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You know, every primary it gets better – we love Chuck Todd and his skills with the stylus.  Last night he even started our new favorite word “primacaucus” – yes, we’re nerds.  A little Chuck Todd action: (more…)

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We know, it’s Thursday, super Tuesday is old news. We decided to take Wednesday to see how the hot air blew around the punditry. We’ve got a full run down after the jump- including Willard dropping out of the race. (more…)

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Super Tuesday

So today is super tuesday, what’s going on out there? Are you at a polling place or standing in line? Chat it up in comments.

Update: Huckabee takes West Virginia after the second round of balloting Huckabee 52% Romney 47% McCain 1%

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The AP is reporting that John Edwards is expected to drop out today at 1p EST in New Orleans where he began his campaign. His delegates and support are expected to go to Obama.

Update: The Washington Post is saying a source close to Edwards was the leak. He does have dozens of delegates to give up. John- expect some hatchet-man from the Billary mob, sometime this morning to give you an offer you can’t refuse, for your delegates.

This is unfounded speculation, but what are the odds of an Obama/Edwards ticket? Comments invited.

Further:
Edwards Is Dropping Out

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The longer I watch the Florida Primary unfold, the more pissed off I get. How many more stolen elections do we have to sit through? Camp Billary just had a conference call allegedly explaining her sudden cry to have the delegates seated. According to Billary, it’s entirely a coincidence she’s having this whim of fairness when the polling (her push polling maybe?) is showing that she’ll take the state. I’ve got the full run down of the electoral rules in play in Florida right now on the flipside. (more…)

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Well it’s been one hell of a Monday, and it will only get better. Tonight, as you know is the State of the Union, which will be the closing act in a day of political theater, perhaps yet unmatched in this campaign season and indeed this year. We’re going to run down all the acts of today’s great play on the flipside including, dueling Kennedy Endorsements, political rally’s on both sides of the isle, pre-SOTU speculation, and pre-Florida. Even with video in case you missed some of the action- (more…)

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In China, middle class people, businessmen, office managers, have been organizing sudden, short mass protests via euphemisms in conversation and text messages, circumventing the Chinese police state to make their voices heard on issues. These people understand Chinese law, their own rights, and have a firm grasp on what is taking place in their neighborhoods and countries. But, the strict police state that is designed to keep down dissent can’t compete with quiet conversations, blogs in code and texting. To Wit:

“They can’t arrest everybody,” said Yao, a 58-year-old protester who asked that his full name not be used because he is a manager at a state-owned enterprise.

And that’s the plain truth for both Chinese police and American police. (more…)

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