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Quote of the Day: Sam Stein on why NY-9 shows things not good for Obama

09/14/11 12:50PM

Sam Stein, Huffington Post: “You can read any poll numbers, and it shows the president is immensely unpopular among people who he should be popular with. I think he won the district by 55 percent in 2008. Right now his favorability in that district is under 40; that’s not a good sign for Obama. But then you have to understand this district is likely to be gone in about 14 months when redistricting happens. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 14, 2011

09/14/11 10:25AM

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA  BY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMES said she considered her main job to be distracting and soothing her husband ... she did not see herself as an Eleanor Roosevelt, wanting to pester him about some pressing political matter. “I remember I said it in an interview once,” she recalled, “... ‘Where do you get your opinions?’ And I said, ‘I get all my opinions from my husband.’ Which is true. How could I have any political opinions, you know? His were going to be the best. And I could never conceive of not voting for whoever my husband was for. But the young Mrs. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Sept. 14th

09/14/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?There was a special election in New York last night. It was over Weiner's seat.Republican wins easily in Nevada special electionElizabeth Warren will runYou know how those U.S. hikers were going to be freed? Well, it's a bit complicatedRivera notches up 600th save, closes in on recordAttack on Kabul ends after 20 hours of fightingNearly one in six in poverty in the U.S.; children hit hard, Census saysGirls played on Fallon last night, and it was good read more

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