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walking subcaucus

walking subcaucus  n.— «But the most serious business of the night for the political parties was just coming—selecting the delegates. This is where issues and senate preference come into play. During the past weeks, each of the major...

Pundit Pronunciation

An Indiana listener complains that he can’t stand to hear presidential candidates pronounce the word pundit as pundint. This is part of a complete episode.

in-and-out

in-and-out  n.— «If the court upholds Mayrand’s decision, the party could be forced to list the cost of the advertising under its national campaign, pushing it over its allowed expense limit, in violation of the Elections Act. “The...

tote-a-note

tote-a-note  v. phr.— «He and the majority of those at the dinner share the point of view of Bobby Richardson and Al Rowe, salesmen at two of the “tote-a-note” lots selling automobiles on easy terms along Victory Drive in...

invisible primary

invisible primary  n.— «Requiring candidates to launch what is effectively a national campaign ensures that only those who have honed their messages in advance will be able to succeed. No longer will candidates have a chance to experiment...

Sherman

Sherman  n.— «Among all possible candidates for the Democratic nomination next year, is either Barack or Hillary the best qualified—or the most likely to win the general election? My answer is no. As long as Al Gore declines to take a...