Boehner invites the Israeli PM to speak to Congress…Will he do so?

In a tit for tat move House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli PM Netanyahu to speak before Congress , presumably AGAINST any deal making with Iran….

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California US Senate race Update…Tom Steyer jumps OUT of the race…

I believe my work right now should not be in our nation’s capitol but here at home in California, and in states around the country where we can make a difference….’

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California US Senate race Update…Rep Becerra may run…

Rep. Xavier Becerra is moving closer to jumping in the California Senate race.
The Democrat this week told House colleagues as well as Democratic operatives and lobbyists about his desire to run to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer…..

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Political Roundup for January 22, 2015…Chuck Grassley gearing up in Iowa…Red Racing Horses

IA-Sen: Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is gearing up to run for reelection in 2016. This should move this race off the competitive radar as it seems highly unlikely Grassley could lose……

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Mitch MConnell Already gets flack from House GOP Conservatives….

Tea Party lawmakers on Wednesday directed their ire at the Kentucky Republican after Senate leaders signaled they don’t have the votes to pass a House-approved bill that would fight President Obama’s executive actions on immigration…….

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Ooops!…California Democrats rush for Kamala Harris has Latino’s doing a Slow burn….

The flare-up is a rare recent instance of tension inside the Democratic tent. Most of the intraparty battles in congressional elections lately have been on the Republican side — tea party activists accusing national Republicans of playing favorites in primaries and supporting candidates deemed more moderate. Democratic leaders have, by and large, avoided taking sides in primaries.

But Democratic officials say they have good reason to back Harris, the contest’s only announced candidate, early on…..

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The 2016 Presidential campaign is gonna run into the BILLIONS…..

The 2016 presidential election could cost as much as $5 billion, according to top fundraisers and bundlers who are already predicting it will more than double the 2012 campaign’s price tag.

Behind-the-scenes jockeying to raise big bucks from bundlers connected to super-PACs and third-party groups is well underway, even with no top-tier candidates officially in the race……

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Powerful New York State Assembly leader Silver charged with Coruption…

The powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office to solicit millions in bribes and kickbacks, according to court documents…..

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House Republicans pull anti-Abortion Bill….

As of Wednesday afternoon, Republican leaders were insistent they would move ahead with legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks, but the Rules Committee announced an emergency meeting Wednesday night and sources said the bill would be pulled in favor of the less controversial alternative….

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Hillary Donors pledge ‘astounding ‘ fundraising numbers for her Presidential run….

Clinton will, “do a good job of having strong out of the gate numbers,” the fundraiser predicted. “Her campaign is going to blow through what they did in 2008.”

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No Federal Civil Rights charges against Ferguson cop who shot Micheal Brown…

Federal prosecutors have started drafting a memo recommending that Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Brown, not face charges for violating the 18-year-old’s civil rights, The New York Times reported.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/21/15…..Does Rubio run for the Senate or White House?

FL-Sen, 21: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is still considering whether to run for president or seek another term in the Senate (he says he won’t try to do both at once). Roll Call recently provided a long list of Democratic and Republican pols who might run to succeed Rubio if the senator decides to take an extended vacation to New Hampshire, and the National Journal also names Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch as a possible contender…..

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‘American Sniper’…The personification of the life of an American Solider….

To critics like filmmaker Michael Moore, the project glorifies random violence in service of a lost and reckless cause in Iraq.

To supporters of the film, including GOP figures like Sarah Palin, the controversy illustrates a shameful lack of support for the military and the Iraq War among “Hollywood leftists.”

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The Pope IS coming to Wash DC, Philly and the Big Apple this fall…..

“He would arrive on the 22nd (of September) and he would leave the evening of the 27th. It’s really a full six days, plus the travel, so it’s really one week,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, a Philippines native and the Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN, told the Catholic News Agency on Sunday…..

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The New Times does a LONG piece on FOX News’ Megyn Kelly…..

The NEW YORK TIMES does a BIG piece on Megan Kelly the blond, who has her own show and has this thing about cutting people….FOX types included…to the qucik in mid sentence…..

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France and Germany Demand American Social Media companies clamp down on terror content…

Top law-enforcement officials from the two countries said on Tuesday they expect U.S. Internet and social-networking companies like Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. to pre-emptively remove terror content from their services—or face new laws aimed at forcing them to do so.

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