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GQ Magazine Political Correspondent and New York Magazine Contributing Editor — New York Magazine, GQ

Friendship. Character. Ethics. Political Correspondent @GQMagazine & Contributing Editor @NYMag.

Jeb Bush, a Rich Politician with the Balls to Act Like It

gq.com — As The Boston Globe's Matt Viser reports, construction is underway on what planning documents call a "cottage" for Jeb on the Bush family's ancestral compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Of course, one man's cottage is another man's manse, and the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 3,000-square-foot "Jeb Bush House" would seem to be the latter.

Why House of Cards Really Should've Been Set in Missouri

gq.com — It's damn near impossible to find a national political reporter who doesn't loathe House of Cards. Some despise it for its sexism. Others hate it for its tedium. Most of all, the political press corps can't stand the Netflix drama for its assumption of epic bad faith on the part of every person involved in politics.

You're Paying Ted Cruz's Salary So He Can Run For President

gq.com — A few weeks before Texas Senator Ted Cruz officially decided to seek a new job-that of President of the United States-Catherine Frazier had to quit hers. For the past two years, she'd been Cruz's Senate press secretary; now she was going to do the same job for his presidential campaign-which meant leaving the federal government payroll.

Ben Carson on the Baltimore Protests: If You Wouldn't Protest a Bad Plumber, You Shouldn't Protest Police

gq.com — Before Ben Carson was a hero to Tea Partiers, he was a hero to African-Americans-nowhere more so than in his adopted hometown of Baltimore. When he wasn't in the operating room at Johns Hopkins, Carson, a retired Pediatric neurosurgeon, could often be found at Baltimore inner-city schools telling the remarkable story of how he rose from dire poverty to become a world-renowned doctor.

The Panic Over the D.C. Nerd Prom Is What Makes Washington Ridiculous

gq.com — Not that I was missing anything. The White House Correspondents' Dinner is the annual event that features the president telling his own lame jokes, and then sitting through a comedian (this year Cecily Strong will do the honors) making fun of him, while members of the press-who typically invite Hollywood celebrities and well-heeled advertisers as their guests-eat bad food and look at their watches waiting to get to the glamorous after-parties.

The Lost Love Letter Ted Cruz Wishes He Never Wrote

gq.com — For a gentleman painter currently whiling away his days in a ritzy Dallas neighborhood, George W. Bush casts a long shadow over the Republican presidential field.

Why Rubio vs. Jeb Will Become the GOP Title Fight

gq.com — Earlier this year, as Jeb Bush hopscotched across the country from one big-dollar fundraiser to the next, his aides gave a name to his strategy. They called it "shock and awe"-the goal being, as they explained to The Wall Street Journal at the time, to essentially cow the rest of the GOP presidential field into submission by hoovering up all the available campaign cash and locking down all of the major donors.

Is Hillary Any Good at Running for President? -- NYMag

nymag.com — A lot can happen between now and then, but barring something truly unprecedented and totally unforeseen - a meteorite, a Benghazi revelation, a health scare, or a Martin O'Malley groundswell - on July 28, 2016, Hillary Clinton will step onto a stage in Philadelphia.

‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo

nytimes.com — Andrew Cuomo is not running for president. Not in 2016 - since the governor of New York is not about to throw himself in front of the freight train that is Hillary Clinton - and possibly not ever. Indeed, bypassing a White House bid would most likely be less a political than a personal calculation for Cuomo.

Forget Mercer. Forget Lehigh. Forget Christian Laettner. The best Duke loss of all time came against LSU in 2006.

slate.com — For Duke haters like myself, there's no number more hateful than four. Sure, Mike Krzyzewski has won more than 1,000 games (as those tacky Coach 1K shirts constantly remind us), but approximately 842 of them have come against the likes of the Presbyterian Blue Hose and the Elon Phoenix. It's...
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May 12, 2015

For the record, Ben Carson was on the record when he made his "psychopath" comment w/r/t President Obama. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…

May 12, 2015

RT @Devingo913: Private-sector candidates quit to run for prez, so how come elected officials hardly ever do?? @Zengerle examines: gq.com/blogs/the-feed…

May 11, 2015

@jmichaeloconnor I specifically mention Obama--and his poor Senate attendance record--in the story. Did you actually read it?

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