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Right now, the conventional wisdom says that there are just nine states that might go either way on Nov. 6, meaning that if the other 41 states go the way they're supposed to, there are exactly (and only) 512 possible outcomes and Obama wins re-election in 84.2 percent of them.
In case you missed it, The Atlantic Wire's own Jen Doll* dropped by PBS's NewsHour on Friday to talk about all things Hunger Games.
Mitt Romney picked the Secret Service code name "Javelin," after a muscle car; Rick Santroum chose "Petrus," Latin for "rock." [GQ]
After a week-long media frenzy, Roosevelt finally admitted the obvious — he's running for President — but the candidate and the reporters trailing his every move, including a stop by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club, are getting on each other's nerves.
Theodore Roosevelt's finally giving his big Progressive platform speech, while President Taft offers progress to railroad workers who are killed on the job.
The family history behind a Roosevelt betrayal, Woodrow Wilson shuns Wall Street while Roosevelt Jr. finds a job there, and what makes Washington D.C. laugh.
Theodore Roosevelt may be finally close to announcing, it's a good time to be looking for a job in Washington, and William Jennings Bryan welcomes Arizona into the union.
Taft declares war on the Progressives, Wilson says the Republican Party is broken, someone thinks Taft should nominate a woman to the Supreme Court, and Bryan's most die-hard supporter has given up.
Robert La Follette claims he was double-crossed by Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson calls for change in Kentucky, and House Democrats want a money trust explanation from Williams Jennings Bryan.
After weeks of excitement for Theodore Roosevelt and drama over Robert La Follette and Woodrow Wilson, the Taft campaign finally gets underway. Luckily, the President has a rich brother to pay for it.
Theodore Roosevelt has some old letters to share, The New York Times doesn't think the Progressives amount to much, and Woodrow Wilson doesn't pay attention to size.
Robert La Follette doesn't know his presidential chances are dead, Theodore Roosevelt is still not saying whether he'll run, President Taft bolsters his family's standing with the Catholic Church, and William Jennings Bryan automobile gossip!
The exciting portion of the 2012 primary season may be winding down, but one hundred years ago one of the most dramatic elections in American history was just getting underway. Which made us wonder: what would it be like to cover the 1912 race the same way we cover the current contest?
The Atlantic Wire will be giving thanks for a short week away from our keyboards on Thursday, but we will be back in gear on Friday. In the meantime, have a restful, happy Thanksgiving.
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