House Reptblicans Not happy Republican Majority Leader McConnell on DHS….

Rank-and-file House Republicans on Wednesday bashed the Senate GOP’s plan to vote on a “clean” Homeland Security funding bill, arguing they wanted to stand firm in attacking President Obama’s immigration actions.

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Strickland Will run against Portman in Ohio

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced Wednesday that he would run for Senate in 2016, giving Democrats a recruit with past statewide success — but one who’s been out of office for more than four years — for the race against GOP Sen. Rob Portman.

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Republicans want President Obama to do More in Foreign Policy and Less in Domestic Policy

The debate about the scope of presidential power goes back to the beginning of the republic, when the country’s founders threw out the Articles of Confederation to write a Constitution with an executive to balance out Congress. As the nation grew, the reach of government expanded and the world became more complicated, the balance shifted more and more to the executive. After Watergate, Congress reasserted itself, but presidents have been clawing their way back ever since…..

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The Brits have an election coming in May….

All of the opinion polls are clear: Instead of a decisive winner, there will be hobbled aspirants, each cajoling as many as seven smaller parties to give up their independence and prop up a minority or coalition government for a fixed term of five years.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/25/15…New State legislature interactive maps…

President-by-LD: Daily Kos Elections is pleased to begin the 2014 round of our president-by-LD project. This time around, we’ll be calculating the 2014 statewide results according to legislative (and congressional) districts for all 50 states. And to kick off our effort, we’re unveiling our new interactive state legislative maps, created by Stephen Wolf…..

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Political Roundup for February 25, 2015…Villaraigosa will NOT run against Harris for Cali US Senate seat…Red Racing Horses

CA US Senate….With Villaraigosa out of the race, Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) becomes a strong favorite for the seat…..

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2016 GOP Presidential contenders quizzed about Foreign Policy….

The emphasis on foreign policy is also a tacit acknowledgment by Republicans that, with the economy improving, they need another issue to distinguish themselves from Democrats…..

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Rahm Emanuel Forced Into Runoff in Chicago….

It was a serious blow after a campaign in which Mr. Emanuel had a huge fund-raising edge over lesser-known opponents, not to mention an in-person endorsement last week from President Obama in his adopted hometown.

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Poor Rick Perry…..Cruz jumps him in Texas Poll…..

Twenty percent of those surveyed went for Cruz with Walker pulling in 19 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and neurosurgeon Ben Carson followed, each with 9 percent, and Perry at 8 percent….

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Should American President’s continue to be Term Limted?…PDog Poll

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, is the only President to have been on office for more than two terms….

The Amendment was passed by a Republican Congress….

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America is Never far away from some Iranians….

“This guy comes up to me, an Iranian; asks me where I’m from. I say, ‘America!’ He says, ‘I love you!’ ” Mr. Belden said before Friday’s concert. “I tell him I’m a jazz musician. He says, ‘I love jazz!’ ”

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Scott Walker leads latest PPP GOP Primary polling…..2/24/15

Walker is climbing fast in the polling because of his appeal to the most conservative elements of the Republican electorate. Among ‘very conservative’ voters he leads with 37% to 19% for Carson, 12% for Bush, and 11% for Huckabee. Bush has a similarly large lead over Walker with moderates at 34/12…the problem for Bush though is that there are two times more GOP primary voters who identify as ‘very conservative’ than there are ones who identify as moderates……

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2015 Chicago Mayoral Primary Preview….

Even if the race were to go to an April Runoff, Emmanuel would still be a heavy favourite and would most likely win a 20+ point victory over Garcia. But if recent trends are any indication, the race should be resolved tonight…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/24/15…Nevada Republican prays GOP lawmakers don’t nuke his Senate bid

NV-Sen: While Republicans are still casting about for a candidate to take on Sen. Harry Reid, analyst Jon Ralston says that state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is looking like the likeliest contender…..

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Political Roundup for February 24, 2015…Walker asks for money off his wobbling…Red Racing Horses….

Walker: He made what was probably the right move and turned his debatable slip-up on Obama’s religion into a email fundraising opportunity.

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Marco Rubio wants to Run for President…Maybe….

Mr. Rubio’s team is furiously fighting the impression that a Bush candidacy eclipses a Rubio bid, pointing out that he has been an underdog before.

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