Alexandra Jaffe | Dems fear a debacle on turnout

Written on:July 31, 2014
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Alexandra Jaffe | Dems fear a debacle on turnout


Record-low primary election turnout is threatening to magnify Democratic midterm worries.

Both parties have made their “get out the vote” programs a top priority for November, investing millions in building bigger ground operations earlier than ever before.

The challenge is most dire for Democrats, who are defending a fragile six-seat Senate majority that relies on a handful of races in hostile, GOP-leaning territory — and trying to pick up House seats in a difficult year, politically.

Their push this week to raise the alarm —  and campaign cash — over the GOP lawsuit against President Obama and to stoke fears of impeachment shows just how worried Democrats are.

A report last week from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate had troubling news for both parties: turnout in the 25 states that have already held statewide primaries this cycle has declined about 3.5 percent from 2010, down to 14.8 percent of the voting-age population.

The report also says turnout in 15 of the 25 states hit record lows, and that only three had higher turnout this cycle than in 2010.

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Article source: http://conservatives4palin.com/2014/07/alexandra-jaffe-dems-fear-debacle-turnout.html

Mark Levin: Of course Obama should be impeached

Written on:July 31, 2014
Mark Levin: Of course Obama should be impeached

Mark Levin: Of course Obama should be impeached Posted on July 30 2014 – 9:05 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! Via Real Clear Politics. Mark Levin rips the Republican Establishment over their lack of a backbone in standing up to Obama’s deliberate and repeated lawlessness.  I understand the difficult politics of impeachment but,  at some point, shouldn’t the constitution and rule of law trump…

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Politico | What if Mitch McConnell loses?

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Politico | What if Mitch McConnell loses?

Politico | What if Mitch McConnell loses? Posted on July 30 2014 – 10:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! It’s a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that’s on many senators’ minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? There appears to be no clear answer to that question, at least not right now. In interviews and private conversations with more than…

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Hundreds of Activists Rally in Denver to Rein in EPA

Written on:July 30, 2014
Hundreds of Activists Rally in Denver to Rein in EPA

July 30, 2014 Share This: f post to facebook t send to twitter m email to a friend print After Energetic Rally, Dustin Zvonek Delivers Testimony Against Proposed Carbon Rules at EPA Hearing DENVER – Roughly 500 activists, miners, and other concerned Coloradans, most wearing red t-shirts, sent a message to the EPA and lawmakers at the “Stop the EPA Power Grab” rally yesterday in Denver co-hosted by Americans for Prosperity. The activists oppose…

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David Harsanyi | Elizabeth Warren Is Overrated

Written on:July 30, 2014
David Harsanyi | Elizabeth Warren Is Overrated

David Harsanyi | Elizabeth Warren Is Overrated Posted on July 30 2014 – 7:00 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! Even the most appealing aspect of Warren’s politics, her alleged commitment to weakening Wall Street’s influence over Washington, is unconvincing. People were surprised when she offered to support the corporate welfare Export-Import Bank last week. But it wasn’t hypocrisy. We sometimes confuse those who try to restrict…

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Emily Schultheis | Dems increasingly worried about Bruce Braley – Joni Ernst race

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Emily Schultheis | Dems increasingly worried about Bruce Braley – Joni Ernst race

Emily Schultheis | Dems increasingly worried about Bruce Braley – Joni Ernst race Posted on July 30 2014 – 8:30 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! Braley entered the race in early 2013 after the veteran Harkin announced his retirement, quickly clearing the Democratic field and posting big fundraising quarters while the big and largely unknown Republican field battled against itself. That led to expectations…

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Josh Kraushaar | The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

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Josh Kraushaar | The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

Josh Kraushaar | The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing Posted on July 30 2014 – 10:00 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! There’s also a methodological conflict at hand. Most political scientists define a wave in terms of House seats gained, because Senate contests only take place in one-third of the country. But in the House, gerrymandering and voter self-sorting have limited the…

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Chris Cillizza | Obama’s competence problem is worse than it looks

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Chris Cillizza | Obama’s competence problem is worse than it looks

Chris Cillizza | Obama’s competence problem is worse than it looks Posted on July 29 2014 – 8:30 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! You can understand President Obama’s current political problems — and how those problems could make things very tough for his party in this fall’s midterm election — in a single word. And that word is “competence”. Obama was elected in 2008 on…

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New SPC Video on Israel

Written on:July 30, 2014
New SPC Video on Israel

New SPC Video on Israel Posted on July 29 2014 – 8:46 PM – Posted by: Steve Flesher | Follow Steve on Twitter! Governor Palin has a great new video up at the Sarah Palin Channel. Via Facebook:     You can watch the video here. Article source: http://conservatives4palin.com/2014/07/new-spc-video-israel.html

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RCE | Under Obama, fossil fuel output on federal lands has declined everywhere

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RCE | Under Obama, fossil fuel output on federal lands has declined everywhere

RCE | Under Obama, fossil fuel output on federal lands has declined everywhere Posted on July 29 2014 – 10:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! The production of fossil fuels from federal lands has declined everywhere under the Obama Administration. Wyoming production is almost entirely coal and has been declining since 2009 as the Obama Administration attempts to reduce coal’s role in electrical generation…

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