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Election 2012 
Check out National Journal’s Election 2012 page for all your election night needs. Here’s a map showing when polls will be closing across the country. Click on the link to scroll over the map and see hours in EST. Alaska closes at midnight. I’ll be here until all votes are counted. Buckle in and get excited about Election Night 2012!
-BdM

Election 2012 

Check out National Journal’s Election 2012 page for all your election night needs. Here’s a map showing when polls will be closing across the country. Click on the link to scroll over the map and see hours in EST. Alaska closes at midnight. I’ll be here until all votes are counted. Buckle in and get excited about Election Night 2012!

-BdM

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Last year few of us knew the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan or the now famous P90X workout plan, but TIME  was early on the story. We sent Gregg Segal to photograph Ryan at a Wisconsin gym last year. Here are the some of the unpublished photographs from that session. 
See more photos here.



Do people usually work out in baseball caps? - BdM

shortformblog:

timelightbox:

Last year few of us knew the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan or the now famous P90X workout plan, but TIME  was early on the story. We sent Gregg Segal to photograph Ryan at a Wisconsin gym last year. Here are the some of the unpublished photographs from that session. 

See more photos here.

Do people usually work out in baseball caps? - BdM

“I have never understood self-deportation and what the governor (Mitt Romney) has presented as a policy," said Rubio. "It’s not a policy. It’s an observation of what people will do in a country that’s enforcing its immigration laws.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., comments on immigration and Mitt Romney’s self-deportation policy.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

– Quote of the Day. Find out the source here.

The cover of the March 10, 2012 issue of National Journal.
Don’t Blame Mitt: The Republicans built a system that made it much harder for him to win.  By Beth Reinhard and George E. Condon, Jr. 
Read it here. 

The cover of the March 10, 2012 issue of National Journal.

Don’t Blame Mitt: The Republicans built a system that made it much harder for him to win.  By Beth Reinhard and George E. Condon, Jr. 

Read it here

"Start with the setting: the ornate chamber of the House of Representatives, where so much history has been made. Add in the cheering members who reach out to touch the president as he strides down the aisle and the speaker of the House forced to sit attentively behind him during the speech, showing respect for the leader of the other party. Then factor in the audience arrayed before the president—diplomats, Supreme Court justices, and uniformed leaders of the armed forces. And don’t forget the audience outside the chamber: For his first two State of the Union speeches, Obama was watched by 48 million Americans in 2010 and 43 million in 2011."
— George Condon on how President Obama can use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to his campaign’s benefit. The president won’t have another prime-time opportunity until September. 

"Start with the setting: the ornate chamber of the House of Representatives, where so much history has been made. Add in the cheering members who reach out to touch the president as he strides down the aisle and the speaker of the House forced to sit attentively behind him during the speech, showing respect for the leader of the other party. Then factor in the audience arrayed before the president—diplomats, Supreme Court justices, and uniformed leaders of the armed forces. And don’t forget the audience outside the chamber: For his first two State of the Union speeches, Obama was watched by 48 million Americans in 2010 and 43 million in 2011."

George Condon on how President Obama can use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to his campaign’s benefit. The president won’t have another prime-time opportunity until September.