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How to Back Hillary Into a Corner

politico.com — One afternoon in late September, David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager and most trusted political aide, slipped into Hillary Clinton’s stately red-brick home on Whitehaven Street in Washington, D.C., to lay out his vision for her 2016 presidential campaign. The Clintons have always made a habit of courting their...
Oct 30, 2014

Some Rs told us there are loose talks, nothing formed, about someone going on air with ads against HRC post-midterms politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 30, 2014

Fascinating how much Obama folks still love to gloat about how/why they beat HRC in '08 politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton has really learned from her leak-filled 2008 campaign… politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MaeveReston: Your morning read: the secret discussions underway in Hillaryland. Delicious read by @maggiepolitico & @GlennThrush http:/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: Great details from @maggiepolitico @GlennThrush on Hillary studying her weaknesses & GOP dreaming up how to beat her http…

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Jeb Bush: My son 'didn't talk to me'

politico.com — Jeb Bush is throwing cold water on his son’s statement that the former Florida governor will more than likely run for the 2016 presidential nomination.In an interview that aired Thursday on MSNBC, Bush - backstage at a campaign event in Colorado on Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez...
Oct 30, 2014

Jeb Bush says his son 'didn't talk to me' before saying there's a better than 50-50 chance he'll run for Prez in 2016 politi.co/103GV40

Oct 30, 2014

Paraphrasing Jeb Bush on George P.: Kids say the darndest things! politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 30, 2014

“He’s got an opinion. He didn’t talk to me" - @JebBush on @georgepbush's statement about possible presidential run politico.com/story/2014/10/…

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Biden his time for 2016

politico.com — DAVENPORT, Iowa - Hillary Clinton came here Wednesday to sharpen her stump speech and, while she was at it, campaign for Bruce Braley for Senate. Joe Biden came Monday to shake hands, pose for photos, wallop Republicans and try to convince the 150 people in an executive suite at the city’s minor league ballpark that Braley’s race...
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Vice goes to Washington

politico.com — Vice is coming to Washington. And Washington better beware. In an interview on Wednesday Vice’s co-founder and CEO Shane Smith said the edgy media organization already has plans to make their presence known from the halls of Congress to the White House briefing room. “We’re going to come down and quite frankly, it’s good for...
Oct 30, 2014

"[H]ow do we be better to our people, and not because we don’t want to have bad press" politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Oct 30, 2014

.@shanesmith30 on coverage of its wages: "It’s because it’s f—ing Gawker having sour grapes at being an also-ran." politico.com/blogs/media/20…

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Mayor Hurt Locker

politico.com — It’s 8 in the morning at City Hall, and Rahm Emanuel is well into his day, which started with a 5:30 swim and multiple phone chats, including with Clinton-era chum Paul Begala on the politics of raising the minimum wage and a Fortune 500 chieftain contemplating moving a division of his company to Chicago.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JimWarren55: Mayor Hurt Locker: Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, blowing up much of a big city mess. Will he himself survive? politi.co/105iIdg

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ourmaninchicago: Politico's Rahm profile typical of national articles suggesting only choice is between hardass and appeaser: politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JimWarren55: Mayor Hurt Locker: Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, blowing up much of a big city mess. Will he himself survive? politi.co/105iIdg

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Sen. Lindsey Graham ‘white men’ joke surfaces

politico.com — Sen. Lindsey Graham’s possible 2016 presidential bid just got a bit more complicated. An audio recording provided to CNN captured the South Carolina Republican joking at a private Charleston club that “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.” According to the CNN report Wednesday, Graham confirmed...
Oct 30, 2014

This isn't a joke. It's scary. Sen. Lindsey Graham ‘white men’ joke surfaces politico.com/story/2014/10/… via @POLITICO #shameful

Oct 30, 2014

sen. graham: “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.” politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @politico: Sen. Lindsey Graham recorded saying "white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency." politi.co/1tQxty5

Oct 30, 2014

RT @chrisinkyung: Sen. Lindsey Graham ‘white men’ joke surfaces- white male-only clubs politico.com/story/2014/10/… via @POLITICO

