgers’ Play for the Big LeaguesThe New Jersey university tries to shed its recent scandals.
  6. The Journalist DiplomatThe sad fact for Samantha Power is that you can be a media intellectual or a government official, not both.
  7. How Chris Christie Gamed Cory BookerAn October special election means the Newark mayor likely faces an unpleasant surprise.
  8. Frank Lautenberg’s Death Creates Some Interesting Problems for Chris ChristieWhen appointing a replacement, how does he simultaneously satisfy Garden State moderates and tea-party activists?
  9. politics
    How Mark Sanford Won South Carolina BackThe former governor’s accessibility got him back into Congress after the Appalachian Trail.
  10. early and awkward
    How Savvy Jenny Sanford Sabotaged Ex-Husband Mark’s Political ComebackWith a brutally effective passive-aggressive campaign against it.
  11. Mark Sanford Catches Lucky Break, Advances to RunoffHis opponent won’t be determined for a few days.
  12. Back on the TrailWhen disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford decided to run for office again, he asked his ex-wife, Jenny, for her blessing. Whether he h […]
  13. ink-stained wretches
    Bob Woodward Is Fine With Intimidating Young Journalists When It Suits HimAnyone remember Jeff Himmelman?
  14. Cantor, CorneredWhy the House GOP hotshot may not be brash enough.
  15. Noble NerdsTeam Obama has found a way to reframe its brutish election victory.
  16. Grover’s Best TrickHow he herds reporters.
  17. Jr.Who thwarted the ambitions of Jesse Jackson’s son?
  18. ‘‘The. Polls. Have. Stopped. Making. Any. Sense.’’American politics has gone gaga for poll numbers—while polling pros feel less and less certain about the methodology behind the madness. Some da […]
  19. A Stomach for PoliticsPrecedents for Ryan-ab intrigue.
  20. Rich Dems Are Rich People, TooDonkeys’ ego problem.
  21. Sliming the GhostChristie’s Corzine grudge.
  22. The Israeli DesertPeter Beinart thought his new book on Israel would be a rallying cry for liberal Zionism. Instead, it’s been attacked by many of his peers and e […]
  23. Know-It-Alls Who Say NothingA SCOTUS clerk never tells.
  24. In Conversation: Barney FrankOn the eve of his departure from Washington, the candid, caustic Massachusetts congressman talks with Jason Zengerle about Jon Stewart, Newt Gin […]
  25. In Conversation: Barney FrankOn the eve of his departure from Washington, the candid, caustic Massachusetts congressman talks with Jason Zengerle about Jon Stewart, Newt Gin […]
  26. Baiting the UmpireObama doesn’t want to have to run against the Roberts Court. Fortunately for him, the Court doesn’t want that either.
  27. How Paul Clement Won the Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on ObamacareIt’s all about the brief.
  28. The Paul Clement CourtSeven cases. One lawyer. The GOP’s great hope for this Supreme Court season is an unassuming attorney who just happens to be lead counsel on the […]
  29. Tyranny of YuksThe social pressures of a comedy-obsessed generation.
  30. Playing With MudThe hobbyist oppo researcher.
  31. Web SpinnersInternet giants’ political edge.
  32. Iowa Is UsDeflating a campaign myth.
  33. A Saint With Sharp ElbowsIn her race for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat, is Elizabeth Warren running against Scott Brown and Obama?
  34. Eric Cantor’s AmericaThe House majority leader is trying to stop the U.S. government in its tracks. And so far, he’s doing a pretty effective job.
  35. Twentieth Hijacker, TheWho else was supposed to join the attacks?
  36. Homeland SecurityBig threats, bigger government.
  37. No-Drama DramaBig 2012 question: Can placidity win out again?
  38. The Dove in the RoomA new breed of anti-war Republican awaits its champion.
  39. If I Take Down Fox, Is All Forgiven?David Brock has spent the last decade apologizing to liberals for his role in creating the vast right-wing conspiracy. Now he’s trying s […]
  40. jesus christie
    Christiephiliacs: Why GOP Power Brokers Dream of New Jersey’s GovernorAnd why he’d be crazy not to jump into the 2012 race.
  41. The War Too Good to Pass UpMaking sense of Obama’s Libya adventure.
  42. The Sins of the CoachBob Oliva was a beloved mentor and local Catholic-high-school basketball legend. Now two former players say he was also a child molester.
  43. aolington post
    The AOLington Post: Yet Another Liberal Media Dream DeferredThe dream of an avowedly liberal media powerhouse to rival Fox News remains as alive — and as unfulfilled — as ever.
  44. The Health-Care Tar PitHere we go again!
  45. The Answer Is NoNew Jersey governor Chris Christie is denying money to teachers and tunnels, oxygen to Democrats, and intentions to run for president in 2012. W […]
  46. You Gonna Get Ready to Rumble?Richard Blumenthal has yet to jump in the ring with opponent Linda McMahon over her wrestling empire’s human toll.
  47. More Heat, Less LightGood-bye, polar bears. Hello, oil-drenched pelicans. The environmental movement learns the upside of anger.
  48. Oracle of the HardwoodThe last great (and good) basketball scout.
  49. early and often
    Taking It Easy on ToyotaWho was really on the stand at yesterday’s hearing?
  50. early and often
    Who’s to Blame for a Candidate Like Martha Coakley?In a way, this is all Teddy’s fault.
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