'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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While pardoning a couple of lucky birds Wednesday at the White House's annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation, a smiling President Obama, accompanied by his daughters, managed to work in several references to his successful re-election campaign — and even squeezed in what seemed to be a sly political dig at Mitt Romney.
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
The tidal wave of anti-debt, anti-big-government voters that swamped Democrats in the 2010 congressional elections is readying itself again, poised to sweep Mitt Romney into the Oval Office, some political observers say.
A political tectonic shift is under way. Heading into the final weeks of the presidential campaign, the electoral map is changing decisively. Areas previously thought safe for Barack Obama are becoming competitive, and tossup states are turning into safe havens for Mitt Romney.
It's one of those dispatches from the world of social science that leave some gloating and some fuming.
The FiveThirtyEight blogger tells THR he's been approached by agents and producers, has already been done work for a studio and isn't sure he wants to write a book about the election: "I prefer to go broader."
Nate Silver, who wrote the FiveThirtyEight blog at The New York Times, said the election is moving in Mr. Obama's direction.