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More turmoil for House GOP lawsuit against Obama

politico.com — House Speaker John Boehner’s still-unfiled lawsuit against President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional power is in more trouble. For the second time in two months, a major law firm has backed out of an agreement to pursue the case, sources say. Attorney Bill Burck and the Quinn Emanuel firm dropped the case in recent weeks, according...
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI - More turmoil for House GOP lawsuit against Obama - 2nd law firm drops out politico.com/story/2014/10/… via @joshgerstein @maggiepolitico

Oct 29, 2014

Story that keeps on giving MT/@joshgerstein: More turmoil for House suit v Obama, 2nd firm drops out, @maggiepolitico politi.co/1wGkRag

Oct 29, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: More turmoil for House suit v. Obama, as sources say 2nd firm drops out, @maggiepolitico & I report politi.co/1wGkRag

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The Green Monster

politico.com — Gil Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night. President Barack Obama’s new head of Customs and Border Protection, Kerlikowske could have used a week of quiet as he began to figure out the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, with its 46,000 gun-carrying...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @arianapekary: 'The agency has created a culture that says, "If you throw a rock at me, you're going to get shot."' #borderpatrol politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @politico: How the Border Patrol became America's most out-of-control law enforcement agency: politi.co/1q2nZJJ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @POLITICOMag: Green Monster: How @CustomsBorder became America's most out-of-control law enforcement agency politi.co/1u9hAUf pic.twitter.com/jTHwFR87n9

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Mississippi, Burned

politico.com — The lunch rush at Tom’s on Main in Yazoo City had come to a close, and the waitresses, after clearing away plates of shrimp and cheese grits, seasoned turnip greens and pitchers of sweet tea, were retreating to the counter to cash out and count their tips.
Oct 30, 2014

From Mississippi, the nation's poorest, sickest state, a health care horror story. politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @aawayne: Great story on woeful Mississippi, only state in the U.S. where the uninsured rate went UP this year. By @sarahvarney politico.com/magazine/story…

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Elizabeth Warren: Not running, still vexing Clinton

politico.com — Elizabeth Warren almost certainly is not running for president. She’s also not going to make Hillary Clinton’s life simple. But she provides an instant tutorial in the anger within the Democratic base, and an early warning signal to Clinton to avoid allowing the same openings against her candidacy that bedeviled her with Barack Obama in...
Oct 29, 2014

RT @politico: .@SenWarren almost certainly is not running for president. She's also not going to make Hillary Clinton's life simple politi.co/1u9hsnv

Oct 29, 2014

RT @maggiepolitico: And two Clinton backers, Rendell and Strickland, pretty roughly dismiss Warren politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 29, 2014

Elizabeth Warren is going to be an issue for Hilary Clinton even w/o a primary. @maggiepolitico explains how: politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 29, 2014

Dean's backing Clinton, but says having Warren around keeps the ol' Democratic wing of the Democratic Party going politico.com/story/2014/10/…

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5 days to midterms - SIREN: HILLARY MAY FORM EXPLORATORY BEFORE END OF YEAR - PLUS: Plouffe’s secret advice - BORDER CONTROL out of control - B’DAYS: Maggie Haberman, Andrea Mitchell, Mitch Stewart - POLITICO Playbook - POLITICO.com

politico.com — By Mike Allen (mallen@politico.com, @mikeallen), with Daniel Lippman (dlippman@politico.com; @dlippman) BREAKING - Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, for Politico Magazine, "Bet on a GOP Senate Majority": "[F]ive states-Republican-held Georgia and Kansas, and Democratic-held Iowa, New Hampshire and North Carolina-feature a Senate race where ... polling averages ... show ...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @mikeallen: .@POLITICO Playbook lead -- SIREN: Hillary may form exploratory comm. before end of year + Plouffe’s secret advice: politi.co/105sIDo

Oct 30, 2014

RT @mikeallen: .@POLITICO Playbook lead -- SIREN: Hillary may form exploratory comm. before end of year + Plouffe’s secret advice: politi.co/105sIDo

Oct 30, 2014

RT @mikeallen: .@POLITICO Playbook lead -- SIREN: Hillary may form exploratory comm. before end of year + Plouffe’s secret advice: politi.co/105sIDo

