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Jason Linkins

Pity The Poor Multi-Millionaires And Their Waning Political Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

It probably will come as no surprise to any of you to hear the news that most of you are not making it in America. And one way in which the semi-perma...

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Important Fact-Check: 108,000,000,000 ÷ 12,000,000 = 9,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

The Washington Post's resident fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, has a pretty important corrective to mete out to an unsuspecting congressman today. Specif...

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'Testing The Waters': The Unseen Significance Of A Candidate Cliche

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

A few weeks ago, I had the occasion to write about the myriad steps that a human being takes along the way to becoming a presidential candidate -- fro...

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Hillary Clinton Moved Her Head, According To Crack Campaign Reporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a featured guest Monday at the Center for American Progress' "Expanding Opportunity ...

Indiana Republican Senator Won't Run Again In 2016

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the United States Senate, becoming the fourth senator of the 2016 cycle to not s...

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New Hampshire Fourth-Graders Learn Vital Lesson In Cynicism From State Legislature

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

Most people agree that it's vital for the youth of America to learn about civic participation and the ins and outs of our representative democracy. So...

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It's Sad That The Best The Media Can Do To Fight Government Corruption Is Scalp Aaron Schock

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

This week, noted ab-haver Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) announced that he will be resigning his seat March 31 under the weight of multiple examples of sh...

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Nope.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

There have been a lot of stories in the news in recent days about reality television's Donald Trump and his intentions to run for president in 2016. H...

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Clinton Email Controversy Gives 2016 Race Its First Dose Of High Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

No matter how many emails Clinton discloses, if this imagined missive fails to materialize, it will always be thought of something that's being hidden, as opposed to something that does not exist. The only solution is for none of this to have happened in the first place -- and it's not as if this required some super-genius amount of foresight to prevent. Rather than solve the problem, it must simply be endured -- and not just by Clinton herself. Whatever you think of this email micro-event -- be it the intimation of a larger disorder, or one more shiny object of diminishing value -- the fact is that it has altered the "invisible primary" in some measurable way for Clinton's allies, her opponents, and the media tasked with covering the story.

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Hillary Clinton's Email Problem Is Unsolvable

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

Tuesday afternoon, the first act of "Hillary Clinton Email Dämmerung" concluded, with the former secretary of state providing an eager mass of report...

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ICYMI: Here's Everything That Happened During The Netanyahu News Dump

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning, an event that was -- for many Beltwa...

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62 Takeaways From CPAC 2015, Ranked

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Any time a thing happens in politics, the media has "Takeaways" about that thing. And whenever the media has a bunch of Takeaways, Eat The Press gathe...

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Chris Christie: Watercolor Memories Of A Candidacy That 'Peaked Too Soon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Every election cycle can be considered, first and foremost, a monument to hype. With every passing week, the political world is a blizzard of brash pr...

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Obamacare Opponents Should Pick One Weird Conspiracy Theory And Stick To It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

As you may have heard, congressional Republicans have embarked once again on their six-year mission to eventually one day get around to coming up with...

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Overused Management Bromide Now The Exclusive Property Of Carly Fiorina, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Those who closely followed the 2014 midterm elections were treated to any number of compelling stories about candidates poaching one another's ideas a...

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Anonymous Sources, Political Reporters Courageously Forge On After Criticism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

A few days after the over-reliance on anonymous sources in coverage of Hillary Clinton's proto-campaign was sharply criticized on the record by actual...

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Hillary Clinton And The Not Too Bitter, Not Too Smooth, Just Right Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

Every election cycle can be considered, first and foremost, a monument to hype. With every passing week, the political world is a blizzard of brash pr...

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Does Hillary Clinton Have An Anonymous-Sources Problem? We Asked A Bunch Of Anonymous Sources

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Over at National Journal, Emily Schultheis reports on a problem that's been bedeviling those who are closely tied to the proto-campaign of former secr...

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Jeb Bush's 'Big Tent' Welcomes Iraq War Screw-Ups

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

This week, the 2016 campaign takes us back to Iraq as the media grapples with the emerging foreign policy philosophy and advisory team of Jeb Bush. Th...

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Your 2016 Candidates Have A Secret Weapon, According To The Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

Sometimes, in life, you succeed on your own merits. But other times, you need a little something extra. And when the media thinks that they've caught on to that "something extra," they've got a term for it: the secret weapon.

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A Rare Success For No Labels Actually Makes Washington Dysfunction Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

No Labels, a loosely organized collection of platitude wielders, hasn't achieved much in its short time on this Earth. At least as far as its stated p...

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Bobby Jindal At Odds With RNC Over 2016 Debate Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Last month, the Republican National Committee took pity on a nation still healing from a presidential election cycle that featured over 20 separate pr...

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The Great Mitt-Stakes: Who 'Wins' Now That Romney Has Quit The Race?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics

Every election cycle can be considered, first and foremost, a monument to hype. With every passing week, the political world is a blizzard of brash pr...

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How Will 'The Daily Show' Cover Brian Williams' War Story Woes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2015 | Media

Brian Williams, anchor of "NBC Nightly News," is in a world of hurt right now. Earlier this week, a tale that Williams has been telling for some time ...

Janie Velencia

Poll Highlights Disagreements Between Foreign Policy Experts And The Public

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

International relations scholars are far more likely than the public at large to support increasing immigration -- one of several marked differences b...