Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 10/17/14… There’s no room on the air for Sean Parnell

AK-Gov: The National Journal’s Karyn Bruggeman checks in to see what’s ailing Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, who’s mostly been trailing in the polls ever since Democrat Byron Mallot teamed up with and independent Bill Walker to create a “unity ticket” last month….

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Political Roundup for October 17, 2014…Red Racing Horses

House Leadership: The Republican House leadership is spreading the cash around to ensure the party expands its majority in the House and expand the good will the leadership has among members and future members.

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Turkey…The Islamic State isn’t a bad neighbor….

…. there are few visible signs of tension at Karkamis or Akcakale, another border town to the east of Kobani…..

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Open Thread for October 17, 2014….Ah, let’m win the Senate…

But hey it’ll be fun to watch! Both the celebration party and the hangover!

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Hillary disses Romney on the Auto Bailout in Michigan…

Campaigning in Michigan, Clinton made reference to Romney’s infamous op-ed titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” opposing the government rescue of the auto industry in 2009….

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Rand Paul Update…10/17/14…

In his third trip to New Hampshire this year, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “continued building a network of support – with a heavy focus on young votes – for a possible 2016 presidential run,” the AP reports.

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The Upshot….How Not to Be Fooled by Odds

Now that The Upshot puts odds of a Republican takeover of the Senate at 74 percent, we realize that many people will assume we’re predicting a Republican victory. We’re not….

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Ex-Prosecutors do NOT want Buddy Cianci to come back as the Mayor of Providence RI

Polls show him leading, and he is raising much more cash than his two rivals……

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Republicans throw Ebola at Obama and the Democrats…

Some 56 percent of Americans say the government is prepared to handle Ebola, including 61 percent of Democrats. But that number is flipped on its head when you ask Tea Party voters: 57 percent of them say the government is not prepared, as do 54 percent of rural voters. So two core components of the GOP red-state base coalition don’t trust the federal government, in the person of President Obama, to keep them safe…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 10/16/14… Michelle Nunn gets her best poll in a long time

This is just one poll, and other pollsters still show Nunn further away from 50 percent. In the last week Landmark, which used to be Nunn’s best pollster, showed her moving in the wrong direction……

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Apple Media Event to debut iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3…Also intro’s Apple Pay and other services and Upgrades….

It’s been an incredible year. And tremendously busy already, but we’ve got a few more things to share with you before we close out the year…..

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Political Roundup for October 16, 2014…Ebola…Red Racing Horses….

Ebola: The Hill does not use the dramatic language I have been using, but the Ebola crisis has the ability to be President Obama’s Iraq and Katrina wrapped up into one vicious package that forever undermines his presidency.

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Hillary Clinton goes South for 2014 and 2016….

Kentucky voters identified with Mr. Clinton because of his rural Arkansas roots and centrist politics. Mrs. Clinton largely resonated here because of “the Bill factor,” said Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. “It’s been a while, so she does need to reintroduce herself,” he added.

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ISIS retreats from sections of Kobani as Kurds and US work closer together…

Islamic State forces withdrew from several neighborhoods in Kobani Thursday as U.S.-led coalition warplanes and local Kurdish forces stepped up their attacks to loosen the extremist group’s siege of the northern Syrian city, a monitoring group and local reporter said….

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Chris Christie looks for the 2016 Presidential election General audience

The Governor of a blue state, he seems to be going out of his way to sell himself (Like Rand Paul) to minority voters that he would need in the GENERAL election, NOT GOP primaries, where white conservatives abound and vote…..

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Democrats scramble for ways to hold their majority….

National Democrats have gone dark in Kentucky but are pumping $1 million into Georgia. Republicans cut off their candidate in Michigan but are going big in North Carolina…..

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