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Republican 2016 Presidential nomination update…..Walker…Rubio…Kasich

Walker Hires Top Iowa Strategist The team that is building Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s political organization for a possible presidential campaign has brought on a GOP strategist with Iowa ties, the Des Moines Register reports. David Polyansky, “a Texan who …

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Conservatives are pissed at their own people on abortion….

Republican lawmakers responsible for delaying a controversial abortion bill are on notice from conservative activists in 2016…..

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Sen Warren adds the Big Drug companies to her ‘Bad Guy’ list…

“Drug companies make great contributions, but so do taxpayers. In other words, we built those medical innovations together,” Warren said to a round of applause from the hundreds of advocates and outreach workers in attendance….

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President Obama will ask for an increase in the Child Care Tax Credit

Mr. Obama will call for a “landmark investment” in the Child Care and Development Fund, an existing federal program that helps low- and middle-income families with children age 3 or younger pay for child care, according to the White House…..

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Is Christie setting up bankruptcy insurance for Atlantic City?

Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, acknowledged that there have been multiple bipartisan attempts to get the city on firm financial footing, but said they had failed. All of those plans required significant state resources.

“We haven’t gotten there, and I can’t wait any longer, Christie said.

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Boehner invites the Israeli PM to speak to Congress…Will he do so?

In a tit for tat move House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli PM Netanyahu to speak before Congress , presumably AGAINST any deal making with Iran….

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The 2016 Presidential campaign is gonna run into the BILLIONS…..

The 2016 presidential election could cost as much as $5 billion, according to top fundraisers and bundlers who are already predicting it will more than double the 2012 campaign’s price tag.

Behind-the-scenes jockeying to raise big bucks from bundlers connected to super-PACs and third-party groups is well underway, even with no top-tier candidates officially in the race……

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House Republicans pull anti-Abortion Bill….

As of Wednesday afternoon, Republican leaders were insistent they would move ahead with legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks, but the Rules Committee announced an emergency meeting Wednesday night and sources said the bill would be pulled in favor of the less controversial alternative….

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Hillary Donors pledge ‘astounding ‘ fundraising numbers for her Presidential run….

Clinton will, “do a good job of having strong out of the gate numbers,” the fundraiser predicted. “Her campaign is going to blow through what they did in 2008.”

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/21/15…..Does Rubio run for the Senate or White House?

FL-Sen, 21: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is still considering whether to run for president or seek another term in the Senate (he says he won’t try to do both at once). Roll Call recently provided a long list of Democratic and Republican pols who might run to succeed Rubio if the senator decides to take an extended vacation to New Hampshire, and the National Journal also names Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch as a possible contender…..

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‘American Sniper’…The personification of the life of an American Solider….

To critics like filmmaker Michael Moore, the project glorifies random violence in service of a lost and reckless cause in Iraq.

To supporters of the film, including GOP figures like Sarah Palin, the controversy illustrates a shameful lack of support for the military and the Iraq War among “Hollywood leftists.”

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The Pope IS coming to Wash DC, Philly and the Big Apple this fall…..

“He would arrive on the 22nd (of September) and he would leave the evening of the 27th. It’s really a full six days, plus the travel, so it’s really one week,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, a Philippines native and the Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN, told the Catholic News Agency on Sunday…..

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The New Times does a LONG piece on FOX News’ Megyn Kelly…..

The NEW YORK TIMES does a BIG piece on Megan Kelly the blond, who has her own show and has this thing about cutting people….FOX types included…to the qucik in mid sentence…..

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France and Germany Demand American Social Media companies clamp down on terror content…

Top law-enforcement officials from the two countries said on Tuesday they expect U.S. Internet and social-networking companies like Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. to pre-emptively remove terror content from their services—or face new laws aimed at forcing them to do so.

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Open Thread for January 21, 2015…Finally….The President Obama we’ve been looking for…

Just watch this—over and over and over: Obama: I have no more campaigns to run. My only agenda …[Weak Republican applause] Obama: I know, ’cause I won both of ‘em. [Democrats go nuts] Obama: Yeaahhhh! …from Daily Kos….. President Obama delivered his …

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President Obama gets his groove on the State of the Union….

“That’s what middle-class economics is — the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules,” Obama said in a reprise of one of the key themes that animated his reelection campaign in 2012……

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