Breaking….Senate Democratic Majority Leader will NOT run for Re-Election….

“Harry is one of the best human beings I’ve ever met,” Schumer said in a statement. “He has left a major mark on this body, this country, and on so many who have met him, gotten to know him, and love him.”

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Open Thread for March 26, 2015…People ARE Human…

…. people ARE people…

And they make mistakes….

So do politicans…

And they should NOT forget that….

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The Arab Spring = An Arab Middle East War?

The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.

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The ‘Warren Effect’ in the Senate…

Some on the Hill quietly acknowledge that there is a grain of truth to Republicans’ accusation that Warren has spooked Democrats away from supporting even modest changes to the law out of fear progressives groups will tag them as Wall Street shills. Democrats who had been receptive to relaxing some financial regulations in the past appear less interested now…..

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The fight for the Nevada US Senate Seat begins….

Reid moved quickly on Friday to throw his support behind former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D), telling KNPR that he’ll support her if she runs and discouraging anyone from opposing her.

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Bush leads in New Hampshire Poll….

Polling shows that Jeb Bush leads in New Hampshire AND South Carolina RIGHT NOW….

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to announce US Senate Run Monday

On Monday evening, Duckworth gathers some of her top donors at a home in the Hancock Center in Chicago to discuss securing the Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., who is seeking a second term.

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Reid wants Schumer to succeed him….

“It’s the caucus’ decision but Senator Reid thinks Senator Schumer has earned it,” said Adam Jentleson, a Reid spokesman….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 3/27/15… Hoosier Republicans line up to replace Dan Coats

IN-Sen: On Thursday, Republican Eric Holcomb, the chief of staff to retiring Sen. Dan Coats, became the first candidate to enter the race to succeed him. While a few House staffers have won their bosses’ old seats, it’s very rare for their Senate counterparts to pull it off.

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Netanyahu makes a move…He unfreezes Palestinian tax money….

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Netanyahu to release frozen Palestinian tax money http://wsj.com

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Political Roundup for March 27, 2015…Duckworth to run for Illinois Senate seat?…Red Racing Horses

IL-Sen: Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D) sent a fundraising letter asking for support for a Senate bid, although she says she’ll return the money if she decides not to run. It sounds like Duckworth is waiting to see Q1 reports–and how her numbers compare to possible primary rivals Bill Foster and Cheri Bustols–before making a final call on a bid……

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Ted Cruz ain’t gonna win in Iowa and New Hampshire…

This week’s survey of The POLITICO Caucus — a bipartisan group of key activists, operatives and thought leaders in New Hampshire and Iowa — reveals grave concerns about Cruz’s electability. And after eight years in the wilderness, most Republicans want a nominee who can win……

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Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) asked for bad Facebook Obamacare stories…She got stories of praise instead…

A lot of folks shared stories. They were of a kind CMR didn’t want to hear — and is largely insulated from hearing on trips home to by-invitation “Coffees with Cathy” in her Eastern Washington district……

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The Senate follows the House in approving a 2016 Budget….

The Senate budget would cut $4.3 trillion from benefit programs over the next 10 years, including annulling Obama’s healthcare law, a step the president would without doubt veto….

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NV-SEN 2016: Potential Democratic & Republican Candidates to succeed Reid in the Senate

Harry Reid’s BIG Announcement today that he won’t seek Re-Election next year will open up a scramble of potential Democratic & Republican Candidates to succeed him.

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Indianna GOP Gov. Mike Pence signs ‘religious freedom’ bill….

Although the bill does not mention sexual orientation, opponents fear it could allow business owners to deny services to gays and lesbians for religious reasons….

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“I Am Proud” of My Stretch Marks, “Permanently Flabby” Figure….

“I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini,” Hollis, 32, wrote on Facebook. “I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini…..

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