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Romney's Iowa Strategist Jumps to Bush

nytimes.com — David Kochel, a Republican strategist based in Iowa who worked on both of Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns, is joining Jeb Bush's political action committee as a senior strategist and is in line to serve as Mr. Bush's national campaign manager.
Jan 30, 2015

I predict Kochel's Romney defection is a 2016 bellwether. On @newday next (w/ Jack & hubby @JohnAvlon in tow). nytimes.com/politics/first…

Jan 29, 2015

Today's biggest 2016 scoop; @jmartNYT reporting on Dave Kochel hire by Jeb Bush: nytimes.com/politics/first…

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Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have Science on Their Side After All

nytimes.com — Thomas Healy does not have tickets to the Super Bowl, but he plans to fly to Phoenix with something that is even harder to come by than seats at Sunday's game: the first detailed, experimental data on how atmospheric conditions might have reduced the air pressure in footballs used by the New England Patriots in their victory over the Indianapolis Colts nearly two weeks ago.
Jan 30, 2015

Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All nyti.ms/1DlJlsQ

Jan 30, 2015

Expecting full mea culpa from @TheScienceGuy ASAP - Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All nytimes.com/2015/01/30/spo…

Jan 30, 2015

That explains it! RT Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All nyti.ms/1DlJlsQ

Jan 30, 2015

REASONABLE DOUBT? Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All buff.ly/1ETtCSK

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Why You Should Tell Your Children How Much You Make

nytimes.com — When Scott Parker wanted his six offspring to know more about the value of money, he decided to do something that many parents would consider radical: show them exactly what he earned. One day, he stopped by his local Wells Fargo branch in Encinitas, Calif., and asked to withdraw his entire monthly salary in cash.
Jan 30, 2015

One of these day I am going try this "dump your entire monthly salary" on the table trick for my kid nytimes.com/2015/02/01/you…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @joannelipman: Excellent advice from @ronlieber, from his new book: Why You Should Tell Your Children How Much You Make nyti.ms/1yQIxMQ

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The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

nytimes.com — It was close to 5 o'clock on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2013, and Sasha Fleischman was riding the 57 bus home from school. An 18-year-old senior at a small private high school, Sasha wore a T-shirt, a black fleece jacket, a gray newsboy cap and a gauzy white skirt.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @nytimes: One boy flicked a lighter, a skirt went up in a ball of flame and two families’ lives were changed forever nyti.ms/1yRUwK5

Jan 30, 2015

RT @nytimes: One boy flicked a lighter, a skirt went up in a ball of flame and two families’ lives were changed forever nyti.ms/1yRUwK5

Jan 30, 2015

RT @nytimes: One boy flicked a lighter, a skirt went up in a ball of flame and two families’ lives were changed forever nyti.ms/1yRUwK5

Jan 30, 2015

another post I couldn't get thru-my 2 closest friends who identified as genderqueer are both dead (suicide & murder) nytimes.com/2015/02/01/mag…

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China Clamps Down Still Harder on Internet Access

nytimes.com — BEIJING - Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries - and fails - to browse photo-sharing websites like Flickr and struggles to stay in touch with the Facebook friends she has made during trips to France, India and Singapore.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @nytimesworld: China has now blocked virtual private networks, or V.P.N.s, that once let users skirt online censorship. nyti.ms/1A639CH

Jan 30, 2015

RT @nytimesworld: China has now blocked virtual private networks, or V.P.N.s, that once let users skirt online censorship. nyti.ms/1A639CH

Jan 30, 2015

RT @comradewong: People in China say that Internet censorship is as much a reason to leave as toxic air, water & food. http://t.co/A3dvfORY…

Jan 30, 2015

People in China say that Internet censorship is as much a reason to leave as toxic air, water & food. nytimes.com/2015/01/30/wor…

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In a Time of Racial Turmoil, Why Change Course on Covering Race?

publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com — To state the obvious, it seems like an odd time to discontinue the one Times beat devoted solely to race and ethnicity. (A few words of reminder: Michael Brown of Ferguson, Eric Garner of Staten Island, Tamir Rice of Cleveland.)
Jan 30, 2015

