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Battle in Kansas: Did Greg Orman call Bob Dole a 'clown'? Roberts campaign slams 'slimy attack'

washingtonexaminer.com — Did Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent in the Kansas Senate race, really call Bob Dole, the 91 year-old Kansas Republican political legend, a clown? Orman's remarks, just days before the midterm election, have set off a new round of sparring in his contentious race against incumbent Republican Sen.
Nov 01, 2014

Link: Battle in Kansas: Did Greg Orman call Bob Dole a 'clown'? Roberts campaign slams 'slimy attack.' ow.ly/DFh08

Nov 01, 2014

For Orman, unforced error at crucial time, especially for candidate saying he can bridge differences between parties. ow.ly/DFgYA

Nov 01, 2014

Roberts hits back: You can attack me, but you can't call Bob Dole a 'clown.' Roberts aide slams 'slimy attack.' ow.ly/DFgRl

Nov 01, 2014

So Greg Orman was asked to comment on series of national GOPers coming in for Roberts… ow.ly/DFgOU

Nov 01, 2014

Bob Dole, Christie, Barbour, Romney, Ryan, Cruz, other GOP bigwigs have campaigned for Pat Roberts in Kansas lately… ow.ly/DFgNC

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Ben Bradlee: A cautionary tale of Kennedy's courtier

washingtonexaminer.com — Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor whose funeral was held Wednesday, has been widely praised for his work building up the Washington Post and bringing down Richard Nixon. His guidance of the paper's Watergate coverage thrilled a generation, and maybe two generations, of aspiring journalists.
Oct 31, 2014

It's not that JFK & Bradlee's friendship was a secret--Bradlee wrote a book about it. It's just an embarrassment washex.am/1pbaTz3

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jbritt5: Anyone who longs for the "good ol' days" of political Washington needs to account for things like this: washingtonexaminer.com/ben-bradlee-a-…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonathanweisman: Wow @philipaklein: Ben Bradlee actually sent a strategy memo to JFK *while* he was covering campaign as a reporter. washex.am/13oW7L0

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Obsession with social issues hurts Senator Uterus

washingtonexaminer.com — Here's one measure of President Obama's immense political talent, and of the force, compassion and eloquence with which he communicated his message of hope to a beleaguered nation in 2008: Obama's coattails that year were enough to sweep even Mark Udall into the U.S. Senate.
Oct 31, 2014

Mark Udall's campaign website mentions Birth Control on more pages than "climate" + "unemployment combined" washingtonexaminer.com/obsession-with…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @TPCarney: The Right has its birthers, the Left has its birth-controllers—a tireless minority made up of conspiracy theorists washingtonexaminer.com/obsession-with…

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Six things that Americans spend more on than the 2014 midterm elections

washingtonexaminer.com — The 2014 midterm election cycle is officially the most expensive in U.S. history, an impressive $3.67 billion being committed to both republican and Democratic campaigns, according to estimates by the Center for Responsive Politics. Unsurprisingly, this record-breaking figure - a projection that does not include tens of millions more in spending on issue ads by non-profits - has some critics wringing their hands.

Seven things more expensive than the 2014 midterm elections

washingtonexaminer.com — The 2014 midterm election cycle is officially the most expensive in U.S. history, an impressive $3.67 billion being committed to both republican and Democratic campaigns, according to estimates by the Center for Responsive Politics. Unsurprisingly, this record-breaking figure - a projection that does not include tens of millions more in spending on issue ads by non-profits - has some critics wringing their hands.
Oct 31, 2014

There has been a lot of handwringing over money in the 2014 midterms, but let’s try to keep it in perspective, OK? washex.am/1sQT2bp

Oct 31, 2014

Americans spend about 3 times as much on porn than they’ll spend on the 2014 elections washex.am/13oY5Lr

Oct 31, 2014

Six things that Americans spend more on than the 2014 midterm elections - via @BecketAdams washex.am/13oY5Lr

Eric Holder's final days: A bang, or a whimper?

washingtonexaminer.com — Attorney General Eric Holder announced in late September that he would step down from office, leading to speculation as to whether America's top law enforcement officer will go quietly or if he will rush through last-minute, longstanding projects. The most likely scenario, according to a few analysts, is that Holder's final days will be quiet, even dull.

Support for gun control down dramatically since 2012

Oct 31, 2014

well, shoot… RT @dcexaminer: Public support for gun control is down dramatically since 2012 washex.am/13oVRLW pic.twitter.com/bfC72k1Zpn

Oct 31, 2014

support for stricter gun laws has declined since a dramatic spike in late 2012 washex.am/13oWAgr

Oct 31, 2014

RT @dcexaminer: Public support for gun control is down dramatically since 2012 washex.am/13oVRLW

Republicans will have 50 to 52 seats after Tuesday night, with two seats going to runoff

washingtonexaminer.com — Here's one way to look at the battle to control the Senate: Republicans currently control 45 seats. Three GOP-held seats are up for grabs (Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky), but three Democratic seats are highly-likely GOP takeovers (West Virginia, South Dakota, and Montana). So, entering the competitive races, Republicans have 45 seats.
Oct 31, 2014

Republicans will have 50 to 52 seats after Tuesday night, with two seats going to runoff. My predictions >> washex.am/1wP5f5q

Oct 31, 2014

After we get the Alaska results, Republicans will have a Senate majority, with two races going to runoff washingtonexaminer.com/republicans-wi…

Why I think Obama will win - in detail

washingtonexaminer.com — Forecasting elections, with my boss Bob Novak, used to be my full-time job. We did pretty well. In 2002, we correctly called a 51-49 U.S. Senate (we got two races wrong, and they cancelled each other out), and in 2004, we also did very well on House and Senate races, plus we called the Electoral College, I recall, within one state.

