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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/11/14… Why is the GOP’s legislative arm playing in a U.S. House race?

NC-06: This is super strange. The Republican State Leadership Committee, which is tasked with helping the GOP win state legislative races, for some bizarre reason funneled $75,000 to a super PAC to help Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. win a runoff against pastor Mark Walker in a safely Republican seat in North Carolina. The reason is pretty simple, though: Berger is the son of state Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger, Sr., who is also the immediate past chair of the RSLC…..

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President Obama wants off time after almost six years on the job….

“What I’ve said to my team is ‘Get me out of Washington,’ ” Obama said Wednesday night during a fundraiser in Austin. His summer schedule features out-of-town trips practically every week, including meetings between him and people who have written him personal letters.

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Boehner and the Republican bring the Healthcare Law back for the 2014 elections to join Immigration…

Immigration will probably be an issue for the 2014 Midterms….

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Portman on Hillary….She doesn’t fit with today’s Democratic Party?

“We need a broader party,” Portman said. “If we’re not doing better with millennials and women and Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans and others, we will have a tough time being a majority party at the national level.”

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House Republicans plan to sue the President for NOT enforcing the Employer mandate of the new Healthcare Law….

The argument will not be that the president doesn’t have executive authority but that he overreached……

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Benghazi Update 7/10/14…Two attacks…The ‘Fog of War’ in the American Response…..

In testimony to two House panels earlier this year, the officers said that commanders didn’t have the information they needed to understand the nature of the attack, that they were unaware of the extent of the U.S. presence in Benghazi at the time and they were convinced erroneously for a time that they were facing a hostage crisis without the ability to move military assets into place that would be of any use.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/10/14… Joni Ernst jams herself into the lobster trap of impeachment

IA-Sen: Last cycle, Republicans had to beg their candidates to stop talking about rape. Maybe this cycle, the irresistible siren song will be impeachment. No sooner than GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst tried walking back pro-impeachment remarks she made in January (in which she also called Barack Obama a “dictator”)…..

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Political Roundup for July 10, 2014…Will McConnell debate?…Red Racing Horses…

KY-Sen: We may be headed for the world’s oddest debate series. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and SoS Allison Lundergan Grimes (D) have scheduled three debates – just not the same ones. Differences over timing and format have prompted Allison Lundergan Grimes to decline two debates that McConnell has accepted, while accepting a third which McConnell declined……

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On The 2014 Senate Races polling….Beware….

The partisan polls pose a serious challenge to polling aggregators and election modelers. Traditionally, even a simple polling average tends to match the election results. But if the partisan polls are biased, and Democratic and Republican polls do not balance each other out, then the averages might be biased…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/9/14…Why is Tom Cotton struggling? Here are some good theories

AR-Sen: If you’ve been wondering about Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s surprising reversal of fortune in his difficult re-election campaign, this new piece from U.S. News probably does as decent a job as anyone can in trying to explain Pryor’s return from the dead.

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Political Roundup for July 9, 2014…Red Racing Horses….

AR-Sen: Is it just me, or is this race turning into a contest to see who can be more sanctimonious? After Sen. Mark Pryor (D) has found success by criticizing Rep. Tom Cotton’s (R) absolutely boilerplate attacks on Pryor’s support for the contraception mandate, Cotton is now criticizing Pryor for attacking him on FEMA funding.

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The GOP has no option to replace the new Healthcare law…..

The repeal part of their “repeal and replace” promise was easy; the House has voted dozens of times to repeal or defund all or some of the law since its passage in 2010. It’s the replace part that’s a challenge. Republicans are divided over whether they should commit to a specific plan before November — and precisely what policies a GOP health bill should include.

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House Speaker Boehner won’t support Impeachment….

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he doesn’t support calls from members of his party to impeach President Obama……

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Sarah Palin joins the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd….

If a significant pro-impeachment portion of the conservative base does materialize — and that’s a big “if” — it will put Republican lawmakers in the unenviable position of responding to questions about whether they, too, agree with the idea of impeachment……

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Political Roundup for July 8th, 2014..Red Racing Horses

KS-04: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) picked up an important endorsement from…Koch Industries (which has a PAC distinct from the famous brothers’ other poltical ventures), the largest employer in this Wichita-based district. Pompeo’s primary opponent, ex-Rep. Todd Tiahrt, had run with Koch support in the past.

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Red State’s Erickson does Not agree with Boehner’s suing Obama…

To be fair to Speaker Boehner, no lawyer would formulate and pursue this case in court without justiciable claims. In fact, several lawyers familiar with the lawsuit reached out to me after my original post to explain the merits of the case. The Speaker has some. But that is to be expected. Again, no lawyer is going to file a lawsuit without some justiciable claims……

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