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Budget deal about done for a year…Except for Homeland (Immigration spank to Obama)

If the spirit of compromise holds, it could give GOP leaders in the House and Senate what they have long wanted: a chance to “clear the decks” for their new majority in January.

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Censure for Obama?

Their hot new idea to avoid the self-inflicted political wound of impeachment while showing how very angry they are at President Obama’s action on immigration is to censure him. It turns out, though, that this is an idea with a few problems…..

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Sanctions and dropping oil prices = Russian Recession

After months of insisting that Russia could weather sanctions and plunging oil prices, Moscow has for the first time acknowledged that the economy would fall into a recession next year.

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Hillary Clinton joins the Climate Changers…But sidesteps Keystone Pipeline…

“The science of climate change is unforgiving, no matter what the deniers may say, sea levels are rising, ice caps are melting, storms, droughts and wildfires are wreaking havoc,” Clinton said, according to ABC News……

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When should Hillary Clinton announce for 2016?

Since ’72, winners have declared an average 492 days before the general election…..

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President Obama gets a bounce from Hispanics/Latinos after Immigration announcement…

His approval among Hispanics has shot up by 14 points over the last two weeks. It’s now at 68 percent — the highest it has been this year, and at a level last seen in early 2013.

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Another look at Hillary Clinton and white Working-Class voters…

The author correctly points out President Obama didn’t win over that vote and he won the Presidency twice….

Common sense points to Hillary Clinton being able to get more of the vote based just on ‘face value’….(And early polling confirms that)

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President Obama may have the Republicans Right where he needs them….

But for Barack H. Obama?

Amen….

Free at last…Free at Last….

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The Southern Democrats thing…RedState….

To put it politely, the Democrat party is a non-entity in Mississippi and, to paraphrase George Patton, Cole knows as much about winning as he does about f***ing.

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Lame duck Presidents DO get stuff done….

As much as I point to President Obama doing his ‘own thing’ here?….

Once there is a Hillary Clinton announcement or if not, and eventual Democratic nominee , I feel President Obama will lose his ability to do whatever he wants that could hurt his parties nominee ….

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American President’s and their Secretary of Defense…

President Obama , like those before him ….

Will have to deal with the issues of Politics vs Mission….

Chuck Hagel is just incidental….

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Hosni Mubarak is a free man in Egypt….

The Arab Spring has come and gone in Egypt…

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Barack Obama and the White vote?…Red State….

Gallup is being a bit, ah, antiseptic on this story: “President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points lower than among white college graduates

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In Defense of Chuck Hagel’s 21 months on the job as SecDef…..

Hagel aides point to the work Hagel did during his 21-month tenure building partnerships with Israel and Egypt and helping to keep the bureaucratic focus on the so-called pivot to Asia. But in many ways he was hired to do another job: to manage a Defense Department whose massive budget was shrinking, and to oversee a military ending 13 years of war.

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How about the GOPer’s NOT inviting the President to the State of the Union?

others privately have been musing about shutting the government down, refusing to invite the president to give his State of the Union address or censuring the president. Many in congressional leadership think these ideas are nonsensical, since it will not serve any practical purpose….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 11/26/14…Key Republican retirement puts Virginia state Senate in play

VA State Senate: Though Republicans only have a 21-to-19 margin in Virginia’s state Senate, their grip on the chamber is far stronger than it might appear…..

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