Daily Kos Morning Digest 8/25/15… North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple will retire. Could Heidi Heitkamp take his place?

ND-Gov: Even though he probably could have easily won another term, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple has decided not to run for re-election next year. Dalrymple had served as lieutenant governor until 2010, when then-Gov. John Hoeven won election to the Senate, but Dalrymple handily won a full term in his own right in 2012. However, he’d been cagey about his future plans all cycle, so his retirement is not a surprise…..

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Kasich Update….Rising in the polls while others drop against Trump…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s standing continues to rise to an all-time high among voters in the Buckeye State as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination….

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Political Roundup For August 25, 2015…Biden/Warren ticket?…RRH Elections

By now everyone knows that Vice President Biden met with Senator Elizabeth Warren for lunch over the weekend. But what if the meeting wasn’t to inquire about her endorsement and support, but instead about something else: whether she’d consider running on a ticket with him…..

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Doesn’t Lindsey Garham Know he’s not supposed to call ANYTHING Trump says ‘stupid’?

Lindsey Graham excoriated Republican presidential rival Donald Trump on Tuesday morning for his immigration plan, calling it both “stupid” and “illegal.”

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Trump Update…Megyn Kelly and Jeb Bush attacks keep it going…

Donald Trump marked the return of Megyn Kelly on Monday night with a series of tweets and retweets blasting the Fox News host and continuing his ongoing war of words with Republican rival Jeb Bush….

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Trump and Sanders lead in new PPP NH poll….

PPP’s new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we’ve done anywhere since he entered the race.
The main story in New Hampshire is how universally popular Sanders has become with the Democratic electorate.

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State and local GOP leaders working on eracting walls against the Trump wave…

“Ballot access usually is regarded as party function,” said Tom Josefiak, a former RNC chief counsel. “It definitely would be left up to the state party to decide how it’s going to operate.”

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Stock Market trying to recover…China Sell-Off continues…

After a three-day rout that erased nearly $3 trillion in value from stocks globally, markets other than China’s on Tuesday showed signs that selling pressures were easing.

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Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s lawyer pushes back on attacks…

A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedin’s reputation through “unfounded allegations” about her time at the State Department…..

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Could Joe Biden HELP Hillary by running?

“She’s a terrible front-runner but she’s a marvelous candidate when she gets into the middle of the race,”

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North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple (R-ND) won’t seek Re-Election

We’ll have to see how this all will play out. North Dakota is the 2nd Open Governor Race after Vermont after Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT) decided a few months ago to forgo a Re-Election Bid…..

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Breaking…. Pro-sanders Facebook group wants a 100,000 March on Washington in October…

Even assuming that some who formally sign an RSVP for a Sanders march on Washington will not ultimately attend, the publicity surge leading into the event would be enormous….

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Bring Back Mitt Romney?…Again?

Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources.

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Political Roundup for August 24, 2015…Warren 2018 Senate run…Maybe?…RRH Elections

MA-Sen ’18: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) is refusing to commit to a run for re-election in 2018, suggesting she may be considering some sort of executive position….

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Daily Kos Morning Digest 8/24/15… Florida Republicans tear themselves to shreds, refuse to draw new congressional map

FL Redistricting: In an epic descent into acrimony and recrimination, the Florida legislature concluded its special session on redistricting without producing a new congressional map, as ordered by the state Supreme Court. Even though—or perhaps because—Republicans control both chambers, the state House and Senate absolutely loathe one another: Earlier this year, the state government nearly shut down after the House refused to sign off on a Senate budget that would have expanded Medicaid. (Ultimately, the House prevailed, tanking the expansion.)

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The Student Loan mess continues….

ore than 30,000 borrowers shared their servicing experiences with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this year, complaining about servicers losing paperwork, giving inconsistent information or neglecting to tell them about repayment options.

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