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First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

The GAO says the Bergdahl swap was illegal. In the past, that hasn’t resulted in much.

The Government Accountability Office released a review Thursday stating that the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap broke a law mandating that Congress be informed of prisoner transfers from Guantanamo. The review handed opponents of President Obama powerful ... [Published The Fix - 20 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Why the Senate race in New Hampshire is suddenly close

A surprising bit of news broke on Thursday night in the not-expected-to-be-all-that-close senate race in New Hampshire: Suddenly, it's close. But why? When we say "not expected to be close," that's a bit of an oversimplification. It's just that incumbent ... [Published The Fix - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

What happened in Ferguson could be happening anywhere. But it was more likely in Missouri.

Police, investigators, the nation and the people of Ferguson, Mo., are still trying to figure out what happened there and why. As for why the situation has become the powder keg that it has, it's worth looking at the state of race relations there. And ... [Published The Fix - Aug 22 2014]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

In which Rick Perry’s mugshot-fundraising t-shirt inspires a contest

For those foolish enough to question the extent to which Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) would embrace his indictment and booking on charges of abuse of power, we can firmly and quickly provide an answer. Gov. Rick Perry plans to wring the brouhaha for every ... [Published The Fix - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

What mugshot? Rick Perry gets back to work.

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) got a mugshot taken. Two days later, he's moved on to better things, like checking things off the "things people thinking about a presidential campaign usually do" to-do list. And, if the pictures are any proof, he ... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
Entities: Rick Perry
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Some unexpectedly detailed graphs comparing approval numbers for Obama and Bush

A tweet from the good people at Quinnipiac University's polling arm caught our eye on Thursday. It was this one: GRAPH “President Obama’s job approval is under 50% in every state polled by QU, even true-blue NY” Maurice Carroll pic.twitter.com/34UW0grgak ... [Published The Fix - 15 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Harry Reid just told Asian Americans they’re not ‘smarter than anybody else.’ He does stuff like this a lot.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says things from time to time that are at best impolitic and at worst pretty offensive. The term for both of these things in today's political vernacular is "gaffe." Such is the case again with the above remarks ... [Published The Fix - 19 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

One nation under slackers: remembering a time when we liked presidential vacations

Who wore it best? This game is at the center of presidential punditry, although it's not articles of clothing that are being juxtaposed, but articles of administration. In how many ways do our current leaders seem deficient, when compared to their antecedents? ... [Published The Fix - 16 hours ago]
Entities: Barack Obama
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

The New Yorker takes on Ferguson in a powerful cover

It's been more than 10 days since Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. -- an event that prompted ongoing protests and the entire national media's arrival in the St. Louis suburb. Thousands upon thousands of words have been written ... [Published The Fix - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Why Ferguson is a really big deal — in one chart

The scene in Ferguson, Mo., is certainly an unusual one, especially given how rare it is to see such unrest on American streets. But it's also easy to think that the situation in Ferguson -- which has been racked by protests and violence since a white ... [Published The Fix - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

QUIZ: Bob McDonnell trial or Hugh Grant movie?

When former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's (R) corruption trial began a few weeks ago, we published a quiz that asked you to tell whether the unbelievable scenarios we described were fictitious, or details that would be unpacked in great detail in a ... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

The campaign for Ferguson’s good name

Brian Fletcher decided not to run for reelection as mayor of Ferguson, Mo., in 2010. "I needed a little break," he told The Fix by phone, after 28 years as a member of the school board and the city council, after uncountable evening meetings after full ... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
Entities: Brian Fletcher

