So many politics, such little time

May 05, 2014

In an enlightening profile, Josh Kraushaar, Michael Catalini, and Shane Goldmacher at National Journal teamed up for This Man Is the Future of Super PACs. Vivyan Tran there tweeted: “See what this big-time GOP donor actually thinks about the pols he gives $$ to.” Nick Confessore from the New York Times added: “Why are more donors starting their own super PACs? Ex-Xroads giver says he couldn't get deets on ad commissions, etc.”

In Washington, the Associated Press reports that a High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting. Sam Hananel there said, “Supreme Court in 5-4 decision says Christian prayer at town council meeting does not violate Constitution.” Catherine Rampell at the Washington Post added: “SCOTUS says prayers at town council meetings don't violate Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.”

The New York Times’s Jason Horowitz was At Derby Day With Murdoch. There, he writes: Rand Paul Goes Through His Paces. Horowitz explained on Twitter: “I spent the Kentucky Derby w/ Rand Paul & his guest Rupert Murdoch. ‘It gets a little bit crazy’ warned Paul.” Sam Grobart from Bloomberg Businessweek lauded, “The color and detail in @jasondhorowitz's story on Rand Paul's courtship of Rupert Murdoch is kickass.” Patrick D. Rosso urged, “Plz stop calling Rand Paul a Libertarian.”

Propublica’s Justin Elliott says that After Pledge of Sunlight, Gov. Cuomo Officials Keep Their Email in the Shadows. Azi Paybarah from Capital New York tweeted this quote from the story: “Aides to NY Gov. Cuomo r sending emails from pvt accounts to conduct official business. I know bc I got one myself.” Erica Orden with the Wall Street Journal tweeted another: "The gov’s policy says that emails are only 'records' if they are formal documents like press releases & nominations.” Hunter Walker with Business Insider had an idea, “I wonder if this has something to do with this.”

While not directly politics related, Pete Thamel’s news in Sports Illustrated that Oregon State fires head basketball coach Craig Robinson is still considered quite a political move in some circles. Especially when you consider, as The Business Journal’s Kent Hoover did, that Robinson is “Michelle Obama's brother.” Lindsay Schnell with Sports Illustrated reacted with, “Whoa. Did not expect to wake up to this.” Jon Solomon from CBS Sports called the whole thing: “Odd timing.”

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