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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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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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