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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Check out this map that shows just how far that fence jumper got into the White House. It's genuinely shocking that anyone could get that far into the compound without being stopped. I've been there. Lots of security.

Even setting aside the mania about different electoral prediction models, it seems clear something significant has happened in the last ten days or so, perhaps ephemeral but significant nonetheless. And that something is a clear shift of Senate fortunes in favor of Republicans. The main drivers are the races in Alaska, Iowa and Colorado.

In each case, there are internal reasons put forward to explain the change ... a debate, a major gaffe, previously thin poll data. But there's a separate factor; and I wonder whether it's playing a roll buoying Republican candidates. That is, the return of terror politics.

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Sea level rise is only one effect of climate warming. But it's one of the most linear and easiest to grasp. On Conrad Hackett's Twitter feed (a must follow, imo) I saw this study which was produced by Climate Central and then visualized by The Upshot. The upshot is that when it comes to the direct effects of rising sea levels - submersion and regular flooding - all countries are not equal. The impact is heavily weighted toward East and especially Southeast Asia.

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Winning: "Devin James was hired to represent the city of Ferguson and help officials rebuild the city’s image, but he was fired after officials say they learned he was a convicted killer."

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