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Politics

Last night CNN owned the Iowa Caucus coverage. Not only was their coverage insightful, it was also humorous as night grew to morning.

Here is one highlight:

However, after that, they locked down some seriously impressive journalism:

h/t the Factor

UPDATE: Huffington Post does a great CNN mashup.

In case you get in a pinch this year, the Washingtonian recently listed DC’s top election lawyers. [help]

Candidates, political parties, and corporations call these campaigns-and-elections lawyers for guidance on campaign finance, ethics laws, and other rules of the political game.

Included in the list are Elliot Berke, Benjamin Ginsberg, Jan Baran and Lawrence Norton.

Over the past few days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about Rick Santorum’s sweater vests.

And it seems the GOP candidate has embraced the look: [via the Hill]

“I was at a speech two weeks ago and I just happened to wear a sweater-vest that day,” Santorum said of Mike Huckabee’s anti-abortion forum in Iowa. The V-neck, sleeveless sweaters are a signature sartorial choice for the Republican presidential candidate, and he noted on conservative Laura Ingraham’s radio show Monday that he tends to stand out when the rest of the candidates are wearing suits.

“That speech went over very, very well. If there was one event that really began the moment, it was that speech. And I think most people recognized that here, so all the sudden the sweater vest was like, ‘Fear the vest,’ ” Santorum told Ingraham.

Santorum has even taken advantage of the look on paid search.


Don’t forget to check out the GOP wives, who have a style of their own. [via Huffington]

From Roll Call’s release:

We are sorry to announce that Christina Bellantoni is leaving Roll Call, though we’re proud to tell you where she’s going: Christina will be the new Politics Editor for NewsHour on PBS.

It’s difficult to account for the impact Christina has had in just more than a year in the Roll Call newsroom. As our Associate Politics Editor, Christina helped build (and rebuild) a sharp politics reporting team, she drove our social media strategy and made CQ Roll Call synonymous with smart, clear-eyed analysis in countless television appearances.

Also, she was a terrific editor and energetic reporter who never failed to offer her time, ideas or sources to any task at any time. It is fitting that Christina’s last day with us will be Dec. 31, New Years Eve, for which she volunteered to serve as web editor.

As Politics Editor for another one of journalism’s most respected news brands, Christina will lead NewsHour’s political coverage, as well as supervise its justice, immigration and homeland security beats.

But we are pleased to say our relationship with Christina will not end here. Christina will continue to write for CQ Roll Call, as an occasional political columnist. Details of this arrangement are still being ironed out, but we look forward to keeping the Bellantoni byline in our pages whenever we can.

h/t Rebecca Gale