It’s hard to choose just one. But, here’s my vote for The Most Politico (Half-)Sentence in the Politico piece today, “Why Obama loses by winning:”

… said a top Obama adviser, who spoke on background to offer a candid take on the state of play.

I guess we’re also supposed to notice this:

In what would surprise media critics outside Washington, many reporters don’t much like Obama or his gang either. They accurately perceive the contempt with which they are held by his White House, an attitude that undoubtedly flows from the top. Insults and blustery non-responses, f-bombs flying, are common in how West Wing aides speak to reporters.

Not so surprising.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.