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Well folks, we have some bad news. Westmoreland County has told us that they aren't going to report results by precinct tonight (though they had previously told us they would). The model runs on precinct results so, this is a problem.— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) March 14, 2018
We're still arguing over what to do about this, but it is a distinct possibility that we will turn it off. We can't responsibly model the result without data from the most GOP 1/3 of the district. And, well, we did make sure to write this in advance, in case we had to pic.twitter.com/bpZmMVqbUR — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) March 14, 2018
Alright folks, we've shut the needle down. As mentioned earlier, Westmoreland County isn't going to produce precinct results, as we believed they Continue reading "Twitter Flips After NYT Shuts Down Election Night Needle: ‘Long Live the Needle’"
Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday, announcing on Twitter that he would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The ouster was less than ceremonious, with the State Department claiming that Tillerson only found out about Continue reading "New York Post Pays Homage to 90s Trump Cover For Rex Tillerson Firing: ‘Worst Rex He Ever Had’"
Trump quickly soured on Tillerson and made no secret of his dislike. He mocked his mannerisms and Texas drawl, saying his secretary of state talked too slowly. In conversations with advisers and friends, the president would often list others he said would do a better job than Tillerson, who he frequently labeled “weak.” One source of weakness, the president felt, was Tillerson’s media profile. Trump told one adviser he was “amazed” at how much negative press Tillerson received. “This guy never gets a good story about him,” Trump said, according to this adviser.Additionally, there’s some background Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Mocked Tillerson’s ‘Mannerisms and Texas Drawl,’ Called Him ‘Weak’"