Presidential Election 2012

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Why Romney Didn’t Choose Christie for V.P.

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin–the graybeards of who’s up, who’s down beltway journalism–are out with Double Down: Game Change 2012, the sequel to…Game Change. The […]

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By Gerrymandering the Democrats, You Only Make Them Stronger

Even in this era of political cynicism, the brazenness of Republicans’ recent redistricting efforts—especially in Pennsylvania—seemed breathtaking. To demonstrate the absurdity of the revisions, Slate […]

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Study: Voter ID Law Cut PA Turnout by 35,000

As the state Supreme Court mulls the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, a new study adds some context to the debate. The study, commissioned […]

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Book: Chris Christie Is Awesome, According to Chris Christie

The NYT reports today on a new book by Dan Balz, a veteran reporter, about the 2012 election. It apparently focuses a bit on Chris […]

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Michele Bachmann’s Legacy Is Much Scarier Than Her Eyes Ever Were

History may very well look back on Michele Bachmann’s political career with much amusement. She was the conservative Republican congresswoman with the ever-present off-kilter look […]

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Penn Student In Hot Water After Leaking Video of Conservative Pundit

On Monday April 22nd, conservative pollster and talking head Frank Luntz gave a speech at Penn (he’s class of ’83). At one point he requested […]

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Kid Tweets Bomb Threat at Santorum During Michigan Speech

Ah, the perils of the paid-gig speaking tour. Talking to a high school in Grosse Point, Michigan–Romney territory–Santorum received an apparently empty bomb threat via […]

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Tax Day Is Now Dick Morris Day as Failed Fox Pundit Makes WPHT Debut

Today, dearly departing for satellite radio Michael Smerconish has officially been succeeded by Dick Morris, the fired Fox News pundit who should be forever remembered […]

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Gingrich and Santorum Nearly Formed “Unity Ticket” to Beat Romney

If not for a couple of massive egos, Mitt Romney may never have been the GOP nominee. Josh Green reports that last February, during the […]

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WPHT Fills Its Afternoons With Dick

Consider this: Dick Morris—the man who will replace Michael Smerconish as WPHT’s weekday afternoon host—is such a huge hack and has so little regard for […]

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Failed Fox Pundit Dick Morris Replacing Smerconish at Talk Radio 1210

Dick Morris predicted Romney would win in a “landslide,” winning 325 electoral votes. (He won 206.) He was named “Worst Pundit of 2012” by PunditTracker, […]

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Philly Native Behind the Obama Tech Squad that Whupped Romney

Germantown native and deputy chief technology officer for Barack Obama’s campaign dished on the POTUS’s web strategy at Callowhill’s VentureF0rth tech incubator. Among the revelations: […]

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David Cohen Raised a LOT of Money for Obama Last Year

Jack-of-all trades Comcast exec David L. Cohen and his wife Rhonda were two of Philly’s three biggest Obama fundraisers last year, collecting over $500,000 from […]

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Video: In First Post-Election Interview, Mitt Romney Addresses iPhone Pictures of his Mussed Hair

The twice-felled presidential candidate sat down with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace yesterday, once with his wife, once solo. This is the first time we’ve […]

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Philadelphia Weekly Tracks Down the City’s 3 Black Republicans

“They’re here. They’re serious. They’d like to talk,” reads PW’s cover story. And one’s registered as a Democrat, another doesn’t like the state’s voter ID […]