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Hillary Clinton supports bill limiting payouts and lobbying for private/government employment…

The Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which is sponsored in the Senate by Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and in the House by Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), would ban golden parachutes and crack down on other conflicts of interest in government…..

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Ben Carson TIED with Trump in Iowa…Poll

Christian conservatives, who represent nearly 40 percent of likely caucus participants in the poll, may be starting to coalesce around the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins….

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Open Thread for August 31st, 2015….

Four months to go till the 2016 Presidential session starts….

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Kanye West for President in 2020…

Kanye West is no stranger to shocking MTV Video Music Awards appearances, but his speech during Sunday night’s 2015 VMAs took a wildly unexpected turn when the rapper announced his intention to run for president of the United States.

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Donald Trump is NOT a Republican….Part 2

First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency. Second, Trump’s appeal is oddly like that of Franklin Roosevelt, in the sense that he’s a rich, well-connected figure — a rich New Yorker, at that — who’s campaigning as a traitor to his class……

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Scott Walker open to building a wall between the US and Canada?

Republicans typically take a tough approach on securing the southern border, but few have said a wall should also be built along the U.S.-Canada border….

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Securing the Pope Francis visist to the Big Apple…

Let’s game out the security operation for the Pope in the Big Apple….

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Three Bush fundraiser’s leave the fold….

“They were glad to go. This wasn’t a shock to anybody,” said one campaign source. “There were just some personality problems. It happens when you have a big organization like this, a big campaign. Some of the national people are tough to work for.”

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Keep the U-2 Spy plane…Or?…Make a new one?

“We’re looking at a Global Hawk and U-2 – taking the best of breed from both worlds, mixing them together onto one platform,” says Lockheed’s U-2 strategic development manager Scott Winstead. “Think of a low-observable U-2…..

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Daily Kos Morning Digest 8/28/15… Business owners remove all voters from business district, but forget one college kid

Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn’t even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore……

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Clinton Campaign flexs at DNC get together…

“In 2008 I got a lot of votes, but I didn’t get enough delegates. So I think it’s understandable that my focus is going to be on delegates as well as votes this time.”

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MoveOn going after Schumer on his anti-Iran deal vote….

The effort will be wasted money…

New York Democratic Senator Chuck is only going to worry about his base in Brooklyn….Which is why he’ll vote against the deal knowing it WILL go thru and his base had him ‘do the right thing’ in their eyes….

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US Advisors in Afghanistan…Update…

“We could go and do the mission” for the Afghans, said Command Sgt. Maj. James Napolet, the senior enlisted man among American special-operations troops here. “But our intent is for them to be a fully capable force that can do the mission on their own.”

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Political Roundup for August 28, 2015…Bush campaign staffers asked to tighten their belts?….RRH Elections

Jeb Bush’s campaign, which once promised to shock and awe his opponents, has begun taking steps to rein in campaign spending. Campaign staff have been asked to take pay cuts as part of the belt tightening……

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Clinton camp claims to have 1/5 of delegates needed for nomination already…

To be sure, Clinton had a superdelegate edge early against Barack Obama in 2008, and superdelegates are free to change their allegiance at any time between now and next summer’s convention. But Clinton is ahead of the pace she had eight years ago in securing these commitments…..

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Federal Appeals Court overrules Judge Stop order on NSA data collection…

A federal appeals court reversed a judge’s order to stop the National Security Agency from collecting phone records, sending the case back to a lower court for further hearings between privacy advocates and government lawyers…..

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