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‘2016 and Beyond’….Book Report on the Republican’s and possibly the Rubio try for the White House…

Based on estimates of the composition of the 2016 electorate, if the next GOP nominee wins the same share of the white vote as Mitt Romney won in 2012 (59 percent), he or she would need to win 30 percent of the nonwhite vote. Set against recent history, that is a daunting obstacle…..

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The Senate does NOT follow the House on curbing NSA data collection..

After vigorous debate and intense last-minute pressure by Republican leaders, the Senate on Saturday rejected legislation that would curb the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records…..

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Senate Passes Obama Fast Track Trade Bill…House will vote next…

Senators voted 62 to 37 to pass trade legislation, setting up a bruising fight next month in the House, where lawmakers are more populist on both sides of the aisle…..

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Martin O’Malley Update…May 30th Announcment then on to Iowa and New Hampshire…

If O’Malley moves forward with a White House bid, he will become the third Democrat to enter the race….

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Nebraska Cop shot dead a day before her premature child due to be released…

The Omaha police officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday was a day away from the release of her daughter Olivia Ruth—born prematurely in February—from the hospital….

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Karl Rove losing juice?

But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival…..

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Hillary Clinton Update…First Offical campaign speech in mid-June…

The move signals that the Democratic front-runner’s campaign so far, which has mostly featured small events and fundraisers, will now kick into a higher gear as the summer begins…..

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The rise in Mimimun wage for workers is good for the country…

Although relatively few workers report wages exactly equal to (or below) the minimum wage, a much larger share of workers in the United States earns wages near the minimum wage. This holds true in the states that comply with the federal minimum wage, in addition to those states that have instituted their own higher minimum wage levels….

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The President WILL get his Fast Track Trade Bill….

Thirteen Democrats in total voted to end debate on a measure that badly divided Obama from his party. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) were among his fiercest opponents…..

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Rappers announce support for Hillary Clinton…..

Clinton has been racking up endorsements lately from prominent hip-hop artists of a certain age, like Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule.

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President Obama on the Middle East….

“Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this,” he said,…..

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Six Baltimore Cops indicted by Grand Jury….

The six officers face charges that, if they are convicted, could lead to decades in prison, based on their alleged actions that day. Among them: Illegal arrest, misconduct, assault and involuntary manslaughter…..

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Bernie Sanders stealing O’Malley’s attention in the 3rd tier of Dem 2016 Presidential side show…

“Sanders has energy and excitement,” said New York-based Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf. “O’Malley is late to the dance.”

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President Obama Favorability* Ratings above 50% in new Poll…

President Obama’s favorability ratings have reached 53 percent in a new Gallup poll, the highest marks since September, 2013…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/20/15…Matt Bevin ekes out an 83-vote win, but recanvass looms

KY-Gov: We were expecting a tight GOP primary, but not this tight! With all precincts reporting, tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by just 83 votes, a 0.04 percent margin.

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NY Senate Democrats seek to change Gov Cuomo’s Teacher Eval Program before it goes into effect….

The Dems propose repealing a provision enacted in the budget that requires schools to have their Annual Professional Performance Review Plans approved by November, lest they risk not receiving school funding. The deadline would be moved up a year to Nov. 15, 2016…..

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