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Mitch McConnell cuts himself $1.8m check

politico.com — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to counter the influx of Democratic spending aimed at defeating him by writing a big personal check. The Republican leader is loaning his campaign $1.8 million out of his own bank account, exceeding a $1.5 million investment by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC to bolster...
Oct 25, 2014

RT @politico: Mitch McConnell is loaning his campaign $1.8 million out of his own bank account: politi.co/1uSepL5 | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/vVMltWqPQ0

Oct 25, 2014

RT @politico: Mitch McConnell is loaning his campaign $1.8 million out of his own bank account: politi.co/1uSepL5 | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/vVMltWqPQ0

Oct 25, 2014

RT @politico: Mitch McConnell is loaning his campaign $1.8 million out of his own bank account: politi.co/1uSepL5 | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/vVMltWqPQ0

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Despite hype, House still hasn’t sued Obama

politico.com — It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans haven’t managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced they’d be suing the president. House Speaker John Boehner came out swinging hard last June when he announced that his chamber would take President...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @katherinemiller: House GOP lawsuit against Obama over employer mandate hasn't been filed yet politi.co/1tlhGH9

Oct 24, 2014

RT @katherinemiller: House GOP lawsuit against Obama over employer mandate hasn't been filed yet politi.co/1tlhGH9

Oct 24, 2014

FRCivP geeks: note answer to post -election OCARE suit would be due in new year, when emp mandate should be in force politico.com/story/2014/10/…

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I love … Elizabeth’

politico.com — BOSTON - Hillary Clinton hit Elizabeth Warren country on Friday, repeatedly praising the anti-big banks Massachusetts senator for going after “those who deserve” it, while rallying voters to put embattled Democrat Martha Coakley in the governor’s mansion. Clinton spoke last at a rally featuring Warren, whom some liberals hope...
Oct 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton: ‘I love … Elizabeth’ politico.com/story/2014/10/… via @POLITICO

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Angus King endorses Lamar Alexander

politico.com — Independent Maine Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, is endorsing Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander for reelection. The endorsement will have little effect on the electoral map - Alexander is expected to breeze to reelection in Tennessee in his race versus Democrat Gordon Ball - but it comes amid speculation on King’s political...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Independent Maine Sen Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, is endorsing GOP Sen Lamar Alexander for reelection. politi.co/1txRAiV

Oct 24, 2014

MT @politico: #Maine Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, endorses GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander. #mepolitics politi.co/1w0kUzx

Oct 24, 2014

Independent Angus King endorses Repub Lamar Alexander politico.com/story/2014/10/… via @POLITICO

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Independent Maine Sen Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, is endorsing GOP Sen Lamar Alexander for reelection. politi.co/1w0kUzx

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Independent Maine Sen Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, is endorsing GOP Sen Lamar Alexander for reelection. politi.co/1w0kUzx

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Obama library gets one donor in third quarter

politico.com — The foundation laying the ground for Barack Obama’s presidential library received a contribution from just one new donor during the third quarter of 2014. The donors are longtime Obama supporters Carol and Robert Wolf, who most recently hosted the president for a Labor Day weekend Democratic National Committee fundraiser at their home in Purchase,...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Obama's presidential library gets 1 donor in the third quarter politi.co/1wp0xeu

Oct 24, 2014

The Obama library foundation got one new donation during Q3, has raised at most $2 million thus far politi.co/1DIGY43

Oct 24, 2014

All that golfing with Robert Wolf, finally paying off for Obama: politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Obama's presidential library gets 1 donor in the third quarter politi.co/1wp0xeu

Oct 24, 2014

RT @jeneps: One donor for the Obama library in the third quarter: Carol and @robertwolf32 politi.co/1DIGY43

