A little primer on southern politics is in order. My “primer” refers to Democratic primaries, particularly back in the 70s and 80s when southern states remained mostly Democratic in statewide elections. Commonly, particularly in rural counties with large, even majority Black …Share on Facebook
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/2/14… New PPP poll unexpectedly brings good news for Mark Schauer
MI-Gov, -Sen: PPP’s new Michigan survey is at once very similar to most polls we’ve seen from the state lately and also quite different. In the Senate race, PPP sees Democrat Gary Peters leading Republican Terri Lynn Land 41-36, the same margin that almost every other firm has come up with over the past few months, and in fact identical to the score PPP itself found back in April.
However, their gubernatorial numbers are much more optimistic for Democrat Mark Schauer than any he’s had in a long time.Share on Facebook
The proclamation of a caliphate and a caliph [ by ISIS] is a monumental act of hubris. Neither Osama bin Laden nor Abu Musab Zarqawi, Baghdadi’s heroes, ever proclaimed creation of a caliphate and preferred the more cautious title of emir.
For the Saudis the proclamation is tantamount to a declaration of warShare on Facebook
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 6/27/14…Sam Brownback is the most vulnerable red-state governor in 2014
But while Brownback could definitely lose, can he take the rest of the ship down with him? Again, Roberts would be very hard to dislodge, but perhaps a few more marginal state legislators could find themselves anvil’d to the bottom of Brownback Bay. But even if “only” Brownback goes down, that would still be an amazing result for Sunflower State Democrats.Share on Facebook
Seven months after Ukraine’s former president Viktor F. Yanukovych rejected a sweeping trade deal with the European Union and set off protests that drove him from power, Ukraine’s new leader on Friday concluded the pact, which Russia has bitterly opposed as a threat to its own economic and strategic interests in the former Soviet Union.Share on Facebook