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Breaking…NJ Governor Chris Christie NOT to be charged in Bridge-gate…

Federal officials caution that the investigation that began nine months ago is ongoing and that no final determination has been made, but say that authorities haven’t uncovered anything that indicates that Christie knew in advance or ordered the closure of traffic lanes.

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Nate Silver on the 2014 Senate races…More states become competitive…9/18/14

After a streak of strong polling days for Democrats, Wednesday marked a turnaround of sorts for Republicans. Their chance of taking back the Senate increased slightly, to about 54 percent. But here’s the bigger story: The picture has been muddied. The latest data makes more states more competitive.

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It’s ON!…Nate Silver and Sam Wang Battle out the 2014 Senate Polling Projections!

Sam Wang: “If Wang’s prediction of this year’s Senate race turns out to be more accurate than Silver’s, I almost hate to think what might happen. Silver’s head is going to explode or something. In any case, this is far more fun than you normally get from a couple of geeky poll aggregators.”

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Political Roundup for September 17th, 2014…Democrats outspending Republicans across the board for 2014 races…Red Racing Horses

Money: Democrats are outspending Republicans in almost every competitive Congressional and Senate race lately. The map in the link does a pretty good job showing the extent of the gap, with Republicans only up in New Hampshire and some of the states the Democrats have all but conceded.

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Democratic groups join to fight Republics efforts to hurt Hillary Clinton on Benghazi….

“Republicans have no credibility on this issue and are wasting taxpayer dollars on these sham hearings to ask questions that have already been answered,” the groups said in the statement. “All for political gain: both to drive up their base turnout in 2014 and to go after Secretary Clinton for 2016.”

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One thing?….The Healthcare Law isn’t a game changer…..

The growing attention to the ISIL threat, in particular, “has certainly taken some of the ‘ouch’ out of Obamacare” for the administration, said GOP ad maker Fred Davis.

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ISIS and President Obama overshadows Democrats focus on economic issues…

“I think the Democrats’ economic message has a lot of resonance, but it has been difficult to break through the focus on foreign policy issues”

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/16/14… America’s worst pollster emerges from its spider-hole

At long last, McLaughlin & Associates has come out of hiding after their epic Eric Cantor debacle sent them scurrying for the deepest, dankest spider-hole in North America.

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Political Roundup for September 16, 2014…Red Racing Horses

KY-Gov 2015: Unsuccessful Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin is strongly considering a run for governor next year…..

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The District of Columbia wants to be a state…..

Officials said the District of Columbia — which, with a population of 646,000, has more people than Vermont and Wyoming, according to the Census Bureau estimate for 2013 — is unjustly subject to lawmakers’ whims and forced to close its government during federal shutdowns.

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Rand Paul does NOT rule out American ‘boots on the ground’ in Iraq?

“If you are engaged with battle against the United States, you really do not get due process on the battlefield. If you want to fight against the United States, you’re a target. Already, I think two Americans have been killed,” Paul said…..

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ISIS/ISIL efforts will probably remove sequestration from the Pentagon….

“We should have found a way to get rid of sequester long ago. There were so many reasons to [end] it that didn’t produce the result that I don’t want to sound overly optimistic,” said Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.). “But, maybe, it will help a little bit.”

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The Government will continue its Data collection program…

Every 90 days the government bring’s us a confirmation vote on its data collection efforts….

And every 90 days the vote will be the same….

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Will Rand Paul have to choose? ….Senate or President?….

….the Tea Party star from Kentucky, who blazed onto the national scene denouncing “career politicians” and vowing to uphold “Kentucky values,” would rather not have to choose.

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More on the Ted Cruz and that walk-off at the Christian Event….

The president of the Christian organization who hosted Sen. Ted Cruz at its summit has partially blamed the senator for walking off the stage after being heckled and booed by some in the crowd during his speech.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 9/11/14…Gary Peters opens up a 10-point lead in Michigan’s Senate race

MI-Sen, Gov: Wednesday saw the release of a ton of polls and the best comes out of Michigan. The Glengariff Group, on behalf of the Detroit News and WDIV-TV, is the first pollster to find the Michigan Senate race moving into a double-digit lead for Democratic Rep. Gary Peters.

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