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1 hr ago | Swing State Project

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: All eyes (at once, apparently) focus on Shaheen v. Brown

The caption to the photo above of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of course, is meant to be snarky. But it isn't terribly far displaced from reality.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy

1 hr ago | Forbes.com

5 Bipartisan Energy Bills a GOP Senate Might Pass

I am director of energy and environment policy at Americans for Tax Reform, a Washington-based advocacy and policy research organization founded by Grover Norquist in 1985 at the request of President Ronald Reagan. My writings and commentary have been featured in Investor's Business Daily, Energy and Environment, Politico, and the Hill.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Democrat

5 hrs ago | The Advocate

Stephanie Grace: Jindal hardly visible in La. races

It wasn't a getaway from the busy political season back home in Louisiana. Instead, it was essentially a business trip, the type that doesn't concern Jindal's job but someone else's - nominally speaking, anyway.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Democrat, Rick Scott, US Governors

9 hrs ago | American Reporter

Campaign 2012THE Debut of Citizen Cain

Surrounded by a throng of reporters and bathed in the bright lights of tv cameras from all over the world, Andrew Breitbart was in his element. He is the man who utterly embarrassed the Obama Administration with hidden-camera exposes on his Web site BigGiovernment.com of heedlessness at two ACORN welfare offices visited by a videographer, James O'Keefe, who dressed up actors as pimps and prostitutes who applied for financial help.

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Related Topix: Cameras, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Allen, Republican

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Breitbart.com

EXCLUSIVE - "RNC Chair Priebus to Landrieu: Open Your Books or Pay Taxpayers Back for Private Flights

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is demanding embattled Senator Mary Landrieu either come clean on dozens of allegedly improperly billed private charter flights or reimburse taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent on private jets at taxpayer expense. Priebus said Landrieu should "either reimburse taxpayers for every penny of the $300,000 she's charged them for air travel from 2002 to March of 2014... [or] open all of her records up to the public" in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Reince Priebus

RedState

Clinton Is As Clinton Does

Jim Geraghty reports that Hillary Clinton has returned to Iowa. Once every four years she whips out a Michelin Atlas and finds it.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

NOLA.com

Democratic group files ethics complaint against Sen. Vitter and his Super PAC

A Democratic group Monday filed an ethics complaint alleging that Sen. David Vitter , R-La., improperly transferred money from his Senate campaign account to a Super PAC working to support his run for governor in 2015. The complaint by the American Democracy Legal Fund says Louisiana election laws bars transfers of money from accounts regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act to or for a person who seeks election to a state office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Louisiana, Barack Obama

BayouBuzz.com

Boggs dies, Jindal 10th, Landrieu and Cassidy bash, term limits for Vitter

Tommy Boggs dies Tommy Boggs, Washington lobbyist and son of the late Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of Cokie Roberts is dead. Jindal in New Hampshire Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has his work cut out for him as according to a CNN poll released today, he resides in 10 place in the New Hampshire primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, Louisiana, US Governors

Best of New Orleans

Endorsements rolling in

With Election Day less than two months away, candidates are seeking - and getting - early endorsements from some major organizations. In the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy touted his endorsement from the National Rifle Association, while the incumbent, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu , announced her endorsement by the Louisiana Association of Educators as well as more than 500 local elected officials - Democrats and Republicans - from parishes large and small across the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Steve Scalise, Federal Prisons, Prison, Tea Party

RedState

Mid-September Polls Are Not The Last Word On Senate Races

The perennial question about election polls is back again, if ever it left: how far can we trust them? Should we disregard all other evidence but what the current polling of individual Senate races tells us - which is, at this writing, that if the election was held today, Republicans would gain 6 seats in the Senate to hold a narrow 51-48 majority ? As usual, a little historical perspective is in order. It is mid-September, with just over seven weeks to Election Day, and as discussed below, all the fundamental signs show that this is at least a mild Republican "wave" year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Democrat, Illinois

US News & World Report

Home Is Where the Candidate Is

The classic explanation of voter expectations is that people hate Congress but love their congressman. And now incumbents and challengers are finding themselves hit with another contradiction: Voters might want to send them to Washington, but they don't really want the lawmakers spending too much time there.

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, Republican, Pat Roberts

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Square News

Individual factors may sink Senate Democrats

As November draws closer, the question of whether the Republicans will be able to gain control of the U.S. Senate is looming. Three races where Democratic incumbents are retiring nearly guarantee GOP pick-ups, and Republicans only need an additional three seats to take the majority.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, Senator Mark Begich, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Republican, Chuck Grassley

The Times

Analysis: Longevity a central issue in Senate race

Analysis: Longevity a central issue in Senate race Landrieu's bid for a fourth term could be determined by how undecided voters view her longevity in Washington. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/election/2014/09/14/longevity-central-issue-senate-race/15645391/ U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, talks to reporters after signing her qualifying paperwork to run for re-election .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Ron Paul

The Town Talk

Do endorsements help candidates?

Do endorsements help candidates? Endorsements are sought by political candidates, but their impact is debatable. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/09/14/endorsements-help-candidates/15647587/ Candidates for public office often seek out endorsements from political or civic groups or even individuals viewed as having influence in a community.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Breitbart.com

Maness: Landrieu Must Provide 'Full Disclosure' or Refund All Flights to Taxpayers

One of Senator Mary Landrieu's Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to "produce specific details of each flight" included in the 11 page spreadsheet of "mixed-purpose" charter flights she took between 2002 and 2014 released by her campaign on Friday and described as a "full report." "[I]f the Senator refuses to provide full disclosure for these flights," Maness told Breitbart News in an e-mail on Sunday, "she should immediately refund taxpayers for these 'mixed-purpose' chartered flights."

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

The Advocate

James Gill: Party endorsement makes good comedy

The Democratic State Central Committee is not a larky kind of outfit, so its latest news release couldn't have been a hoax. It sure read like one, though.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, New Orleans, LA, Opinion

The Advocate

Treasurer: Discipline a factor in graduation

State Treasurer John Kennedy, who serves as a substitute teacher about three times per year, said one reason that nearly one in four students in Louisiana public high schools fails to graduate in four years is lack of discipline. "Too often there are one or two kids in every class who constantly interrupt and disrupt the learning process for themselves and others, often through physical and verbal abuse of the teacher and fellow students," Kennedy wrote in one of his periodic guest columns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Louisiana, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA, San Jose State University

The Advocate

Quin Hillyer: Mary Landrieua s crude political ploy

Set aside Mary Landrieu's greater fondness for her D.C. mansion than for a real home in Louisiana. Set aside her senatorial office's incompetence at keeping track of which private-jet travels should be paid for by her campaign instead of by taxpayers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Lake Charles, LA, Opinion

Townhall

America On The Edge

Today our country is in the midst of a battle for survival. We face a well armed and well funded terror army, Islamic State, which has grown to 31,500 fighters, including 2,000 from Western nations.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

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Job opportunities are available if you want to work to protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Erosion is eating away at the coast, and though billions of dollars are being spent to restore it, there are more jobs than qualified workers to fill the positions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Sulphur, LA, Prien, LA

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