Real-time projections have completely distorted the political press' election coverage. The midterms were no exception.
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Depending on which stat blog you're reading, Republicans have anywhere from a 63 to a 96 percent chance to win the Senate and take control of Congress.
This is a column about "Big Data" and a new way to predict the results of presidential elections for the next 20 years.
The ace political and baseball prognosticator Nate Silver titled his book about prediction and statistical mastery "The Signal and the Noise." Rarely has it been more important to distinguish between the two than in the uproar over the launch of the Affordable Care Act.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey speak up about "stand your ground" laws in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin and an embattled aide to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul resigns.
Election forecaster extraordinaire Nate Silver is packing up his FiveThirtyEight blog and taking it elsewhere, according to the Times' own media reporter Brian Stelter.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Harry Reid issues an ultimatum to Senate Republicans and Eliot Spitzer's political comeback tour makes a stop on "The Tonight Show."
The war of words between the site and the statistician appears to be escalating yet again after Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei accused Silver of getting "up on his high horse quite a lot" in an interview in New Republic.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Stephen Colbert celebrates the IRS scandal and a Florida mayoral candidate touts an endorsement from Jesus.