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Love him “@jeffzeleny: We sit down w/superstar chef, new US citizen. @chefjoseandres, talk food, immigration & more. http://t.co/8locs2nbzG
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRomney has downsized his once vast political operation to a single aide, Kelli Harrison, and his inbox and cellphone. http://t.co/HpMNQGFpo3
Retweeted by David M. DruckerICYMI: North Carolina progressives are holding their noses and backing Sen. Kay Hagan http://t.co/jXMRMJtvl2 via @katenocera
Retweeted by David M. DruckerJeb on Bushes vs Kennedys: "We could take them at golf, tennis, anything..." http://t.co/YlJkhCOdeI
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RT @NVHealthLink: 29.7% of paid enrollees @NVHealthLink are under the age of 35.Steyer's PAC to back incumbents who are vulnerable because they oppose #Keystone: http://t.co/5kAK77WZXQ h/t @zcolmanPer @CBO, #TARP to cost feds $27 billion after dispersing $438B of the $700B that was authorized: http://t.co/O2vQAHqDjK h/t @josephlawler@DemFromCT Well. I think they have plenty of ideas. Dems understandably don't think much of them but they have many. So do senate Rs.In South Carolina, "of those 97,387 individuals -- about 57 percent -- have paid their first month's premium." http://t.co/c3RoRbTJ3r
Retweeted by David M. Drucker...No politician professes to want to talk about something other than his/her signature policy if it's a political winner. (2/2).@BarackObama is right that voters want to hear about jobs, & that Rs need to have an #Obamacare alternative. Polls show as much. BUT..(1/2)Policy aside, @BarackObama saying debate is over - he's puzzled by GOP on #Obamacare - suggests he knows it's political liability in 2014"I think there is a strong, good, right story to tell." @BarackObama on #Obamacare & the 2014 electionsRT @rorycooper End of conversation: Leader Cantor: Happy Easter. President Obama: Happy Passover. Yes, that was friendly and appreciated.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerObama says GOP going through stages of grief over ACA: "Anger, denial, and all that stuff – we’re not at acceptance yet."
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBREAKING: Obama announces 8 million Americans have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act http://t.co/fexWqC7EdL
Retweeted by David M. DruckerIf & when it's over he won't have to say so RT @ZekeJMiller: Obama: "The point is the repeal debate is, and should be, over."Yes, it's possible for disapproval of Ocare to be high AND for public to oppose repeal. Here's how: http://t.co/JEtOiuO6IV
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@jmgehrke @jmartNYT Agreed.MT @MajorCBS: POTUS coming to the Briefing Room. Staff just put presidential seal on the podium. Expect new #ACA numbers.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@jmgehrke @jmartNYT As I said, there R legit reasons 2 back Sasse. Who is backing who less interesting to me than their backgrounds/records.Dems' @ReadyForHillary names 4 regional organizing directors; Iowa's @derek_eadon, an Obama vet, is one. He'll rally supporters in Midwest.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @DKElections: The trendlines on 4 of those 5 new Crossroads polls are positive... for Democrats http://t.co/16WuB7a4cXWoohoo RT @vincentlatendre: BBC News - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to launch re-election bid http://t.co/NGe3Lu0OfvAnother security lockdown at the WH. Secret Service says its an unattended package on Pennsylvania Avenue. They're checking it out.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@JasonBWhitman Comcast or Spirit?@RobGeorge @NathanWurtzel #HeyoOn anti-Semitic pamphlet, @juliaioffe tweets "Relax. No one's being forced to register. It was, most-likely, a hoax" http://t.co/HVs2u22B0L
