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Jason Linkins

Let's Help Rush Limbaugh With This Whole Movies With The Word 'Slave' In The Title Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Conservative talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh has some thoughts about Academy Award Best Picture winner "12 Years A Slave": “If it was the on...

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Georgia's Common Core Paranoia May Be Coming For The SAT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

If you've spent any time at all reading up on recent trends in education policy, you probably know: Common Core State Standards Initiative -- the most...

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Nate Silver Hates All The Right Things About The Political Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

In the upcoming issue of Time magazine, Jack Dickey will offer a feature on Nate Silver, whose FiveThirtyEight enterprise will soon become a semi-inde...

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Marco Rubio Is On The 'Comeback' Trail Because Of That Time He Totally Criticized A Retiring Liberal Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Earlier this week, in an attempt to get everyone to calm down about the far-off 2016 presidential campaign and stop proclaiming non-candidates to be "...

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Relax Everybody, Nobody Is A '2016 Frontrunner' Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

I don't know if it was the anticipation of being snowed in today, or the zany highs of award season reaching their peak with last night's Academy Awar...

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Conservatives Have Some Pretty Confused Thoughts About Vladimir Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

Spend enough time down in the dodgier neighborhoods of our political discourse, and you'll come away with the funny feeling that the most flamboyant c...

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A Brief History Of The Republican Alternative To Obamacare: Your Sunday Morning Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

How to explain the history of the 'Republican alternative to Obamacare?' It seems to reside in a realm where time elongates and reality warps. I cannot remember a time in which Republicans weren't fervently offering an 'Obamacare alternative.'

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Lobbyist Trying To Ban Gay Players From The NFL Faces Backlash From Clients

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

A few days ago, lobbyist Jack Burkman, the CEO of Burkman LLC, came out of the closet and proclaimed himself to be openly idiotic, announcing a plan t...

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Ronan Farrow Denies It Was His Idea To Ban Woody Allen Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Earlier Wednesday, the New York Post's Page Six reported that MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, who is set to receive the "Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exp...

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Anyone Who Fact Checks This Obamacare Attack Ad Hates Cancer Patients, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Big news from the war on fact checking today, folks. About a week ago, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) launched an attack ad against Rep. Gary Peters (...

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Obamacare Encourages Some Risky Behavior -- And That's A Good Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Last September, Josh Barro wrote a piece about the ways in which the Affordable Care Act would "change the way [people] work and retire," for the good...

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WaPo Editors Express Dismay With The Monster They Created

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

The editors of The Washington Post are shocked -- shocked! -- to find that deficit panic is happening in their backyard: Virginia Republicans, havi...

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Let's Do It! Let's Raise The Minimum Wage! Your Sunday Morning Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

This week, the Congressional Budget Office has once again proven itself an able newsmaker, issuing a report scoring the economic impact of a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. And once again, the CBO has produced a reality-based mixed bag.

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A Journey Inside Wall Street's Most Secret Society

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

When Kevin Roose of New York magazine snuck into the 80th annual dinner of Wall Street secret society Kappa Beta Phi, he wasn't simply trying to see i...

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Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

At some point in the recent past, you may have heard that the federal government launched this health insurance exchange website called Healthcare.gov...

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The Sad And Hilarious Story Of America's Most Incompetent Deficit Hacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Earlier this week, Politico's Byron Tau reported on the sad state of The Can Kicks Back, a deficit-hack outfit spun off of Fix The Debt, whose unique strategy in the "OMG TEH DEFICITZ" Wars was to attempt the enlistment of millenials in the effort to impoverish their grandparents.

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And Now Joe Scarborough Would Like Some Attention From The 2016 Speculation Mongers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Back in 2010, MSNBC presenter and "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough told his television colleagues that he was "irritated" at a Huffington Post story...

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Want To Prevent More Debt Ceiling Fiascoes? Dick Gephardt To The Rescue!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives did something that -- in the past -- wouldn't have garnered much attention: They passed a clean bill authoriz...

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Democratic Senators Need A Better 2014 Plan Than Just 'Stay Away Obama'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Probably one of the easiest stories you can write in an election year is the one where you find some vulnerable members of Congress running for reelec...

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The CBO Basically Now Has To Explain Its Report In A Way A 6 Year Old Can Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

With extraordinary patience, the Congressional Budget Office has responded to the confusion over its recent report on the Affordable Care Act, providi...

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How The Media Blew The Biggest Story Of The Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Just over a week ago, Philadelphia Weekly published a cover story about a local musician named Jordan White, premised on the notion that White -- an earnest singer-songwriter type -- was some sort of stealth superstar in the Philadelphia music scene. The headline in the print edition was insistent in pushing this zingy notion: 'Jordan White may be the most famous local rock balladeer you've never heard of.'

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In What World Is Bernie Sanders Only The 37th Most Liberal Senator?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

National Journal, as is its wont, has released its latest round of rankings in an effort to determine who are the most liberal and most conservative m...

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Everything Hillary Clinton Does Fuels 2016 Speculation, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The year is young, but it's going to be a tough competition to write a dumber sentence that includes the word "speculation" and the number "2016," tha...

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Chris Cillizza Would Prefer His Readers Be Mystified

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Following hard on the heels of Politico's own 'Up With-Misinformation!' take on Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report, here comes Chris Cillizz...

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Politico Doesn't Want To Help People Understand The CBO's Obamacare Analysis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Reading for comprehension can be hard for some people who work in the media. And we all know that the typical Congressional Budget Office report i...