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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

atr.rollcall.com — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The national political tide isn't looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn. The Land of Lincoln is a hotbed of political activity this cycle, with Democrats defending three freshmen House incumbents and looking to pick-off one more - Republican Rep.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @CahnEmily: On the Road in Illinois, the difference in the feeling between Democrats and Republicans was palpable #twill #ILpol bit.ly/1th4Urh

Aug 20, 2014

State fair showcases how Gov. Pat Quinn drags down #Illinois Democrats roll.cl/1rm6RUY @CahnEmily nails the story

Aug 20, 2014

RT @CahnEmily: On the Road in Illinois, the difference in the feeling between Democrats and Republicans was palpable #twill #ILpol bit.ly/1th4Urh

Aug 20, 2014

RT @CahnEmily: On the Road in Illinois, the difference in the feeling between Democrats and Republicans was palpable #twill #ILpol bit.ly/1th4Urh

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Most Police Don't Live in Cities They Serve

wonkwire.rollcall.com — Nate Silver: "In Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue following the shooting of a teenager by a police officer this month, more than two-thirds of the civilian population is black. Only 11 percent of the police force is. The racial disparity is troubling enough on its own, but it's also suggestive of another type of misrepresentation.

Vilsack, Shaheen Visit the Farm

blogs.rollcall.com — LOUDON, N.H. | Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at a hilltop farm here Tuesday to tout new federal grants. "We have one of the highest percentages in the country of our farmers engaging directly with consumers who buy their products, and the whole farm-to-table movement has been very influential, I think, in encouraging people to ...
Aug 20, 2014

Interesting answer from @USDA Sec. Vilsack when I asked about line between official & campaign events: roll.cl/YzgcMg

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nielslesniewski: The @clarkshadows photo with the @wgdb story on Vilsack and Shaheen visiting a NH farm ... roll.cl/YzgcMg

Aug 20, 2014

The @clarkshadows photo with the @wgdb story on Vilsack and Shaheen visiting a NH farm ... roll.cl/YzgcMg

Russia As Threat to International Order (Even If It Doesn't Mean It)

blogs.rollcall.com — The Islamic State group has stolen headlines from Russia as a menace, but that doesn't mean Vladimir Putin has gone away as a threat. But how much of a threat is he, and why? "It should be the determined goal of the United States government and other like-minded governments around the world that victory for Vladimir Putin in Ukraine is just not an option.

The Futility of a Militarized Police Force

wonkwire.rollcall.com — Leonid Bershidsky: "As the governor of Missouri calls out the National Guard to finish what Ferguson's armed-for-combat police started, it's hard not to question the efficiency, or even intelligence, of this kind of paramilitary policing." "Police officers around the world are becoming convinced they are fighting a war on something or other, whether that's drugs, ...

Behind the Camera in Ferguson

blogs.rollcall.com — On Aug. 14 I was in St. Louis, MO with reporter Emily Cahn waiting to fly back to D.C. the next day. I knew about the protests in Ferguson and thought about going, but I had to file pictures from the Illinois State Fair and had little storage space on my computer after 9 days in the Midwest for our Roll Call on the Road project.
Aug 19, 2014

.@pennstatetom on #Ferguson: "stark contrast to the reports I had seen of tear gas and journalist harassment." blogs.rollcall.com/capitol-lens/b…

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John McCain Holds Court in 'Second Favorite State'

atr.rollcall.com — DERRY, N.H. - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has returned to New Hampshire to campaign - but this time, it's for former Sen. Scott P. Brown. "It is with great nostalgia I come back again to my second favorite state," McCain told a Pinkerton Academy auditorium, where he stumped for Brown, a Massachusetts Republican waging an uphill battle to unseat Sen.
Aug 20, 2014

Didn't get to talk to Scott Brown in New Hampshire. Apparently because he had to go to BOSTON: roll.cl/1pCaRxm

Aug 19, 2014

RT @nielslesniewski: Scott Brown didn't stick around for press questions yesterday, but of course John McCain did roll.cl/1pCaRxm #nhsen

Aug 19, 2014

Scott Brown didn't stick around for press questions yesterday, but of course John McCain did roll.cl/1pCaRxm #nhsen

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