Politico Channels Miss Cleo

Since last week’s big news was the stimulus, FBDC decided to check the timestamps of the “House passes” post from Roll Call, The Hill and Politico to see which pub was quickest on the draw.

Roll Call 2:25, The Hill 2:25, Politico 2:21.

Politico wins, right? Well, not unless they had a little help from the Psychic Friends Network. You see, the House clerk didn’t even announce the results of the vote until 2.24.

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So riddle me this: how did Politico’s story hit a full three minutes earlier?