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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.

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If Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal could have one career do-over, he might opt to use it on the speech he gave Tuesday. Not only did his performance induce cringes on both sides of the aisle, but now, according to TPMMuckraker, it looks as if the part of his speech about Hurricane Katrina (to many the most baffling part) wasn't exactly true.

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He's hung up his tiara and sash, ladies and gentlemen: Virginia's Sen. Jim Webb has announced in no uncertain terms that he is officially out of the running to be Barack Obama's choice for vice president. As Talking Points Memo reported Monday, Webb put out a formal statement declaring that he has made it clear to Obama's camp that he wants to continue serving as a senator but will still enthusiastically back Obama's bid for the presidency.

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After seemingly endless months of campaign-trail tension, Hillary Clinton gave indications Saturday that lines of communication were open between her camp and Barack Obama's about how to unify the Democratic Party once the nomination question is finally settled -- but, as she reminded Clinton-supporting superdelegates during a conference call, it ain't over yet.

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