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2 HOURS AGO - Rothenberg Report

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Think more competitive House races would help? They might actually make things worse.

Here’s the rare idea about which both Democrats and Republicans agree: Way too few members of Congress emerge from competitive House races — and it’s causing problems. “Put congressional reform atop the national agenda,” wrote David Brooks recently. “More states could have open primaries. Nonpartisan commissions could draw district lines.” Governing magazine blamed congressional gridlock on incumbents who “don’t need ...

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OCT 28, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Here Are The Biggest Campaign Whoppers Of The 2014 Midterms

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. By the time the last polling booth closes on Nov. 4, a staggering amount of money — $4 billion, by one estimate — will have been spent on the midterm elections. What did all that money buy? A lot of false and misleading TV ads. Once again, we had no shortage of material ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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GOP Governors Say Obamacare Is Here To Stay

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections. Nine Republican governors have accepted the Medicaid coverage expansion for low-income people in their states, despite ...

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OCT 19, 2014 - Business Insider

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One Of Two Scenarios Will Play Out If Republicans Win The Senate

MOST polls suggest that Republicans will capture a narrow majority in the Senate in November's mid-term elections, while holding on to the House of Representatives. So America faces two more years of divided government, but with a shift in the balance of power. Until now, Barack Obama has always had a Democratic Senate to block proposals passed by the House. ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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In Georgia Senate bid, Nunn talks economy to women

(AP) — You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate. Yet there's no question that Nunn has tailored her message in the final few weeks of her campaign against Republican David Perdue to reach women, trying to ...

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