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Exclusive: Mark Udall internal puts him up 1

politico.com — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s pollster has the Democrat leading Republican Cory Gardner by 1 point in a survey taken this week, pushing back on public polls that put Gardner in the lead but which Democrats say underestimate the role of Hispanic voters. The Udall internal poll was conducted Tuesday through Thursday by Keating Research, which polls...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @dodieudall: Thanks to all FO's & vols in @MarkUdall2014 GOTV effort-pound pavement/cutting turf gets it done politico.com/story/2014/10/… #co…

Oct 24, 2014

Who leaked that?! “@politico: POLITICO Exclusive: Udall internal puts him up 1 point in tight Colorado senate race politi.co/1wqusmv

Hillary Clinton: ‘I love … Elizabeth’

politico.com — BOSTON - Hillary Clinton hit Elizabeth Warren country on Friday, repeatedly praising the anti-big banks Massachusetts senator for going after “those who deserve” it, while rallying voters to put embattled Democrat Martha Coakley in the governor’s mansion. Clinton spoke last at a rally featuring Warren, whom some liberals hope...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @mikememoli: Clinton goes populist. "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs" politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @mikememoli: Clinton goes populist. "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs" politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

Clinton goes populist. "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs" politico.com/story/2014/10/…

BuzzFeed fail: Perdue and the insulin pump

politico.com — BuzzFeed inaccurately reported that Republican Senate candidate David Perdue signed a young woman’s torso at a campaign rally on Thursday -- and then tried to place responsibility for the mistake on the Democratic tracker who filmed the incident. At Thursday's rally, a female supporter asked Perdue to sign a diabetic insulin pump attached...

Dallas nurse Nina Pham now Ebola-free

politico.com — Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., is now virus-free and is being released from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @marincogan: My heart filled with joy watching this video-- politico.com/multimedia/vid… and then. I read. the comments.

Obama meets Ebola nurse

politico.com — BETHESDA, Md. - A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Jeb Bush singles out Fox News

politico.com — Jeb Bush watches Fox News daily... but only for a few minutes. In a private meeting with South Carolina donors and business leaders, Bush said he watches Fox News for a few minutes a day before switching over to EPSN's SportsCenter, CNN's Peter Hamby reports.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Jeb Bush says he watches Fox News for a few minutes a day before switching over to ESPN's SportsCenter politi.co/1txPeAJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Jeb Bush says he watches Fox News for a few minutes a day before switching over to ESPN's SportsCenter politi.co/1txPeAJ

Oct 24, 2014

OK so he's running? RT @politico @JebBush says he watches @FoxNews for a few minutes before switching to SportsCenter politi.co/1twyhGI

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Jeb Bush says he watches Fox News for a few minutes a day before switching over to ESPN's SportsCenter politi.co/1nCDw7b

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Obamacare foot soldiers, armed with experience

politico.com — The Obamacare signup team knows a lot more about how to actually enroll people in health insurance this time around. They know the uninsured hang out at public libraries in Tennessee but not in Georgia. That firehouses are community gathering places on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. That if they want the “young and invincible” millennials...
Oct 24, 2014

Great story ACA year 2: MT @JoanneKenen: Want millenials to come hear @ insurance? Better have a food truck @nvillaco j.mp/1tRDeMr

Oct 24, 2014

RT @nvillaco: cc @YoungInvincible MT @JoanneKenen: want millenials to come hear abt health insurance? better have a food truck politi.co/1DIKSdb

Obama moves key Senate races toward GOP

politico.com — Their bitter 55-minute debate had just ended. Greg Orman walked across the stage, looked Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in the eye, shook his hand and smiled. “You said, ‘Harry Reid’ 38 freaking times,” Orman, running as an independent, told Roberts, according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.
Oct 24, 2014

Republicans can thank Obama’s deep unpopularity if they win big: politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

But it does have a rhythm.... // In #KSSen debate, "You said 'Harry Reid' 38 freakin' times!'" @mkraju: ow.ly/DhxOv #lvrj

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: "I think Obama being so unpopular is the biggest factor in this election." politi.co/1tqhrcE

Oct 24, 2014

"You said Harry Reid 38 times," Orman told Roberts after Kansas debate. politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Podcast: Midterm election edition - Senate shakedown & tech on the trail

politico.com — POLITICO's Steve Shepard hosts Campaign Pro reporter Tarini Parti, politics reporter Alex Isenstadt and senior policy reporter Darren Samuelsohn for a conversation on the 2014 midterm elections, including how the Senate and House races are heating up in the last couple days, why gubernatorial races seem to be especially tight this cycle and how...

