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Jim Newell

Jim Newell is a political writer in Washington, D.C.

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The gubernatorial election continues to amble toward the finish line after last night's debate, propelled by the yawns induced by its candidates' impeccable and unimaginative consistency. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The House Speaker suffered a humiliating defeat with the failure of "Plan B," but he has survived far bigger messes over the course of his long career. Read more

Money, Politics and Power