Jay Newton-Small

Jay Newton-Small is Washington correspondent for TIME. Born in New York, she spent time growing up in Asia, Australia and Europe following her vagabond United Nations parents. A graduate of Tufts University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Jay previously covered politics for Bloomberg News. And, yes, despite the misleading name SHE is a she.

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Pelosi for Obama?

An interesting endorsement for Obama today. Pelosi’s BFF George Miller, a fellow Californian who chairs the House Education and Labor Committee, announced today he’s endorsing Obama .

Pelosi has so far stayed out of the race. But when her top advisor who also happens to be a famous champion of women politicians endorses Obama, does it …

You Could Hear Change Drop

Obama rally like a tomb. You could hear change drop. They only cheer when the TV screens show tiny upticks in Obama’s numbers vis-a-vis Hillary.

When Wolff Blitzer said that the Associated Press has called the race for Clinton, the crowd booed. They booed again when he called her the “Comeback Kid” but cheered when CNN said it would not …

Obama’s Nashua Event

I ended up going with Joe to the event which was so big — they expected 1,500 and got more than 3,000 – the campaign had to open up a second gymnasium where the overflow crowd watched on a hastily set-up monster tv screen. “We needed a bigger boat,” Obama joked, taking the stage, promising to shake hands with those in the …

Hillary Booed at NH Democratic Party Dinner

If the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 100 Club dinner is any bell weather – Barack Obama will handily win here. When Obama, the dinner’s last speaker, took the stage the crowd surged forward chanting “O-bam-a” and “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” So many people pressed toward the stage that an announcer asked people to “please …

Edwards Claims to Be Seabiscuit

Greetings from Manchester, New Hampshire where, bleary-eyed, the Edwards caravan arrived this morning. At a rally Elizabeth Edwards likened her husband to Seabiscuit — the famed Depression-era race horse who overcame all kinds of handicaps to win race after race. “You saw how much attention some candidates got, how much money,” she …

Edwards’ Three Americas

Firstly, may I say that this will be my inaugural post on any blog. Ever. As a former wire reporter I always simply filed – so this world is a new (and a little scary) one for me. That said, I’m really excited to join my esteemed colleagues and this wonderful world of Swampland!

I went to John Edwards’ first caucus-day speech this …

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