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The past nine CPAC straw polls, in one graph

washingtonpost.com — Perhaps you were curious how the results of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll had evolved over time but, sadly, aren't good at / didn't feel like making graphs. Well, we were curious about that, and we love graphs. So we made one.

The history of every governor’s seat in every state, in 1 chart

washingtonpost.com — Last September, we gave you a chart showing the history of every seat in the U.S. Senate since the beginning of our Republic. Today, something slightly different: The history of every governor. This was inspired by the trivia question in today's "Read In" newsletter.

Phil Robertson’s warning about sexually transmitted diseases was more politically loaded than it seemed

washingtonpost.com — "110 million," "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson bellowed at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "110 million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness. 110 million?!" It was an apt warning, given CPAC's reputation for post-conference rowdiness. Robertson's point, in a speech heavy with cultural admonitions, was that America had moved away from Biblical values.

The Democrats might be radio silent for the next year, thanks to Hillary Clinton

washingtonpost.com — The annual convention/pep rally that is CPAC has attracted a lot of attention over the last few years for fairly obvious reasons. It's many of the most prominent conservative members of the Republican party, speaking publicly on current issues in an otherwise slow news period.

America’s favorite dog breeds for the past two decades, ranked

washingtonpost.com — On Tuesday, the American Kennel Club announced that, for the 24th straight year -- for every year since "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" premiered on television -- the Labrador retriever was the most popular breed among its members. An impressive streak, sure -- but what's happened in the rest of the top ten for the past two decades is much more interesting.

Which governor or senator is this cat?

washingtonpost.com — Anthony Pego is an Oklahoman and an artist that specializes in jewelry. Except that earlier this month, he also decided to dabble in the lucrative world of Painting Politicians as Cats. Below are some of those illustrations. Our challenge to you: Identify the official the cat is meant to depict.

The best cat politician quiz you will take today

washingtonpost.com — takes a deep breath* Anthony Pego is an Oklahoman and an artist that specializes in jewelry. Except that earlier this month, he also decided to dabble in the lucrative world of Painting Politicians as Cats. Below are some of those illustrations. Our challenge to you: Identify the official the cat is meant to depict.

Jim Inhofe’s snowball has disproven climate change once and for all

washingtonpost.com — Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has, once and for all, disproven climate change. While "eggheads" at "science laboratories" were busy worrying about how the increase in heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere was leading to a long-term upward shift in temperatures and increased atmospheric moisture, Inhofe happened to notice that it was cold outside.

One key factor explaining voter registration differences by state: Ethnicity

washingtonpost.com — The map below, spotted by The Fix's very own Chris Cillizza, shows a remarkable bit of data: the percentage of people in each state who are not registered to vote. Notice that it isn't interactive; the arrows don't do anything. It's a still from a very cool tool created by the Public Religion Research Institute.

How “net neutrality” won and “Obamacare for the Internet” lost

washingtonpost.com — With the FCC's approval of robust net neutrality rules on Thursday, a long political fight comes to a surprisingly abrupt -- and, for proponents of the measure, remarkable -- conclusion. It could have been a political battle royale. It wasn't. And the tagline meant to rebut neutrality -- "Obamacare for the internet" -- didn't go anywhere at all.
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Mar 01, 2015

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Mar 01, 2015

@GregJKrieg Sadly, we’ll never know the answer to this important question.



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