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Entries by Jason Linkins from 11/2012

The Final Week Of 2012 Political Advertising, And Its Effects

Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, I found myself curious about what the world of political science had to say about the final week of the campaign and the last-minute advert...

Barack Obama's Columbia GPA Ferreted Out By The Daily Caller Via Random Guy From The Interwebs

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Go ahead and give Mitt Romney all of your unskewed Electoral College votes, folks, because The Daily Caller has done changed the game with their recen...

Obama Honorary Degree Linked To Rolling Papers By Multiple Sources

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Daily Caller broke the news Friday that a single anonymous source is pretty sure he heard correctly when another guy told him that P...

Then We Came To The End: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Nov. 2

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

And so it has come to this, our final dispatch before Election Day, and the nagging obligation to "sum it all up" and "bring it all back home." The 20...

WaPo's Downie Blasts Tomorrow Morning's Sunday Show Line Up, But Misses A Larger Problem

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Over at the Washington Post's "Post Partisan" blog, James Downie takes issue with the line-ups of this Sunday morning's political chat-shows, calling ...

Chris Kluwe Quits St. Paul Pioneer Press Over Marriage Equality Amendment Editorial

Posted 11.03.2012 | Media

Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken proponent of marriage equality, has resigned as a contributor to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the...

Will Ferrell Wants You To Vote So Bad He Will Eat Garbage, Among Other Enticing Offers

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Getting down to the last few days of this here election, folks. Let's see, what do we have left before the big night? Oh, hey, here's a funny video...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

You might expect that here on the Sunday before the election, these shows are going to pull out the stops, ask tough questions, and get into the nitty-gritty of what's at stake on Tuesday. On the other hand: why start now?

HuffPost List Has Got Those End-Of-The-Campaign, Last-Minute Freak-Out Blues

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

It’s official. We’ve got just a few hours left until Election Day is in the books, which can only mean one thing. Everybody freak out. There c...

Dixville Notch Election Results 2012: Obama And Romney Tie, 5 Votes Apiece

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By tradition, the unincorporated village of Dixville Notch, N.H., located in Coos County, is one of two locations that get to cast the first votes of ...

Hart's Location Election Results 2012: Obama 23, Romney 9, Johnson 1

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By tradition, the town of Hart's Location, located in Carroll County, New Hampshire, is one of two locations that get to cast the first votes of the p...

Arizona Election 2012: Jeff Flake, Richard Carmona Battle For Red State With Blue Possibilities

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The impending retirement of Republican Sen. Jon Kyl created a vacuum in Arizona, and into that vacuum came Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, who represents ...

Orrin Hatch Faces Scott Howell In Utah Senate Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Utah Senate race, the only major problem that long-serving Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch had to weather was the same Tea Party discontent that fo...

Connecticut Election 2012: Linda McMahon Of Wrestling Fame Takes On Less Colorful Chris Murphy

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, who attempted to win a Connecticut Senate seat in 2010, only to see her mostly self-financed c...

Mazie Hirono Election: Hawaii Rep Battles Former Gov. Linda Lingle For Senate Seat

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The retirement of Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) after three terms opened up the opportunity for what many thought would be a competitive Senate race. B...

Bob Casey Faces Tom Smith In Pennsylvania Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In Pennsylvania, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is battling Tom Smith, a former Democrat and coal mine owner whose political career has been, up ...

Richard Mourdock, Controversy Magnet, Faces Off Against Joe Donnelly: Indiana Election 2012

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The precise moment the Indiana Senate race became interesting was when state Treasurer Richard Mourdock rode the remaining vestiges of the 2010 Tea Pa...

Elizabeth Warren Maintains Small Lead Over Scott Brown In Massachusetts

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Massachusetts Senate race features two competitors who seemingly achieved political-celebrity status upon their very introduction into the pu...

Claire McCaskill Leading Todd Akin As Gap In Missouri Election 2012 Polls Widens

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

For embattled incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, winning reelection to her Missouri Senate seat was going to require a number of things to brea...

Montana Election 2012: Jon Tester, Denny Rehberg Race To The Wire

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

One of the rougher Senate races of 2012 is being waged by two Montana men built for rough work, incumbent Democratic Sen. John Tester and his GOP chal...

Shelley Berkley Faces Dean Heller In Nevada Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

One of the more bitter races playing out in 2012 is the race for the Nevada Senate, where incumbent Republican Dean Heller -- who was appointed to fil...

Bob Menendez Election: Incumbent Faces Joseph Kyrillos In New Jersey Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the New Jersey Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is facing Republican New Jersey state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos. In the final days of...

Martin Heinrich Faces Heather Wilson In New Mexico Senate Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Another Democratic Senate retirement, another open seat opportunity. This time it’s six-term senator and Democratic Party veteran Jeff Bingaman quit...

Debbie Stabenow Election: Incumbent Has Big Lead Over Pete Hoekstra In Michigan Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Michigan Senate race, two-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow is facing former Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Hoekstra was last seen in ...

Kirsten Gillibrand, Wendy Long Face Off In New York Senate Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Kirsten Gillibrand made her way to the U.S. Senate in some of the most awkward circumstances imaginable. She was the eventual pick of then-New York Go...