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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/25/14… A new Democratic poll has Scott Peters holding his swing seat

CA-52: Freshman Democrat Scott Peters has been facing some ugly poll numbers, but Team Blue has finally produced a good result for him. GBA, on behalf of House Majority PAC, was in the field July 20-22: They find Peters with a 48-43 lead over Republican Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilor and 2012 mayoral runner-up.

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Political Roundup for July 25, 2014…Get out the Vote…Red Racing Horses

DCCC: The DCCC’s attempt to counter the Republican wave that might be developing is a massive get out the vote initiative.

Voter Engagement: More bad news today for the Democrats as Republicans have a substantial voter engagement edge over Democrats going into the midterm elections.

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The White House take Impeachment Talk seriously?

A poll by CNN/ORC International released Friday shows a majority of the U.S. public say Obama should not be impeached.

Two-thirds of the survey’s respondents said they opposed impeachment, while 35 percent endorsed it.

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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…

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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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