Quotes

...Like, "The State of Small Business Lending: Identifying Obstacles and Exploring Solutions." Or, "Hearing to Examine the Issue of Feed Availability and its Effect on the Livestock and Poultry Industries." But sometimes -- sometimes -- they begin or end in a […]
During the first day of his confirmation hearings in January 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee, "The Civil Rights Division is unique. It is in some ways the conscience of the Justice Department. And I think in some ways you can measure the success of an attorney general's tenure by how the […]"
...9. And since then, sales have been booming. "Historically in August, it's very slow," owner Steve King told The Washington Post by phone, "because people are getting ready […]"
...amid the continued unrest. Obama didn't give a firm answer, but he did suggest it's probably not a good idea. "When they’re conducting an investigation, I've got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one […]"

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In which Rick Perry’s mugshot-fundraising t-shi... [Published The Fix - 13 hours ago]
Some unexpectedly detailed graphs comparing app... [Published The Fix - 15 hours ago]
One nation under slackers: remembering a time w... [Published The Fix - 16 hours ago]
Harry Reid just told Asian Americans they’re no... [Published The Fix - 19 hours ago]
Why the Senate race in New Hampshire is suddenl... [Published The Fix - 19 hours ago]
The New Yorker takes on Ferguson in a powerful ... [Published The Fix - 20 hours ago]
The GAO says the Bergdahl swap was illegal. In ... [Published The Fix - 20 hours ago]
Why Ferguson is a really big deal — in one chart [Published The Fix - 23 hours ago]
What happened in Ferguson could be happening an... [Published The Fix - Aug 22 2014]
What mugshot? Rick Perry gets back to work. [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
QUIZ: Bob McDonnell trial or Hugh Grant movie? [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
The campaign for Ferguson’s good name [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
VIDEO: This is exactly what not to say if you’r... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
What history tells us about who will win the Se... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
The head of the DNC just bucked Obama on deport... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
African Americans aren’t in love with Obama’s r... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
QUIZ: TED talk or congressional hearing? [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
A rare sign of real economic confidence [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
Forty-three Republican Senate candidates got mo... [Published The Fix - Aug 21 2014]
Holder in Ferguson: ‘So let’s start here. Let’s... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
Gun sales are up near Ferguson [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
The “Participation Trophy” generation [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
Environmentalists are trading purity for pragma... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
For political fundraising e-mails, ‘Hey’ is out... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
Is the swing voter a myth? Not quite. [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
How to take a good political mugshot, should yo... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
Don’t include Sarah Palin on a list of people w... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
VIDEO: Watch Chris Christie clash with a woman ... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
Obama’s biggest boosters on Iraq: Conservative ... [Published The Fix - Aug 20 2014]
President Eisenhower had a pretty sick plane [Published The Fix - Aug 19 2014]
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In which Rick Perry’s mugshot-fundraising t-shi... [Published The Fix - 13 hours ago]
For those foolish enough to question the extent to which Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) would embrace his indictment and booking on charges of abuse of power, we can firmly and quickly provide an answer. Gov. Rick Perry plans to wring the brouhaha for every ...
Some unexpectedly detailed graphs comparing app... [Published The Fix - 15 hours ago]
A tweet from the good people at Quinnipiac University's polling arm caught our eye on Thursday. It was this one: GRAPH “President Obama’s job approval is under 50% in every state polled by QU, even true-blue NY” Maurice Carroll pic.twitter.com/34UW0grgak ...
One nation under slackers: remembering a time w... [Published The Fix - 16 hours ago]
Who wore it best? This game is at the center of presidential punditry, although it's not articles of clothing that are being juxtaposed, but articles of administration. In how many ways do our current leaders seem deficient, when compared to their antecedents? ...
Harry Reid just told Asian Americans they’re no... [Published The Fix - 19 hours ago]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says things from time to time that are at best impolitic and at worst pretty offensive. The term for both of these things in today's political vernacular is "gaffe." Such is the case again with the above remarks ...
Why the Senate race in New Hampshire is suddenl... [Published The Fix - 19 hours ago]
A surprising bit of news broke on Thursday night in the not-expected-to-be-all-that-close senate race in New Hampshire: Suddenly, it's close. But why? When we say "not expected to be close," that's a bit of an oversimplification. It's just that incumbent ...
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