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Hambycast: What Iowa Democrats do on a Saturday night

cnn.com — Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Centro. Alba. Zombie Burger. The dining scene in Des Moines is pretty hot these days. So why did nearly a thousand Iowans pay $100-a-pop last Saturday night to chew wilted salads and poke at dried-out chicken breast with a bunch of strangers inside a drafty conventional hall?

Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa

cnn.com — Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Imagine if Iowa held a caucus and nobody but Hillary Clinton showed up. Democrats of all stripes, including Clinton allies, have predicted for months that the former Secretary of State -- who was campaigning for midterm candidates in Iowa on Wednesday -- will face some kind challenge in the race for the Democratic nomination if she decides to run.

Graham unfiltered: jokes about white men, Baptists

The magic number for Democrats

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- The number making Mike Podhorzer anxious these days is 15. That's the lead Democrats have over Republicans among working class voters in the final days of the 2014 midterm elections, according to his polling at the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation.

Ann Romney blasts Democrat for sexist slur

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Ann Romney, the wife of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, condemned South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger after he mistakenly called her a "whore" - and then chuckled. "When I first heard about it, it hit me right in my gut," Romney said in a Monday phone interview with CNN.

Hambycast: The nerd science of campaigning

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Getting voters to the polls is much more than just a shopworn cliche. There's an entire industry in American politics built around finding and mobilizing voters, largely constructed by Democrats who have been innovating in the field for more than a decade. Will these people pick your president?

Jeb Bush talks 2016 run with donors

wtsp.com — Washington ( CNN) -- Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders, multiple sources at the meeting told CNN. Bush was politely non-committal, as he is in public, but said he was seriously considering the possibility and would make a decision after the holiday season.

Jeb Bush talks 2016 run with donors

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders, multiple sources at the meeting told CNN. Bush was politely non-committal, as he is in public, but said he was seriously considering the possibility and would make a decision after the holiday season.

Book review: ‘The Cynic: Political Education of Mitch McConnell,’ by Alec MacGillis

washingtonpost.com — Mitch McConnell is still an enigma. He's the most powerful Republican in Washington and in his home state of Kentucky, now on the cusp of realizing his lifelong dream of becoming Senate majority leader. But those wishing to learn more about the man are left with precious few options, other than a friendly authorized biography and a handful of durable magazine profiles.

Hambycast: The people who could choose the president

cnn.com — Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) -- Soon after I arrived in New Hampshire, I hit Mitt Romney in the face. Romney was running for president -- the first time -- in 2008, and he showed up at Bedford High School on primary day for a photo-op and a spurt of last minute hand-shaking in the frigid early January cold.
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Oct 31, 2014

@RealClearScott @Timodc eh, I figure it'll be more like driving a butcher's wagon into a canebrake with three rifle balls and a honeypot

Oct 31, 2014

@Timodc @RealClearScott that race was tighter than a chicken gizzard in a hurricane

Oct 31, 2014

@RealClearScott I thought the Wisconsin saying was the one about honeysuckle on a fencepost?

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ericbradner: New CNN/ORC #NCSen poll: Kay Hagan 48, Thom Tillis 46. What really stands out is Tillis' fav/unfav of 43/50. cnn.it/1q9VAS4

Oct 31, 2014

RT @hughhewitt: @EdForSenate on today's show. He is hitting on all cylinders in VA and closing very strong. Also @fredbarnes @chucktodd @PeterHambyCNN

Oct 31, 2014

Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’ wapo.st/1vpwro1

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Neil_Irwin: On current trend, by 2019 news media will consist entirely of embedded John Oliver clips. theawl.com/2014/10/the-jo…

Oct 31, 2014

"The new proposal would put U.S. troops in the middle of some of the most violent situations in Iraq." cnn.com/2014/10/31/us/…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jimsciutto: First on CNN: U.S. readying plan to send US military advisers to Anbar #Iraq #ISIS cnn.com/2014/10/31/us/…

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