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  1. Alaska GOP Senate Candidate Backs State Minimum Wage Boost While Opposing Federal IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Switched

    Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan will vote for a minimum wage increase in the state. Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan announced Monday that he will be voting for a state ballot measure to increase the minimum wage, even though he had said during the Republican primary that he opposed boosting it.

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  2. The Fix: Democrats now have a 51 percent chance of holding the SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Washington Post

    Democrats are now favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab , the Post's statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats' chances of retaining their majority at 51 percent -- a huge change from even a few months ago when the model predicted that Republicans had a better than 80 percent chance of winning the six seats they need to take control .

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  3. Manchin willing to shut down government over Syria war voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | CNN

    As the pounding of war drums intensifies against ISIS and its advances in Iraq and Syria, at least one senator is voicing opposition to plans to arm Syrian rebels and says he's willing to shut down the government over it. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who often finds himself at odds with the White House, said spending $500 million to provide weapons to groups in Syria that are fighting both ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will backfire.

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  4. Kentucky, N.C. tops with most Senate campaign adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | USA Today

    TV viewers in states such as Kentucky and North Carolina probably didn't need a study to know it, but the fall campaign season opened with more ads that were also negative in tone. The non-partisan Wesleyan Media Project , which analyzes campaign advertising, found there were 34,172 pro-Democratic Senate ads on the air between Aug. 29 and Sept.

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  5. Manchin: Willing to shut down government over war voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | CNN

    As the pounding of war drums intensifies against ISIS and its advances in Iraq and Syria, at least one senator is voicing opposition to plans to arm Syrian rebels and says he's willing to shut down the government over it. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who often finds himself at odds with the White House, said spending $500 million to provide weapons to groups in Syria that are fighting both ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will backfire.

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  6. Dan Sullivan Hits 'Both Ways Begich'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | National Review Online

    The Dan Sullivan for Senate campaign in Alaska is unveiling a new "micro-site" - BothWaysBegich.com - and running a new ad, pointing out that while Alaska Senator Mark Begich claims he's a "thorn in Obama's side," he votes with the president's position 97 percent of the time:

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  7. Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Los Angeles Times

    In a TV ad released Monday, Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes proclaims she's "not President Obama" -- as she is shown skeet-shooting in a lush pasture. "I disagree with him on guns, coal and the EPA," says Grimes, who is vying to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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  8. Prominent Washington lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies at 73Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Bangor Daily News

    Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding the practice of law and lobbying and led the prominent Washington lobbying shop Patton Boggs for many years, died on Monday at age 73, his family said. Boggs, an influential figure in the U.S. capital for decades, died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, outside Washington, according to his daughter Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen.

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  9. Mark Begich has 5-point lead over Mark Sullivan in Alaska Senate race: pollRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Washington Times

    Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has a 5-point lead over Republican Mark Sullivan in Alaska, according to a new poll conducted for a leading Democratic Super PAC. Forty-five percent of likely voters favor Mr. Begich , compared to 40 percent who choose Mr. Sullivan , said the poll taken Sept.

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  10. Thomas Boggs Jr., Lobbying Giant and Son of Two US Reps., DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | News Max

    ... in a 1972 plane crash. "Tommy was a larger than life personality in the nation's Capitol," Democratic Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, whose father died in the same plane crash that killed Boggs' father, said in a statement. Boggs served as chairman ...

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  11. Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: America's worst pollster emerges from its spider-holeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Swing State Project

    Amazingly, Florida Republican Carlos Curbelo was neither too sensible to avoid hiring them nor too embarrassed to eschew releasing their results , which have him leading Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia 44-40. That's a big change from Garcia's 46-39 lead in an unreleased May poll, but hey, this is McLaughlin we're talking about.

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  12. Begich Still Leads in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Political Wire

    A new Harstad Strategic Research poll in Alaska finds Sen. Mark Begich (D) leading challenger Dan Sullivan (R) in the U.S. Senate race by five points, 45% to 40%.

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  13. It's not 2002 anymore: For Congress, a sea change since its last Iraq war voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Washington Post

    Minutes after President Obama outlined a new strategy to attack Islamic State forces , Sen. Mark Begich issued a blunt rejection of the proposal. "I oppose the President's plan to arm Syrian rebels at this time," the Alaska Democrat said, warning of rushing "into another decade-long ground war."

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  14. After opposing it before primary, Sullivan says he'll vote to increase minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he will vote for a state initiative to increase Alaska's minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2016, after saying before the Aug. 19 primary election that he was opposed to the change. Sullivan told the Wall Street Journal in a story published Monday that he still opposed a proposal backed by President Barack Obama, a Democrat, to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour -- a measure that's also backed by Sullivan's opponent, incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.

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  15. Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believableRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | UnionLeader.com

    MY FELLOW Floridian and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sure has a knack for undercutting her own arguments.

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  16. Begich's voting record has too many holesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    As the owners of a hunting lodge, my family and I work seven days a week to feed horses, haul fuel and keep our business in working order. My neighbors do the same.

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  17. Tax reform even John Boehner could loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Politico

    In a world where principled bipartisanship is often disregarded in favor of political rhetoric, I have a simple proposition for House Speaker John Boehner: Let's sit down together and figure out how to get tax reform done. Few would disagree that it's time to reform the outdated U.S. Tax Code.

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  18. Democrats in tough races running from ObamaRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Washington Times

    When Alison Lundergan Grimes , the Democratic challenger in Kentucky's Senate race, wanted to distance herself from President Obama , she picked up a gun. Ms. Grimes launched a new ad Monday showing her shooting skeet, before turning to the camera and flatly declaring, "I'm not Barack Obama " - becoming the latest Democrat to reject an association with her party's leader.

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  19. Obama set to launch October midterm pushRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | The Hill

    President Obama will kick off his midterm campaign push in October, according to senior administration officials, with events benefitting individual vulnerable Democratic candidates. Obama will ramp up his public campaign efforts on behalf of congressional Democrats, but - in a possible acknowledgement of the president's flagging approval ratings - the effort will be less intensive than what former President George W. Bush undertook during the 2002 midterm election cycle.

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  20. Elections ad roundup: Republicans try to tie David Ige to the governor he unseatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Daily Kos

    The RGA goes after Democrat David Ige, tying him to departing Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The narrator argues that Ige voted for $800 million in new taxes and fees, making it hard for people to make a living in the state, before praising Republican Duke Aiona.

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