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Poll: Scott Walker and Rand Paul up in Iowa, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie lag

politico.com — Scott Walker and Rand Paul are ahead of the GOP pack in Iowa, while Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz are lagging behind at single digits, according to a new poll released Saturday. The survey conducted for Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register showed Walker at 15 percent among Republican caucus-goers, Paul at 14 percent, and Mike Huckabee,...

At retreat, Dem staffers escort reporters to restroom

politico.com — Reporters covering the House Democrats' retreat in Philadelphia this week are having a much different experience than when they’re on their home turf on Capitol Hill. Reporters are being escorted to and from the restroom and lobby and are being barred from entering the hotel outside of scheduled events, even if they've been invited by...
Jan 31, 2015

RT @wwcummings: Not cool. RT @politico: At retreat, Democratic staffers escort reporters to restroom politi.co/1JXYV1y

Jan 31, 2015

RT @Indira_L: This is Ridiculous: Dem staffers escort reporters to restroom & Capitol police bar even invited reporters from hotel http://t…

Jan 31, 2015

This is Ridiculous: Dem staffers escort reporters to restroom & Capitol police bar even invited reporters from hotel politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Jan 31, 2015

The glamour of political reporting. @politico: At retreat, Democratic staffers escort reporters to restroom politi.co/1JXYV1y

Jan 31, 2015

At retreat, Dem staffers escort reporters to restroom politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

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Is pot the new gay marriage for the GOP?

politico.com — Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics - most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states. But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of legalization ballot initiatives - and a certain outspoken Kentucky senator - could make it harder for the Republican field...

Mitt, We Hardly Knew Ye

politico.com — This time he was going to do it all differently. This time he was going to stop running his every word by consultants, donors, random friends, his next-door neighbor, and the nice lady who brings him glasses of water at Marriott board meetings. This time Willard Mitt Romney was going to be himself.
Jan 31, 2015

Funny @politico on Jeb/Christie diff: If Moderate-ville looking 4 new sheriff, choice is Andy Griffith or Judge Dredd tinyurl.com/ley2rab

Jan 31, 2015

RT @blakehounshell: Mitt, we hardly knew ye -- Matt Latimer on how Romney's exit scrambles the GOP field politico.com/magazine/story…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @sbg1: "The Bushes haven't been fresh since the days of Joanie Loves Chachi": Matt Latimer has a great read on Mitt's exit politico.com/magazine/story…

Jan 31, 2015

Mitt, we hardly knew ye -- Matt Latimer on how Romney's exit scrambles the GOP field politico.com/magazine/story…

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Bloomberg Markets names executive editor

politico.com — Bloomberg Markets, the forthcoming project headed by Business Insider alum Joe Weisenthal, has named its first executive editor. Tracy Alloway, the U.S.-based Financial Times correspondent, "will oversee editorial content for markets on our new digital destination and work side-by-side with me as we build out our vision and strategy," Weisenthal...
Jan 30, 2015

RT @tracyalloway: So @TheStalwart and I are going to build something awesome at Bloomberg. It will have words and charts and everything tinyurl.com/n27mord

Jan 30, 2015

So you can go back again. MT @AmyResnick Bloomberg Markets names Tracy Alloway, executive editor politico.com/blogs/media/20… cc @womenjournos

Jan 30, 2015

Sad news. Good luck, Tracy. RT @tracyalloway: So @TheStalwart & I are going to build something awesome at Bloomberg. tinyurl.com/n27mord

Jan 30, 2015

RT @DylanByers: #Break: Bloomberg Markets names its executive editor: It's @tracyalloway of Financial Times... >> politico.com/blogs/media/20… vi…

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How Mitt Romney got to ‘no’

politico.com — Mitt Romney decided last weekend that he would not run for president a third time in 2016. But even minutes before his Friday announcement, several of his former top aides were held in suspense, some as convinced he was in as others were adamant he was out.
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Government sells Teapot Dome - on the level, this time

politico.com — Almost a century later, the Teapot Dome scandal is finally over. The Energy Department on Friday finalized a deal to sell off the infamous Wyoming oilfield that was at the center of one of the 20th century’s biggest political scandals. But unlike in the ‘20s - when Warren G.
Jan 30, 2015

By Harding beat reporter @alexcguillen RT @sbg1 Great overlooked story of the day: govt sells Teapot Dome...Finally politi.co/1KfmX6s

Jan 30, 2015

Great overlooked story of the day: govt sells Teapot Dome... Finally politico.com/story/2015/01/… via @POLITICO

