There’s always been a thin line between investing and gambling, and one firm turned the concept into a multimillion-dollar industry until the government shut it down. As number crunchers like Nate Silver become cultural touchstones, how does Intrade’s fate predict the future of how we process the world?
The appointment of Noah Mamet, a consultant with ties to Jim Messina, to a major ambassadorship rankles Democratic donors and fundraisers. “There was a feeling of, ‘Wait a minute. It’s my money he’s getting that with.’”
From dishing to the “Latina Oprah,” to nixing a Pawlenty/bin Laden joke on the eve of the terrorist’s assassination, here are some of the juiciest tidbits in my new book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
You’re going to get through this. I promise.
Figuring out how gridiron matchups could tilt the swing states.
Rep. Ron Barber, who served as an aide to Gabby Giffords, was injured in January 2011 attack that left six dead. The attack: “Washington insider.”
Former partisan warriors Allen and Kaine show off a softer side for Commonwealth voters.
As this presidential election draws closer, it’s important to remember what really matters: your cat’s
Conservatives are worked up about skewed jobs numbers, but BLS’s Gary Steinberg isn’t “even looking” at Twitter today. “The data are what they are,” he says.
Parenting magazine went to a block party in Brooklyn one recent afternoon to do some polling on the current election. Vote Broccoli Llama.
“I believe that he is going to win.”
The president’s favorite new way to make fun of Republicans. Tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts!
He’ll be in town once a week for the duration of the campaign, former governor Ted Strickland says. Bill Clinton is also expected in the state this week.
After his big night at the convention, Romney’s new stump speech gets more personal. And “faded Obama poster” becomes a Ryan refrain.
Spa company Bliss recently launched their Eau-lection line: body lotions inspired by presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. This actually exists.
In case you missed all five interviews, you can watch the highlights in 60 seconds.
The campaign’s video uses President Obama’s reflections on his mother, his grandmother, and Michelle to trumpet his first term accomplishments on womens’ issues.
“I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one.”
Hand-to-hand political combat, as Romney aides show up at Obama’s rallies to spin back.
The good folks at Google have put together this handy infographic highlighting the most-searched-for candidates and terms in each Super Tuesday state. One grandiose candidate seems to be missing.
Can Newt get any more grandiose? Yes! Arnold!
Based on bundled campaign contribution data from the Center for Responsive Politics, EMILY’s List beats out Goldman Sachs in nationwide congressional contributions. Check this interactive map from the Wesleyan Media Project to find the top donors in your state.
See how a Huntsman one-liner goes over with the toughest audience in comedy.
Let’s just say that Brit is not a Ron Paul fan.
So much for “Huntsmentum.” (Via TPM)
Here’s one of President Obama’s Democratic challengers. Yes, he’s wearing a boot on his head.
Brian M. Calvert of Vancouver endorses his own country to run ours. But before you get all knee-jerk about it, just listen to what he has to say.
You might have heard that the Republican caucusing process in Iowa is a fairly simple affair when compared to the Democrat version. But is easier better? Take a look at this excellent interactive infographic from the Des Moines Register and decide for yourself.