|Time for Palin Apologists to Let Go | FrumForum|
Many Palin backers have moved to a second degree of Palin-mania: They no longer defend her, but instead object to her critics and the media's coverage of her.
More from Gallup on SOTU: "Post-State of Union Obama Approval Uptick Would Be Atypical" http://j.mp/heqSPv
|Post-State of Union Obama Approval Uptick Would Be Atypical|
Gallup historical data show that presidents rarely get meaningful increases in their approval ratings after the State of the Union address. Last year's speech did not immediately improve Preside...
|Can Republicans already take credit for good economic news? - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine|
At 9:37 a.m. Monday, the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor e-mailed reporters its daily news update, the "Leader's Ledger." The third item in the e-mail was a Dow Jones story on new pr...
|PolitiFact | Matthew Dowd says there's no evidence of a State of the Union 'bounce'|
CORRECTION: The initial version of this item erroneously attributed the comment to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. With President Barack Obama about to give the State of the Union address...
|The Mythical State Of The Union Polling Bump: What's Different This Year|
WASHINGTON - Polling bumps from State of the Union addresses are largely the stuff of myth. That's the message of before-and-after polls conducted over the last three decades.
|Build a Bigger House - NYTimes.com|
Why we need more members in the lower chamber of Congress.
|Political Times - For Obama, Getting Message Out Online Is the Challenge - NYTimes.com|
Compelling in person and on the page, the president has yet to find a way to make himself accessible to the wider electorate online.
SOTU media prebuttal: Clinton's move to center not the main reason that he won http://j.mp/i2GGhT Obama's won't be either (if he does)
|The magical thinking of Fred Barnes - Brendan Nyhan|
[Updated below with more details on Clinton's win in 1996] I take it as a given that most journalists know very little about political science. But I still assumed that almost everyone has a bas...
Clearly we need a Pulitzer category for "Breaking news first that we would have found out anyway" - VP selections, SOTU content, etc.
Predicting SOTU content even less interesting than speculation about staff changes http://j.mp/fXy08X We'll find out tomorrow! Just wait!
|SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy - POLITICO.com Print View|
POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2008 presidential race, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video f...
|Nearly half of Americans still suspect vaccine-autism link - USATODAY.com|
Just a slim majority of Americans -- 52% -- think vaccines don't cause autism, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found...
|Obama could survive some bumps on road to 2012 reelection|
When then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) won the White House in 2008, it was widely regarded as a landslide victory over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Most important Q on bipartisan SOTU seating-more standing Os due to social pressure on Rs by Ds, or fewer since Ds can't coordinate as well?
Reminder to NYT: Making Immelt an adviser isn't necessarily "pro-business" http://j.mp/gE3rm4 Interests of an incumbent not same as sector
|Obama Sends Pro-Business Signal With Adviser Choice - NYTimes.com|
The selection of Jeffrey R. Immelt, the G.E. chief, for economic council adviser signals a shift in strategy for the White House.
|George Allen to announce Senate bid Monday - David Catanese - POLITICO.com|
George Allen will formally declare his candidacy.
|George Allen's "macaca" gaffe - Brendan Nyhan|
According to the Washington Post, Senator George Allen, the 2008 presidential contender with an ugly history of exploiting racial issues, has described his senatorial opponent's non-white staffe...
|Columnist declares February 'Palin-Free' – Parker Spitzer - CNN.com Blogs|
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank calls on fellow journalists, including Kathleen Parker, to join him for a Sarah "Palin-free February." Has the media grown tired of the 2008 Republican vic...
Great to see NYT op-ed on vaccine resistance, but "present[ing] the facts" unlikely to be as effective as author thinks http://j.mp/h27v6P
|A Century of Vaccine Scares - NYTimes.com|
How to finally change the conversation on immunization.
SOTU response announcement has put my post on Tim Kaine's crazy eyebrow back in the news http://j.mp/fnNioT
|Paul Ryan's SOTU Response: What Could Go Wrong? - Garance Franke-Ruta and Chris Good - Politics - The Atlantic|
Ryan seems perfect for the job, but something always goes haywire
Back in '06, Columbus Dispatch called my blog "the site for chatter about 'Tim Kaine's crazy eyebrow'" http://j.mp/dOnug0 Very proud of that
|Columbus Dispatch cites my Tim Kaine eyebrow post - Brendan Nyhan|
Upholding this site's reputation for substantive commentary and insightful analysis, I'm quoted in the Columbus Dispatch discussing Tim Kaine's crazy eyebrow: Blogger notes overarching concern a...
|I'm declaring February a Palin-free month. Join me!|
Obama's failures in Fed policy continue to be vastly underrated relative to other economic policy mistakes http://j.mp/eZ6REH
|Yglesias » Do People Know What Powers The President Has?|
|Weigel : Huck's World|
First, the Everlasting Caveat: National presidential primary polls do not matter. Do you see President Hillary Clinton or President Rudy Giuliani around here? No? Case in point. With that, the n...
|Pelosi Taps Marketing Guru|
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire -- News, polls and buzz
Contra Matt Bai and many others, "the Welch-McCarthy encounter was at the time essentially a one-day story" http://j.mp/gPB7Ls
|On ‘transformational moments’ that journalists see « Media Myth Alert|
NYT changing motto to "All the Amy Chua News That's Fit to Print" -- today's review is 5th print article in the last week http://j.mp/eN5DcD
|Amy Chua’s ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ - Review - NYTimes.com|
In “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” Amy Chua offers a highly readable screed on the art of obsessive parenting.