Retweeted by David M. DruckerKennedys, Rockefellers & now ... MT @AaronBlakeWP: For those keeping score, the 2016 ballot could feature a Bush, a Clinton and two Bidens.@jmartNYT @ZeltDC There are legit reasons for conservatives to support Sasse but I find the dynamic interesting.@NathanWurtzel Thanks.@NathanWurtzel OK, I just clicked to follow you again.@NathanWurtzel What does that mean?@jmartNYT Hard to blame them for supporting the outsider candidate who's never lived in DC or served in the fed govt. Oh, wait ...Such original thinking RT @foxnewspolitics: Kerry confirms report that Jews in Ukrainian city told to register http://t.co/qi76bzp2Rk@Schwabcycler @HolmesJosh Not sure one has anything to do w/ the other, but we'll see.Exclusive: GOP steps up demand for documents on White House role in botched health care rollout http://t.co/PZIm3eBTzK @edhenryTV
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBut-but, it's sooo 20th Century RT @NYDailyNews: Jews ordered to register in eastern Ukraine city. http://t.co/Rh83LaoEIM -@joekempSophomore guard Jordan Adams will return to #UCLA for his junior season. More info: http://t.co/wu65zAyTUx
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#VASEN: Warner & Gillespie walk the (Shad) plank: http://t.co/pdislmlWCk h/t @rebeccagbergRep @DevinNunes (R-CA) politically safe in #ca22, though he's run TV ads 100s of times. Here's why: http://t.co/MKhGcmEJCZ #water
Retweeted by David M. DruckerDelaware Attorney General Beau Biden (D) will not run for re-election to a third term this year, instead setting... http://t.co/BpS5LzSzww
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @HolmesJosh: McConnell rips Obama foreign policy, would send arms to Ukrainian army | http://t.co/aC3QF7hFriRT @WilliamAllison: He's a good way to never get a job on the hill: http://t.co/mXZ8G0gq1uImportant #fitn read from @DrewHampshire on Rand, Cruz strategies. Spoiler: Drew isn't sold. http://t.co/CuEGvkoQm9
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@davidjacksmith @instapundit @joshtpm @TPM In USSR there R 2 stations. #1 is govt station; # 2 there is man telling U turn back to channel 1Laughable RT @joshtpm: WATCH: Edward Snowden Asks Putin About Russia's Surveillance Tactics @TPM http://t.co/r0WNwowgh7#calibration RT @AFP: #BREAKING Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60: AeroflotHey @SenatorReid here's a shot of @MittRomney paying taxes. Does it every year. It's how you get your paycheck. http://t.co/DwSMXzYhuR
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NATO chief announces “military measures to reinforce our collective defense” in light of the events in Ukraine. http://t.co/fJ7v7CdcrE
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBREAKING @BloombergNews High-frequency traders said to be subpoenaed in New York probe @GeigerWire
Retweeted by David M. DruckerJustice Department and IRS' Lois Lerner discussed prosecuting conservative groups http://t.co/3yCT65031R via @DCExaminer
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today - Jim Lacy, @SteveDaines, @EdForSenate, @JonahNRO, @MichaelBarone, @MikeForMN, @DavidMDrucker, and the Aftershow. @tamij
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@BaltimoreBlues I think he has longer term plans than this race.John Bolton's Super PAC raked in $1.1M in the first quarter of 2014. Will support (surprise!) hawkish GOPers - http://t.co/PnulgZeewN
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"Forget Obamacare. Common core is going to be the under the radar, sleeper issue of campaign 2014" - @EWErickson http://t.co/XIYcnoRPlr
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@JustinBarasky I'm not necessarily disputing your take just explaining my use of one word related to one statistic.@JustinBarasky@JustinBarasky ...even for incumbent in the majority.@JustinBarasky In race that has yet to legitimately prove competitiveness I think EG's Q1 # is impressive. Warner's Q1 was great...RT @ckruegertimes: @AlexSinkFlorida will NOT run for Congress against @DavidJollyCD13 this fall. http://t.co/eiFENuAJMn #cd13 #fl13
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@JustinBarasky If I had been discussing CoH I would not have used the word "only."@BaltimoreBlues My non-scientific gut analysis: consistently and solidly under 40%#VASEN: Gillespie (R) raised $2.2M in first quarter. Only $500K less than Warner's $2.7M.
