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Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections

Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections
There's a lot of speculation that this election won't be like most midterms. From skewed polls to wildcard demographic groups like black women, there's a greater than likely chance we'll be surprised come November.
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Grim 2014 Prospects: But With Luck, Shoe Leather, Dems Could Still Hold Senate

Grim 2014 Prospects: But With Luck, Shoe Leather, Dems Could Still Hold Senate
Cliff Schecter joins Sam Seder to discuss the upcoming 2014 elections, and all the little things that could (or couldn't) happen to keep Democrats in control of the Senate.
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GOP's Ebola Plan: Freak Out About Obama 'Letting These Diseased People Into This Country'

GOP's Ebola Plan: Freak Out About Obama 'Letting These Diseased People Into This Country'
There are now three individuals who have contracted Ebola in the U.S. To give you a little perspective on the situation, Influenza kills about 36,000 people a year in the U.S. There's no influenza travel ban, no quarantines, just the same old routine response every year. So what's really behind the Ebola frenzy that's being vehemently stirred by Republicans? Could it be an election year?
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James Fields Poised To Uproot Kay 'Poison' Ivey From AL Lt Governor Chair

James Fields Poised To Uproot Kay 'Poison' Ivey From AL Lt Governor Chair
Alabama has a bit of a horse race going on in the race for Lieutenant Governor, but a new poll by Dem candidate James Fields has him pulling ahead of his competition, entrenched politico Kay Ivey.
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FL GOP Gov Rick Scott Fumbles Attempt to Pass Blame for FanGate Tantrum

FL GOP Gov Rick Scott Fumbles Attempt to Pass Blame for FanGate Tantrum
Florida Governor Rick Scott threw a bit of a tizzy when he heard his challenger had brought a small fan to the gubernatorial debate to keep cool. But the rationale for not coming out he gave reporters later is even stranger.
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One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is 'Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities'

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is 'Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities'
Judge William Posner, a conservative jurist for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and once promoter of voter ID laws, lambasted Wisconsin's restrictive and racist attempt to – in the state's words – "combat fraud."
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GOP Lawmaker: Congresswoman Will Lose Re-Election Because She Is ‘Ugly as Sin’

GOP Lawmaker: Congresswoman Will Lose Re-Election Because She Is ‘Ugly as Sin’
A New Hampshire Republican state lawmaker wrote in a blog post last week that U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) will lose her re-election bid because she is “ugly as sin” and facing off against a more attractive Republican opponent.
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In Hopeless Election, Michigan GOP Attempts to Smear Dem Candidate's Military Record

In Hopeless Election, Michigan GOP Attempts to Smear Dem Candidate's Military Record
Republicans could have given up the Michigan Senate race gracefully, admitting that their candidate wasn't anyone's choice in the first place, or they could have gone out digracefully. Guess which path they chose?
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War on Witches: Reagan Judge Denounces Myth of Voter Fraud

War on Witches: Reagan Judge Denounces Myth of Voter Fraud
Voter ID is “a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for the political party that does not control the state government,” federal appellate Judge Richard Posner wrote in a scorching dissent published October 10.
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CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate

CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate
Former Congressman Bob Beauprez seemed determined to move the needle in the dead-heat governor's race by taking wide swings at incumbent Democratic John Hickenlooper.
But Hickenlooper delivered his most confident performance yet.
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