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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… In the interest of giving you a brief moment of respite from the utter nuttiness enveloping this crazy planet, this space contains no ebola, deportations, nimrod Republicans, voter suppression, climateShow More Summary

Nebraska Republican's 'Willie Horton' ad may be backfiring

The Republican decision to go full Willie Horton in Nebraska may not be having the intended effect. It was a calculated risk to begin with, showing just how shaky Republican Rep. Lee Terry (NE-02)'s campaign has been. It's a winnable...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Everything is politics, politics is everything

given trajectory of Ebola-in-US, appears govt/public health authorities may have handled somewhat more effectively than advertised — @JohnJHarwood Either Ron Klain is a super genius or we didn't really need an "ebola czar" and people...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: A fifth of Detroit's population, 142,000 people, could lose their homes

One of the tens of thousands of foreclosed houses in Detroit that you can read about here. At The Atlantic, Rose Hackman writes One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes—Many families could stay put for just a few hundred...Show More Summary

100 More GunFAILs, which brings us to GunFAIL LXXIX, but we're still not caught up.

Five of 39 guns "forgotten" by their owners and found by TSA agents at airports across the country, Oct. 10-16. A total of 268 guns were discovered since the last GunFAIL list was published in mid-September. Okay, it's time to get out of the summer doldrums, already. Show More Summary

Repeal Obamacare and 25 million people lose health insurance. Period.

From the beginning, the magnitude of Republicans' lies about Obamacare has been directly proportional to their fears it would succeed. First it was "death panels," which Politifact cited as its 2009 Lie of the Year. In 2010, it was the...Show More Summary

George Will thinks Ebola could be 'airborne' because he is misinformed

That's why he's here. Your problem here, Neera Tanden, is that George Will hates scientists like dogs hate vacuum cleaners. Appearing yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Will explained to his incredulous co-panelists that Ebola is actually...Show More Summary

Republicans promise to target IRS if they win control of Congress

Republicans say control of the Senate will allow them to accomplish what Darrell Issa could not. For the past 18 months, hardly a day has gone by without a Republican on Capitol Hill making some wild allegation about the Obama administration conspiring to use the IRS as a political weapon against tea party groups. Show More Summary

DSCC sees Grimes gaining ground against McConnell, reserves airtime for final push in Kentucky

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee believes Kentucky is in play: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee plans to go back on the air in Kentucky after the party has been encouraged by new polls suggesting the race against...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The air war intensifies in Georgia's Senate race

Leading Off: • GA-Sen: In recent days both the DSCC and NRSC have made ad reservations in the Peach State, ensuring that this ad war will get even more intense. Of course, it's not like the ad campaign was low-key to begin with. Democrat...Show More Summary

Democratic early vote outpacing 2010

Democrats have spent a shit-ton on GOTV efforts, and there's good evidence it's working. In North Carolina, which permits early voting, 42,230 people had requested ballots as of Monday. Of that group, 17,364 did not vote in 2010, and...Show More Summary

GOP 'winning message' continues to insult women's intelligence

Oh my gawd, Republicans, when it comes to women, shut up shut up shut up. Just stop your inane blathering at us. It is so insulting to hear things like this: For far too long, Democrats have perpetuated the stereotype that women are single-issue voters. What single issue is that even supposed to be? Oh, right, abortion. Show More Summary

Idaho's race for governor just got really, really weird

Republican Gov. Butch Otter Republican Gov. Butch Otter has never been particularly popular even in this dark red state, but it was still a surprise when the Republican Governor's Association committed six figures to this race at the beginning of October. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court bars Texas from closing abortion clinics during appeals process

The real-world impact of SB2 A small bit of good news: The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. Show More Summary

Two thirds of Americans worry about 'widespread Ebola epidemic' here

Hooray! We have something to be afraid of again! Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United States, despite repeated assurances from public officials that the country’s modern health-care...Show More Summary

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Thom Tillis thinks 'entitlement' programs are 'de facto reparations'

You are one creepy fella. Let's all take a moment to bask in yet another example of North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis being a terrible person. This time it's over statements he made on the 2007 North Carolina joint resolution expressing regret over slavery. Show More Summary

Minimum wage doesn't 'serve a purpose,' according to Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration recently claimed that the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a living wage. Now Walker is saying that he doesn't think the minimum wage even "serves a purpose": Well,...Show More Summary

'No wonder she hid it': Foust ad hits Comstock's undisclosed income and conflict of interest

Virginia Democrat John Foust is out with an ad hitting his opponent, Barbara Comstock, for just one of the ways she embodies the worst of the Republican party: having pushed three anti-union bills through the Virginia state legislature...Show More Summary

Who knew? Looks like proudly defending outsourcing is not a political winner

GOTV'ing for Michelle Nunn. Back in early September: The Senate Republicans’ campaign arm isn’t planning to devote any more significant resources to shore up key candidates in the red states of Kansas, Kentucky and Georgia. Instead,Show More Summary

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