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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Drudge Up’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the headscratching staff chronicles the mangled phrases of the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. So here’s another roll call, dating back 12 months. • Last August, … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Ben Carson Headscratcher Edition)

Former presidential hopeful/book salesman Ben Carson has long been the gaffe that keeps on giving, and now we can add this beauty to the collection. From a Politico piece today with the headline “Carson says Trump knows judge attack was wrong”: … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Fact-Free Donald Trump Edition)

From our Department of Redundancy department This week’s cover story in New York magazine, Gabriel Sherman’s Operation Trump, contains this priceless, factually challenged quote from the GOP’s Hair Apparent (tip o’ the pixel to Politico’s New York Playbook): Trump is cheap, … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan’s Strange New Respect for Donald Trump

From our Peggy Noodnik Writes Again desk Peggy Noonan’s Declarations column in the Weekend Wall Street Journal is, according to Politico’s Mike Allen, “jaw-droppingly Trump-friendly (or at least Trump-respectful).” The GOP Establishment’s Civil War A free-for-all among Christie, Rubio, Cruz and … Continue reading

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Politico’s Jack Shafer Throws Shade at the Boston Globe

In his latest column, Politico media maven Jack Shafer gets all farbissen about this past week’s Great Newspaper Migration. Why Is the Washington Post So Obsessed With Its Move? It’s easier to write an obituary for a building than a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Strong-Arming Jeb Bush Donor Is BULLYs–t

As the dustupping staff noted yesterday, Donald Trump mouthpiece Alan Garten sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jeb Bush mega-donor Mike Fernandez threatening legal action if he published this ad calling Trump a BULLYionaire.     Regardless, the ad did run … Continue reading

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Can ‘BULLYionaire’ Donald Trump Bully Jeb Bush Mega-Donor?

It’s no secret that the Republican establishment (and their Goon Squad of PACmen) is afraid to attack Donald Trump, in spite of his increasingly hair-brained pronouncements. Except for Mike Fernandez. The drama started to unfold in Politico a few days … Continue reading

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To Know Trump (All Bagel and No Schmear Edition)

What a difference a Tslump makes. One month ago, GOP Hair Apparent Donald Trump was bragging that he didn’t need advertising to fuel his presidential run because “I’m getting so much coverage. It would almost be — you’d OD on … Continue reading

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Conflict of Interest at Politico Massachusetts Playbook (II)

Well the hardworking staff wandered into a bit of a quagmire yesterday when we looked at the confluence of a Massachusetts Playbook ad and some Massachusetts Playbook editorial content that both seemed to have the same objective: to boost the expansion … Continue reading

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Conflict of Interest at Politico’s Massachusetts Playbook?

Well the hardworking staff was just sitting here in the Global Worldwide Headquarters minding our own business, when this popped up on the Twitters.     Of course we immediately asked Dan Currie if he has any connection to the … Continue reading

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