Judge rejects quarantine order for nurse

washingtonexaminer.com — Maine officials cannot force a quarantine on a nurse who treated West African Ebola patients, a Maine judge ruled Friday. District Court Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere rejected a court order drawn up by Maine health officials that would have required nurse Kaci Hickox to avoid public places and keep a three-foot buffer with other people until Nov.

AFP's Tim Phillips: A Republican Senate should vote to repeal Obamacare

washingtonexaminer.com — Even as Republicans have begun trying to tamp down on expectations that they will repeal Obamacare if the party wins a Senate majority, one of the largest and most influential outside groups is saying not so fast.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @rebeccagberg: The coming Obamacare battles: If GOP wins the Senate, AFP will expect a repeal vote, president Tim Phillips says: m.washingtonexaminer.com/afps-tim-phill…

Oct 31, 2014

AFP's Tim Phillips: Dems have the biggest advantage on the ground in Alaska. m.washingtonexaminer.com/afps-tim-phill…

Oct 31, 2014

The coming Obamacare battles: If GOP wins the Senate, AFP will expect a repeal vote, president Tim Phillips says: m.washingtonexaminer.com/afps-tim-phill…

Dems urge Obama to reject Bush-era torture view

washingtonexaminer.com — More than 30 House Democrats are calling on President Obama not to officially back a Bush-era interpretation of an international treaty banning torture as not applying to CIA and military prisons overseas. Under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, countries are prohibited from exercising "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of anyone, including suspected terrorists.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @ConPro: Some House Dems ask Obama to reject Bush era views on UN torture treaty, @susancrabtree reports - buff.ly/1wMGPbM

Oct 31, 2014

RT @LarryAkey: Per @susancrabtree, House Ds want Obama to acknowledge UN ban on torture applies to CIA & overseas military prisons - http:/…

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Amid 2014 blues, Team Obama predicts long-term validation

washingtonexaminer.com — Facing the prospect of an embarrassing defeat for his party in Tuesday's midterms, President Obama and his advisers are increasingly looking past looming setbacks and focusing instead on how the public will view his record after leaving office. It's an entirely predictable aim for a second-term president with waning popularity and political leverage.
Oct 31, 2014

Amid 2014 blues, Team Obama predicts long-term validation. Wishful thinking or rooted in history? washex.am/1vlSlsd

College feminist activist: 'Burden of proof is a defense of the perpetrator'

washingtonexaminer.com — Time to throw out the entire justice system, because the requirement to prove a crime was committed is just a defense of someone who is obviously guilty. So says feminist activist Elisabeth Dee, who will graduate from Stanford University in 2016 - presumably not with a degree in pre-law, history, government or logic.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @AsheSchow: "You should take people at their word because nobody would lie about this kind of painful experience.” - activist washex.am/1s0rAZA

Oct 31, 2014

RT @AsheSchow: College feminist activist: “Burden of proof is a defense of the perpetrator” - washex.am/1s0rAZA

Mitch McConnell willing to kill Obamacare with just 51 votes

washingtonexaminer.com — Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he would be willing to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority if he takes over as majority leader in January, his spokesman told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. The announcement comes just days before Tuesday's midterm congressional election, in which Republicans have a strong chance of seizing the upper chamber from the Democrats and putting the Kentucky senator in charge.
Oct 30, 2014

I’ve been saying all year that an early 2015 WH-Congress Obamacare showdown is inevitable. washingtonexaminer.com/article/255548…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @RameshPonnuru: McConnell's office clarifies it's willing to use reconciliation for Obamacare repeal. washingtonexaminer.com/article/255548… A few thoughts....

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DCCC chairman: 'Global issues' hurting Democrats

washingtonexaminer.com — House Democrats are bracing for the worst ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel hinted his party, which already has a 34-member disadvantage to Republicans in the chamber, may lose even more seats. "In any president's second midterm election, the president's party loses seats.

House members hunt for donations away from home

washingtonexaminer.com — All politics may be local, but not fundraising. Only 36 percent of the cash from big individual donors to House members' re-election campaigns comes from inside the lawmakers' districts, according to a study by the independent Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign spending.

MANHATTAN MOMENT: Overcriminalization is also a problem in the states

washingtonexaminer.com — In North Carolina in 2011, Steven Pruner was sentenced to 45 days in the Durham County Sheriff's custody for selling hot dogs from his food cart outside Duke Hospital without a proper permit. In Michigan in 2009, Lisa Snyder faced prosecution until the state legislature intervened on her behalf.

Let's stop arguing with headlines that the writer didn't write

washingtonexaminer.com — If you're not a journalist, here's a trade secret: the person who wrote an article often isn't the same person who wrote the headline. Editors write many headlines--certainly in print, often online. They edit the headlines for length, for house style, for eye-grabbing capability, for click-bait, and for search-engine optimization.
Oct 30, 2014

@TPCarney: Let's stop arguing with headlines that the writer didn't write, @ryanlcooper washex.am/1vlRqYP” AMEN

Oct 30, 2014

RT @dcexaminer: @tpcarney Let's stop arguing with headlines that the writer didn't write washex.am/1vlRqYP