Jan 30, 2015

Government sells Teapot Dome — on the level, this time politico.com/story/2015/01/… via @POLITICO

Jan 30, 2015

Forget Watergate and Whitewater. Today, the Teapot Dome scandal finally came to an end, after nearly a century.politi.co/1zGSNti

Jan 30, 2015

Or so we think… RT @politico: Government sells Teapot Dome — on the level, this time politi.co/1zGNmKR

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POLITICO Magazine

politico.com — CLEARWATER, Fla.-Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward. For years, the self-described “average Joe” felt harassed, targeted and tormented by the most important person in the state. “It was a living hell,” he said, “and I blame him.”...
Jan 31, 2015

RT @joshsternberg: Fascinating piece on Jeb Bush's role in Terri Schiavo case. Also, TIL Jeb's name is John Ellis. politico.com/magazine/story…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @mudlarklives: Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’. politico.com/magazine/story… by @michaelkruse at @politico. A rare case where "must-read" is fully justified.

Jan 31, 2015

RT @politico: Michael Schiavo knows as well as anyone what @JebBush can do with executive power. He thinks you ought to know too. politi.co/1wOgAzW

Jan 31, 2015

RT @politico: Michael Schiavo knows as well as anyone what @JebBush can do with executive power. He thinks you ought to know too. politi.co/1wOgAzW

Jan 31, 2015

I remember the Terri Schiavo case. And I remember how Jeb, state officials interfered ow.ly/IgLW4

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A brain massage with Jack Shafer & Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on State of the Union rebuttals

politico.com — Glenn Thrush discusses the State of the Union rebuttal format with the 2014 response deliverer Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The congresswoman also divulges how she balances motherhood with politics and how working at McDonalds prepared her for working in Congress....
Jan 31, 2015

RT @jackshafer: The man in the hat, @glennthrush, and I dish about Bloomberg news in a new @politico podcast. politi.co/1wORbpz

Jan 31, 2015

The man in the hat, @glennthrush, and I dish about Bloomberg news in a new @politico podcast. politi.co/1wORbpz

Jan 31, 2015

RT @POLITICOvideo: POLITICO podcast: @GlennThrush @jackshafer on Bloomberg restructuring & @cathymcmorris calls in to talk SOTU rebuttal ht…

Jan 31, 2015

@cathymcmorris says she'd 'love' to see Condi Rice or Susana Martinez on the GOP national ticket. politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 31, 2015

@politico podcast bonus: That time Mike Bloomberg grabbed my lapels and called me "a traitor." politico.com/story/2015/01/…

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How Cotton Remade the World

politico.com — The American Civil War is one of the best-researched events in human history. Hundreds of historians have dedicated their professional careers to its study; thousands of articles and books have been published on its battles, politics and its cultural and social impact. Discussions of the war permeate everything from popular films to obscure academic...

Mexico ambassador nominee withdraws

politico.com — President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration, just one month after Republicans gained a majority in both houses of Congress. Maria Echaveste, a daughter of Mexican immigrants and an alumna of the Clinton administration, asked the White House to pull her nomination because of the long confirmation...
Jan 31, 2015

After only six months? Pshh. #democracy RT @politico: Mexico ambassador nominee withdraws: politi.co/1uKnm9W

Jan 31, 2015

Hija de migrantes mexicanos nominada como embajadora de EEUU en Mexico se retira del proceso politico.com/story/2015/01/… via @POLITICO

Jan 31, 2015

Mexico ambassador nominee withdraws. Maria #Echaveste, daughter of Mexican immigrants, cites long process politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @Josh_Richman: Berkeley Law’s Maria Echaveste asks @BarackObama to withdraw her nomination as ambassador to Mexico: politico.com/story/2015/01/…

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Mitt Romney to announce decision on 2016

politico.com — Mitt Romney plans to announce his intentions about a third bid for the White House, according to multiple reports Friday morning. Supporters of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee received an email late Thursday to join a call Friday morning, led by Romney, for “an update,” Bloomberg Politics and CNN reported Friday.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @jameshohmann: Here's the latest reflow of our ROMNEY NOT RUNNING mainbar w/ @apalmerdc: politico.com/story/2015/01/…. Lots more stories TK!

