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Let the $9b Rumpus Begin! (Ad Early and Often Edition)

The air wars of Dustup 2016™ have gone from zero to :30 in no time flat. So the hardwatching staff is pleased to provide this handy clip ‘n’ save guide to the preliminary rounds, which range from the Presidential Donnybrook to the … Continue reading

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NYT Op-It Girl Becomes Maureen Dawdle

Six months ago New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd got a new gig at the Grey Lady. Via Politico’s Dylan Byers: Maureen Dowd joins N.Y. Times Magazine New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is joining the New York Times … Continue reading

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Red Sox Great Pedro Martinez Moves to New York

Pedro Martinez will wear a Boston Red Sox cap in his Hall of Fame plaque, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning New York, where he played for the Mets after the Yankees folded like origami in 2004. From the Albany … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has plied the differently clichéd beat for quite some time now, but this week we had our first twofer: A pair of mangled phrases in the course of one day. Begin with this piece from … Continue reading

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PAC-on-PAC Action in U.S. Senate Races!

It’s the Clash of the Titans (Political Fundraising Division) in swing-state U.S. Senate races these days. The latest thing is Super PACs attacking the opponent’s Super PAC in TV spots. Start with the Senate Majority PAC whacking Arkansas GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton … Continue reading

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‘Lean’ Times for New England Democratic Candidates

From Massachusetts governor to New Hampshire Senate, the political tides are shifting in the early days of the general election campaign. From the Rothenberg Political Report (tip o’ the pixel to Politico’s Morning Score): See that little arrow lower right? That’s … Continue reading

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Euphemism o’ the Day (Joe Biden Edition)

From Politico yesterday: Joe Biden’s secret fundraisers Vice President Joe Biden has been crisscrossing the country attending closed-door fundraisers and donor events for Democratic House candidates — but you won’t find many on his schedule. In Seattle, Biden worked a photo … Continue reading

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Politico Pimps Out Its Daily Tipsheets to Advertisers

From its inception, Politico has pursued one objective: to win the morning. Toward that end, the (mostly) online publication has launched an armada of daily tipsheets.     For some time now, those daily digests have featured embedded advertising along these … Continue reading

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“How Boston Fixes a Pothole”

Politico has a series called What Works and its latest installment is Boston: There’s an App for That, by Ben Schreckinger. “Civic hacking” and the transformation of local government. Boston’s City Hall is a 500,000-square-foot concrete monstrosity. Built in 1968, … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jumps into Tierney-Tisei Bakeoff

From our Kampaign Kibitzers desk Independent expenditure groups are the neutron bombs of the 2014 midterm elections, which could see close to $3 billion in ad spending. An early explosion is coming from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as this … Continue reading

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