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Joe Henderson: Assault on polling begins in ShameFest 2016

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As we approach the home stretch of ShameFest 2016 — otherwise known as the election — we should take a moment to ponder one of the great moments the last time the nation chose a president. It was election night 2012 and Fox News, accurately as it turned out, declared President Barack Obama had won Ohio and, thus, a second term as commander in chief. But GOP operative Karl Rove didn’t agree. He argued live on camera that his own…

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Amateur blogosphere, RIP

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The New York Times announced that it will incorporate fivethirtyeight.com into the NYT website: This summer The New York Times will incorporate the political blog FiveThirtyEight into the political news section of NYTimes.com. Blogger, polling expert and founder of FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver will continue to oversee the blog and will also be a regular contributor to The New York Times and to The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Only five years ago, the progressive political blogosphere was still predominately a…

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