Jan 30, 2015

RT @vermontgmg: Proud @politico colleagues today winning both big (Jeb & Schiavo: politi.co/1DnyA9m) & fast (Romney out of ’16: http:/…

Jan 30, 2015

Romney took no questions, and he named none of the other contenders for the nomination. politico.com/story/2015/01/… pic.twitter.com/l5WA81j5Lz

Jan 30, 2015

RT @morningmoneyben: Yes Romney is dining with Christie tonight. No it's not any kind of endorsement thing. Been on the books for a while. politi.co/1uIx4K3

Jan 30, 2015

Yes Romney is dining with Christie tonight. No it's not any kind of endorsement thing. Been on the books for a while. politi.co/1uIx4K3

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The Romney rollercoaster

politico.com — The political media went for a roller coaster ride on Friday morning amid conflicting reports about Mitt Romney's intentions for the 2016 presidential campaign. Here’s what happened:Early on Friday morning, Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin posted a story with the headline “Why Mitt Romney Thinks He Can Win,” in which Halperin broke...
Jan 30, 2015

The Romney reporting roller coaster: nice analysis of what happened this morning by @DylanByers politico.com/blogs/media/20…

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Philly radio station takes revenge against Chris Christie

politico.com — Philadelphia has yet to let New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie off the hook for his Cowboy fandom. A previously unreleased video of the Republican governor falling down in the studio of the city’s SportsRadio 94WIP was shown on a Jumbotron Thursday as the station hosted “Wing Bowl 23,” its annual wing-eating competition.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @dracioppi: Messed up. Cataldi didn't ask @govchristie 1 tough Q during scandal last yr but shows video of him falling off chair politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

Philly SportsRadio 94WIP video of @GovChristie falling off chair shown to boost "annual wing-eating competition" politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

Messed up. Cataldi didn't ask @govchristie 1 tough Q during scandal last yr but shows video of him falling off chair politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

hey fellow philly fans: i have your super bowl pre-game video right here: politico.com/story/2015/01/…

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GOP chairmen to lead task force to develop Obamacare alternative

politico.com — Three powerful committee chairmen - including Rep. Paul Ryan - will lead a working group to develop an alternative to Obamacare, the House Republicans’ most serious attempt thus far to develop their health care reform package, according to GOP sources. Ryan of Wisconsin, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, will work with...
Jan 30, 2015

RT @politico: GOP chairmen to lead task force to develop Obamacare alternative: politi.co/1uJPlGL

Jan 30, 2015

RT @sam_baker: There's no good reason to suspect this will be a bust, other than literally the entire history of health care reform politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @JeffYoung: Just in time! RT: @politico: GOP chairmen to lead task force to develop Obamacare alternative politi.co/1EUrfPH

Jan 30, 2015

RT @sam_baker: There's no good reason to suspect this will be a bust, other than literally the entire history of health care reform politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

There's no good reason to suspect this will be a bust, other than literally the entire history of health care reform politico.com/story/2015/01/…

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Super Bowl ads tackle social issues

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

politico.com — Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes.

SUPER BOWL / ALFALFA DINNER WEEKEND - NEW GOP LITMUS TEST: POT -THE ROMNEY AIDE getting the most calls -YOUR UBER DRIVER gets the last word -- B’DAY: Heather Riley, David Plotz, Brooke Buchanan - POLITICO Playbook - POLITICO.com

politico.com — By Mike Allen ( mallen@politico.com; @mikeallen), with Daniel Lippman ( dlippman@politico.com; @dlippman) THE BIG IDEA: POT IS THE GOP'S NEW GAY MARRIAGE - Politico's Jonathan Topaz: "Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics - most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states.
Jan 31, 2015

Great Playbook weekend reads: learning from LinkedIn co-founder + political correctness + inside Roger Goodell's NFL: politi.co/1BIX50Z

Jan 31, 2015

In Playbook: How Mitt made up his mind + Romney aide getting many calls + pot is new GOP litmus test + Uber ratings: politi.co/1BIX50Z

Elizabeth Warren backers fund poll stoking Hillary Clinton doubts

politico.com — A group of major liberal donors who want Elizabeth Warren to run for president have paid for a poll intended to show that Hillary Clinton does not excite the Democratic base and would be vulnerable in a 2016 general election.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @kenvogel: Scott Walker within margin of error in direct match-up with Hillary Clinton―who leads him 45% to 42%, per @ppppolls: politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @kenvogel: SCOOP: Rich Elizabeth Warren backers fund poll that―surprise!―finds Hillary Clinton vulnerable. politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

my first co-blyine w/ @kenvogel on Warren backers pushing polling showing HIllary's weakness politico.com/story/2015/01/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @SykesCharlie: Whoa. PPP poll, Clinton leads Walker only 45 percent to 42 percent within the margin of error. politico.com/story/2015/01/…

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