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8:27 AM Nov 13th: One key to Murky’s now-inevitable AK victory: McAdams(D) fell to low 20s. Some Ds clearly voted LisaM to stop Miller. Turnout 50%, as in ’06
10:08 PM Nov 16th: The earmark is dead. Long live letters from senior legislators to federal agencies endorsing key projects.
10:12 PM Nov 16th: Who funds agencies? Congress. Where do approps bills originate? House. Who places holds on appointees to get a point across? Senate.
10:13 PM Nov 16th: There’s more than one way to skin a pig.
10:50 AM Nov 17th: Eric Cantor now 1st Jewish House Majority Ldr. Finally joined by another Jewish R in House if Randy Altschuler’s 356 vote lead in NY-1 holds
10:54 AM Nov 17th: Joe Scarborough & Mike Bloomberg mulling ’12 Ind ticket. MSNBC host+liberal NYC mayor. Gee, wonder if they’ll hurt Obama or R nominee more?
10:55 AM Nov 17th: Sounds like PR stunt. If real, chances of winning poor, no matter how much $ Bloomberg pours in.
2:56 PM Nov 17th: Key for House Dems: Keep Pelosi off TV. Time for minority leader to become anonymous insider–if she’s willing & GOP doesn’t elevate her.
2:59 PM Nov 17th: Key for House & Senate GOP: Keep blooper reel of gaffes as short as possible.
3:29 PM Nov 17th: Will JMiller challenge Sen.Begich in ’14? Will LisaM run for reelection in ’16 as R or I? I status has big pluses, makes her national figure
3:31 PM Nov 17th: Just flew out of Dulles. On this day in 1962, JFK opened it.
3:34 PM Nov 17th: Windy City less blustery today than the VA I left.