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Morning Roundup For December 15, 2014…Ted Cruz helps Obama get confirmations…Red Racing Horses

Obama-Appointments: A political misstep by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee appears to have given at least an opening to Harry Reid to confirm more Obama nominees to a variety of non-judicial appointments, including an ICE official.

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Breaking…The US Senate Passes the 2015 $1.1 Trillon Spending Bill 56 to 40…..

The debate exposed divisions within the Democratic and Republican caucuses on both sides of the Capitol and sets the stage what could be a year of internecine squabbling in 2015.

The package includes 11 appropriations bills that fund most of the government through Sept. 30 and a continuing resolution (CR) funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 27.

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Reid to hold Senate in for Saturday work due to Ted Cruz….

“It appears that we’re going to have to have a series of votes all day tomorrow starting as soon as we get here and perhaps into the morning,” Reid said shortly before temporarily adjourning the chamber Friday night…..

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio…. First year in…Poll

In a noticeable shift from the last administration, when Mr. Bloomberg received comparable approval ratings from blacks and whites, Mr. de Blasio faces a noticeable race gap — and it is growing. Seventy percent of black people say they approve of his job performance now; only 32 percent of white people agree. In April, 59 percent of blacks approved, and 38 percent of whites also approved.

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The Democratic Left and Republican Right lose out….

As Democrats took sharp aim at the White House over a year-end spending bill, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden scrambled to stave off a revolt from congressional liberals over a deal that no one in the West Wing or the Democratic Party really wants.

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Breaking ….The House votes to Pass the 2015 US Government $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill….

In the end Democrats came to help the Republicans and the President get what THEY wanted….

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The US Government case against George Washington Bridge closures continues….

Federal prosecutors investigating the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge last year are considering charges based on a rarely used provision of a fraud statute, under which they could argue that associates of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey used the bridge for a purpose other than its intended one.

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Elizabeth Warren wants to shutdown the government against GOP Wall Street Give aways?…

Warren’s call went further than Nancy Pelosi who said Wednesday that she is “deeply troubled” by the banking measure. The Democratic discontent with the measure could make passing the bill more difficult, as John Boehner is not expected to have enough votes on his own.

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Counters to the Senate CIA report….

“Our concern is that right now people are reporting the Feinstein report as if it’s true,” Mr. Harlow said. “We don’t think it’s true.” The website, he said, is “only a small part” of what the former C.I.A. officials plan to do to, in their view, correct the public record….

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Political Roundup for December 9, 2014..Michele Nunn to run again?…Red Racing Horses

GA-Sen: 2014 nominee Michelle Nunn (D) is not ruling out another run for office, but is considered unlikely to take on Sen. Johnny Isakson (R) this cycle.

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Senate CIA report released…An Agency that grapled with the post 9/11 world….

An agency that was pressured to obtain ANY and ALL information on the Middle east world on militants, by ANY means, with the anger and anguish of the 9/11 images hanging over their heads…

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Hillary Clinton…A Look back at the her 8 years as First Lady…

She was an independent force within the White House, single-handedly pushing health care onto the agenda and intimidating into silence those who thought she might be mishandling it. She was prone to bouts of anger and nursed deep resentment toward Washington. She endured a terribly complicated relationship with her philandering husband. And yet she was the one who often channeled his energies, steered him toward success and saved him from himself.

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Jersey legislature finds No proof Christie knew about Bridge-gate beforehand…

An interim report by the joint legislative panel investigating last year’s controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge could not determine if Gov. Chris Christie had any direct involvement, and suggests that a former aide to the governor, Bridget Anne Kelly, may have violated state law.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 12/5/14…..

LA-Sen: On behalf of Independent Women’s Voice, the conservative pollster WPA Opinion Research gives us our first look at this contest in a while. Unsurprisingly they find Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu thoroughly screwed ahead of Saturday’s runoff with Republican Bill Cassidy, trailing 57-33…..

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Political Roundup for December 5, 2014….Red Racing Horses

NC-Sen: The blog Politics North Carolina looks at 4 things we know about the 2016 senate race-Sen. Richard Burr (R) is probably running for re-election. Soon to be former Sen. Kay Hagan (D) is probably not running.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 12/4/14… The search is on for Ohio’s Democratic Senate candidate

Coleman is far from the only candidate being courted to run against Portman, who recently announced his re-election plans….

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