What ISIS controls and what it does NOT…..

“This means controlling major cities and, yes, roadways—but you also have to realize that some of that area is desert, so what does ‘control’ of that kind of land even mean?”

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Breaking…Mitt Romney leads the 2016 Republican field in Iowa…

Romeny , who lost to President Obama 2 years ago is the frontrunner in Iowa for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination…

And dig this….

I know it’s the first poll (More are gonna be coming)….

The other guys ain’t even close….

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McConnell….Congress has the President’s back on ISIS/ISIL….

President Obama would have “a lot of congressional support” — including that of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — if he asked for a vote to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/27/14…PPP pegs Iowa Senate race as a deadlock

IA-Sen, Gov: Several recent polls have shown a close race in the U.S. Senate contest in the Hawkeye State, and Public Policy Polling adds another one. The firms finds Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley leads Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst 42-41 in their contest to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, with third-party candidates taking a combined 5 percent. Back in May, before Ernst won the Republican nomination, Braley led 45-39. The undecideds lean Democratic, voting for Obama by 13 points and self-identifying as Democrats by an 11-point margin.

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Political Roundup for August 27, 2014…Hillary a 3rd term Obama?…Red Racing Horses

Clinton: What can doom former SoS and co-President Hillary Clinton in her bid to return the Clintons to the White House? Being the third term of Obama. The Clintons have a very difficult needle to thread here. Obviously they want Obama’s base to show up, but they need the middle and many people who have not supported him from day one.

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Wading back into it in the Middle East -ISIS Vote?… Syria….

Syria remains the Obama administration’s most difficult foreign-policy problem. (How do you curb the Shiite Assad regime? How also do you stop the Sunni ISIS militants there?) And Syria presents the danger that if you start getting involved, it becomes hard to stop. “

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Medicare isn’t ANYWHERE in as bad shape as they told us….

The difference between the current estimate for Medicare’s 2019 budget and the estimate for the 2019 budget four years ago is about $95 billion dollars. That sum is greater than the government is expected to spend that year on unemployment insurance, welfare and Amtrak — combined. It’s equal to about one-fifth of the expected Pentagon budget in 2019…..

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White House looking at increasing Green Card numbers…

The White House is reportedly weighing a proposal that would provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards as President Obama moves toward executive actions on immigration.

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Budget deficit has small increase…Will fall of the next few years…Congress Budget Office…

The new projections still suggest the government will significantly improve on the previous fiscal year, when it posted a deficit of $680 billion. The budget office also continues to project that this will be the fifth straight year in which the annual federal deficit shrinks as a share of the nation’s total economic output.

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Mitt Romney cracks the door open a little on 2016….

“Circumstances can change, but I’m just not going to let my head go there,”

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US Navy ‘Baby’ Aircraft carriers are back….

The USS America, the first in a series of 11 planned America class amphibs for the Navy, is configured with more deck space than previous ships of its kind in order to accommodate a range of aircraft — including MV-22 Ospreys and the F-35B Short-Take-Off-and-Landing Joint Strike Fighter.

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2008/2009…Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke WAS worried..

“September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression,” Mr. Bernanke is quoted as saying in the document filed with the court. Of the 13 “most important financial institutions in the United States, 12 were at risk of failure within a period of a week or two.”

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Senator Marco Rubio wants to shutdown the Government over upcoming Immigration moves by Obama?

Rubio isn’t the only one to raise the possibility of another government funding fight. In an interview with Politico earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised that he would use spending bills in similar fashion to force skirmishes with the White House should Republicans retake the upper chamber.

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President Obama widens his net for Support on military action against ISIS/ISIL in North Iraq and Syria

As Mr. Obama considered new strikes, the White House began its diplomatic campaign to enlist allies and neighbors in the region to increase their support for Syria’s moderate opposition and, in some cases, to provide support for possible American military operations. The countries likely to be enlisted include Australia, Britain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, officials said.

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August 26 primary open thread….Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona and Vermont

SE with the Politicaldog101 8/26/14 primary coverage for Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma…

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NY Times Upshot raises GOP Senate majority chances to 67% in its daily tracking poll….

…..our forecast is also at its most Republican-leaning point yet this cycle……

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