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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/8/14… Following plagiarism scandal, Walsh drops out of Senate race

MT-Sen: Democratic Sen. John Walsh, who was just appointed to the post earlier this year, has decided not to run for a full term this fall in the wake of a devastating plagiarism scandal unearthed by the New York Times. Walsh was already the decided underdog to Rep. Steve Daines, given Montana’s traditionally red lean, but revelations that he plagiarized large portions of his 14-page master’s thesis at Army War College made a difficult race nearly impossible.

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Medicaid enrollments reach Over Million under new Healthcare Law….

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that 7.2 million people have gained health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both designed to serve families with lower incomes.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/7/14… In dark red Kansas, Republicans mobilize to rescue Brownback

KS-Gov: It’s been clear for a while that GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is in trouble in dark red Kansas, but here’s the surest sign yet: His allies at the Republican Governors Association have finally gotten worried enough to start propping him up. The RGA’s new TV ad, their first of the race, ties Democratic nominee Paul Davis to Barack Obama as closely as possible, mentioning Obama’s name an impressive six times in only thirty seconds. The narrator also sneering refers to the “Democrat National Convention,” so you know this is aimed at angrying up the base.

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Russian President Putin trys to hold on….His heavy hand isn’t helping…

……over the course of his nearly 15 years in power, Putin has demonstrated that he sees a different path to glory, one that does not involve democratic governance, that is suspicious of private property, and, increasingly, that ignores or circumvents international rules and norms Putin himself used to champion…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/6/14… DSCC blasts Cotton for voting against funding pediatric hospital

AR-Sen: In one of the first big television ad buys during the stretch run of the 2014 election season, the DSCC is going large with a $3.6 million expenditure on behalf of Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas. The ad takes aim at GOP Rep. Tom Cotton, and it’s pretty devastating:

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Political Roundup for August 6th, 2014…About last night and more…Red Racing Horses

KY-Sen-2016: Rand Paul knows when to fold ‘em. The Senator was having a meal with Iowa Representative Steve King when 2 illegal immigrants confronted the representative on camera. Rand Paul immediately got up and walked away in what will probably get made into an “Abandon Thread” gif soon. I can’t blame him, given that he figured out exactly what was going to happen and decided he didn’t want to be a part of it……

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The ‘Circle of Jerks’ don’t understand Conservatives goals….Erick Erickson

Leave Us Alone By: Erick Erickson @ Red State….. The Circle of Jerks is going blind over the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. It spells doom for everyone. In a nutshell, Americans hate the President, hate the congress, hate …

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Rand Paul in running, changes his mind on several things….

Followers of the Kentucky senator have noticed shifts in the way the libertarian-leaning Republican and likely 2016 contender has positioned himself on a variety of hot-button topics — from aid to Israel to immigration to the Civil Rights Act.

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Obama gets tough with Central American migrants….

Until recently, most families were released to remain in the United States while their deportation cases moved slowly through the courts. But that policy fueled rumors reaching Central America that if parents arrived with young children, they would be given permits to stay. To stop such talk, officials said, they are moving swiftly to expand family detention.

“Our borders are not open to illegal immigration,” said the Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, emphasizing his point when the Karnes City center started up last week.

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

MS-Sen: One of Chris McDaniel’s more understandable post-runoff greivances concerned an ad tying him to the KKK. Yesterday, a Democratic activist claimed responsiblity for the ad, which McDaniel’s team had tried to tie to Thad Cochran and the Barbour machine. McDaniel is nonetheless pushing closer to a formal legal challenge to the runoff.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/4/14… For dark red Oklahoma, Mary Fallin’s poll numbers kinda suck

OK-Gov: A new survey from Republican pollster Cole Hargrave Snodgrass finds GOP Gov. Mary Fallin with a rather soft 44-31 lead on her Democratic challenger, state Rep. Joe Dorman. While this might look like your typical didn’t-push-leaners poll with lots of undecideds, back in April, Fallin was up 52-37, much more the sort of margin you’d expect. And this follows a YouGov poll that had Fallin ahead 49-40 and a Rasmussen poll that put her on top just 45-40.

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Political Roundup for August 4th, 2014…Red Racing Horses….

MT-Sen: The fallout from Senator John Walsh’s plagiarized thesis continues, as the Billings Gazette has openly called for him to stop campaigning and for Montana Democrats to not close ranks behind him. The editorial also points out that the Democrats are not realistically going to be able to replace him as a Senate candidate, so Montana’s biggest newspaper is openly calling on Democrats to punt the Senate race to avoid being associated with Walsh, which is yet another sign that this is moving towards being a safe R pickup.

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Iowa Democrats look to get more people into their 2016 Presidential Caucus…

As she moves toward a likely 2016 presidential campaign, one of the biggest decisions that Clinton must make is how hard to compete in the caucuses that kick off the nominating process. They tend to draw a more ideological, motivated set of base voters. A higher turnout would favor the better-known, better-funded former secretary of State, senator and first lady.

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Gaza Cease Fire doesn’t hold …Hamas captures an Israeli Solider….

A newly agreed cease-fire in the Gaza conflict collapsed soon after it came into effect on Friday with the Israeli military announcing that two soldiers were killed and a third appeared to have been captured by Palestinian militants who emerged from a tunnel near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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New Healthcare Law Not Liked , but people can live with it…..

“Despite the increase in the share with an unfavorable view of the ACA, a strong majority of the public continues to prefer that their representative in Congress work on improving the law (60 percent) rather than working to repeal and replace it…..

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The Senate is unable to move a Border Bill….

The failed vote came the same day as a competing funding measure in the Republican-led House collapsed after GOP leaders could not secure enough votes to pass its $659 million bill on the House floor. Republican leaders plan to keep its members in town until some border-funding measure is passed, and GOP lawmakers plan to meet Friday morning to sketch out their next move.

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