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[N]ow some people have asked me if I intend to run for President in 2016? And the answer is that I have no plans to run. I’ve made that clear, over and over again…in Iowa…in New Hampshire…and in South Carolina.

The Gambit digs up Jindal’s Gridiron Dinner speech

Gridiron shows: Bobby Jindal and Stacy Head | Blog of New Orleans

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Republicans have not had a friendly relationship with science these past few months: crazy theories about rape, attacking climate scientists, and referring to evolution as “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” Just yesterday, 2016 Republican presidential contender, Marco Rubio, made headlines for refusing to answer how old he thinks the Earth is, sparking widespread concern over another anti-science congressman who ironically sits on the Committee on Science.

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The Twitter Political Index, or Twindex…
(via Twitter Blog: A new barometer for the election)

The Twitter Political Index, or Twindex…

(via Twitter Blog: A new barometer for the election)

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Romney Family Name Generator

cheatsheet:

inadvisable:

Once I’m adopted, I’ll be Mope.

Maxx!

Bulb - I always knew I was a bright mofo…

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futurejournalismproject:

The Economist + Pressly + Tumblr = Electionism

The Economist recently launched a 2012 presidential HTML5 site for tablets called Electionism and uses a nifty bit of MacGyvering to get it done.

It appears the Economist Group Media Lab is using Tumblr as a backend where they curate content from various news sources. These feed into Pressly, a startup that pulls RSS feeds and Twitter posts, and extracts the content contained within links for magazine-style tablet display.

Pictured above are various screens from a tablet display and includes the Electionism Home, Category, Twitter and articles. The site currently works on the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire.

Interested in following the actual Electionism Tumblr? That’s over here.

Select images to embiggen.

H/T: Journalism.co.uk.

Still looks a little buggy, but this could turn into a valuable resource as the election proceeds. I wish I knew about it last night to see how it worked during the Primary.

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newshour:

Voters in the Granite State are a day away from becoming the second state to weigh in on which Republican presidential candidate will represent the party against President Obama in November.
(A young fan of Mitt Romney reaches out to shake his hand during a rally at Exeter High School on Sunday. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.)

So much more than a thousand words.

newshour:

Voters in the Granite State are a day away from becoming the second state to weigh in on which Republican presidential candidate will represent the party against President Obama in November.

(A young fan of Mitt Romney reaches out to shake his hand during a rally at Exeter High School on Sunday. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.)

So much more than a thousand words.

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Don’t dismiss the Wall Street occupation

soupsoup:

My take on the whole affair. What do you think? Are they worth our attention? Should more of us be joining and supporting them?

I’ve been paying attention for the sole purpose of discovering something of substance in this movement, but I have yet to find it. I’m not even sure what they’re after, and it appears that DeRosa, as well as the 99 percent themselves are similarly foggy on the point of the whole affair.

Are they hoping they’ll scare the brokers into regulating themselves for the good of society? Shouldn’t they be occupying DC, where many of the rules and loopholes they abhor were created?

The numbers game in the NYT article makes a salient point:

It is a curious fact of life in New York that even as the disparities between rich and poor grow deeper, the kind of large-scale civil agitation that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently suggested might happen here hasn’t taken shape. The city has two million more residents than Wisconsin, but there, continuing protests of the state budget bill this year turned out approximately 100,000 people at their peak.

The 99 percent claims to have had 20,000 protesters involved at one point, although other observers believed the number was closer to several hundred.

I’ll just keep an eye on them to see if they can build some momentum.