RT @Sulliview: In a Time of Racial Turmoil, Why Change Course on Covering Race? My post on NYT reassigning @tanzinavega nyti.ms/1yRpBxv

Jan 29, 2015

Race was "a single beat" that simple oh // Why Change Course on Covering Race? nzzl.me/1Ln9ygh via @nuzzel

Jan 29, 2015

In a Time of Racial Turmoil, Why Change Course on Covering Race? nyti.ms/1yRpBxv

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Deggans: Why can't NYTimes improve its race coverage across the paper AND keep someone covering race as a fulltime beat? ow.ly/Ibq7j

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Man Lost Contact With Drone Before It Sped to White House, Friend Says

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - In retrospect, flying the drone out the apartment window at 3 a.m. might not have been the best idea. The young man who was operating the drone that crashed onto the White House lawn early Monday had been playing with the $500 device in his living room when he decided to open the window and fly it around outside, according to a friend who is familiar with the events.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @PerryStein: Finally found a @nytimes story where writing "less than a mile from the White House" is relevant! nytimes.com/2015/01/30/us/…

Jan 30, 2015

Finally found a @nytimes story where writing "less than a mile from the White House" is relevant! nytimes.com/2015/01/30/us/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @PostReid: "In retrospect, flying the drone out the apartment window at 3 a.m. might not have been the best idea.” -- @shearm nytimes.com/2015/01/30/us/…

Jan 30, 2015

"In retrospect, flying the drone out the apartment window at 3 a.m. might not have been the best idea.” -- @shearm nytimes.com/2015/01/30/us/…

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Netanyahu Is Talking to Leading Democrats to Little Effect So Far

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has been reaching out to leading Capitol Hill Democrats to try to ease criticism over his coming address to Congress, but has made little progress.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @jwpetersNYT: "It's hurting you" Reid tells Netanyahu, who called hoping for a more sympathetic ear on his speech to Congress. nyti.ms/1ySoZYq

Jan 30, 2015

Netanyahu Is Talking to Leading Democrats to Little Effect So Far nyti.ms/1BwukBS

Jan 30, 2015

Netanyahu trying to win over Democrats, to little effect so far @hillhulse @jwpetersnyt nyti.ms/1ySoZYq

Jan 30, 2015

RT @arik3000: מנהיגי הדמוקרטים בקונגרס רומזים לנתניהו לא לבוא לקונגרס ולמצער לתקן נזקים. נ"י טיימס mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/us/…

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How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

nytimes.com — When Microsoft stock was at a record high in 1999, and its market capitalization was nearly $620 billion, the notion that Apple Computer would ever be bigger - let alone twice as big - was laughable. Apple was teetering on bankruptcy.
Jan 30, 2015

Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs "ingrained in the DNA of Apple not to be afraid to cannibalize itself." $AAPL $MSFT buff.ly/1yTq1mY

Jan 30, 2015

This week Apple’s market capitalization hit $683 billion, more than double Microsoft’s current value of $338 billion. nytimes.com/2015/01/30/bus…

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Strict Rationing in Venezuela as Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Economy

nytimes.com — CARACAS, Venezuela - Mary Noriega heard there would be chicken. She hated being herded "like cattle," she said, standing for hours in a line of more than 1,500 people hoping to buy food, as soldiers with side arms checked identification cards to make sure no one tried to buy basic items more than once or twice a week.
Jan 30, 2015

The low cost of oil is punching Venezuela right in the guts nyti.ms/1Dlusqj via @nytimes

Jan 30, 2015

#Venezuela's oil price crisis: "Chávez died & left us here, and things been going from bad to worse". #mustread nytimes.com/2015/01/30/wor…

Jan 30, 2015

Oil cash plunges in Venezuela, where inflation already reaches 64% nytimes.com/2015/01/30/wor…

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In Response to Student Misconduct, Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor at Parties

nytimes.com — After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor at parties, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail "to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience."
Jan 29, 2015

Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor, Citing Student Misconduct nyti.ms/1JN91Cv The more the louts protest, the more I like this idea.

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