Political Roundup for January 27, 2015…Koch Bros to spend close to a BILLION on 2016 Presidential race…Red Racing Horses

Money: Freedom Partners, a network of groups associated with Charles and David Koch, is planning to spend $889 million on 2016. That’s in the neighborhood of what President Obama spent in 2012….

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New Healthcare program could have as many as 9 Million sign-ups this year…

Roughly 9.5 million consumers have chosen health plans or reenrolled in their old coverage on ObamaCare’s marketplaces since Nov. 15, an increase over last year’s final count.

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Elizabeth Warren WILL NOT attend the Congressional Progressive Caucus retreat…

A leading progressive voice in Congress, the Massachusetts senator was invited to keynote the issues retreat for the 70-person liberal caucus for House and Senate members. But a scheduling conflict will prevent Warren from attending, a caucus spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Storm’s outta here and the New York Governor Cuomo get’s grief….

“All the meteorologists were (saying) 2 feet or even more, and very fast accumulation,” he said. “So I think in that atmosphere everyone was trying to make quick decisions, and the right decision.”

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Healthcare cost’s due to Obamacare projected down 20%

“The newest projections indicate that those provisions will cost $571 billion over that same period, a reduction of 20 percent,” he said. The Affordable Care Act not only subsidized the purchase of private insurance, but also authorized a major expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state program for low-income people.

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Kurdish Milita cliams ISIS pushed out of Kobani….

Kurdish militias regained full control of the northern Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving Islamic State militants out with the help of American-led airstrikes, Kurdish activists on the scene said….

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Hillary Clinton Update…Coming together…

Hillary Clinton is in the final stages of planning a presidential campaign that will most likely be launched in early April and has made decisions on most top posts, according to numerous Democrats in close contact with the Clintons and their aides.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes to run to keep her Kentucky Sec of State seat…

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) announced Monday that she will run for reelection, ending speculation the rising Democratic star might run for governor.

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President Obama does India….

Obama, who is often portrayed as aloof, has few friends among foreign leaders. But there’s a genuine, surprising warmth between him and Modi, say people familiar with both the U.S. and Indian governments.

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American Tech companies excited over upcoming Cuban market opening…

Tech companies see a potential windfall in the Obama administration’s decision to ease trade restrictions with Cuba — and they’re racing to cash in.

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Breaking…NY Governor orders main roads closed and Subway and PATH closed late tonight…

“You cannot be on the roads after 11 p.m.,” he said.

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Are existing energy tax subsidies gonna last?

Congress, for example, is weighing allowing solar projects to use master limited partnerships,…..

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Standard & Poor’s drops Russian credit grade to junk

Standard & Poor’s rating agency has downgraded Russia’s credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook.

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Is Democratic WV Sen Joe Manchin gonna run for Governor?

Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin is shaking up his political action committee’s staff as he mulls a return to his previous job as governor of West Virginia……

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Democrats NEED MORE under 30 year olds to come out and vote….

…..while the Democrats definitely prize a more diverse electorate (and the GOP a decidedly pale one), this alone does not explain victory and defeat for the Democrats. One other subgroup has been of considerable importance to Democrats, and their participation (or lack thereof) has been an under-appreciated piece of the puzzle in explaining the eye-popping lack of consistency in Democratic performance. That group is young voters…..

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The hustle for Money and Support for 2016…The ‘Invisible Presidential Campaign ‘….

The real action, however, lay elsewhere, off the stage and out of sight, in an invisible primary taking place behind closed doors in states not known for their place in the nominating calendar. Candidates have been crisscrossing the nation and working the phones, dialing for dollars and loyalty in a contest that may prove far more consequential than speech that can be given before any crowd at this point.

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