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2012 Speculation

Jason Linkins

Bill Daley Is Apparently The One Guy Who Really Took The 'Joe Biden-Hillary Clinton Switch' Seriously

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Given enough exposure to political punditry, you are going to hear a lot of extremely stupid ideas bandied about -- in fact, you may never hear an int...

Wall Street's Latest Dark Market Gambling: Ethanol

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Rampant, unregulated Wall Street speculation by taxpayer-backed too-dangerous-to-fail megabanks must not be allowed to wreck another market and inflict more pain on Main Street.

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Dick Morris Still Blaming Hurricane Sandy For His Own Terrible Predictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Dick Morris, famously "benched" by Fox News (whatever that means) for being generically terrible and constantly wrong about politics, returns to his o...

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Dick Morris Admits That He Is A Partisan Hack

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

When last we left Dick Morris, he was pretending to pen a mea culpa about how he had gotten his ornate prediction of a Mitt Romney landslide wrong. To...

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Dick Morris Falls On His Sword, Misses The Sword

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

So, if you recall, ol' Dick Morris, he predicted something of a landslide for Mitt Romney. Something of a crazy landslide, actually, in which it was a...

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The Worst Predictions Of The 2012 Election Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Tonight, barring some unforeseen horrible event (or a completely foreseen Ohio outcome that puts the fate of the presidency into some sort of weeks-lo...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | 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...

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The Final Week Of 2012 Political Advertising, And Its Effects

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | 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...

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Political Reporters, Pundits Unmoored By The Uncertain Election They Wanted Yielding So Much Uncertainty, According To Politico

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.31.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Politico has figured it all out. There is an election happening, and it could result in one guy being elected president, unless it doesn...

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Niall Ferguson Has Some Lu-Lu October Surprise Suggestions For Newsweek Readers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Over at Foreign Policy, Daniel Drezner has gotten a look-see at the latest Niall Ferguson column in Newsweek, and finds that the "Civilization" author...

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Our Ever-Loosening Grip On The Commonest Courtesies Slipped: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 26

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

At about this time in the 2008 presidential election season, a young woman named Ashley Todd went crazy in Pittsburgh. Todd, a volunteer for John McCa...

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Winning On Semantics, Missing The Point: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 19

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

One final note on this: we were a little dumbstruck by the number of people who commented that Obama had managed to definitively parry the issue or put Libya to bed. No, no! It really is more than what phrases were used in certain speeches, we're afraid. There is a whole debate coming on Monday, exclusively about foreign policy. That debate's moderator, Bob Schieffer, is absolutely going to want to earn his stripes. He will absolutely re-raise the question. If he doesn't he will be pilloried. So the matter has not been put to bed. Hopefully, Schieffer will manage to steer the discussion to more substantive grounds.

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Let's Talk About What A Hilarious Disaster It Would Be If We Had An Electoral College Tie

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

At a certain point during the home stretch of an election, attention tends to drift from the big national head-to-head polls to the more granular poll...

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A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 12

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

The reviews from Thursday night's debate are in, and the macro story, essentially, is that Vice President Joe Biden "managed to right the listing USS ...

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Suffolk Pulls Polling From Florida And Virginia Because Reasons, Shut Up!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

In the last weeks of the 2012 presidential election, there is going to be an ever-intensifying look at the polling numbers coming out of the battlegro...

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Pew Poll Prompts Mad Panic From Obama Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Now that we've entered the home stretch of this presidential campaign, we're starting to see what happens to high-information political partisans afte...

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The Sense Of An Ending: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 28

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

This week, the frenzied activity of the campaign trail seems to hit a caesura, of sorts, perhaps because now that we're at, or near, a halfway point b...

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Mitt's A Real Nowhere Man: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 21

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

At the Values Voter Summit this past weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan lit into President Barack Obama for his propensity for making ...

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Romney's '47 Percent' Comments Spreading Poison Downticket

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

The wide release of Mitt Romney's remarks about the "47 percent" of the country who the GOP presidential nominee says he'll "never convince" to "take ...

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Will A Gaffe Be A 2012 Campaign-Killer? Political Science Says 'No'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The pointed question, shouted at Mitt Romney in Poland, that more or less sums up the 2012 campaign season, is "What about your gaffes?" Well, what ab...

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Unwilling To Define Himself, '47%' Tape Defines Romney For Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Over the past few days, tension in the 2012 race has been considerably amped up by two statements from Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney....

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Mitt Romney Searches For A Former Clarity: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 14

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

One of the essential charges that's been levied at Mitt Romney by Team Obama Re-Elect is that he has, thus far, refused to offer any specifics in term...

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Here's To Shutting Up And Other Advice For The 'Era Of Backlash': The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 24

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Let's take a moment to consider what the world was like on Aug 8, 2012. That morning, Missouri Representative Todd Akin woke up and greeted the day as...

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Sunday Morning Coming Down For Paul Ryan Punditry: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 17

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Romney's decision to do his big Paul Ryan reveal last Saturday morning was one of those deft, media narrative-clinching maneuvers guaranteed to ensure...

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Only Those Who Guard the Mystery Of Mitt's Tax Returns Shall Be Unhappy: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 10

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

For as long as anyone can remember, mankind has yearned to see 10 consecutive years of Mitt Romney's tax returns. And for nearly as long, Romney a...