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How Bernie beat the polls and won the Indiana primary - The Eagle: Nation

theeagle.com — For the second week in a row, there was a temporary glitch in The Associated Press's election night data. On Tuesday, that glitch was to Hillary Clinton's favor, showing her with 2,000 more votes in Vigo County, Indiana, than she actually had.

How Bernie Sanders beat the polls and won Indiana

How Bernie Sanders beat the polls and won Indiana
chicagotribune.com — For the second week in a row, there was a temporary glitch in The Associated Press's election night data. On Tuesday, that glitch was to Hillary Clinton 's favor, showing her with 2,000 more votes in Vigo County, Indiana, than she actually had.

How Bernie Sanders beat the polls and won Indiana

How Bernie Sanders beat the polls and won Indiana
washingtonpost.com — For the second week in a row, there was a temporary glitch in the Associated Press's election night data. On Tuesday, that glitch was to Hillary Clinton's favor, showing her with 2,000 more votes in Vigo County, Indiana, than she actually had.

Ted Cruz just dropped out, proving that an exceptional campaign isn’t always enough

Ted Cruz just dropped out, proving that an exceptional campaign isn’t always enough
washingtonpost.com — Ted Cruz ran the best campaign of any Republican politician in the 2016 primary. It wasn't enough. When Cruz got into the presidential race last March, his odds were long. His poll numbers, when he started the race, were lower than any eventual nominee since Bill Clinton.

We just lived through the best two weeks of Donald Trump’s life

We just lived through the best two weeks of Donald Trump’s life
washingtonpost.com — On Feb. 1, Donald Trump lost Iowa to Ted Cruz by about 3 points. On March 5, he beat Cruz in Kentucky by 4. On March 15, he beat Cruz by a handful of votes in Missouri and by about 8 points in Illinois, while John Kasich won his only and home state, Ohio.

The 50-year-old mystery behind that photo of Lee Harvey Oswald

The 50-year-old mystery behind that photo of Lee Harvey Oswald
washingtonpost.com — It is a rare occasion when one's personal interests align with one's job obligations. So, when the ridiculous National Enquirer cover story linking Ted Cruz's father to the assassin of President John F. Kennedy became a focus of discussion on Tuesday -- thanks to Donald Trump's invoking the story -- I saw an opportunity that I couldn't resist.

How the Associated Press tells us all who’s winning on election night, explained

How the Associated Press tells us all who’s winning on election night, explained
washingtonpost.com — In the southeastern corner of Indiana, tucked against the Ohio River, is Ohio County. About 6,000 people live there, making it the smallest county in the state. And this evening, as votes are tallied, there will be a stringer from the Associated Press there waiting to relay totals back to the the wire service -- and then on to the rest of us.

The original Clinton rumor debunkers should prepare for a busy year

The original Clinton rumor debunkers should prepare for a busy year
washingtonpost.com — It is sort of a shame that The Weekly World News is no longer being published. If it were, we might reasonably assume that at some point during the likely general election match-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, he'd refer to her having adopted an alien baby.

Take a deep breath. The Republican contest still has another month to go.

Take a deep breath. The Republican contest still has another month to go.
washingtonpost.com — Writing at The Hill, analyst Mark Plotkin figures he knows why Ted Cruz's poll numbers have tanked in the state of Indiana: Rings. Remember when Ted Cruz stumbled over the word "rim" as he was trying to recreate a scene from the movie Hoosiers (for some reason)?

Jimmy Kimmel invites scientists to swear at America’s climate change deniers

Jimmy Kimmel invites scientists to swear at America’s climate change deniers
washingtonpost.com — One normally associates late-night, expletive-laced segments focused on left-leaning politics with your John Olivers or Samantha Bees. Which is to say: Cable networks. On Monday night, however, people tuning in to ABC were treated to a small taste of what those bold enough to explore the double-digit realms of their cable boxes have long enjoyed.
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May 04, 2016

An 1855 list from New Orleans of slaves for auction -- with handwritten notes indicating sale prices. j.mp/1TkV2Gn

May 04, 2016

Those climate scientists are really getting out of hand.

May 04, 2016

Record heat in Canada's oil sands area fueled a major wildfire necessitating the evacuation of an entire city. j.mp/23nVitG

May 03, 2016

@pastordan That’s true! I mean, liberal by current standards.


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