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Carney: “This Is Not Going To Be A Good Year For Democrats”

JAY CARNEY: I mean, I think you can't, this is not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition, right? The last time an incumbent president's party did well in the midterms was in 2002 which was a strange midterm in the wake of 9/11, so, and the sixth year of a presidency […]

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Return to Iowa Offers Clinton a Chance to Help Democrats, Including Herself

At the 37th annual Iowa steak fry on Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton will wade back into the brand of retail politics that confounded her in 2008. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after a ceremony to present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Fallen Heroes of 9/11

How Nancy Pelosi got Senate Democrats to write huge checks to the party

Senate Democrats — 25 of whom served in the House and 14 of whom served there in the 2000s — have been trained to cut big checks to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from their personal committees, or PACs. Republicans, much to the lament of many top GOP operatives in Washington, have not. Sitting Democratic […]

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The Fall of the Arkansas Democrats

Fred Barnes, Weekly StandardIn 1949, Harvard political scientist V. O. Key Jr. declared in his book Southern Politics in State and Nation that in Arkansas “we have the one-party system in its most undefiled and undiluted form.” Other Southern states, nearly as Democratic in those days as Arkansas, gradually became Republican. Arkansas didn’t. One-party Democratic rule […]

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Democrats’ Edge Among Women Shrinks

Democrats’ advantage among women, an important bulwark against expected Republican gains this fall, is slipping amid declining support for President Obama and a rise in national-security concerns. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Midterm Calculus: Democrats Are Seeing More Daylight in Path to Senate Control

With small leads elsewhere, the party will need to pick up one seat in a red state like Alaska, Georgia or Kansas. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Why Obama’s assault on ISIS probably won’t save the Democrats this fall

The best-scenario for Obama is that a climate of being at war (though John Kerry refuses to use that word) creates a rally-round-the-president effect. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Sen. Hatch: Democrats Use Inversions to Play Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) accused Democrats of playing politics on inversions by demonizing businesses.. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Democrats Plan Bill Authorizing U.S. Military to Train Enemies of ISIS

The Senate move, which may face opposition in both parties, will give lawmakers a chance to weigh in on the looming military action before the midterm elections. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Capital Journal Daybreak: Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Back Attacking Militants — WSJ/NBC Poll | Democrats Rest Midterm Hopes on Women Voters

The Journal’s morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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