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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/14/14…Florida judge tosses congressional map, orders redraw

FL Redistricting: In a major decision that came out late Thursday evening, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis threw out Florida’s congressional map, ruling that lawmakers violated the state’s new “Fair Districts” amendments when they crafted new lines in 2012. (The full opinion is here.) Lewis said that legislators impermissibly sought to protect incumbents, in direction contravention of the amendments, which voters approved by a wide margin in 2010.
In fact, Lewis was absolutely scathing in his assessment of how Republicans handled their responsibilities:

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Political Roundup for July 14th, 2014…Red Racing Horses…

ME-Gov: Congressman and Democrat Mike Michaud is getting some outside help in his bid to become the first openly gay Governor.

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Could a re-elected Landrieu save the Senate for Democrats?

This might get old between now and Election Day – if it hasn’t already – but the projected Senate majority has changed hands once again.

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A call for Vietnam to join the US against China….

The fundamental issue facing Vietnam today is to choose the right strategic partners. Japan, and to a lesser extent South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and other smaller Asian nations offer good case studies. American atomic bombs devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but postwar Japan still chose the United States as its key ally and economic partner and adopted core American values as its guiding principles……

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Your picks for 2014 Midterm elections and 2016 Presidential Party picks and November Contest …

This isn’t a poll….It’s just who YOU think will win in several contests in the future…Go Record….

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Obama and his Education Chief incur the wrath of Teachers….

There’s nothing wrong with the kids. There is plenty wrong with the system—but none of it is inevitable…..

“Our members are frustrated and angry,” said NEA president Dennis Van Roekel. “Number one is the toxic testing. There is too much.”

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Israel and Hamas slug it out…..

Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference Friday that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/11/14… Why is the GOP’s legislative arm playing in a U.S. House race?

NC-06: This is super strange. The Republican State Leadership Committee, which is tasked with helping the GOP win state legislative races, for some bizarre reason funneled $75,000 to a super PAC to help Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. win a runoff against pastor Mark Walker in a safely Republican seat in North Carolina. The reason is pretty simple, though: Berger is the son of state Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger, Sr., who is also the immediate past chair of the RSLC…..

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President Obama wants off time after almost six years on the job….

“What I’ve said to my team is ‘Get me out of Washington,’ ” Obama said Wednesday night during a fundraiser in Austin. His summer schedule features out-of-town trips practically every week, including meetings between him and people who have written him personal letters.

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Boehner and the Republican bring the Healthcare Law back for the 2014 elections to join Immigration…

Immigration will probably be an issue for the 2014 Midterms….

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Portman on Hillary….She doesn’t fit with today’s Democratic Party?

“We need a broader party,” Portman said. “If we’re not doing better with millennials and women and Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans and others, we will have a tough time being a majority party at the national level.”

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House Republicans plan to sue the President for NOT enforcing the Employer mandate of the new Healthcare Law….

The argument will not be that the president doesn’t have executive authority but that he overreached……

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Benghazi Update 7/10/14…Two attacks…The ‘Fog of War’ in the American Response…..

In testimony to two House panels earlier this year, the officers said that commanders didn’t have the information they needed to understand the nature of the attack, that they were unaware of the extent of the U.S. presence in Benghazi at the time and they were convinced erroneously for a time that they were facing a hostage crisis without the ability to move military assets into place that would be of any use.

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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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