Pentagon halts immigrant program

politico.com — A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo - after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest,...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @seungminkim: ICYMI, our scoop that military program for immigrants halted for now. Bureaucratic mess. Unclear when DACAs can apply politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @seungminkim: ICYMI, our scoop that military program for immigrants halted for now. Bureaucratic mess. Unclear when DACAs can apply politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

ICYMI, our scoop that military program for immigrants halted for now. Bureaucratic mess. Unclear when DACAs can apply politico.com/story/2014/10/…

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Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87

politico.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87. Quigley died Oct. 21 at her San Francisco home after an unspecified illness, the San Francisco Chronicle, quoting Quigley's sister,...

The Police Are Still Out of Control

politico.com — In the opening scene of the 1973 movie “Serpico,” I am shot in the face-or to be more accurate, the character of Frank Serpico, played by Al Pacino, is shot in the face. Even today it’s very difficult for me to watch those scenes, which depict in a very realistic and terrifying way what actually happened to me on Feb.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Frank Serpico: "My story probably seems like ancient history to most people, layered over with Hollywood legend." politi.co/12tT3Ng

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Frank Serpico: "My story probably seems like ancient history to most people, layered over with Hollywood legend." politi.co/12tT3Ng

Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: Frank Serpico: "My story probably seems like ancient history to most people, layered over with Hollywood legend." politi.co/12tT3Ng

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General Dempsey to the Rescue

politico.com — Apart from an occasional Thursday afternoon meeting between Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the White House, Gen. Martin Dempsey-the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-rarely has opportunities to get face time with the president. So when he does, he presses his advantage.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @thekarami: Good behind scenes how Obama went back to Iraq and meetings between former/current US officials with Sunnis and Kurds politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @markperrydc: "It's that bad?" Obama asked. "Yes, sir," Dempsey answered, "it is." My latest @POLITICOMag politi.co/1D7qRL6

Oct 24, 2014

RT @markperrydc: "It's that bad?" Obama asked. "Yes, sir," Dempsey answered, "it is." My latest @POLITICOMag politi.co/1D7qRL6

Oct 24, 2014

This reporter ... this guy. Annoyingly good reporting. "General Dempsey to the Rescue" politico.com/magazine/story… via @politico

Oct 24, 2014

General Dempsey to the Rescue: How America’s top military leader dragged Obama back into Iraq. In @POLITICOMag: politico.com/magazine/story…

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‘Meltdown Mike’ gets emotional

politico.com — MURPHYSBORO, Ill. - In a year of consultant-scripted candidates, Mike Bost is defying the trend - in spades. The Illinois Republican’s explosive behavior on the floor of the state Legislature - paper-throwing, microphone-slamming, Bible-invoking tirades - have made him a YouTube sensation and one of the most controversial...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @politico: In a year of consultant-scripted candidates, he's defying the trend - in spades: politi.co/1uSdHxh | AP Photos pic.twitter.com/oaoVZ8LUj2

Oct 24, 2014

"But Bost, who also once hunted down and killed a beagle that bit his daughter" wait wut politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

Read @politicoalex (& watch video) on "Meltdown Mike" @BostForCongress's effort to turn his tantrums into a strength: politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 24, 2014

“What if I killed a second dog in front of a reporter?”: More fun with House candidates via @politicoalex bit.ly/1xhjvmv

Oct 24, 2014

RT @nahaltoosi: (“What if I killed a second dog in front of a reporter?”) A look at ‘Meltdown Mike’ politico.com/story/2014/10/… via @POLITICO and @politicoalex

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