Open Thread for April 22, 2014…..Crazy Shit about Grandma Hillary….

I told everyone Crazy Shit was gonna be thrown out against Hillary….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/23/14…Working Families Party candidate would take a bite out of Cuomo…

• NY-Gov: Siena’s latest poll, as per usual, finds Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo crushing his likely GOP opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, 58-28, down just a touch from his 61-26 lead last month. However, in an interesting new twist, Siena also asked a variant on this question that included a hypothetical (but nameless) candidate for the Working Families Party. In that scenario, Cuomo drops to just 39 percent support, while Astorino and “generic WFPer” each take 24…..

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Political Roundup for April 23, 2014…Bevin losing staff in Kentucky try against McConnell…Red Racing Horses

by: Daniel Surman H/t to Shamlet; today’s roundup was a team effort. Senate: AR-Sen ’16: Our thoughts are with Sen. John Boozman, as the 63-year old underwent emergency heart surgery yesterday. NC-Sen: Of all the things to be in politics, …

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GOP will try to impeach Missouri Gov Jay Nixon a Democrat….

Three Republican state lawmakers have raised complaints against Nixon that they say warrant his removal from office, according to the Kansas City Star. The complaints included an executive order permitting same-sex couples married out of state to file joint tax returns in Missouri and not calling special elections to fill vacant legislative seats in a timely fashion……

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Louisiana Sen Landrieu moves to embrace Medicaid expansion of new Healthcare Law…

“This issue is not going away — it will become an issue in the 2015 governor’s race,” she added. “Cassidy has wrapped himself up with Jindal. The question is whether people who work full time or part time in the U.S. should have access to quality and affordable health care.”

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Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker so far in tight race for re-election….Poll

PPP’s newest Wisconsin poll finds a close race, with Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger Mary Burke 48/45. Walker’s 48% is exactly the same as what we had in our September poll of the state, while Burke’s seen a slight uptick in her support from 42% on our previous poll.

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They’re gonna try to get the President a New Helicopter…Again….

The meandering process , with its political and add-on problems has so far cost tax payers BILLIONS and produced NO new helo for the President’s travels….

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Wendy Davis isn’t the Democrat running for State Wide Office in Texas…

The Democrats are trying to run a Latina , Leticia Van de Putte , in the  lieutenant governor race with a hope that she can galvanize the Latino vote in her state….. When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied …

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Bob Dole says Cruz , Paul and Rubio ain’t ready to be President….

“A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don’t think they’ve got enough experience yet,” Dole said…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/22/14…New GOP ad slams the very idea of criminal defense lawyers

• SC-Gov: The RGA “goes there” with my absolute least-favorite attack ad topic of all time: criticizing criminal defense attorneys for their work representing clients. In a new spot, the RGA lambastes Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen as “trial lawyer” who “made money off criminals” and “got a sex offender out of jail time.”

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Political Roundup for April 22, 2014…Pryor’s Poll numbers move up…Red Racing Horses

AR-Sen: Tom Cotton, who has slipped in the polls lately, incorporated Mark Pryor’s horrific “sense of entitlement” gaffe into a fun new ad that features his drill sergeant from his time in the Army.

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Dr. Ben Carson….The Black GOP guy Running for President?

In October, Carson made headlines again when he said that the Affordable Care Act’s framework of mandates, insurance exchanges and federal subsidies amounted to “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” He meant the comparison literally. “It is slavery in a way,” Carson, who is African American, went on, “because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.”

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The NY Times joins the ‘Not so fast’ on the Democrats Losing the Senate this year…

Every day, our computer churns through the latest polls and reams of historical data to calculate both parties’ chances of winning control of the Senate. Although the Democrats currently have a 51 percent chance, that doesn’t mean we’re predicting the Democrats to win the Senate — the probability is essentially the same as a coin flip…..

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The Supreme’s rule Michigan’s Affirmative Action ban in State Colleges is Ok…

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.

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The President considers a cut back in Deportations….

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the United States illegally who don’t have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/21/14…Why UNH’s inexplicable poll gyrations make it so hard to trust

NH-01, -02: We’ve criticized the University of New Hampshire for many years because of their notorious tendency to feature wild shifts in their polling that defy explanation. What’s particularly disturbing is that Andy Smith, the program’s director, seems entirely unbothered by this problem and has never sought to correct it…..

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