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Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It’s only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great, so no one, least of all them, should make any effort to constrict the abyss between America’s struggling 99 percent and Americans who indulge themselves in $ 475,000 bottles […]

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Democrats’ New Senate Move: Backing Long Shots

Democrats, worried as polls show their chances of retaining control of the Senate dwindling, are plowing money into long-shot races in unexpected states. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Black Vote Seen as Last Hope For Democrats to Hold Senate

Democrats are deploying black elected officials and others to target African-American voters, who could help swing midterm elections if they turn out in higher-than-forecast rates. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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GOP Senate Candidate Puts Colorado Democrats Off Balance

Republican Rep. Cory Gardner isn’t the Senate candidate Colorado Democrats were expecting Sen. Mark Udall to face—and that fact is coloring this year’s race. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Immigrant Families Fleeing Violence ‘Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals': Democrats

WASHINGTON — Top Democratic senators wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday to question his department’s massive expansion of immigrant family detention, a practice that allows women and children seeking asylum to be locked up and potentially puts them at risk of abuse. “Mothers and their children who have fled violence in their […]

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Four Ways Democrats Have Already Won

Sally Kohn, CNNThe midterm elections are less than three weeks away, but by several measures, Democrats have already won.Sure, elections are about the race to the top between competing candidates, but they’re also a barometer on long-term trends, issues and party trajectories. While the winners of this season’s sprints have yet to be determined, Democrats […]

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Chris Matthews: Senate Democrats “Desperately Need To Win” These Five States

Howard Fineman and Perry Bacon join Chris Matthews to discuss the "big five" Senate races where Democrats abslutely positively need to win. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Videos

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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Florida Governor Rick Scott take part in a gubernatorial debate

Florida Democrats pin midterm hopes on Crist, Obama-like ground game

By Letitia Stein BRADENTON Fla. (Reuters) – Five nights a week, Florida Democrats work the phones from a half-empty strip mall in this conservative Gulf Coast community, their tables cluttered with call sheets and cookie plates. "Charlie Crist for Governor" signs are taped to the walls beside framed photographs of Bill Clinton and John F. […]

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Democrats Try to Stay Local as GOP Nationalizes Races

Democrats are emphasizing home-state issues in their Senate campaigns, while Republicans are casting the Nov. 4 vote as a referendum on President Obama. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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What Could Save Democrats in November?

Ed Rogers, Washington PostThe wave that Republicans are hoping for in the 2014 midterm elections hasnÂ’t fully formed yet, but itÂ’s clearly visible from the shore, as Gerald Seib described perfectly in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. As he mentions, the twin forces of “peace and prosperity” have aligned against the Democrats, while Republicans […]

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