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Keystone Pipeline call in a ‘couple of months?’

After a February White House meeting between Obama and a number of governors, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) told reporters that Obama had said he expected to make a call “in a couple of months.”

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State Visit of Ireland’s President to Britain….

In a sign of the warmth of relations between two countries with a troubled history, Ireland’s president, Michael D. Higgins, is to arrive here Monday for the first state visit to Britain by an Irish president.

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Jeb Bush….’breaking immigration law often is an “act of love,” ‘

“Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love,” Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at a town hall-style event at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.

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The New York Times does NOT believe Obama can’t slow the Deportations….

With nearly two million removals in the last five years, the Obama administration is deporting people at a faster pace than has taken place under any other president. This enormously costly effort was meant to win Republican support for broader reform. But all it has done is add to the burden of fear, family disruption and lack of opportunity faced by 11 million people who cannot get right with the law.

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Jeb Bush will let us know by years end….

Bush says one factor in his decision will be whether he can deliver an optimistic, hopeful message without getting drawn into a political “mud fight.” He says the other main factor in his decision will be whether it’s OK with his family if he ran…..

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Democrats and Seniors…Keep the Medicare Advantage Program?

After a rough few months with the rocky rollout of ObamaCare, Democrats are more optimistic because of better-than-expected health care enrollment numbers out this week, but Republicans are pledging to continue to hammer Democrats on the law.

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Quietly the Republicans vote to Support a Healthcare Change for Business…

(They KNOW that they will NOT be able to do ANYTHING against the law until at least January 2017, IF they could capture the White House and Congress…If Hillary where to get elected?…Maybe not until 2024…When it would be too late ….By 2017 there could 30 million people tied to the law…)

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With a CIA torture report coming out…Politics….

The declassification of a scathing report by the Senate Intelligence Committee about the agency’s detention and interrogation program will once again cast a harsh light on a period of C.I.A. history Mr. Brennan has publicly disavowed. The Justice Department has been drawn into a dispute between the agency and the committee,…..

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With the Supreme’s ruling…The Political Parties Will have their hands out for $$$

As constitutional scholars digest the court’s decision, it has already set off a bipartisan scramble for campaign cash, thrusting party leaders, lawmakers with leadership PACs, and candidates into a fierce competition.

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Reid and the $10.10 Minimum Wage….

Sen. Susan Collins is reportedly looking for compromise on the minimum wage—if Democrats accept a smaller increase than they’ve been looking for and give Republicans a variety of other sweeteners, Collins would try to bring a few members of her party on board. There are just a few small problems with that: Democrats don’t want to give things away in exchange for a minimum wage that still leaves working families in poverty, and there’s no real reason to believe Collins could get enough Republicans to support such a plan……..

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Middle East Peace?

When his aides get discouraged about the prospects for Middle East peace, Secretary of State John F. Kerry often bucks them up with a phrase: “Don’t be afraid to be caught trying.”

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/4/14… How badly has Mitch McConnell worn out his welcome? This badly

KY-Sen: We often talk about how it seems as though Republican Senate Minority Leader has “worn out his welcome” with Kentucky voters, after his long, tumultuous, and often feeble tenure in office. But Daily Kos Elections’ dreaminonempty has dug deep into the polling archives to show just how true this really is…..

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Political Roundup for April 4, 2014…Democrats Running on Minimum Wage…Red Racing Horses

Minimum Wage: In case you did not realize, the Democrats are going to try to drive turnout by pushing the minimum wage as a campaign issue. I am surprised they have not tried to make this part of the War on Women rhetoric of last cycle….

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U.S. Economy Added 192,000 Jobs In March… Jobless number stays @ 6.7%

Jobs numbers released by The Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday were strong enough to keep stock markets in the green but brought little joy to jobs watchers.

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Knocking Civil Servants isn’t gonna make them better…..

One of the most significant is the sharp rise of radical, antigovernment sentiment on the right. This is not “leaner and meaner” government conservatism, but a more visceral attitude of hostility to all government—government as an overweening evil. It is an attitude that rejoiced in the shutdown, that shut out any evidence that closing any part of government could actually hurt people or damage the economy. And it is deep-seated enough among activists that harsher antigovernment rhetoric, and policies designed to make the lives of government employees more difficult, have emerged in full force.

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Ex Deputy CIA head Pushes back on Benghazi on the Record…..

Morell responded Wednesday by doing something unusual in Washington: He answered the charges in open testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. That may only expose him to further assault — there is no winning battles like this in today’s political climate — but it was novel to see someone push back against personal attack.

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