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President Obama "is considering a delay of his most controversial proposals to revamp immigration laws through executive action until after the midterm elections in November, mindful of the electoral peril for Democratic Senate candidates," the New York...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A new Rasmussen survey in Arkansas finds Sen. Mark Pryor (D) barely ahead of challenger Tom Cotton (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 44% to 43%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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"Jesse Benton resigned as Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign manager following reports that he had emerged as a figure in an endorsement scandal during the 2012 Iowa presidential caucus," the Lexington Courier Journal reports. "In an emailed statement...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A Mississippi judge has tossed out Chris McDaniel's (R) challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory, CNN reports. Jackson Clarion Ledger:...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Stuart Stevens: "Every President has to deal with a chaotic world that often seems focused on wrecking havoc on America's self-interest. Presidents fail at foreign policy objectives more frequently than they succeed. Yet rarely have we seen a President...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Dan Balz: "He has waded into national issues. He has taken on President Obama over border security. He has spoken critically of the administration on foreign policy at the Heritage Foundation. He has appeared on Sunday talk shows and given numerous interviews....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A new Boston Globe poll in Massachusetts finds Charlie Baker (R) has edged ahead of Martha Coakley (D) in the race for governor, 38% to 37%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A new EPIC-MRA poll in Michigan finds Gary Peters (D) leads Terri Lynn Land (R) in the U.S. Senate race by six points, 45% to 39%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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President Obama "is suggesting that he will defer his self-imposed deadline for announcing an expected change in immigration policy, as the White House wrestles with the political and legal dilemmas involved in making significant alterations without...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Byron York: "A few weeks ago Washington was buzzing with predictions that Republicans will impeach President Obama. Now, Washington is buzzing with predictions that Republicans will shut down the government." "Both have come mostly from Democrats facing...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Amy Walter: "Despite dismal numbers for President Obama, a public deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country, and a Senate battleground based almost solely in red states, Republicans aren't running up the score in Senate races, even in deep...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Chris Cillizza: "As with all gaffes, the worst ones are the ones that confirm people's pre-existing suspicions or fit into an easy narrative. That's why '47 percent' stung Mitt Romney so much, and its why 'don't have a strategy' hurts Obama today." Washington...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Rick Pearlstein: "The Book of Job, maybe. It's the best story I know at driving home the fact that the world just isn't always a reasonable place. Not grasping that, I think, is Barack Obama's tragic flaw: He still seems to stubbornly believe that if...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has come under fire after making a statement that a Hispanic student attending a forum was an illegal immigrant, WGCL-TV reports. Said Deal: "There's a fundamental problem that can only be resolved at the Congressional level...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is expanding his political operation, a move sure to stoke speculation that the Texas Republican plans to run for president in 2016," the Washington Examiner reports. "In recent weeks, the Cruz team signed contracts with three Republican...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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"Mitt Romney, widely criticized by Republicans for losing a presidential race that many thought to be winnable, is suddenly one of his party's most sought-after campaigners," the Wall Street Journal reports. "He has lent a hand to GOP Senate candidates...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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"After weeks of sometimes deeply personal testimony, tedious and tawdry exhibits and scores of witnesses, jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, today will hear closing arguments," the Richmond Times Dispatch...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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"In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill," the Washington Post reports. "Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), "a 2016 White House aspirant trying to win backing in the first Southern presidential primary state, is sending four aides from his political-action group to help the S.C. Democratic party with the November election,"...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The White House is pushing back after President Obama's stated his administration currently doesn't have "a strategy" for dealing with ISIS, Business Insider reports. "White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subsequently insisted that Obama specifically...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) will soon visit Iowa to support the re-election campaign of the state's governor, the Washington Post reports. "Pence's trip, set for Sept. 8, is the latest sign that he is considering a 2016 presidential bid."...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year," CNN reports. Said McConnell: "Of course not. Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns." Brian...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Sam Wang has updated his Senate forecast which shows Democrats with a 70% probability of retaining control of the upper chamber. One reason his forecast is more favorable to Democrats than others is that he's relying more on actual polls than so-called...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Matt Bai: "If you've been at the beach and missed the latest world news, let me briefly catch you up. Terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been overrunning the countryside, pausing to savagely murder an American journalist. Pakistan is reeling from political...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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An internal poll released by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) shows him barely ahead of challenger Paul Davis (D) in the race for governor, 43% to 42%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A new Franklin & Marshall College poll in Pennsylvania finds Tom Wolf (D) with a 25-point lead over Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in the race for governor, 49% to 24%. Said pollster Terry Madonna: "The big takeaway here is that the race has not changed because...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Alan Abramowitz: "An analysis of data from the 2012 American National Election Study raises serious doubts about the claim that a candidate with libertarian views would have strong appeal to younger voters. In fact, the data indicate that younger voters...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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"A federal judge finalized the order striking part of Utah's bigamy law and gave one more victory to the family from the television show Sister Wives. The long legal battle over polygamy in Utah now appears headed to the appeals courts," the Salt Lake...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A new EPIC-MRA poll in Michigan finds Mark Schauer (D) has edged ahead of Gov. Rick Snyder (R) among likely voters by two points, 45% to 43%. Said pollster Bernie Porn: "I would have bet that Snyder would have a significant lead at Labor Day. The fact...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The RNC "is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party's new digital voter-turnout program," the Washington Examiner reports. "If the program is effective, Republican campaigns will...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as "intolerant," "lacking in compassion" and "stuck in the past," Politico reports. "Women are 'barely receptive'...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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"Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety over the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November's midterm...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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"The Islamic State runs a self-sustaining economy across territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, pirating oil while exacting tribute from a population of at least eight million, Arab and Western officials said, making it one of the world's richest terror...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said "the threat of another government shutdown could be Republicans' leverage to pass border security and immigration legislation this fall," the Des Moines Register reports. Said King: "If the president wields his pen and commits...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A new Marquette Law School poll in Wisconsin finds Gov. Scott Walker (R) with a slim lead over challenger Mary Burke (D) in the race for governor, 48% to 44%....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A new Suffolk University/USA Today poll in Iowa finds Joni Ernst (R) and Bruce Braley (D) tied in the race for U.S. Senate, 40% to 40%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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