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Could the 'Perfect' Campaign Lose?

nationaljournal.com — RALEIGH, N.C.-It took Kay Hagan 10 minutes to cover everything she wanted to say about public education. The 61-year-old senator had picked the student union here at North Carolina State University to deliver a seminar of her own about all the ways she was building up education and all the ways her opponent Thom Tillis was tearing it down.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Alex_Roarty: North Carolina's political class knows two things: Hagan has run close to a perfect race. And she could still lose nationaljournal.com//politics/coul…

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What Rand Paul Still Has to Prove on Foreign Policy

nationaljournal.com — Rand Paul will have a major foreign policy moment Thursday night: unveiling exactly where he stands between the hawks and the isolationists in his own party. Paul advisers say the speech, which will be delivered at the Center for National Interest in New York, is the senator's opportunity to embrace a moderate Republican foreign policy.

One Study to Explain Ebola Panic

nationaljournal.com — It was 2009, and the country was in the midst of a full H1N1 pandemic. Public concern about the disease, commonly referred to as swine flu, was rightfully swelling. Though nowhere near as deadly as the current Ebola outbreak in Africa, H1N1 infected 60.8 million people in the United States, resulting in 12,469 fatalities.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ReenaJF: .@BilldeBlasio now telling NY to not freak over ebola. But here's why people probably can't help it nationaljournal.com/health-care/on… by @B_resnick

Oct 23, 2014

There's no reason for people in NYC to be alarmed. Here's why they will be. nationaljournal.com/health-care/on…

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Is the RNC Taking the Religious Right for Granted?

nationaljournal.com — The Republican National Committee's analysis of why Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election was a wake-up call for the party. The 100-page document, which party leaders gloomily nicknamed the "autopsy," called for a number of recommendations centered around welcoming different kinds of people to the party.
Oct 23, 2014

The RNC’s liaison to religious communities thinks they will vote for GOP no matter what. That can’t last forever. nationaljournal.com/politics/is-th…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @rebeccarnelson: Is the RNC Taking the Religious Right for Granted? My story on the GOP’s imminent problems with the bloc: nationaljournal.com/politics/is-th…

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Why Did House Democrats Just Move Money to a Super Safe Seat?

nationaljournal.com — The top Democratic super PAC made a surprise move this week, shifting hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad money from a swing seat in New Jersey to a safe one. Elsewhere in Democrats' battle to defend an unfriendly electoral map, the move might be seen as a retreat, giving up on taking a new seat and focusing on saving one they already have.

South Florida Wants to Be the 51st State Because of Climate Change Worries

nationaljournal.com — When a region wants to break away from its state or from the U.S.-whether we're talking about Texas, Vermont, or the former Confederate states-it's usually because of government, politics, and money. But for the city of South Miami, which earlier this month passed a resolution to separate southern from northern Florida, the main concern is climate change.

The Economic Impact of School Discipline

nationaljournal.com — Tiambrya Jenkins was just 14 years old when she got into a fistfight that would change the course of her educational trajectory. Following an after-school scuffle between Jenkins and a white classmate, the two girls--both freshman at Rome High School in Georgia--were transferred to an alternative school as punishment.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @kombiz: Great @lucia_graves piece on school disciplines impact on African American girls and its impact nationaljournal.com/next-america/e…

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Elizabeth Warren, Then: 'I Am Not Running For President.' Now: 'I Don't Think So.'

nationaljournal.com — Trying to read into politicians' language is often an exercise in futility-like trying to divine postmodern critical theory from Amelia Bedelia. But in a new interview with People, Sen. Elizabeth Warren openly shifted her tone when asked about her presidential ambitions.
Oct 23, 2014

If you’re a pol who has zero intent to run for prez, why rule it out? Bigger megaphone, spotlight on your agenda. bit.ly/1zmaPR8

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What a Real White House Shake-Up Looks Like

nationaljournal.com — It says here that Denis McDonough has asked top White House aides whether they plan to serve out the remainder of President Obama's term. They should all say "no." The president's approval ratings are underwater, his credibility is shot, he's politically toxic to Democratic candidates, his leadership is a bipartisan source of scorn, and a vast majority of Americans think the country is careening down the wrong track.
Oct 23, 2014

... for all of his strengths as a person and a politician, #Obama's shown an astonishing lack of growth on the job nationaljournal.com/white-house/wh…

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