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What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist covering U.S. politics. A political scientist, he previously wrote "A Plain Blog About Politics." He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012."
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Have to think the election in India matters.

Wait, was the House in this week? I'm tempted to just say that nothing the House will do for the rest of the year matters. But since I don't know that for sure, I'll go instead with the Harry Reid bashing the Koch brothers. It's annoying, and it's not going to win any elections for the Democrats.

I'm curious about whether you think the turnover at the New York Times matters.

What else? What do you think mattered this week?

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