The Good Summarian

More

>Mike Allen's Playbook quotes a "top D" who describes Lincoln's comeback as "a HUGE win for President Clinton. He went into a tough, toss-up election and brought it home for his candidate, at the same time the White House appeared to be distancing itself." Allen also runs a quote his colleague Ben Smith obtained from a "senior White House official":

Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members' money down the toilet on a pointless exercise. If even half that total had been well-targeted and applied in key House races across this country, that could have made a real difference in November.

Chris Cillizza's Morning Fix notes that the South Carolina gubernatorial primary drew the largest turnout in a non-presidential Republican primary since 1996. Defying conventional wisdom, the last-minute nasty attacks on Nikki Haley seem to have spurred voters to come out for her rather than against her.

MSNBC's First Read explains that since the South Carolina presidential primary has predicted the GOP nomination for thirty years, the uber-conservative Haley (if she wins her runoff, as expected) may well push the 2012 Republican presidential field to the right.

The Daily Beast's Cheat Sheet cites the Wall Street Journal's report that BP needs a bigger ship to capture all of the oil that it's siphoning from the Gulf.

ABC's The Note links to USA Today's story about another Gulf rig that's been leaking oil for five weeks.

Ezra Klein's Wonkbook reports, via CongressDaily, that Lindsey Graham will not vote for the climate bill because of its new restrictions on offshore drilling.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Nicole Allan is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

This Short Film Skewers Hollywood, Probably Predicts Disney's Next Hit

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

Video

The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In