The best thing about D.C. is the people. They are so nice and genuine. Seeing us...– So there, rest of America. You may hate D.C. but Bryce Harper thinks we’re nice!
Socially savvy journalists already recognize that Reddit is a veritable...– Is Reddit a Journalist? (via alexjamesfitz) hmm.
How would you caption this?
2012swingstates: Photo credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais - AP This photo was taken Wednesday, but it seems oh-so-appropriate after today’s Supreme Court health-care decision. Enter your best description of it here, on the Fix, or on Twitter using #Fixcaption, and you could win a Fix t-shirt.
The 12 | Tumbling the 2012 campaign: USA Today:... →
2012swingstates: For the first time in more than 100 years, Missouri is not considered to be among the group of competitive battlegrounds which could determine the results of the presidential elections, according to a report by USA Today’s Deidre Shesgreen. Instead, the Show-Me State leans Republican. Obama…
Scott Walker gets Honey Badger’d →
2012swingstates: Scott Walker fans at Misfit Politics created their own “Honey Badger” parody to celebrate the Wisconsin governor’s recent victory in the state’s recall election. The video is based on the 2011 viral sensation, “Honey Badger.” The Wisconsin state animal is, fittingly, a badger.
Could Twitter-Based Donations Change Politics in... →
alexjamesfitz: Hey, this is crazy, and you just followed me, but donate maybe?
toddzwillich: Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) channels...
Sights from Romney's Father's Day campaign stop
2012swingstates: Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s bus tour blew through Ohio this weekend, including a stop in Brunswick, where he hosted a Father’s Day pancake breakfast at Mapleside Farms. There was a huge turnout for the event, despite the wind and rain. Kent State University photo journalist Laura Fong joined me to capture the rally in photos. Take a look: Images by Laura Fong Follow...
I love them. I love them like they’re my own.– Mitt Romney, on his sons. (via washingtonpoststyle)
So far, the super PAC created by [Linbeck] has helped defeat two veteran...– Paul Kane on the man who is trying to defeat incumbents. All of them.
After work, many staffers gathered at Wit’s Inn, a Mid-City bar where the...– Lots of lines in this Gambit piece made me flinch, but this one made me smile. It’s a generous bunch who ponies up for a couple hundred recently-fired New Orleanians.
Marco Rubio's brother-in-law is the speedo-clad... →
yahoopolitics: Seriously. Chris Moody reports ten things you didn’t know about the Florida Senator from the new unauthorized biography on Rubio here. Didn’t know that.
Udall making daily pleas on Senate floor for wind... →
2012swingstates: Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) continues to appeal to appeal to his colleagues about the importance of the wind protection tax credit, which will expire at the end of 2012. Udall, one of Colorado’s two Democratic senators, is pledging to make a speech about extending the $4.1 million tax credit every morning on the Senate floor until it is passed, according Allison Sherry at...
He voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and plans to vote for President Obama this...– Ed O’Keefe profiles Maine Senate candidate Angus King (I), finding lots of friends despite his refusal to leave the “lonely middle ground.”
Are swing state economies the only ones that... →
2012swingstates: Politically speaking, blue Rhode Island’s 11.2 percent unemployment rate is insignificant, as is red Oklahoma’s 5 percent. From ABC’s Matt Negrin: Because the United States still holds elections under the arcane rules of the electoral college, only a handful of states will…
Five myths about swing states →
2012swingstates: Sometimes it seems that the nominees are running for president of the United States of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, and that the rest of us are just spectators. A few misperceptions about these in-demand states in by Jonathan Bernstein in today’s Washington Post Outlook section.
When the '86 Giants Visited the White House, This...
They’re coming back mentalflossr: Original Caption: Harry Carson dumping Gatorade (popcorn) on President Reagan with Nancy Reagan watching at the Diplomatic entrance. President Reagan met the New York Giants football team after Super Bowl XXI victory. 2/13/87. Today the 2011 Giants are meeting President Obama.
Colorado Republicans warming up to Romney
How “Colorado” is this picture? 2012swingstates: Although he wasn’t the caucus choice in February, Colorado Republicans are now mustering support for Mitt Romney, who hopes to turn what was a blue state in 2008. Students line up to see President Obama speak at the Coors Center in Boulder, Colo. on April 24. Rick Santorum was the Colorado Republicans’ preference in the February...
When a senator or congressman walks into a room now, you don’t think power. You...– — Sally Quinn on the decline of D.C.’s power set. (diplomats? journalists? also powerless) (via amzam) Real talk for Washingtonians.
Introducing the 12: Student journalists... →
The 12 is live! Check out our new Tumblr, curated by student journalists at 12 universities in 2012 swing states. 2012swingstates: It’s all but certain that a handful of states will determine whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will get to 270 electoral votes Nov. 6. And within those states, a few recurring narratives will dominate headlines and national perceptions about how those votes will...