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From campaigns through elections, then to lobbying and governing.
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Electronic health records ripe for theft

Electronic health records ripe for theft | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
On the black market, a full identity profile in a single record can bring as much as $500.
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Do you know where your records are?

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The Obama Paradox: Politico takes a crack at explaining why things seem to keep going wrong for Obama.

The ritual started in earnest last fall in the midst of the biggest humiliation of Barack Obama’s presidency, the failure of the health care website. Anytime he heard a sliver of good news, the president reacted the same way: He knocked on the polished cherry wood table in the Roosevelt Room. It’s a small thing, almost a nervous tic, but...
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How Republicans lose by winning

How Republicans lose by winning | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
It’s the predominant paradox of contemporary American politics: If Republicans prevail in this year’s midterm congressional elections, it will be because of their party’s sharp-edged stances on topics like abortion and Benghazi, Obamacare and immigration, gay marriage and the minimum wage — issues that energize the GOP’s...
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Rick Winsman's curator insight, May 22, 7:25 AM

As Will Rogers so succinctly put it, "The only thing that man learns from history is that man does not learn from history."  Will the GOP repeat 2010 and 2012 all over again in 2014 and 2016?

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2013's biggest media stories (and screw-ups)

It was a sea-change year for the media — one filled with industry-shaking events and some memorable press blunders. 2013 was indeed exceptional: Edward Snowden released the biggest leak in U.S.

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Muslim leaders explain Barack Obama's high approval rating among Muslims

Muslim leaders explain Barack Obama's high approval rating among Muslims | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Muslim-American leaders said Friday that a new poll showing the community’s sky-high approval rating of President Barack Obama stems partly from its disdain for the Republican party. “I think [Muslim-Americans] see the president sympathetically, but they also see his opponents to be, for lack of a better term, just damn awful,” said...
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Big Money, the Koch Brothers and Me

Big Money, the Koch Brothers and Me | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
It was a dreary Pacific Northwest evening in February 2012, and President Barack Obama’s mood matched the weather. Despite being among supporters who had gathered in a stunning modernist mansion in Seattle’s eastern suburbs, he seemed irritated. Pacing in front of towering 25-foot-high windows that offered a sweeping view of a rain-spattered...
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Money is here to stay, in commerce, in the entertainment industry, in sports and in politics, among other places.

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Politico’s Mike Allen goes native

Politico’s Mike Allen goes native | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Erik Wemple’s devastating takedown of Politico’s Mike Allen is the big read in Washington.

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I don't know any journalist or news source in Washington who has not read this or the original Washington Post article in the month since it was published.

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