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  • Why Bother To Publish It? (bad polling)

    01/14/2008 7:23:18 AM PST · by jdm · 9 replies · 76+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 14, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    When looking at polls, readers should always review the sampling to determine their predictive value. After some of the strange polling in the 2004 and 2006 elections, most people have become more educated on how to spot poor polling efforts, even when presented by major media outlets like the New York Times and CBS News. One would also think that the survey debacle in New Hampshire would make news organizations like CBS and the Gray Lady a little more circumspect than before. One would be incorrect: Republican voters have sharply altered their views of the party’s presidential candidates following the...
  • Frist Not Charged as Investigators Close Probe of His Hospital Stock Sales

    04/26/2007 7:51:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 608+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/27/07 | Carrie Johnson
    Ending an investigation that clouded the tenure of former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, federal prosecutors have decided not to file insider-trading charges against the Tennessee Republican for his sales of stock in a family-owned chain of hospitals. The U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and Securities and Exchange Commission staff sent Frist letters last week signaling that they had closed their joint, 18-month investigation. The letters essentially cleared him of wrongdoing. Frist said in a statement that he "acted properly" and that his only reason for selling stock in his trust accounts was to "eliminate the...