2014 US Senate control race turns for the Democrats with recent polling…

Just as some prominent election prognosticators seem ready to give Republicans the Senate, two forecasting models show the battle is essentially a toss up.

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Daily Real Clear Politics Polling Numbers 9/10/14 to 9/15/14…Democrats continue to get Good News…

Democrats continue to get Good News…

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Obama cannot ignore Iran in his fight against ISIS/ISIL….

Creating such an alignment will be incredibly difficult, but it could bring huge benefits to the entire Middle East. Beyond the immediate crisis of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, co-operation between the United States and Iran, and between Iran and Sunni states in the region, in supporting inclusive states in both Syria and Iraq could help to reduce the Sunni-Shia rifts that have kept the region in turmoil.

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Team USA Wins Basketball World Cup….

Unlike the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, when the Americans won gold, they would be playing without many of the NBA’s biggest names. Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and Kawhi Leonard all removed themselves from Team USA consideration…..

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Hillary does Iowa…

“Hello, Iowa,” Clinton began. “I’m back!”

She addressed 2016 speculation head on, teasing that she has “a few things on [her] mind” lately.

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Obama pressed to ship arms to the Ukraine Military…

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who visited Ukraine earlier this month, said Poroshenko’s visit would be a “good opportunity” for Obama to change his long-held position that there is no military solution to the conflict between Kiev and Moscow.

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They are Still fighting in the Eastern Ukraine….

The two sides have shelled each other almost daily since the cease-fire agreement was signed Sept. 5, each blaming the other for violations, but generally the intense, large-scale battles of recent months have ceased. Sunday’s action was, however, a marked escalation, suggesting that one side or the other was on the attack.

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Cuomo and Christie to join Fed’s in security efforts for NY/NJ Metro area

Governor Cuomo said. “New York and New Jersey stand at the center of the global network of finance, commerce, and tourism, placing us in a position as an attractive potential terrorist target…

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Harkin talks primary challenge for Hillary….

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D) said Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to face a primary challenge if she runs for president, but it will be “tough” for another candidate to gain traction against her.

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Several Arab countries to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria….

During Mr. Kerry’s stop in Jidda on Thursday, 10 Arab countries joined the United States in issuing a communiqué that endorsed efforts to confront and ultimately “destroy” ISIS, including military action to which nations would contribute “as appropriate.”

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The Nike LeBron 11’s….

This fused LeBron composition incorporates over 28 different elements from various iconic silhouettes through out the full Nike LeBron lineage

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Jay-Z and Beyonce expecting second child?

Jay Z sparked buzz that Beyonce is pregnant with their second child when he changed a lyric to his song “Beach Is Better” during the last show on their On The Run tour in Paris on Friday, Sept. 12

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The O’Malley Campaign staffs up in Iowa for 2016….

O’Malley, who was the first Democratic presidential hopeful to appear in the Hawkeye State is the only Democrat with staff on the ground in Iowa. He also has sent staffers through his political action committee, the O’Say Can You See PAC, to New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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Rand Paul does NOT rule out American ‘boots on the ground’ in Iraq?

“If you are engaged with battle against the United States, you really do not get due process on the battlefield. If you want to fight against the United States, you’re a target. Already, I think two Americans have been killed,” Paul said…..

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Reports of ISIS making a non-aggression pack with some Syrian Rebels…

The deal between ISIS and the moderate Syrian groups casts doubt over President Barack Obama’s freshly announced strategy to arm and train the groups against ISIS.

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ISIS/ISIL efforts will probably remove sequestration from the Pentagon….

“We should have found a way to get rid of sequester long ago. There were so many reasons to [end] it that didn’t produce the result that I don’t want to sound overly optimistic,” said Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.). “But, maybe, it will help a little bit.”

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