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Republicans Open Up Wider ‘Expectations Gap’ Over Democrats Ahead of Midterms

Republicans Open Up Wider ‘Expectations Gap’ Over Democrats Ahead of Midterms | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Survey Report With just over two months before the midterm elections, Republican voters are widening the “expectations gap” with the Democrats. About
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Why so many Americans hate politics

Why so many Americans hate politics | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Polls confirm that a majority feels shut out as big money floods campaigns and lawmakers decline to legislate.
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Sen. Harry Reid cracks Asian jokes, then apologizes

Sen. Harry Reid cracks Asian jokes, then apologizes | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.

 

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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats, Especially House Members Facing Rematches

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats, Especially House Members Facing Rematches | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Illinois Democrats could see Gov. Pat Quinn hurt their chances this fall during an already tough election cycle.
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WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton’s lead over GOP candidates shrinks | National Politics | News Democrat

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton’s lead over GOP candidates shrinks | National Politics | News Democrat | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s lead over a crowded prospective Republican field has narrowed and her support has slipped below 50 percent, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
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Surprise, this time it's the Democrats leading the gaffe parade

Surprise, this time it's the Democrats leading the gaffe parade | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Democrats have been searching desperately for the next Todd Akin. This year, foot-shooting is in season again, and the deadeye marksmen are Democrats.
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Could Elizabeth Warren Threaten Hillary Clinton’s Nomination?

Could Elizabeth Warren Threaten Hillary Clinton’s Nomination? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Red, white, and blue boater hats dotted the crowd. “Elizabeth Warren for President,” they read. Several attendees waited to unfold banners with her picture and block letters, “Run Liz Run.”…
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The poll that Republicans have been waiting for

The poll that Republicans have been waiting for | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The enthusiasm gap, finally in focus.
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Democrats' Impeachment Amnesia

Democrats' Impeachment Amnesia | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
One disconcerting feature of modern liberalism is that so many Democrats consider it reasonable to judge the Republican Party by its most rhetorically untethered adherents: Sarah Palin, for one. Or...
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The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse

The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
History tells us the “six-year itch” is a very real thing, and there’s little Obama’s Democrats can do to stave off a big loss this November.
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Nancy Pelosi: 'We Cannot Have Deportation without Representation'

Nancy Pelosi: 'We Cannot Have Deportation without Representation' | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
During a hearing with House Democrats on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued that the bill proposed by Republicans did not have the adequate resources to help unattended minors crossing the border with the immigration court process.
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Tea Party Versus Chamber in the Bayou

Tea Party Versus Chamber in the Bayou | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The Chamber of Commerce has lately been rethinking its blind support of Republicans when it means filling Congress with Tea Partyers. 
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How to read the leaked Michelle Nunn campaign plan

How to read the leaked Michelle Nunn campaign plan | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
A look at the numbers and strategy that the campaign probably wishes hadn't gotten out.
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Shocking Development: For Once, Republican Candidates Aren’t the Ones Embarrassing Themselves

Shocking Development: For Once, Republican Candidates Aren’t the Ones Embarrassing Themselves | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

A crazy person is running for Senate in Montana. If you didn’t know any better, you might reasonably assume that this candidate was nominated by the GOP. But you’d be wrong. Not this cycle, in ....

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Only 4 anti-Obamacare House Democrats are left for this year's elections

Thirty-four House Democrats bucked their party to vote against Obamacare when it passed in 2010. Today, only four of those lawmakers are still in office and running for reelection this fall. The dramatic downsize underscores not only how consequential the health care law vote was but how quickly moderate Democrats have been eliminated on Capitol Hill....
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Stu Rothenberg: Top 5 Races to Watch in the Mid-Atlantic = Bad news for Democrats

Stu Rothenberg: Top 5 Races to Watch in the Mid-Atlantic = Bad news for Democrats | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
It’s a bad sign for Democrats when they have more Mid-Atlantic congressional opportunities in West Virginia than in Pennsylvania. But that’s symbolic of
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Harry Reid shifts funds in effort to maintain Democrats’ Senate majority

Harry Reid shifts funds in effort to maintain Democrats’ Senate majority | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Senate Majority PAC, far and away the biggest-spending super political action committee of the election cycle — at nearly $25 million — has begun pouring millions of dollars into Michigan, Iowa and Colorado, signaling just how quickly Democrats have shifted to defense heading into November’s elections.
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Nate Silver: Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left

Nate Silver: Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton’s recent hawkish comments about foreign policy, in which she expressed some disagreements with President Obama, have inspired reporting and speculation that liberal Democrats will g...
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James Carville: Are we facing a GOP takeover in 2014?

James Carville: Are we facing a GOP takeover in 2014? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
OPINION | Despite prognosticators, people hold a low opinion of the GOP.
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The irony of Barack Obama's presidency in one sentence

The irony of Barack Obama's presidency in one sentence | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

His presidency has been both an extraordinary success and a complete failure. He did all this by breaking American politics even further. Obama hasn't healed the divisions between Democrats and Republicans. Rather, he's one of the most polarizing presidents since the advent of polling.

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Democrats Have a White Working Class Problem—and Not Just in the South

Democrats Have a White Working Class Problem—and Not Just in the South | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Keeping the White House in 2016 just got a lot more complicated.
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The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Congress isn't even naming post offices at the rate it used to.
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Why it’s going to be hard for Democrats to win back the House this decade, in one chart

Why it’s going to be hard for Democrats to win back the House this decade, in one chart | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Competitive seats are disappearing.
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Dems fear a debacle on turnout

Dems fear a debacle on turnout | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Record-low primary turnout could magnify midterm worries.
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What our cats and dogs say about our politics

What our cats and dogs say about our politics | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Red states love their dogs, while liberal states are much more cat-friendly.
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