Political potpourri

Michael Barbaro explains that Jeb Bush’s Rush to Make Money May Be Hurdle. He added: “Why might Jeb Bush skip 2016? He's making tons of money, would have to dismantle a business network that employs son.” Colleague Jim Rutenberg said, “Jeb Bush’s post-gov life shows political perils of doing -- or overdoing -- the whole board thing.”

From Yahoo, Liz Goodwin writes that Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders. Steven Dennis at Roll Call called it, “One thing Obama can't blame all on Congress.” Drug Policy News pointed out they’re “nonviolent drug offenders.”

Capital NY’s Jimmy Vielkind tells us about Paterson's pick, for the ages. Nick Confessore at the New York Times added, “Cuomo felt filling out Paterson's Senate application was beneath him -- and wanted to preserve deniability to press.”

From West Virginia, Trip Gabriel writes in the New York Times that 50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits BackDavid Joachim there tweeted: “ICYMI: The modern face of American poverty: ‘Of the 353 most persistently poor counties in the U.S., 85% are rural.” Chelyen Davis with the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star said, “Not sure what I think of NYT look at Appalachia poverty in McDowell Co WV, next to where I grew up. But good read.” Glenn Thrush from Politico added, “The writing in this @tripgabriel rural poverty story is lean, direct & avoids the treacle of Big Paper poor-nography.”

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