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White House looking at increasing Green Card numbers…

The White House is reportedly weighing a proposal that would provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards as President Obama moves toward executive actions on immigration.

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Political Roundup for August 26th, 2014…Cuomo has a Primary challenger….Red Racing Horses

New York: The Sierra Club endorsed Zephyr Teachout (D) for Governor in her primary challenge to Governor Andrew Cuomo….

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As the President moves to go after ISIS/ISIL… What to do with Congress?

The irony is that Obama just one year ago declared he would cut back the very authority his aides are now reconsidering. He pledged to chart a new path forward when he laid out his vision for a new comprehensive national security strategy to guide U.S. foreign policy.

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Open Thread for August 23, 2014….Why I stopped reading Gates’ new book ‘Duty’

In his book he constantly had to second judge others who knew little about the Middle East and even less about how to take care of the men and women sent in harms way….

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Political Roundup for August 22, 2014…Red Racing Horses

NC-Sen: Sen. Rand Paul (R) is coming to NC to raise money for the state Republican Party and campaign for Thom Tillis (R). As Paul endorsed Tillis primary foe Greg Brannon, the move is designed to show establishment Republicans that he can be a team player.

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A Republican Congress would be a clear target for Hillary to run against come 2016….

If she were the 2016 Democratic nominee, Mrs. Clinton would have a similar opening to deride Tea Party Republicans in the House even if Democrats keep the Senate this November. But all-Republican control of Congress would magnify it……

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Politico names 65 people who COULD run for President in 2 years….

There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016.

The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side.

Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42.

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Mitch McConnell wants to put President Obama in his place….

Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/19//14….Rick Scott’s huge ad blitz doesn’t do much for his numbers

A new survey from Republican pollster Cherry Communications, taken on behalf of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, finds GOP Gov. Rick Scott leading Democrat Charlie Crist 41-35, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie taking four percent. That might sound bad for Crist, but it’s actually disappointing for Scott, who had a 41-38 lead in June.

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Ferguson has Protestors and ‘militants and looters…

They are known here as “the militants” — a faction inhabiting the hard-core end of a spectrum that includes online organizers and opportunistic looters — and their numbers have been growing with the severity of their tactics since the shooting.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/18/14…Brian Schatz comes out on top as Hawaii’s long Senate race ends

As for Schatz, he should have no problem wining the general election in November. Schatz will face former Republican state Rep. Cam Cavasso, who has fallen far short in previous bids for the seat in this heavily Democratic state. Schatz will serve out the final two years of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s term, and will face the voters again in 2016 if he seeks a full term as expected…..

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The White House talks to business about immigration…

It’s good to see that the President finally realizes that he will HAVE to step to this on his own since the Republicans in Congress are simply NOT gonna do anything on this long running festering problem….

It’s the 21st century and America IS changing….

Changing?

Isn’t THAT what Obama campaigned on ?

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About that Rick Perry indictment…..

Here’s the thing about Rick Perry’s indictment. The case may indeed have plenty of merit. But merit aside, you can indict a ham sandwich if it’s Republican in the most liberal hotbed of Texas: Travis County. The problem for Perry is that a Travis County jury can also find a Republican ham sandwich guilty.

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Ferguson Update 8/14/14….The Governor brings in a black State Police boss to lead the police effort ….

Even as dozens of protesters continued their campaign near the shooting scene for a fifth day on Thursday, state officials followed the federal lead. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol would take over security operations in Ferguson, led by Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, an African American who grew up in the area…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/13/14… Heart of campaign season begins with party committee TV buys

DCCC/NRCC: We’ve finally reached the stretch run of the 2014 campaign season: The DCCC and NRCC have just launched their first real independent expenditure TV ad campaigns targeted toward the November general election. The D-Trip is starting off with two spots going on offense in the Northeast. One is in NY-11 in New York City, throwing the kitchen sink at indicted GOP Rep. Mike Grimm. It features a zillion newscast sound bites accusing him of “fraud” and even mentions the time earlier this year when he threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony.

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Political Roundup for August 13, 2014…McDaniel update…Red Racing Horses

MS-Sen: The Chris McDaniel campaign’s effort to overturn the results of the June 24 primary continue to get stranger. Now, amazingly among the voters who they claim illegally crossed over to vote for Thad Cochran is his own lawyer, Mitch Tyner.

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