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The President WILL wait with Immigration reform action…..

President Barack Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, White House officials said Saturday, a bow to political pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races who had complained the action could hurt their campaigns.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/5/14… Taylor stays on the ballot while Roberts ‘rests’ in Virginia

KS-Sen: After the tremendous hubbub generated Wednesday night when Democrat Chad Taylor unexpectedly dropped out of the Kansas Senate race, a bit of reality has begun to seep in on both sides. Most importantly, Secretary of State Kris Kobach did a solid for his fellow Republicans and decreed that Taylor had not properly removed himself from the ballot because his letter of withdrawal failed to specify that he’s “incapable” of serving if elected.

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Benefit of Obama executive order on green cards?…Tax Revenue…Lots…

U.S. government tax collections would get a multi-billion-dollar boost if President Barack Obama issued an executive order giving temporary legal status to millions of undocumented residents, the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress said in a report on Thursday.

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American’s move against increased immigration….Poll

Americans increasingly want tighter border security and tougher immigration enforcement, bolstering the Republican position as President Barack Obama considers executive action on the issue.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/4/14…Whoa! Another red-state drop-out makes life hell for Republicans

KS-Sen: Wow! For the second time in one week, a Democrat seeking statewide office in a red state has dropped out in favor of an independent candidate who, as the polls tell it, has a better shot at beating the Republican incumbent. First it happened in Alaska; this time, it’s Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Kansas who’d raised absolutely bupkes in his quest to unseat Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

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Political Roundup for September 4, 2014…Red Racing Horses

KS-Sen: Apparently Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) may have been behind the decision of Shawnee DA Chad Taylor (D) to drop his Senate bid.

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NJ Governor Christie does Mexico….

“I want to listen,” Mr. Christie said at one point. “I have much to learn,” he declared at another. (In one speech, Mr. Christie used the word “listen” four times.)

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/3/14… Stunning deal puts Alaska governor’s race in play

A Republican loss in a state as red as Alaska would be a huge blow indeed, and that just got a whole lot likelier this week, which is why Daily Kos Elections is changing our rating on the race from Likely R to Lean R. Alaska’s strong Republican lean might yet save him, but Parnell can definitely lose.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/2/14… Doug Ducey just can’t move on from his bitter primary

AZ-Gov: State Treasurer Doug Ducey decisively won the nasty Aug. 26 Republican primary, but according a recent PPP survey for Progress Now Arizona, the experience left him with a 26-41 favorable rating. What Ducey could definitely use is a nice kumbaya moment with his former rivals, where they say some nice things about him and help him repair his reputation.

Only so far, that’s not happening.

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Political Roundup for September 2nd, 2014…McCaskill for Missouri Governor?

MO-Gov: A decent analysis of some of the reasons Senator Claire McCaskill may be looking ahead to a 2016 gubernatorial run. She has fundraised for local Democrats running for state assembly, pushed herself into the conversation on Ferguson, and of course ran for governor once before back in 2004. None of this means the senator plans to actually run, of course, just that it would not be the most shocking possibility to occur.

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Israel lays Claims on 1,000 Acres of West Bank….

Peace Now, an Israeli group that opposes the construction of settlements in the West Bank, said that the action on Sunday might be the largest single appropriation of West Bank land in decades and that it could “dramatically change the reality” in the area.

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Hillary Clinton catches up to Gay Rights….

“For me, marriage had always been a matter left to the states,” Mrs. Clinton said. As for whether she supported same-sex marriage when she was in the White House, she said, “I think I’m an American, and I think we have all evolved.”

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Political Roundup for August 29, 2014…Red Racing Horses….

WI-Gov: President Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. He will speak at Laborfest there, where Mary Burke will also be appearing. Yet it is unclear whether the two will appear together, suggesting that the president may be a liability even in a state he won relatively easily.

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Political Roundup for August 28, 2014…Red Racing Horses

AK-Sen: Dan Sullivan is having a lot of fun in his second ad of the general, shooting the bejeezus out of one of those old tube-style TV’s as it runs a negative ad……

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Stanley McChrystal steps into politics…Backing two Democrats…

It’s the first overtly political foray for McChrystal since he was forced to resign as the leader of U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2010 in the wake of a Rolling Stone article where he made disparaging comments about the Obama administration’s strategy in the country.

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Wading back into it in the Middle East -ISIS Vote?… Syria….

Syria remains the Obama administration’s most difficult foreign-policy problem. (How do you curb the Shiite Assad regime? How also do you stop the Sunni ISIS militants there?) And Syria presents the danger that if you start getting involved, it becomes hard to stop. “

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