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(Boston Globe): "Clark wins special election for US House" (Politico): "Hard-right groups wary of Steve Stockman bid" (Public Policy Polling): "North Carolina Senate race continues to look like a toss up" (Quinnipiac): "Obama approval plunge pulls down Democrats" (Roll Call): "Watt confirmation kicks off North Carolina special election"
By Michael J.W. Stickings TPM: President Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday was met with a mostly muted reaction from conservatives and Republicans. Invoking memories of the Munich Agreement, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) broke the right's silence with a harsh assessment of the gesture. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Yes, Steve King. Again. I think this is his eleventh appearance as CRD. The last one was... wait... a whole year ago? Huh. But it's not like he hasn't been crazy in 2013. One just tires of his craziness. I mean, he could be our CRD every day of every week of every month of every year. Show More Summary
(New York Times): "Capitol leaders agree to a deal on the budget" (The Hill): "Budget deal is sealed"(Roll Call): "Are Republicans preparing to block the Congressional budget deal? (Wall Street Journal): "Poll: Health law hurts president politically" (Greg Sargent): "Another potential boost for Obamacare"
(Politico): "Obama's 'improbable journey' shaped by Nelson Mandela" (USA Today): "The Obama-Castro handshake that shocked the world" (Fox News): "Congressional negotiators reach tentative 2-year budget deal" (Politico): "Budget agreement reached" (Wall Street Journal): "Senate confirms Millett to D.C. circuit court"
By CarlI think Barack Obama took a swing and a miss in his eulogy of Nelson Mandela this morning. In a rare moment, I believe he misread his audience.In fairness, it’s easy to get caught up in the dignity of the moment, and the fact that nearly 100 world leaders – the single largest gathering in history – were in attendance. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry As Roll Call reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a second TV ad this week cheering on another Republican Senate candidate who loves coal. This time it's West Virginia Rep. Shelley Moore Capito who gets the helping hand as she attempts to capture the seat that will be left vacant due to Democratic Sen. Show More Summary
(Politico): "Poll: Mark Pryor trails Tom Cotton in Arkansas" (WND): "Tea-party favorite takes on GOP big name" (Richmond Times-Dispatch): "Obenshain lawyer raises possibility of contesting AG election" (Politico): "Ken Cuccinelli makes surprise speech, rules out another run"(NPR):"Will Obamacare play big in 2014? Keep an eye on N.H. Senate race"
By Mustang BobbyThe GOP outreach to women marches on. As Republican candidates figure out how to best win over women voters, Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs thinks he has the answer: appeal to their emotions.In an interview Sunday...Show More Summary
(New York Times): "Crowds mass in South Africa to bid farewell and honor Mandela" (New York Times): "Ex-Clinton aide expected to join Obama" (John Podesta): "Income inequality’s ripple effect" (The Hill): "Battling deadline, Congress to unveil Defense bill agreement" (Columbus Dispatch): "Newtown families: Mark anniversary with kind acts"
By Frank MoraesSigh. I like Jonathan Bernstein a whole lot. He's a very smart guy and I've learned so much from him. But sometimes, he is such an idiot. This week he wrote, Still Hoping to Save the Filibuster. His argument is that with lifetime appointments, there really should be some kind of legislative check against the majority. Show More Summary
(Chicago Tribune): "Pearl Harbor veterans mark 'day of infamy'" (Politico): "When Barry Met Kathy: Almost never, it turns out" (The Hill): "Immigration advocates bank on budget deal to rescue overhaul" (New York Times): ""Lowest jobless rate in 5 years raises odds of a Fed move" (ABC News): "War vet tourist returns home after North Korea detention"
By Michael J.W. Stickings What a difference a few years can make. Back in 2009, when then-New York Gov. David Paterson named then-Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill Hillary's vacated spot in the Senate, I said it was "a horrible, horrible...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings The Raw Story: If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, Sarah Palin said, he would probably go on Fox News to complain about the war on Christmas. The former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential...Show More Summary
(CBS News): "Obama lights the national Christmas tree" (CBS News): "Washington welcomes release of detained American" (Huffington Post): ""Third Way op-ed writer says Elizabeth Warren's backing of Social Security plan was the 'finalShow More Summary
(Roll Call): "Cochran to seek re-election in Mississippi" (Londonderry Patch): "Scott Brown in 'no hurry' to decide on NH senate run"(The Hill): "Biden or Clinton? Obama won't choose" (Washington Post): "For 2014 midterm elections, Republicans may decide to be cautious" (National Journal): "Can Tom Cotton win the Senate for the GOP?"
By Richard K. Barry Think, man. What is the dumbest thingI can say today? I was waiting to see how soon Republican foolishness would manifest itself in the wake of Mandela's death, and it didn't take long. GOP big thinker Rick Santorum appeared with Fox News bigger thinker Bill O'Reilly yesterday and tied the world changing work of Mr. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry At Esquire, Alan Goldfarb writes this interesting bit on the prohibition in certain states on drinking alcohol on Election Day before the polls are closed: I don’t know about you, but on a typical Election Day I like...Show More Summary
(ABC News): "Rand Paul says wife is against a 2016 run" (The Hill): "Poll: Millennials turning against ObamaCare" (Roll Call): "Club for Growth stands with Cochran challenger" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel): "Gov. Scott Walker gaining support for plan to sidestep Obamacare" (Real Clear Politics): "Hickenlooper, Udall hold small leads in Colo."
(The Atlantic): "Newt Gingrich to conservatives: 'What would you have done?'" (Los Angeles Times): "Filibuster rule's end should help Obama reshape a key court" (Roll Call): "Capitol Hill feels pains of Obamacare sign-up troubles" (CNN International): "Lenin statue toppled in Ukraine protest" (New York Times): "U.N.’s nuclear inspectors arrive in Iran"