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Silent Jim Lehrer is latest Twitter trend

Debate host Jim Lehrer could barely get a word in during the first presidential debate, and it seems that’s enough for a Twitter handle these days. A SilentJimLehrer had hit 7,000 followers moments after the debate, but if you were looking for witty remarks, you weren’t going to find them. The Twitter account, which mirrored […]

5 hits and 5 misses in the first presidential debate

Hits: 1. Mitt comes out swinging. Supposedly, Romney got no sleep Tuesday night. But the President was the one who looked tired. Romney started out with a lot more zip and Obama seemed tired and tentative in the first segment regarding jobs and taxes. He repeated himself several times without providing more explanation. Advantage: Romney. 2. […]
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Orrin Hatch: U.S. a “laughingstock” internationally under Obama (VIDEO)

Denver – Just spent a few moments with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch – a longtime friend and supporter of fellow Mormon Mitt Romney. Hatch said he likes Obama personally, but he is a “terrible president.” And yes, he said he thinks the just-released 2007 video of Obama talking about the federal response to Katrina is […]
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So what do you do when your candidate blows a gaffe. A pro explains (VIDEO)

Denver— The most freaked-out people watching a presidential debate are the handlers. The communications folks/flaks/press secretaries/strategists who spent weeks game-planning the debate, crafting the zingers, mapping out every moment. But you can’t plan for everything. So what do you do when your candidate blows a gaffe? What do you say? We, at SF Chronicle/SFGate.com’s Shaky […]
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Live from the Duel in Denver Spin Room: Is the Spin Room still relevant?

Denver – Oh, yes, we know the moment is rich in irony: We asked Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki whether the notion of The Spin Room was a bit antiquated in the age of Twitter/Facebook and their social media friends? Yes, we asked her in the middle of the Spin Room: Here’s what Psaki told […]
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Video of Obama 2007 speech is mostly a re-run (VIDEO)

Denver —  The 2007 video of then-candidate Barack Obama talking about race and the federal response to Hurricane Katrina that the Drudge Report poses an intriguing subplot to Wednesday’s debate. Will it make it into the conversation? Only if moderator Jim Lehrer brings it up. But Mitt Romney won’t. Here’s a couple reasons why: 1. It […]
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Live from the “Duel in Denver” Spin Room: Guiliani says it’s no “make or break” moment for Mitt (VIDEO)

Denver, Colorado — Just hours from the first televised debate, the “spin room” is filling up fast at the University of Denver, as politicians and campaign pundits from both sides arrive to elbow their way on the air and offer their last bits of wisdom. And that’s where we caught up with former New York […]

Handicapping CT-SEN: The crucial week ahead

We’re all about one-stop shopping here at CT Politics. So from here on out through Election Day, we thought we’d give you a weekly primer on the latest polling data in the battle royale between
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Why Linda frustrates the Tea Party or “Everybody is flailing trying to figure out who Linda McMahon is.”

As much as Democrat Chris Murphy wants to tie Linda McMahon, his Republican opponent for the U.S. Senate, to the Tea Party, she doesn’t make it too easy. For every example the Murphy folks have of
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Could Roraback be first GOP congressman in state in 6 years?

Andrew Roraback, the state Senator from Goshen representing the 30th District, leads in a new poll seven points ahead of Democrat Elizabeth Esty. Politico is reporting that the poll commissioned by
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