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April 29, 2014 6:43 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

While working on a TPMCafe column, had reason to get angry all over again for the radical restriction of exit polling in 2012. Makes analysis difficult and potentially expensive.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin Voter ID law.

* Jeffrey Goldberg, whom no one is likely to accuse of being anti-Israel, defends John Kerry’s use of the A-word, although he won’t use it himself.

* New SurveyUSA poll of GA GOP SEN shows close four-way race with Perdue leading; new PPP poll of NC GOP SEN has Tillis avoiding a runoff.

* At Ten Miles Square, Richard Skinner discusses Facebook data on baseball allegiances, and their intersection with politics.

* At College Guide, Jon Marcus reports on new survey showing increasing dissatisfaction with skills of U.S. college graduates among business leaders.

And in sorta non-political news:

* NBA bans Clipper owner “for life,” fines him $2.5 million; next step is forcing sale of team.

That’s it for Tuesday. Let’s close with one more Koko Taylor performance: “Voodoo Woman.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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