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Three New Ads Hit Michelle Nunn in Georgia Senate Race

Oct 24, 2014 7:40 PM PT

The Ending Spending Action Fund has upped the ante in Georgia with a new $1.3 million ad buy, hitting Democrat Michelle Nunn across three fronts: her deference to an ever more unpopular Obama;  Nunn's ultimately embarrassing attempt to use former President George H.W. Bush in a PR stunt; and Congressman Jack Kingston's endorsement of Nunn's opponent, Republican David Perdue.

This latest ad buy is in addition to the PAC's two million dollar ad buy in Georgia just ten days ago.

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President 'Not Interested In Photo Ops' Overheard Telling Nurse Pham, 'Let's Hug For The Cameras'

Oct 24, 2014 5:58 PM PT

Dallas nurse Nina Pham was happily declared Ebola-free and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Friday. Just a few hours after she was released from the hospital, Pham, her mother, and her sister got to visit the Oval Office and meet the president. 

According to US News, the White House allowed only photographers to witness Obama's greeting of Pham.

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Mitch McConnell Loans Himself $1.8 Mil In Effort To Hold Onto Power

Oct 24, 2014 5:30 PM PT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must think a shot at being majority leader is a worthwhile investment. 

According to reports, McConnell intends to offset a late influx of Democrat spending against 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 the prospects of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Hagan Camp Pressuring Media Around "Significant" Family Involvement in Stimulus Dealings

Oct 24, 2014 5:23 PM PT

Transparency and a free press may not be among North Carolina Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan's priorities as she struggles to hold onto her Senate seat

She and her campaign insist "Solardyne/Green State Power, a company co-owned by Sen. Hagan’s husband Chip and son Tilden, did minimal work on solar installations for Plastic Revolutions at JDC Manufacturing in Reidsville. JDC is co-owned by Chip Hagan, and Chip is an officer at Plastic Revolutions".

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The 'War on Women' chokes out in a cloud of hypocrisy and failure

Oct 24, 2014 10:47 AM PT

In response to For Democrats, 'The Republican War On Women' Is Now Literally A Punchline (Video):

The "War on Women" was also literally a punch line for CNN anchor Carol Costello, who laughed herself sick over audio of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol telling the police how a man threw her to the ground and dragged her around while screaming sexual epithets at her.  Costello is refusing to apologize for drooling over the audio as one of the most amusing things her network has ever aired.  The idea that she still has a job is absolutely mind-blowing.  

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For Democrats, 'The Republican War On Women' Is Now Literally A Punchline (Video)

Oct 24, 2014 9:31 AM PT

During a debate in New York-23, Thursday night, the Democrat candidate tried to deploy an expired 2012 #RepublicanWarOnWomen projectile against her opponent and it ended up exploding in her face.

Her clumsy attempt to use the "War on Women" line during the debate, was apparently only the latest in a series of awkward gaffes.

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Attorney Suing Rick Scott Gets Sued For Sexing His Client

Oct 24, 2014 5:25 AM PT

The Tampa Bay Times has dubbed  Steven R. Andrews, as "a Republican Tallahassee trial lawyer with mad-scientist hair and a flair for headline-grabbing".

 The eccentric Edward Scissorhands of the Tallahassee trial lobby has been spending much of his time filing lawsuits against Governor Rick Scott, who Andrews once called, "the corporate spawn of Satan".

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Wasserman Schultz Insists Obama's Campaigning in Senate Races, She's Just Not Sure Where

Oct 23, 2014 6:13 PM PT

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is certain that Barack  Obama is campaigning to help Democrats retain control of teh Senate ... she's just not clear on where that may be happening.

Reports Bloomberg, the Chairwoman insisted  Obama “is campaigning in competitive races around the country,” unfortunately, she "can’t name a single competitive Senate race that President Obama is campaigning in."

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Cassidy Hits Landrieu Hard On Immigration

Oct 23, 2014 2:40 PM PT

According to reports, Republican Bill Cassidy is hitting Democrat Mary Landrieu hard in a new ad based upon her weak record on immigration. That would certainly jibe with the latest from Cassidy's official campaign blog.

(Baton Rouge, La.) --  Dr. Bill Cassidy today announced that the Obama Administration has begun putting its plans to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants into action by ordering an increase in Permanent Resident Cards, or green cards, later this year. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed to the Associated Press that it has already ordered as many as 34 million new green cards in anticipation of executive action from President Obama, even though no such action has been approved by Congress.

 “President Obama has made it clear that he will do whatever he can to grant amnesty to those here illegally – even if it means bypassing Congress. Try as she might to distance herself from President Obama, Senator Landrieu supports his push for amnesty,” Dr. Bill Cassidy said. “We can’t let his failure to secure our borders continue. We’re already seeing thousands of illegal immigrants coming to our state, and I’ll do everything I can to make sure that President Obama doesn’t get his way by doling out millions of new green cards.”

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