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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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Let the $2.6 Billion* Rumpus Begin! (Kids Klub Edition)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the quality of any TV spot is in inverse proportion to the number of the advertiser’s children/grandchildren appearing in it. Regardless, today’s Politico Morning Score noted two campaign commercials featuring the candidate’s kids. Start … Continue reading

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What Can Brown Do for New Hampshire? (Pickup Truck Edition)

On Monday former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) will launch the first TV spot in his Quixotic Quest to become a Two State Senator (pat. pending) by beating Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire. From Politico’s Morning Score: SCOTT BROWN … Continue reading

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Big Town v. Bean Town (Traffic Light Division)

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new series that will examine the good, the bad, and the ugly in the everlasting Boston/New York Bakeoff. From Politico’s Capital Playbook: VIDEO OF DAY — driver’s dream come true: Taxi driver … Continue reading

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Kinky Friedman Rides Again!

Among the least-noticed results of Tuesday’s little-noticed Texas primary was this (via Politico): Kinky Friedman makes Texas runoff Richard “Kinky” Friedman, a humorist and country music singer, got one step closer Tuesday to adding another line to his résumé: agriculture … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Deval Patrick ‘Maybe’ Edition)

This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight features very different versions of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s showing some leg to Politico last Sunday about a future presidential run. The Boston Herald’s Press Party called out “Deval’s doublespeak” in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Dems Have Same Things Tisei in 6th District Rematch

Richard Tisei (R-JustMissed) is ready for Round 2 with 6th district Rep. John Tierney (D-Won’t Be Missed). And the Democrats are picking up right where they left off in 2012. Via Politico’s Morning Score: DCCC HITS TISEI AS HE ANNOUNCES … Continue reading

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