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This State Is Democrats' Best Chance to Pick Up a Senate Seat
August 14, 2013 Politics

Democrats are in danger of getting disappointed in Kentucky, where early poll numbers belie McConnell's big advantages.

High-Minded Christine Quinn Mocks Anthony Weiner
August 14, 2013

Last month, as the media obsessed over the Anthony Weiner "scandal," Christine Quinn, the (former?) mayoral race frontrunner, scolded Weiner for

Christine Quinn Has the Same Problem That Hillary Clinton Had in 2008
August 14, 2013 Politics

Here’s a fun game that helps us understand what’s at work in the topsy-turvy New York City mayor’s race, where Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has

The Most Surprising Proposal in the New York Mayoral Race
August 14, 2013 Pot

As my colleague Marc Tracy wrote yesterday, progressive New Yorkers seem to have fallen in love with Bill de Blasio, the public advocate who “liv

The Big Savings Obamacare Critics Miss
August 14, 2013 Obamacare

Obamacare critics keep insisting that Obamacare is a bad deal for most people buying insurance on their own. And a big reason is that they don't think much of the subsidies.

The WSJ Cries for the Wrong Victims of Student Debt

Tuesday night, the Wall Street Journal undertook the commendable task of calling attention to the student debt crisis.

Cory Booker Is Even Worse Than His Critics Say
August 13, 2013 Politics

Cory Booker has just won New Jersey’s Democratic Senate primary in a rout, making him an easy favorite to claim the seat this fall.

New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate
August 13, 2013 The Hipster Vote

A couple months ago, as it dawned on New Yorkers that the mayoral campaign was not just background noise but actually worth paying attention to, my friends and I became more aware of the contours of the Democratic race.

The Latest Right-Wing Freakout Over Obamacare
August 13, 2013 Obamacare

The headline was splashed across the top of the Drudge Report this morning: “Obamacare Cost Caps Delayed Until 2015.” The link went to a

Politico Is Hypnotized by Chelsea's "Increased" Role in the Clinton Foundation
August 13, 2013 Ad Nauseum

Politico has a story today on the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary Clinton's increasingly large role there.