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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/10/14… Joni Ernst jams herself into the lobster trap of impeachment

IA-Sen: Last cycle, Republicans had to beg their candidates to stop talking about rape. Maybe this cycle, the irresistible siren song will be impeachment. No sooner than GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst tried walking back pro-impeachment remarks she made in January (in which she also called Barack Obama a “dictator”)…..

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Political Roundup for July 10, 2014…Will McConnell debate?…Red Racing Horses…

KY-Sen: We may be headed for the world’s oddest debate series. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and SoS Allison Lundergan Grimes (D) have scheduled three debates – just not the same ones. Differences over timing and format have prompted Allison Lundergan Grimes to decline two debates that McConnell has accepted, while accepting a third which McConnell declined……

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On The 2014 Senate Races polling….Beware….

The partisan polls pose a serious challenge to polling aggregators and election modelers. Traditionally, even a simple polling average tends to match the election results. But if the partisan polls are biased, and Democratic and Republican polls do not balance each other out, then the averages might be biased…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/9/14…Why is Tom Cotton struggling? Here are some good theories

AR-Sen: If you’ve been wondering about Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s surprising reversal of fortune in his difficult re-election campaign, this new piece from U.S. News probably does as decent a job as anyone can in trying to explain Pryor’s return from the dead.

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Political Roundup for July 9, 2014…Red Racing Horses….

AR-Sen: Is it just me, or is this race turning into a contest to see who can be more sanctimonious? After Sen. Mark Pryor (D) has found success by criticizing Rep. Tom Cotton’s (R) absolutely boilerplate attacks on Pryor’s support for the contraception mandate, Cotton is now criticizing Pryor for attacking him on FEMA funding.

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The GOP has no option to replace the new Healthcare law…..

The repeal part of their “repeal and replace” promise was easy; the House has voted dozens of times to repeal or defund all or some of the law since its passage in 2010. It’s the replace part that’s a challenge. Republicans are divided over whether they should commit to a specific plan before November — and precisely what policies a GOP health bill should include.

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House Speaker Boehner won’t support Impeachment….

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he doesn’t support calls from members of his party to impeach President Obama……

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Sarah Palin joins the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd….

If a significant pro-impeachment portion of the conservative base does materialize — and that’s a big “if” — it will put Republican lawmakers in the unenviable position of responding to questions about whether they, too, agree with the idea of impeachment……

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Political Roundup for July 8th, 2014..Red Racing Horses

KS-04: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) picked up an important endorsement from…Koch Industries (which has a PAC distinct from the famous brothers’ other poltical ventures), the largest employer in this Wichita-based district. Pompeo’s primary opponent, ex-Rep. Todd Tiahrt, had run with Koch support in the past.

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Red State’s Erickson does Not agree with Boehner’s suing Obama…

To be fair to Speaker Boehner, no lawyer would formulate and pursue this case in court without justiciable claims. In fact, several lawyers familiar with the lawsuit reached out to me after my original post to explain the merits of the case. The Speaker has some. But that is to be expected. Again, no lawyer is going to file a lawsuit without some justiciable claims……

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The White House backs away from asking Congress for authorization to deport more

……mmigrant-rights groups were furious at the proposed tweaks to laws dealing with unaccompanied minors.

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Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 7/7/14….

9:12 AM PT: MN-Sen, -Gov: Gravis Marketing: Sen. Al Franken (D-inc): 51, Mike McFadden (R): 35. Gov. Mark Dayton (D-inc): 52, Jeff Johnson (R): 37.

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Open Thread for July 7, 2014…..Should Obama visits the Border?

The President will be Dallas Texas on Wednesday…..

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Why that ‘Worst President’ Quinnipiac poll is catnip for right-wingers, but essentially meaningless

The funny thing about the heap of attention paid on this Quinnipiac poll is that, for the Democrats, there are legitimately worrisome data points, but the “worst president since World War II” line is not even close to being among them…….

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Political Roundup for July 7th, 2014…McDaniel won’t give it up…Red Racing Horses

Given that Cochran won the runoff by about 7,000, this means that McDaniel is either pulling for some sort of election-mistrial-do-over or simply flailing about in defeat, though he has said he will abide by the court’s decision if it rules against him…..

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Bloomberg polling for his $50 Mil November anti-Gun push…..

Bloomberg, a political independent, has committed to spending $50 million of his fortune this year to build a national grass-roots movement that will pressure lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws, the Post said…….

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