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Charlie Cook questions a GOP Senate majority Again….

Most independent analysts and astute observers were giving Republicans the edge in the fight for the Senate majority in the November elections, but then a few polls and the weirdness taking place in Kansas began to suggest that maybe the momentum had shifted away from the GOP. Now things seem to have reverted back almost to where they were a month ago.

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With a new Afghan President..Can the US?NATO get a troops agreement?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had wanted Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the deal by the end of last year. When that didn’t happen, a sense of urgency grew around the NATO defense ministerial meeting in February. Still no deal. And then Karzai said he wasn’t going to sign the deal, instead letting his successor deal with it.

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Political Roundup for September 22, 2014…Going after Greg Orman….Red Racing Horses

More KS-Sen: Investor Greg Orman (I) is under fire for his ties to Rajat Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs executive jailed for securities fraud. Orman’s ties to Gupta were deeper than he previously let on….

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Pryor Up in Arkansas…Paul sets up shop in California

…from the Hill…. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) has a small lead over Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), according to a new poll conducted for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Pryor leads Cotton by 46 percent to 43 percent in the poll, …

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President’s get advice from their General’s…But they should always make their own decisions….

The parade of serious military advice is a classic part of the march to war. The issue is not simply whether putting American forces into Iraq and Syria is the right strategy, but whether civilian policymakers should always listen to the nation’s military leaders when it comes to matters of national defense.

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Democrats go for older voters with ‘No Cuts’ Social Security and Medicare reminders…

Older voters “have been moving in the Democratic direction all year,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who conducts the Battleground Poll with the Republican pollster Ed Goeas. Mr. Goeas said he would be concerned for Republicans only “if Democrats can boost turnout of other groups that are their base,” which he doubted.

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NBC says Christie “No Charges’ story was incorrect….

This is being reported by NBC 4. New York..

If true…..This comes as NO surprise to THIS Dog and probably others….

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Libertarians bend for Rand Paul ….

“He’s playing two games,” said John Walsh, a former professor of physiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “He’s trying to position himself so he doesn’t get tripped up and ruled out [of 2016], and at the same time, maintain his anti-interventionism.”

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The battle for the Senate….Alaska and Kansas

If all of the candidates currently leading in the polls go on to win, which is not at all assured with so many close races and still 45 days to go, then the party that wins two from the list of Iowa, Alaska and Kansas will win the Senate.

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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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