Hagan lead growing against Tillis in North Carolina Senate race…Poll

PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds Kay Hagan continuing to grow her lead over Thom Tillis as the legislative session drags on. Hagan now has 41% to 34% for Tillis and 8% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Her lead is up from 2 points in May and 5 points in June.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/22/14… Two new polls show John Walsh down but still in the fight

• MT-Sen: Two new polls survey Montana and its criminally under-polled Senate race. PPP gives Republican Rep. Steve Daines a 46-39 lead over appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh. Back in October, when Walsh was still lieutenant governor, PPP gave him a larger 52-35 deficit.

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Political Roundup for July 22, 2014…Red Racing Horses

LA-Sen: State Rep. Paul Hollis (R), who dropped out of this race a few days ago, has endorsed Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), the front-runner to advance to a December runoff with Sen. Mary Landrieu. The presence of spoiler veteran Rob Maness (R) probably still throws this race to a runoff.

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The American footprint in Afghanistan IS gonna get smaller ….

“This country is going to turn into a warlord environment,” said one sergeant on his fifth tour. “Until these guys are willing to fight for a sense of nationalism, I don’t see how this changes.”

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Evangelicals tell Congress leave the Bush era immigration law alone….

Though tweaks to the 2008 trafficking law were initially dangled in public by the White House, opposition among congressional Democrats, immigrant-rights groups and other influential advocates have mounted in recent days against changes to the statute….

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Breaking…American Airlines carriers suspend flights to Tel Aviv due to Hamas missile attacks…Update…FAA bars America Flights

American Airlines carriers suspend flights to Tel Aviv …..

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Breaking…Federal Appeals Court says rules healthcare subsidies apply to state exchanges….Not Federal exchanges…

A federal appeals court panel in the District struck down a major part of the 2010 health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the program may not be provided in at least half of the states.

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Georgia Primary Review and Open Thread…7/22/14

…. the GOP Senate Runoff will have massive repercussions down-ballot in tonight’s voting……

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Number of Children crossing the Southern US Border drops…

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in recent weeks appears to be dropping substantially, the White House said Monday…..

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Ah Folks…Here’s what the fine print says over at facebook….

So, like every other one of the world’s 1.28 billion monthly active Facebook users, you blindly agreed to Facebook’s Terms and Conditions without reading the fine print…..

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The ‘Do Nothing’ US Senate…

“The Senate has degenerated into a polarized mess,” the former majority leaders recently wrote in a report that criticized both sides……

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The Obama Admin WAS warned about the Central American Immigration issue over a year ago…

In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse……

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Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 7/21/14….NY State Dem’s polling well…

NY-Gov/NY-18: We have two new polls out from the Empire State, and one yields a result that is a bit less predictable than the other. First, let’s dispatch with the utterly predictable poll: Siena has Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo annihilating his probable GOP opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. In fact, in this poll, he damned near tripled Astorino up (60-23). Democratic incumbents Thomas DiNapoli (comptroller) and Eric Schneiderman (attorney general) also post huge leads.

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Political Roundup for July 21st, 2014…Red Racing Horses

TN-Sen: A new poll is out showing Incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander up only 43-36 over his main opponent Joe Carr. The poll is from a group backing Carr, so take it with a grain of salt, but this race wasn’t on most people’s radar. This might result in Carr getting some bigger backing from Tea Party groups hungering for a victory over one of the more moderate Republican Senators….

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Hamas is winning the PR battle with Israel….

As civilian casualties mounted on Monday in the Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military reminded the world that it had warned people living in targeted areas to leave. The response from Palestinians here was unanimous: Where should we go?

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Americans want nothing to do with world problems…Poll

The picture that emerges from the survey is consistent across issues of foreign policy and national security: Americans are profoundly wary of getting entangled overseas and seem to be skeptical of the value of projecting U.S. power on foreign conflicts.

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