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Rand Paul moves to the Left…….

“Not only do I support the Civil Rights act and the Voting Rights Act,” he said, “I’m a Republican who wants to restore a federal role for the government in the Voting Rights Act.”

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/24/14… John Walsh hit by plagiarism allegations

MT-Sen: Just as things started to look better for appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh, he got some very bad news on Wednesday. The New York Times reported that Walsh plagiarized at least one-fourth of his final paper to graduate from war college in 2007……

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Political Roundup for July 24, 2014…The GOP Wave?…Red Racing Horses

National: Is a Republican wave coming? Some of that depends on semantics. Some recent analyses suggest that there isn’t one because there are only a few opportunities for Republicans to pick up Senate seats beyond their red-state base…..

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Money for Central American crisis stuck in limbo…

…..the decks are stacked against any border proposal getting through Congress.
A House Republican proposal unveiled Wednesday faces long odds of passing through the chamber. The $1.5 billion funding measure is opposed by a small — but consequential — group of conservative Republicans, and mostly all Democrats.

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Jeb Bush turns to right on Immigration…..

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren’t released from custody as they await hearings.

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Daily Real Clear Politics Polling Numbers 7/16/14 to 7/23/14…

Polling…..

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Hillary Clinton puts her reason to run together…..

“Hillary Clinton has made it clear that should she run for president, her forward-thinking agenda will be reflective of her life’s work — leveling the playing field and giving everyone a chance to succeed,” said Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton super-PAC. “She said very clearly, just this month, that the current disparity must be fixed so that hard work is rewarded and our system works for everyone.”

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New York Governor Cuomo’s shutdown of Investigation of State Politics draws questions…

While the governor now maintains he had every right to monitor and direct the work of a commission he had created, many commissioners and investigators saw the demands as politically motivated interference that hamstrung an undertaking that the governor had publicly vowed would be independent.

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Second Appeals Court UPHOLDS Federal exchanges subsidies ..

The Fourth Circuit panel upheld the subsidies, saying the I.R.S. rule was “a permissible exercise of the agency’s discretion.”

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/22/14… Two new polls show John Walsh down but still in the fight

• MT-Sen: Two new polls survey Montana and its criminally under-polled Senate race. PPP gives Republican Rep. Steve Daines a 46-39 lead over appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh. Back in October, when Walsh was still lieutenant governor, PPP gave him a larger 52-35 deficit.

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Political Roundup for July 22, 2014…Red Racing Horses

LA-Sen: State Rep. Paul Hollis (R), who dropped out of this race a few days ago, has endorsed Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), the front-runner to advance to a December runoff with Sen. Mary Landrieu. The presence of spoiler veteran Rob Maness (R) probably still throws this race to a runoff.

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The American footprint in Afghanistan IS gonna get smaller ….

“This country is going to turn into a warlord environment,” said one sergeant on his fifth tour. “Until these guys are willing to fight for a sense of nationalism, I don’t see how this changes.”

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Evangelicals tell Congress leave the Bush era immigration law alone….

Though tweaks to the 2008 trafficking law were initially dangled in public by the White House, opposition among congressional Democrats, immigrant-rights groups and other influential advocates have mounted in recent days against changes to the statute….

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Number of Children crossing the Southern US Border drops…

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in recent weeks appears to be dropping substantially, the White House said Monday…..

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The ‘Do Nothing’ US Senate…

“The Senate has degenerated into a polarized mess,” the former majority leaders recently wrote in a report that criticized both sides……

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The Obama Admin WAS warned about the Central American Immigration issue over a year ago…

In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse……

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