To those who think the President has no battle plan?…Think again…

….it was the military’s own assessment that the tide would not be turned in Iraq — the primary focus of U.S. efforts — as long as Islamic State forces had havens in neighboring Syria, where they had established recruitment and training and command-and-control centers, and where they were bringing in millions of dollars a day from black-market oil sales, extortion and hostage ransoms….

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First pictures of the Grand parent’s Clinton and their granddaughter…

‘Over the moon': Proud grandmother Hillary Clinton shared this picture today to celebrate Charlotte’s birth…….

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NY Governor Cuomo goes to Afghanistan….

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, traveled to Washington on Friday to receive briefings from Defense Department officials, according to his office. He then flew to Afghanistan, stopping first in Germany to meet with wounded soldiers.

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Consumer Reports cast doubts on iPhone bendable Media stories…

Just a day after Apple issued its first statement regarding the ongoing complaints that the iPhone 6 Plus bends in user pockets, Consumer Reports has released its test results for how “bendable” Apple’s new phones are. In summary, the results show that the new phones are far stronger than what some testimonies have suggested in the past few days.

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul make pitches to Social Conservatives…

Mr. Paul emphasized his opposition to abortion. As he was introduced to the crowd, a video of an ultrasound and the murmur of a beating heart played, accompanied by lines from Mr. Paul’s speeches like, “I will always take a stand for life.”

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Chelsea Clinton has a Girl…..

Little Charlotte is the first grandchild of Bill and Hilary Clinton, both of whom retweeted their daughter’s happy announcement as soon as it was made.

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Sam Wang on the US Senate…. 9/26/14…..Democrats…

As the election nears… Fluctuations in the Senate Meta-Margin suggest that the daily snapshot starts to be predictive of the final outcome about 5 weeks in advance. When that day comes, we will start using the daily snapshot to weight the Election Day prediction…..

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Blackberry cell phones are back?

BlackBerry has sold enough Passport smartphones to make the device profitable, Chen said on a conference call today. The Passport sold out in 6 hours on BlackBerry’s website and within 10 hours on Amazon.com…..

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Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap 9/26/14…Fighting between the 40-yard lines

In what was, on balance, a disappointing polling week for the Democrats (a few pleasant data points aside), regular readers of our Daily Kos Election Outlook know that our model has shown a marked drop in the prospects for continued Democratic control of the Senate…..

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Political Roundup for September 26, 2014…Red Racing Horses…

KS-Sen: In a sign that anti-establishment tea partiers really care little about conservative politics and mostly want to stick it to the Man (who I happily conduct business for), tea party darling Milton Wolf is meeting with Independent/RINO/Closet Democrat/Strip Club Counsel Greg Orman to discuss endorsing Orman…..

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The Brits join the effort for airstrikes in Iraq….The coalition grows against ISIS/ISIL….

The vote brings Britain into the air campaign belatedly, some six weeks after the United States first began carrying out strikes. Prime Minister David Cameron, scarred by a humiliating defeat last year when he sought permission to launch strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, waited this time until he had a clear consensus of support.

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The US Army First Infantry Division Headquarters ordered to Iraq

“They will have command and control of ongoing advise and assist efforts in support of Iraqi and Peshmerga forces, and continue to help us all degrade and destroy [the Islamic State],” Kirby said.

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Congress fights further backing for the President in his war on terror…

Democrats worried that President Obama is going to pull the United States into another Iraq war are signaling they’ll look to put tough restrictions on the administration’s fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Carly Fiorina joins the GOP 2016 Presidential Sweepstakes ….

“Look, I think it would be great if we had female candidates—or candidate,” Fiorina said as she headed to an event in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, her fourth of the day. “A party should be as diverse as the people it is trying to represent … this is a diverse nation and 53 percent of the voters are women.”

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Sanction’s and Oil Price drops could send Russian Economy into a recession…

Russia needs Urals, its main export crude blend, to trade at $100 per barrel or higher to avoid a recession, according to 58 percent of respondents in a survey of 19 economists. Given the level of U.S. and European sanctions over Ukraine, at least 19 percent of analysts said the current price is sufficiently low to put Russia’s financial stability at risk.

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British PM Cameron works Parliament to get Ok to bomb ISIS in Iraq NOT Syria…

Prime Minister David Cameron urged the British Parliament on Friday to approve plans to join the American-led air campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State militant group, saying there was no “walk-on-by” alternative to intervention.

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