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Political Roundup for July 22, 2015…Kasich is number 16…RRH Elections

Kasich: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) officially launched his presidential campaign yesterday, becoming the 16th and likely last “serious” Republican candidate(unless you count Jim Gilmore as a serious candidate) to enter the race. Kasich is considered a longshot to get the nomination as he doesn’t really have much of a constituency to draw from with Jeb Bush holding down the establishment mantle…..

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Daily Kos Morning Digest 7/22/15…This Democrat is seeking a rematch in Utah—and he might actually have a chance

UT-04: Democrat Doug Owens ran one of the most unexpected races of 2014. When Rep. Jim Matheson declined to seek re-election last cycle, many Democrats concluded he felt the winds of change a-blowin’ against him and didn’t want to tarnish his remarkable career with a loss, lest he decide to run for statewide office some day…….

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WashPost/ABC Poll says Americans don’t like left leaning social moves…

Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues…..

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Twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013…

A new report on child welfare that found more US children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround….

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Bill and Hillary Clinton were at Donald Trump’s last wedding…Photo

Bill and Hillary Clinton chat with Donald Trump during the reception for his wedding to Melania Knauss …..

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Political Roundup for July 21st, 2015…Trump takes the lead…RRH Elections

National: An ABC News / Washington Post poll found Trump dominating the national field, leading Walker and Jeb 24%-13%-12%. However, the pollsters noted Trump’s numbers “conspicuously” fell on Sunday after the candidate’s comments about McCain

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The Donald plows on….

Let’s not forget: these are supporters who have cheered Trump as he’s called Mexicans rapists and criminals and all the rest. They don’t have delicate sensibilities. Let’s also not forget that these kinds of attacks on McCain (actually considerably uglier ones) have a long history among hard-core base Republicans, just the folks Trump is spiking with…..

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McCain wants No apology from Trump…Asks that he give one to Vets….

“He might owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country,” McCain (R-Ariz.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” adding that Trump didn’t owe him a personal apology.

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Daily Kos Morning Digest 7/20/15… Alan Grayson doesn’t want to tax the rich more

FL-Sen: Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who is now running for Senate, has loudly insisted for years that he’s the Democratic Party’s leading exponent of what it means to be a true progressive. So it comes as quite a shock to see him articulate views about taxation that don’t sound progressive at all:

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Political Roundup for July 20th, 2015…Campaign Fundraising…RRH Elections

Bernie Sanders may be down in the polls, but he’s ahead in a different metric—he’s scored donations from far more of Obama’s 2012 donors than Clinton has. This isn’t entirely unexpected given that Clinton and Obama donors have unusually little overlap…..

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US and Cuba begin Full Diplomatic Relations….

The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties on July 20 came into force just after midnight Sunday and the diplomatic missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections to embassies….

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Iran isn’t doing THAT great…..

Iran has been fighting a rearguard action at great political, financial and military cost to preserve the influence it took for granted just five years ago…..

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Iowa Democratic get together…

Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage at a party event in Iowa on Friday night, but rather than take aim at each other, they took turns attacking Republicans…..

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Political Roundup for July 17, 2015…Rick Perry goes after Trump…RRH Elections

Perry-Trump: One candidate who seems to be taking on the buffoonery of Donald Trump’s candidacy is former Texas Governor Rick Perry……

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Open Thread for July 17, 2016….President Obama is right on Iran…

….as Obama and Kerry note, if Congress manages to scuttle this deal, we won’t get our negotiating partners to agree to tougher sanctions. Rather, they will abandon the sanctions regime. The net result would be less, not more, economic pressure on Iran…

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Greece to get EU loans…

It was not immediately clear whether the money would enable Greece banks, closed since June 29, to reopen next week. Mr. Draghi said it was “hard to predict.’’

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