What will Scotland do?

In the past week, polls had shown a surge in support for the independence campaign led by Alex Salmond’s Scottish National Party, and it appeared they were on a march to victory in next Thursday’s vote……

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/11/14…Gary Peters opens up a 10-point lead in Michigan’s Senate race

MI-Sen, Gov: Wednesday saw the release of a ton of polls and the best comes out of Michigan. The Glengariff Group, on behalf of the Detroit News and WDIV-TV, is the first pollster to find the Michigan Senate race moving into a double-digit lead for Democratic Rep. Gary Peters.

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Political Roundup for September 11th, 2014…Red Racing Horses

AK-Gov: Now facing a fusion ticket (and a suddenly competitve election), Republican Governor Sean Parnell has replaced his campaign manager with a top staffer to the Republican speaker of the state house.

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5 to 8 possible in Senate for GOPer’s …Larry Sabato….

This means that the best-case scenario we can now envision for Democrats is a 50-50 tie in the Senate, with Vice President Joe Biden’s tiebreaking vote narrowly keeping Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) as majority leader.

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Having wiped up things up…The Media now goes the other way on ISIS/ISIL..Pushing and Pulling….

“It’s hard to imagine a better indication of the ability of elected officials and TV talking heads to spin the public into a panic, with claims that the nation is honeycombed with sleeper cells, that operatives are streaming across the border into Texas or that the group will soon be spraying Ebola virus on mass transit systems — all on the basis of no corroborated information,” said Mr. Benjamin, who is now a scholar at Dartmouth College.

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The Greatest Comeback:How Richard Nixon Rose FromDefeat To CreateThe New Majority…Book Review

The book is a basic history of Nixons comeback from Buchanans hiring until Nixons presidential victory in 1968.Much of it is consumed with Buchanans various memos to RN, all of which he saved ,on issues and political strategy.For such a Right Wing partisan ,Buchanan is surprisingly passive In conceding that Nixon was no “movement conservative”(indeed he often referred to them as “kooks”) and that others influenced the “boss” as Buchanan called him more than he Buchanan did.

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President Obama vows to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Mr. Obama said. “That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.” ISIL is an alternative name for ISIS.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/10/14… Why you shouldn’t ignore South Dakota’s Senate race

SD-Sen: A new SurveyUSA poll in South Dakota will definitely once again have Democrats wondering if their chances might be better if a prominent candidate dropped out of the race—only this time, it’s the independent who’s holding the Democrat back and not the other way around.

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Political Roundup for September 10, 2014…McDaniel case to be reviewed by Mississippi high court…Red Racing Horses

MS-Sen: The State Supreme Court has agreed to take up Chris McDaniel’s challenge to the GOP primary results in October. They have the power to order a new primary even after Cochran wins the general election…..

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Selling Hillary Clinton as a Stand-Up Commander-in-Chief….

Clinton herself used her book Hard Choices this summer to highlight how she and Obama had differing views and strategies on Syria. And in recent weeks, in an interview with The Atlantic, Clinton also said that the administration’s decision not to get involved in the Syrian conflict was a “failure.”

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Election*Projection keeps the 2014 Senate up one for the GOPer’s

A second poll dump from the collaboration between CBS, The New York Times and YouGov has shaken up the numbers here at Election Projection, producing a total of eight Senate rating changes. However, despite all the movement, the projected balance of power in the 2014 Senate elections remains unchanged at 51-46-3.

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Hillsong…The Australian Mega Singing Church….

The Hillsong empire might appear to be a musical powerhouse first and a church second. It is, after all, a multimillion-dollar enterprise, drawing large crowds to arena concert performances; one of its bands, Hillsong United, is even the subject of a documentary scheduled for release by Warner Bros. next year.

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Another poll with Michele Nunn gaining on David Perdue…

Republican David Perdue’s lead over Democrat Michelle Nunn went from 9 points to 3 since the poll three weeks ago. Perdue led 50% to 41% on 08/18/14, when many voters were still on vacation. Today, with most of Georgia back from summer break, Perdue leads 47% to 44%.

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American’s Want a War?…No…Do they want to go after ISIS/ISIL?…Yes

….. poll itself does contain some grounds for these conclusions, finding that 61 percent say “military action” against ISIS in Iraq and Syria is “in the national interest.”…..

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The House is ready to fund things as to NOT shut down the Government…

House Republicans rolled out a stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through Dec. 11 but also reshaping the budget landscape in a manner that tilts toward the GOP if it should win control of the Senate in November.

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President Obama WILL order airstrikes against ISIS/ISIL in Syria…

President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days.

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