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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.

Inside the GOP's secret school

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Night after night, Republicans are going back to school in an effort to build a new army of communications operatives for the Twitter age. The courses at "Comms College" -- the GOP's secret training ground for social media-savvy communications staffers -- are taught in a sterile conference room on Capitol Hill.

'White boy' Biden calls tea party 'crazy'

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he railed against income inequality and called on faith leaders to help elect Democrats this year.

Hambycast: New front in war on women

cnn.com — Derry, New Hampshire (CNN) -- The war over women arrived in New Hampshire this week -- in the form of a press release. "New Shaheen Campaign Ad Highlights Scott Brown's Anti-Choice Record and Extreme Bill He Introduced," reporters were informed Tuesday morning by email, just hours before Sen.

The hardest working man in Democratic politics

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- A Democrat with White House ambitions is furiously criss-crossing the country to help the party's candidates -- and it's not Hillary Clinton. Martin O'Malley, the two-term governor of Maryland, has headlined more than 80 Democratic fundraisers since last year.

Hambycast: Rand Paul's campus challenge

cnn.com — Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) -- Campus politics aren't always a clear winner for Rand Paul, as he discovered here this week during an appearance at the College of Charleston.
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @JaxAlemany: Because politicians need to worry more than most people about hair loss. jsonline.com/news/milwaukee…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @RealClearScott: Elizabeth Warren gives the best rah-rah campaign speech of any surrogate, from either party, I've seen this cycle.

Oct 24, 2014

The Hillary businesses/jobs quote isn't going away for a long, long time.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @EvanMcSan: Another angle on the Perdue signing, not captured by Republicans, backs up Perdue’s explanation for torso signing. buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/davi…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @mikememoli: Clinton goes populist. "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs" politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

HAMBYCAST: Inside Bully Pulpit, the digital gurus on the front lines of Democratic targeting cnn.com/2014/10/24/pol…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @postpolitics: Sen. Merkley: ‘I lean in favor of’ legalizing marijuana in Oregon wapo.st/1oBxm8c

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