The Law on Police shootings isn’t just what you see on the video….

…..as sweeping as restrictions on the use of weapons may be, deciding whether an officer acted correctly in firing at a suspect is not cut and dried. A host of outside factors, from the officer’s perception of a threat to the suspect’s behavior and even his size, can emerge as mitigating or damning…..

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New Poll shows Michele Nunn increasing her lead in Georgia….

“There’s a widening or stagnant gender gap. Mr. Perdue does not seem to be moving or closing his number. He’s about 20 points behind Michelle Nunn in females,” Crane told Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary.

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Democrats want to get people to Vote this midterm election….

“I call it getting souls to the polls,” he says.

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Russian ‘Aid’ convoy is in the Ukraine..With aid and military supplies for the separatists

Despite the movement of troops and equipment by Russia, Brideau says he believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and that keeping the separatist movement alive and chipping away at Ukraine’s military are enough to keep the situation unsettled without resorting to all-out war.

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The White House will facilitate Birth-Control coverage for Nonprofit employee’s…

Women who work for religious nonprofits will have access to birth control at no cost under a procedure the Obama administration said would also relieve their employers of any moral objections to the coverage.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/22/14…Another ‘New Hampshire’ Republican shows us how not to carpetbag

NH-Gov: Carpetbaggers are frequently tripped up by a very simple mistake: They swear up-and-down that they’re really, truly a resident of the state they’re running in, but often, they’ve accepted tax credits in their real home state that are only available to people who declare that state as their primary residence. Republican businessman Walt Havenstein, who’s running for governor in New Hampshire, found himself in precisely these crosshairs earlier this year when Democrats challenged his eligibility to run in the Granite State on account of the tax breaks he’d accepted as a Maryland homeowner.

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Political Roundup for August 22, 2014…Red Racing Horses

NC-Sen: Sen. Rand Paul (R) is coming to NC to raise money for the state Republican Party and campaign for Thom Tillis (R). As Paul endorsed Tillis primary foe Greg Brannon, the move is designed to show establishment Republicans that he can be a team player.

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Hey…Democrats running ON Obamacare?…Yup!

Still, the political dynamic of the fight over the healthcare law appears to have shifted from several months ago, where attacks on the law were central to the GOP’s campaign strategy.

News has been improving for ObamaCare since April, despite one recent poll showing that opposition to the law is at an all-time high, the political debate has cooled as GOP attacks dwindle.

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Paul Ryan Would back ANOTHER Mitt Romeny Run….

Most of this stuff is noise…

But?

If they start adding Romney’s name to the 2016 GOP polling and he stays on top?

Watch Out……

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A Little League Girl pitcher is wowing them…

[Mo'ne] Davis is a player for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons in the Little League World Series. Davis came to national attention after becoming the first female to win a game in the LLWS, let alone a two-hit shutout, against South Nashville 4-0 on Friday, August 15th.

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Do we need a strong LBJ type Politicians?…Maybe…

Lately there’s a lot of admiration for Johnson, who’s often portrayed, in this age of entrenched dysfunction and colorless politicians, as a charismatic, needy rogue who knew how to make Washington work. The truth is that the things Johnson did for the purpose of amassing power would make Rick Perry quiver like a little girl….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/21/14… Mark Pryor doubles down on Obamacare

AR-Sen: Well, this is different: A vulnerable red state Democrat is running an ad in support of Obamacare! Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s spot is running for a “six figure buy” and features his father, former Gov. and Sen. David Pryor.

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

National Polling: This is an interesting article about how tracking polls can show movement without any real change in the voting preferences of the electorate (which is usually rigid and inflexibile). Simply put, the reason candidates go up when their side has positive media attention isn’t because undecided voters are moving towards them, but because their supporters become more likely to respond to polls….

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Social Media and Ferguson…

“I think it just goes back to the fact that Twitter is a giant echo chamber,” said Nikki Usher, a George Washington University assistant professor that studies social media, adding, “It’s an excellent forum for spreading misinformation and spreading exaggeration and fueling passion, and I think that tends to be a real negative consequence of being on the social media platform.”

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The Israeli’s go after the Hamas leadership….

The strikes came on the second day of renewed violence after the collapse on Tuesday of Egyptian-brokered cease-fire talks that had halted hostilities for nearly nine days, in what many saw as a new phase of the bloody battle that began July 8.

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Mitt Romney campaigns for others but gets the spotlight…..

The crowd chanted, “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!” They applauded loudest when the 2012 Republican standard-bearer took center stage, eclipsing the three Republican candidates who actually will be on West Virginia ballots in November.

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