@hfienberg Definitely. My mom is Sephardic and she got the recipe from her grandmother.My mom's fried matza balls. Year 40-something. http://t.co/tNbHRs8nwtJust wrote my annual check to the #IRS. #meh.@AmericanXRoads raises $5 million in March as fundraising picks up for the GOP super PAC: http://t.co/PUQH88GMjuMT @ByronYork: Vermont's single-payer healthcare plan has just one flaw. It will bankrupt state w/out huge tax hike. http://t.co/1UlqZHleaT
The @NYPDnews is taking all steps to ensure the safety & security of Jewish individuals & institutions as Passover is ushered in.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSmart of the BDS movement to schedule Israel-divestment votes during Passover. Fewer pesky Jews around to object. http://t.co/09lLNreMCN
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@MitraAbhisek Love Willett. Have that at home.#Breaking: drinking Russell's small batch rye. #good@gopfashionista niceRep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., will not seek re-election. Romney won it with 53%. Folks are already lining up: http://t.co/BEgqFZDqLD
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @JusticeWillett: "I know it was you, Fredo!" This Obama-Sebelius hug is SO awkward. http://t.co/724VWti9SA http://t.co/BSWeU2IvhE
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThat didn't take long: Obama just formally submitted Sylvia Burwell's nomination to the Senate for HHS Secretary.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@marcorubio's chief of staff, @CesarConda, heads to Rubio's PAC. Cue the overheated political analysis: http://t.co/EqM2i1nSSiAMAZING database of 50K campaign ads compiled @CookPolitical by @CMAGAdFacts. Seriously, once u start, u can't stop http://t.co/NruVxjgB3f
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSenate Majority PAC -- the chief anti-AFP force for Dems -- raised $11 million in first quarter (h/t @aburnspolitico) http://t.co/YkauFJKT5N
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBlack lawmakers push Pentagon on hair policy http://t.co/zW92ppuYc4 via @singernews in @USATOnPolitics
Retweeted by David M. DruckerScott Brown's first TV ad features ... you guessed it ... his truck! http://t.co/xMc0xsFUy6
Retweeted by David M. DruckerHow the CIA and admin are quietly trying to dial things back with Senate. w/@brespolitico http://t.co/gNXePyztIS
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSebelius resignation is "the suprise announcement that was two years coming." @margarettalev #insidepolitics
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Add a new name to the GOP 2016 prez watch. Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn will "test the waters," aide tells RCP: http://t.co/KCwm9zXXc5
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@rapo4 enjoying the season's first pesto and sporting his Masters tie. You know it's spring when.... @… http://t.co/fF9Vzz3oSI
Retweeted by David M. DruckerKlein nails it MT @philipaklein: Confirmation hearing should focus on vast powers of HHS Sec position thru Obamacare http://t.co/053ZARVcVu#Obamacare aside, if Sebelius was resigning as a sort of victory-lap-my-work-here-is-done, doubtful it would go down this way.Obama to announce at 5pm tomorrow that he's extending the deadline for Sebelius to leave.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#TBT John Hancock not part of tattoo.It is a birthmark.1962 photo is proof. Apologies 2 @RollingStone #crackexcuse http://t.co/h9fYXGqBSo
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@JasonBWhitman something like that.Discuss RT @ezraklein: Kathleen Sebelius is resigning because Obamacare has won http://t.co/mXeJrKXAaD@stevandrews @ArletteSaenz Right, but there will still be a lot of speechifying and interrogationPost #NukeOption, no Republican votes are needed in the Senate to confirm Sebelius' successorAdmin official confirms Sebelius is stepping down and that Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be nominated by Obama as replacement tomorrow
Retweeted by David M. DruckerKathleen Sebelius is worth what on K Street? $3.5 million a year as a Daschle-type? $5M if she actually registers?
Retweeted by David M. DruckerConfirmation hearing for successor ought 2B interesting RT @ArletteSaenz: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning http://t.co/gAmyXtaccPStarting today, I am a candidate for the United States Senate from New Hampshire. #nhsen #nhpolitics
Retweeted by David M. DruckerAdmin. official says Sebelius notified POTUS in early March, when she was confident enrollment had turned a corner. http://t.co/YrMLL44dBL
Retweeted by David M. DruckerPres Obama named Sebelius to HHS in March of '09, after his original choice, former Sen. Tom Daschle withdrew with a income tax problem.
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