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  • Hyder Consulting Surges on National Grid Contract: London Mover

    Hyder Consulting Plc, the U.K. company that helped engineer Dubai’s twin Emirates Towers, rose to the highest in almost six years after it won a National Grid Plc framework contract for environmental consulting services.

  • Leibovich Razes Washington, Spares Residents

    Fear dominated the run-up to the publication today of Mark Leibovich’s “This Town.”

  • Texting While Flying Linked to Commercial Crash in First

    Texting by a pilot before and during a 2011 medical-helicopter flight in Missouri contributed to its crash, the first time such distractions have been implicated in a fatal commercial-aviation accident, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board found.

  • Congressman McCarthy Says Republicans Will Win House Majority (Transcript)

    U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, chief recruiter of candidates in the campaign to retake the U.S. House, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend that his party will win the chamber next week and could gain as many as 59 seats.

  • How to Beat Obama on Foreign Policy

    Does President Barack Obama have the next, and final, debate in the bag? Politico’s Mike Allen said yesterday that the town-hall debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16 represented “Governor Romney’s last, best chance, because the next debate is foreign policy, where President Obama is strong.”

  • Kids With Mini-Cams Can Catch Every Gaffe

    Politico's Mike Allen, journalist Evan Thomas and Random House executive editor Jon Meacham discuss their new e-book, "Inside the Circus," about the 2012 Republican presidential primary season. TONIGHT on Charlie Rose @ 7p & 10p ET. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Menendez Says Democrats to Do Well in Elections for Senate (Transcript)

    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, leader of the Democratic Senate campaign, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that his party will do better than expected in the Nov. 2 elections.

  • In the Money Race, a Tie Goes to the Republicans

    Is the Citizens United ruling politically irrelevant? After all, the Supreme Court decision, along with related lower-court rulings on campaign finance, is in full effect in this election. Yet President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are essentially neck-and-neck in the money race, each having raised roughly a cool billion.

  • America’s Spoiled Voters, in Iowa and Elsewhere: Michael Kinsley

    Six days ago, the Rick Santorum boom was still a glint in Mike Allen’s eye. In a Des Moines Register poll published the weekend before the Iowa caucuses, 41 percent of respondents said they weren’t sure whom they were going to support.

  • Will Marco Rubio’s Mormon Past Sink His Future?

    Mike Allen of Politico reported today that the publication date of "An American Son," the autobiography of Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, has been moved up from October, just before the general election, to June 19.

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