The reporter has summerized the important events in an article about the president's role in the three possible Supreme Court vacancies. The important elements are how the election will influence who is appointed to the court. The reporter draws from current polls and historical relevances in with presidential appointments.
The information is ordered by starting off with the current state of the election, with both candidates using the media to announce their opinions on the health care bill that was passed by the court. The article then goes on to discuss the favorites, who could be appointed, and the alleged 'next to retire'
The information is not ordered by date, but rather by relevance. The first paragraphs are full of information and then the farther down, the less relevant they appear. This makes it easy for readers to grasp the important parts of the article. This is effective so readers can get in and get on with their day just by reading the first few paragraphs.
The reporter putting in the information about the next to retire and the possible appointment seems a little biased. I felt these could have been left out and the article would have been just as effective.