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Nate Silver

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Nate Silver To Join Keith Olbermann At ESPN

by David Badash ● 12:06 AM July 20, 2013
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Star statistician Nate Silver is leaving his home at the New York Times and moving to ESPN to be a part of “Olbermann,” the new Keith Olbermann show on Disney’s ESPN 2 channel.

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Nate Silver: Marco Rubio Is More Conservative Than Santorum — Or Reagan

by David Badash ● 12:19 PM February 19, 2013
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Nate Silver, the man who accurately predicted the 2012 presidential elections almost to the decimal point, says that Marco Rubio is more conservative than Rick Santorum, or even Ronald Reagan.

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Nate Silver Just Became Out Magazine’s Person Of The Year

by David Badash ● 12:56 PM December 18, 2012
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Nate Silver, the heralded statistician who correctly predicted the presidential election, including each state, has been named Out Magazine’s Person of the Year.

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Nate Silver In His Cookie Monster Tee Has A Surprisingly In-Depth Interview With Conan O’Brien

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM December 8, 2012
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Nate Silver and Conan O’Brien have a rather in-depth conversation about the 2012 presidential election, and why conservatives were so shocked that Romney lost.

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‘Unskewed Polls’ Creator Says Obama Stole Election

by David Badash ● 5:51 PM November 20, 2012
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The creator of “Unskewed Polls” claims Barack Obama stole the election and he’s created a new website, BarackOFraudo.com “exposing how they stole the 2012 election.”

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It Doesn’t Matter Nate Silver Is Gay. It Matters America Knows He Is.

by David Badash ● 3:50 AM November 18, 2012
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Nate Silver, the incredibly accurate statistician who predicted the 2008 and 2012 elections almost exactly, is gay. Here’s why it matters America knows.

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NYT’s Nate Silver Gives Obama 71 Percent Chance Of Winning

by David Badash ● 12:04 PM October 25, 2012
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The New York Times’ highly-respected Nate Silver, who runs the FiveThirtyEight blog, gives President Obama a 71 percent chance of winning re-election on November 6.

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Tweet Factoid Of The Day: Mitt Romney And The Polls

by David Badash ● 1:44 PM September 8, 2012
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FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver tweets, “Kind of striking that Romney has NEVER led in the national polling average, even though the race has usually been very close.”

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Top Pollster: ‘McCaskill A 2:1 Favorite’ Now After Akin Rape Comment

by David Badash ● 7:28 PM August 19, 2012
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Nate Silver now puts Senator Claire McCaskill as the two-to-one favorite in the race for her U.S. Senate seat after Congressman Todd Akin’s rape comments today.

NYT Statistician Nate Silver: Standard And Poor’s Ratings Are Substandard

by David Badash ● 6:09 PM August 9, 2011

New York Times statistician Nate Silver excoriates S&P, after crunching a lot of numbers.

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Rasmussen Wisconsin Poll ‘Biased.’ ‘Disregard,’ Use ‘Extreme Skepticism’

by David Badash ● 5:19 PM February 22, 2011
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Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight, said readers should “disregard” Rasmussen’s poll and “view their work with extreme skepticism going forward.”

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David Mixner Gets A Few Things Off His Chest

by David Badash ● 7:11 PM March 11, 2010

David Mixner Gets A Few Things Off His Chest. If you don’t read David Mixner’s blog daily, you’re doing yourself a disservice. David is a civil rights icon, author, former Clinton White House senior advisor, and fellow Hell’s Kitchen neighbor. And a hell of a great guy whose support of our community seems boundless. Here [...]

Nate Silver On The Maine Gay Marriage Loss

by David Badash ● 11:59 AM November 4, 2009

FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, one of the most respected numbers guys around, like most of us thought Maine’s marriage law would not be repealed. It was. Before you sharpen your pen – or your sword – read his analysis. The key part is this: “We had given Question 1 about a 70 percent chance of being [...]

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