Mid-Morning Roundup For November 17, 2014…Is there gonna be a free -for-all in the Illinois Senate Race in 2016?…Red racing Horses…

IL-Sen: Sen. Mark Kirk (R) vociferously denied rumors that he might be considering retirement, saying “no frickin’ way am I retiring.” Usually these things are shades of gray, but this one would seem to be pretty cut-and-dried…..

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DEA agents drop in to check out several NFL teams…

The agency is looking at whether the teams improperly distribute prescription drugs to players in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.

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Being the Mayor of New York City is is different than Running for the Job….

It’s been a rough first 11 months for deBlasio, who has learned the hard way that close ties to those who knock his police department and their members can cause the media to turn on you…

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Durbin…Obama will probably veto Keystone Part 4…Christie comes out for it…

The vote to go ahead with the last phase of the project is more of a political thing….

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If Mitt Romney was President he’d be looking at “boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria…

On CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday morning, the former Massachusetts governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate gave President Obama some advice on executive leadership, telling host Bob Schieffer that the president was wrong to say he wouldn’t consider sending U.S. ground troops in Iraq or Syria to fight the Islamic State……

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Howard Dean slams Democrats: ‘Where the hell is the Democratic Party’…Daily Kos

“Jim Clyburn was the most right person in that lead up,” Howard Dean said. “It was message. Sure it was an off year. We can make all these excuses. But the fact is we have never—and even through the days of the fifty state strategy, taking over the House and the Senate and the presidency in four years when I was running the DNC—I could never get the Washington Democrats to stay on message……

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President Obama will be following the footsteps of Reagan and Bush I on Immigration…

Two of the last three Republican presidents — Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986……

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Bill Clinton…2014 MidTerm’s had a collapse of Youth Vote and Hispanics stayed Home…Black vote steady…

“There was a collapse of the youth vote,” Clinton said. “The African-American vote held fairly steady and was remarkable … we had a little bit of a loss of the Hispanic vote perhaps because the president” didn’t sign an order on executive action on immigration reform.

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The 114 New Members of Congress…..

A listing of the 114 new members of Congress elected during the 2014 Midterm elections….

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The incoming Republican Senator’s are establishment people…Not flame throwers…

When Republicans take over the Senate in January, the 11 men and women of the party’s freshman class will be, with a lone exception, people whose careers blossomed inside the government bureaucracy that some politicians love to loathe……

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McConnell brings Republican hypocrisy to a new low, and that’s saying something…Daily Kos…

“We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”

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Religious Challenge to Healthcare Law mandates rebuffed….

The District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 against the groups – that charged the new path set by the administration would harm their ability to express religion.

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Open Thread for November 15, 2014…The Warren factor for Democrats….

Left and Progressive Democrats are pushing for Senator Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination….

At second look this strikes me so much like Right and Tea Party types looking for Sen Ted Cruz to run for the GOP nomination….

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Taj Mahal is the 5th Atlantic casino to close this year…..

Atlantic City’s casinos have lost their appeal and gambling dollars to dozens of rivals in other U.S. states, with gaming revenue nearly half its 2006 peak of $5.2 million…

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Red State on White Class workers leaving the Democrats ….

Here it is: I agree that social liberalism isn’t quite the deal killer it used to be…..

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Rightwingnuts want to shut down the Govt over Obama’s immigration action…

Tea Party lawmakers emboldened by the GOP’s big midterm gains say they will insist on attaching a policy rider to legislation keeping the government open that would block funding for agencies carrying out Obama’s promised executive actions limiting deportations.

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