Oct 30, 2014

.@POLITICO Playbook lead -- SIREN: Hillary may form exploratory comm. before end of year + Plouffe’s secret advice: politi.co/105sIDo

Attorney General Eric Holder sees 'resolution' in James Risen case

politico.com — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he expects "a resolution" of the dispute over federal prosecutors' demand for New York Times reporter James Risen's testimony in a leak case against his alleged source. Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum, Holder also repeated what appeared to be a firm promise that Risen will not...
Oct 29, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Lawyer for @jamesrisen says not clear on what 'resolution' Holder was referring to. Says no deal reached 4 testimony politi.co/13d2p08

Oct 29, 2014

Holder on Risen: 'No reporter is going to jail as long as I am attorney general.' politico.com/blogs/under-th… via @POLITICO

Oct 29, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Lawyer for @jamesrisen says not clear on what 'resolution' Holder was referring to. Says no deal reached 4 testimony politi.co/13d2p08

Oct 29, 2014

Lawyer for @jamesrisen says not clear on what 'resolution' Holder was referring to. Says no deal reached 4 testimony politi.co/13d2p08

Oct 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder sees 'resolution' in James Risen case politico.com/blogs/under-th… via @POLITICO

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NY pol puts 'D.C. baby' in new ad

politico.com — Rep. Dan Maffei is airing a new ad responding to charges that his daughter’s birth in Washington marks him as a Beltway insider.“I’m all for a lively debate about the issues. What’s not up for debate? My family,” the New York Democrat said in the ad.He continued, “I’m proud of my wife and her work in international...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JBurchDC: Also big flaw in the "He's a D.C. person" argument b/c *he* has congressional representation & we don't. http://t.co/EPrEEJZa…

Obama retreats on college crackdown

politico.com — The Obama administration on Thursday watered down its threatened crackdown on for-profit colleges, loosening tough sanctions under heavy political pressure from the industry and members of Congress from both parties.

At Randolph-Macon, all politics is local

politico.com — ASHLAND, Virginia - #ThisTown is a political utopia. In the four and a half months since a largely unknown economics professor took down a congressional giant, the eyes and ears in Washington have moved on to the next story of the day. But maybe they should have stayed with it a while longer.
Oct 30, 2014

I went to Randolph-Macon where two profs are vying to replace Eric Cantor and it almost made me like politics politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 30, 2014

Great read by @alliegrasgreen: At Randolph-Macon, all politics is local as 2 profs vie for Cantor's old seat. politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Political Cartoons: Polling Place

politico.com — A gallery of cartoons by POLITICO's Matt Wuerker.

Ted Cruz draws line from Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton

politico.com — Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday took a thinly veiled shot at Jeb Bush, saying that Republicans will ensure a Hillary Clinton presidency if they run a more moderate candidate in 2016. Appearing on CNBC, the Texas Republican and tea party favorite was asked about Bush and said that presidential candidates from the party’s establishment wing - like...

Labor gets aggressive under Tom Perez

politico.com — ldquo;We suck,” Labor Secretary Tom Perez said last week in a roomful of reporters. “We really do.” Perez was talking about the minimum wage. At $7.25, it represents only 37 percent of the median hourly wage, which ranks the U.S. near the bottom in a survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Can Republicans Pull Off a Magic Trick in Colorado?

politico.com — Just before midnight a couple of weeks ago, the phone on my nightstand lit up with a text any local television anchor or reporter likely fears: “You were just on Colbert.” As I was relieved to find out upon watching the Colbert Report clip, host Stephen Colbert wasn’t poking fun at a Ron Burgundy moment of mine, but at a response...
Oct 29, 2014

RT @AndyKroll: Denver Post publisher asked Udall: “Why does your cmpgn think the only part of a woman that matters is her vagina?” politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @AndyKroll: Denver Post publisher asked Udall: “Why does your cmpgn think the only part of a woman that matters is her vagina?” politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 29, 2014

Denver Post publisher asked Udall: “Why does your cmpgn think the only part of a woman that matters is her vagina?” politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @NickRiccardi: .@EliStokols on Cory Gardner's sleight-of-hand and Mark Udall's one-legged stool of a campaign politico.com/magazine/story…

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