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Sen. Mark Pryor Spotlights the Health Law?s Rx for Pre-Existing Illnesses
(from: Washington Wire @ August 21, 2014, 04:09 PM)

Drew Altman: Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor's new campaign ad puts the spotlight back on the health law's provision on pre-existing conditions.


10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates
(from: NY Times The Caucus @ August 21, 2014, 03:47 PM)

The Times's John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.


Rick Perry Says ISIS ?Needs to Be Eliminated Now?
(from: Washington Wire @ August 21, 2014, 03:18 PM)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry sounded a forceful alarm Thursday about the growing terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria, calling for the U.S. to more aggressively attack Islamic State, the Sunni militant group also referred to as ISIS or ISIL.


Why the U.S. Should Work With Moderates in the Middle East
(from: Washington Wire @ August 21, 2014, 03:12 PM)

Michael O'Hanlon: President Obama and his defenders say the Middle East has no real moderates with whom the U.S. could work, but the case for hopefulness is much stronger than they let on.


U.S. District Court Declines to Put Green Party Slate on Illinois Ballot, But Suggests that Two Ballot Access Laws May be Unconstitutional
(from: Ballot Access News @ August 21, 2014, 01:12 PM)

On August 21, U.S. District Court Judge John J. Tharp, Jr., declined to put the Green Party statewide nominees on the Illinois ballot. The case is Summers v Smart, 1:14cv-5398, northern district. However, the 20-page opinion suggests that the full-slate requirement is likely unconstitutional, and also suggests that the notarization requirement may be unconstitutional. But

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Republicans Strike Mark Begich Where He?s Strongest
(from: Washington Wire @ August 21, 2014, 12:44 PM)

The first round of general election advertising in Alaska hits first-term Democrat Sen. Mark Begich where he?s strongest: women?s issues and work ethic.


Chicago Sun Times Story Says Armed Detectives Rang Doorbells of Voters Who Signed the Libertarian Statewide Petition
(from: Ballot Access News @ August 21, 2014, 12:25 PM)

The Chicago Times has this story, saying armed private detectives rang doorbells of voters who signed the Libertarian Party’s statewide candidate petition. The story says these detectives then tried to persuade the voters to sign affidavits, disavowing their signature. As the voter quoted at the end of the story says, the experience will cause him

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Georgia Ballot Access Hearing Set for August 25
(from: Ballot Access News @ August 21, 2014, 12:10 PM)

Jeff Amason, the Georgia Libertarian Party’s only candidate for the legislature this year, has a court date for his ballot access lawsuit. It will be heard on Monday, August 25, at 10 a.m., in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta. The issue is whether his petition is valid. He has enough valid signatures, but the

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Democratic Committees Bested GOP in July Fundraising
(from: Washington Wire @ August 21, 2014, 12:08 PM)

Democratic fundraising committees fared better across the board than their Republican counterparts last month in fundraising, despite indications that Democrats will face tougher elections come November.


Green Party Watch: Three MA Greens qualify for 2014 state ballot
(from: Independent Political Report @ August 21, 2014, 12:00 PM)

From the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party via Green Party Watch:

Three new names will appear statewide on the November 4 state election ballot following the delivery today of certified signature sheets to state offices in Boston, Fall River, and Springfield. The signatures were collected by an all-volunteer team on behalf of three Green-Rainbow Party candidates running for Secretary, State Treasurer, and State Auditor.… Read more ...


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