Tag Archives: Ben Smith

The Making (And Faking) Of Barack Obama

From our Compare and Contrast in Clear Idiomatic English desk: David Maraniss’s new biography, Barack Obama: The Story, has spawned any number of stories about Obama’s story of his formative years. An excerpt from the book in the Washington Post is … Continue reading

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Mitt Shoe Leather

Politico’s Ben Smith fires up The Wayback Machine to deliver this 1994 video of Mitt Romney (R-Your Doorstep) retail politicking for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat:   Good to know he was just as awkward with people then as he … Continue reading

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Rick Perry & Thrust (PAC Man Edition)

While most restrictions on independent advocacy groups have been stripped away by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, one has remained: that PACs, Super PACs, 501(c)4 organizations and etc. (primer here) cannot coordinate their advertising with a candidate’s ad … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Draws GOP Fire Over Brown/Warren Headlines

Barack Obama often talks about the silly season in politics. Now, welcome to the sensitive season. From Ben Smith’s media blog on Politico: Let the Globe grumbles begin A Republican official sends over two recent headlines from the Boston Globe … Continue reading

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