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Playing in Traffic Is Not Safe Politics: Have Democrats resigned themselves to losing the Senate?

Playing in Traffic Is Not Safe Politics: Have Democrats resigned themselves to losing the Senate? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Are Democrats beginning to rationalize that losing the Senate majority wouldn't be as bad as some fear?
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Hillary Clinton begins to move away from Obama

Hillary Clinton begins to move away from Obama | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton has begun distancing herself from President Barack Obama, suggesting that she would do more to woo Republicans and take a more assertive stance toward global crises, while sounding more downbeat than her former boss about the U.S. economic recovery.
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Did computers stolen in Benghazi attack expose sensitive information?

Did computers stolen in Benghazi attack expose sensitive information? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Computers were stolen from the U.S. compound in Benghazi during the 2012 terrorist attack, potentially exposing sensitive information and putting those who worked with American officials at risk, according to sources in Washington and on the ground in Libya.
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This article was the topic of discussion at a breakfast this morning. People who tend to support Democrats dismissed the idea that sensitive information was compromised. Those who usually favor Republican candidates were concerned that sensitive information was lost. Swing voters were split or undecided.

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Poll: Senator Landrieu (D), challenger Cassidy (R) expected to go to run-off in Louisiana.

Poll: Senator Landrieu (D), challenger Cassidy (R) expected to go to run-off in Louisiana. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
PPP's newest Louisiana poll finds a race largely unchanged from...
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How are Democrats trying to handle the Veterans Affairs scandal? Vulnerable Democrats brace for fallout

How are Democrats trying to handle the Veterans Affairs scandal? Vulnerable Democrats brace for fallout | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The veterans affairs scandal has reached the campaign trail, with vulnerable Senate Democrats forced to react back home.
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Sen. Cochran's strategy to draw black Democrats to polls appears to have worked - Washington Post

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Sen. Cochran's strategy to draw black Democrats to polls appears to have worked Washington Post The McDaniel campaign said Wednesday that the election was “rife with irregularities” because of the efforts to bring Democrats to the polls,...
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10 Ways Obama Lost Millennials

10 Ways Obama Lost Millennials | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Since the catastrophic, amateur and pathetic implementation of Obamacare, millennials have come to realize that the man who proclaimed himself their savior is nothing more than another cheap politician. President Barack Obama, his campaign, and Democrats in general have successfully been able to swindle millennials out of their...
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Democrats have an enthusiasm problem. Big time.

Democrats have an enthusiasm problem. Big time. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The Obama coalition is so over this whole voting thing.
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If the enthusiasm gap continues, this could become a wave election.

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Are the Clintons in damage control mode?

Are the Clintons in damage control mode? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Team Clinton is doing damage control on a series of comments by Hillary Clinton.
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So soon? So often?

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Low primary voter turnout foretells a November that could hurt California Democrats

Low primary voter turnout foretells a November that could hurt California Democrats | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Low voter turnout on June 3 indicates November turnout also will be low, and if so, will hurt Democratic candidates.

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Are Obama and the IRS getting away with a blatant coverup?

To understand the latest outrage in the IRS scandal, mull over what might happen if regulators found significant evidence to implicate Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein in an insider trading scheme...
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What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?

What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent in the national spotlight, she’s been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian, a Black Widow killer who offed Vincent Foster then led an unprecedented coverup, a pathological liar, a real...
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The Missing IRS Emails: No regular people believe the IRS

The Missing IRS Emails: No regular people believe the IRS | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson on the IRS targeting scandal.
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These reporters have found no ordinary citizens who believe the IRS.

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Political parties are just like family. We support them even when they drive us crazy.

Political parties are just like family. We support them even when they drive us crazy. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Americans don't like political parties. And often, that applies to their own party too.
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Who Will Win The Senate?

Who Will Win The Senate? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
A daily updated list of Senate forecasts from The New York Times and how they compare to other news organizations
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The key for Democrats in holding the Senate? As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse

The key for Democrats in holding the Senate? As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
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As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse
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RALEIGH, N.C.
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The Democrats see single woman as key to holding the Senate.

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How the U.S. has changed politically: Watch the country go from red to blue (and back to red).

How the U.S. has changed politically: Watch the country go from red to blue (and back to red). | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
This map. It's addictive.
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Kimberley A. Strassel: All the President's Enablers

Kimberley A. Strassel: All the President's Enablers | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Potomac Watch columnist Kimberley Strassel writes that congressional Democrats should be thanking House Speaker John Boehner for standing up to Obama's imperial presidency.
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‘Thank God for Mississippi!’

‘Thank God for Mississippi!’ | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
“Mississippi adds another variant to the politics of the South. Northerners, provincials that they are, regard the South as one large Mississippi. Southerners, with their eye for distinction, place Mississippi in a class by itself… every other southern state finds some reason to fall back on the soul-satisfying exclamation, ‘Thank...
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Shrinking economy trouble for Democrats

Shrinking economy trouble for Democrats | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The United States economy contracted by a shocking 2.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, a much worse than expected number that could undermine hopes by the White House and congressional Democrats to run on improving conditions in the fall midterm elections. The number is a snap shot of the past and in part the result of a terrible winter slowing...
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The economy is always important on election day, especially if it's not good.

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Hillary: 'You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president'

Hillary: 'You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president' | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The context wasn't entirely clear, but during a conversation with Gwen Ifill, scheduled to appear on PBS' NewsHour Wednesday, Hillary Clinton is reported to have said: "You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president."
It's unclear whether this was a thinly-veiled hint about her 2016 ambitions, or just a flippant joke. We'll have to tune in to see.
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5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Two weeks after Eric Cantor's primary loss to a tea party challenger rocked the GOP establishment, incumbent and mainstream candidates scored big wins.
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CNN sees broad trends. I see individual elections, with local ramifications.

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Democrats can't stand Ted Cruz. Neither can many Republicans. But those who like him, really like him.

Democrats can't stand Ted Cruz. Neither can many Republicans. But those who like him, really like him. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

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In two focus groups last week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz turned out to be the most polarizing possible 2016 candidate. Not one Democrat admitted that he or she might be convinced to vot...

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Hillary & the media: “Look, she hates you. Period. That’s never going to change.”

Hillary & the media: “Look, she hates you. Period. That’s never going to change.” | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

“She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president,” another Clinton veteran told us. “The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.”

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RIGHT NOW: GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER OF WISCONSIN has a POLITICAL PROBLEM, NOT a LEGAL PROBLEM

RIGHT NOW: GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER OF WISCONSIN has a POLITICAL PROBLEM, NOT a LEGAL PROBLEM | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The media is buzzing with the news that some unsealed documents show prosecutors accusing Governor Scott Walker of committing a crime - coordinating his re
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Politics is one thing. The law is quite another.

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