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  1. campaigns
    Former Spy Valerie Plame’s Bizarre New Ad Looks Like an Action-Movie Trailer“Yes, the CIA really does teach us how to drive like this.”
  2. campaigns
    Polls Aren’t Perfect, But They’re More Accurate Than Lawn Signs and Crowd SizeWhen you read or hear a political journalist make election predictions based on crowd sizes or other anecdotal information, reach for your skepticism.
  3. what the zuck?
    Facebook Funded Pro–Conversion Therapy CandidatesThe platform gave thousands of dollars in the 2018 election cycle to two candidates who voted against banning the dangerous practice.
  4. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke and the Limits of CharismaIn his attempt to unseat Ted Cruz, the Texas congressman earned the “rock star” label. It wasn’t enough.
  5. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke Still BelievesHours before polls open, O’Rourke is arguing that unexpected things can happen on Election Day.
  6. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke Is Not Afraid of the BorderPresident Trump’s hysteria about the southern border could provide a boost to the would-be senator who was born there.
  7. campaigns
    Is Antonio Delgado Getting a Bad Rap?The congressional candidate has faced racist attack ads, but might still take back New York’s mostly white, Obama-Trump 19th.
  8. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke’s Case for Irrational OptimismHe’s behind in the polls, and the experts have written off his chances. But the crowds are still turning out.
  9. campaigns
    Michelle Kwan Is Working for Hillary ClintonYes, that Michelle Kwan.
  10. politics
    Bill Clinton Stands Poised Between His Past and His Wife’s FutureThe last white male Democratic president has a connection to those who feel left behind.
  11. power
    Republican Billionaires Just Can’t Seem to Buy This ElectionMoney has poured into the political system. And yet spending the cash haul effectively has never been more difficult.
  12. politics
    Sanders Is Running — Just Don’t Say ‘Hillary’Also, he’s not going to raise $2 billion.
  13. stand clear of the closing doors
    Here Are the New MTA Ads Targeting Manspreaders, Subway Eaters, and MoreAn airing of all public transit grievances. 
  14. The Man Behind the Red Win in Blue MarylandRuss Schriefer redeemed himself and Jim Messina tarnished his record.
  15. cory booker
    For the Last Time, Cory Booker and President Obama Are Just FineThursday’s fund-raiser will prove they’re still BFFs.
  16. equal opportunity bashing
    Newark Super-Mayor Cory Booker Slams Obama Campaign for Anti-Bain Ad [Updated]He calls it “nauseating.”
  17. hopeless candidates
    George Pataki Briefly Publishes Vice-Presidential Campaign Website“The hosting company apparently made a mistake and has prematurely made it searchable.”
  18. politics in 3-d
    This Woman Could Be a Senator’s WifeSofia Vergara could hit the campaign trail next year.
  19. early and awful
    Nonprofit Front for GOP Influencers Uses a 25-Year-Old Stooge to Cover Its TracksIt’s pretty easy to trace Americans for Job Security back to GOP heavyweights.
  20. the new adventures of old christine
    Christine O’Donnell’s Old Campaign Aides Hate HerShe wasted money, had delusions of grandeur, and insisted on distributing suntan lotion to voters.
  21. early and often
    Meg Whitman Shows Mayor Bloomberg What Being Committed and Rich Looks LikeShe breaks his record for most campaign spending by one person.
  22. politics
    More Fun With Negative Advertising in the A.G. RaceEric Schneiderman really, really wants you to know that the New York ‘Times’ likes him.
  23. politics
    Is Cuomo’s Annointed AG Successor Starting to Panic?Kathleen Rice goes negative as the one primary race that matters heats up.
  24. goldman sachs
    Goldman Sachs To Abstain From Political Ad SpendingStatement on the bank’s web site is adjusted.
  25. early and awkward
    Thanksgiving Is Going to Be Awkward for the Mantooth FamilyWhy a daughter is urging people not to vote for her dad.
  26. paladinosaur
    Carl Paladino, Master NegotiatorThe very mad gubernatorial candidate says Sheldon Silver looks like a corpse.
  27. paladinosaur
    Carl Paladino Is Mad As Hell, Prefers Not to Continue Taking ItThe Buffalo millionaire kicks off his gubernatorial campaigns by insulting his opponents.
  28. health carnage
    Will America Buy What Obama Is Selling?The battle for hearts and minds begins.
  29. early and awesome
    John McCain Accuses Opponent of Insulting Fictional Alien RaceMaverick move No. 1,503: Defending the Na’vi.
  30. built ford tough
    Will Gays Help Harold Ford Jr. Make His Decision?Only eleven more days!
  31. built ford tough
    Harold Ford Jr. Is Accused of Misrepresenting His Wife, by His WifeShe’s not exactly his director of research, or overly excited about his campaign.
  32. Will Harold Ford Jr.’s Religion-Heavy 2006 Campaign Unsettle New Yorkers?The former Tennessean isn’t Bible-thumping so much this time around, and for good reason.
  33. early and awkward
    Governor Paterson Is Nearly InsolventHis campaign only has $620,000 on hand, compared to Andrew Cuomo’s $12 million.
  34. built ford tough
    Harold Ford Jr. Wants to Raise Taxes?That’s what he told Cindy Adams, for some reason.
  35. early and awesome
    Gillibrand-Ford Feud Getting Testier, More AwesomeFord calls Gillibrand a bird; Gillibrand calls him a child.
  36. built ford tough
    Guess What? Harold Ford Jr. Is Probably Going to Run for SenateAn insider pegs the chances at 80 percent. No kidding.
  37. built ford tough
    Harold Ford Jr. Knows How to Fix The Democratic PartyBy making it more the GOP.
  38. midterm elections
    Obama Getting 2008 Campaign Team Back Together for Midterm ElectionsObama re-hires 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe.
  39. built ford tough
    Harold Ford Jr. Announces Candidacy … by AccidentThe non-candidate slips up while campaigning at a diner in Rockland County.
  40. what other people think
    Corporations to Finally Get Some Influence in PoliticsThe Supreme Court rules that corporate spending in elections is free speech that can’t be infringed upon.
  41. built ford tough
    For the Next 30 Days, Harold Ford Jr. Is Not an Evil BankerFord takes a leave of absence from Merill Lynch so he can focus on “listening.”
  42. early and often
    Scott Brown Pulls Away from Martha CoakleyDemocrats are scared.
  43. early and often
    Who’s to Blame for a Candidate Like Martha Coakley?In a way, this is all Teddy’s fault.
  44. early and awkward
    Obama Heading to Massachusetts to Save Coakley, Health-Care Reform, His Entire AgendaHe’s his own last hope.
  45. early and often
    New Yorkers Not Overwhelmed by Either Ford or GillibrandBut if forced to choose, they’ll pick Gillibrand, for now.
  46. built ford tough
    Is Harold Ford’s Potential Candidacy Revenge for a Broken Heart?This could explain everything.
  47. early and often
    As Expected, Andrew Cuomo Has Made Governor Paterson Look Like a HoboCuomo has $16 million on hand, compared to just $3 million for Paterson.
  48. early and often
    Time for Democrats to Start Freaking Out Over MassachusettsRepublican Scott Brown really could win, and ruin health-care reform.
  49. built ford tough
    Harold Ford Jr. Takes His Case Directly to the PeopleDespite increasing hostility to his run, Ford pushes forward with an op-ed today.
  50. early and often
    Harold Ford Jr. No Longer Thinks the Constitution Should Prohibit Gays From MarryingBetter late than never!
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