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Great Jobs Report Bad News for Dems: Hispanic Unemployment Rate At Historic Low

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5:00pm 12/10/2017 at 5:00pm
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Friday’s jobs report didn’t hold any good news for Democrats; the official unemployment rate remains steady at 4.9%.  The report also shows the jobless rate dropping among black people and historic jobless lows for Hispanics, with the Hispanic unemployment rate at 4.7%.

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Al Franken, Democrats’ Sacrificial Man

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:45pm 12/8/2017 at 8:45pm
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The speed with which Democrat Senators turned on Al Franken was startling.

After the first few allegations of groping, including the infamous breast-squeezing photo, Democrats mostly shrugged their shoulders. It was uncomfortable for Democrats, but not fatal. There were few calls for Franken to resign from his fellow Democrat Senators.

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Report: A 2018 Democrat Wave Is Building In The House

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:30pm 11/18/2017 at 6:30pm

Last weekend, I wrote about the 2018 fate of the GOP House majority ultimately being in the hands of Republicans.  They’ve been granted an immense honor in being bestowed with majorities in both Houses of Congress and the White House, yet they are losing support...

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News Anchor accuses Al Franken of non-consensual kissing, groping in 2006

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:20am 11/16/2017 at 11:20am
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Leeann Tweeden, now a local radio news anchor in Los Angeles, has authored an article accusing Senator Al Franken of non-consensual sexual contact in 2006, during a USO tour in the Middle East. This contrasts with the accusations against candidate Roy Moore, which involve alleged conduct several decades ago.

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With Prospects Fading, Here’s How Republicans Hold the House in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:30pm 11/12/2017 at 6:30pm

In one short year, the Republican majority in the U. S. House of Representatives has shifted from seemingly safe to somewhat in jeopardy.  The Democrats have an uphill battle in the Senate, defending 25 seats to the GOP’s nine, but a number of circumstances and Tuesday’s election results have improved Democrats’...

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GOP Rep. Goodlatte Retiring at the End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/9/2017 at 4:30pm
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The GOP has lost another in the House: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will retire at the end of his term next year.

Goodlatte is the third committee chairman to announce his retirement. So far, 19 GOP lawmakers have said they will not seek reelection. Roll Call said that around...

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GOP Loses Another: Lamar Smith Retiring at the End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/3/2017 at 1:00pm
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Several GOP lawmakers have decided to retire at the end of this term and another one has joined the ranks: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who represents the 21st district, which includes San Antonio. From Texas Tribune:

“For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on...

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GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling Plans to Retire at End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/31/2017 at 4:00pm
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has told The Dallas Morning News that he will retire at the end of his term:

“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make...

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Latest GOP Ultimatum: Keep Us In Power, Or Democrats Will Impeach Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7:30pm 10/29/2017 at 7:30pm

The GOP has had a pretty good racket going.  They tell us that in order to stop ObamaCare and any of a score of other disastrous laws, policies, and regulations, they need the next goal because the last one wasn’t enough.

The GOP told us they had to have the House, so...

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Report: Romney Seriously Considering Run for Senate in Utah

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/28/2017 at 7:00pm

Former Massachusetts governor and twice failed GOP candidate for president Mitt Romney is reportedly quite seriously contemplating a Senate run in Utah.  While the senior senator from Utah Orrin Hatch (R) has not announced any plans to retire, it appears that the Utah GOP is ready for Romney.

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GOP Arizona Sen. Flake Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:59pm 10/24/2017 at 2:59pm
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Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake has decided not to run for re-election in 2018. He told The Arizona Republic he doesn’t think there is a place for him in

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Researcher: Trump supporters still want The Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9:37pm 10/23/2017 at 9:37pm
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Anne Sorock of The Frontier Lab started writing for Legal Insurrection in April 2012 and was a regular contributor for many years. Over time Anne focused more and more of her time at The Frontier Lab, and now writes for us only sporadically.

Anne uses “deep values” research rather than polling and superficial surveys.

In November 2016, just after...

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It’s still the illegal immigration, stupid

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 5:15pm 10/22/2017 at 5:15pm

James Carville famously salvaged Bill Clinton’s political career by focusing on economic problems people were facing during the 1992 campaign.

The term “it’s the economy, stupid,” attributed to Carville as Clinton’s campaign strategist, became the mantra for a generation of Democrat politicians and political strategists:

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Are Republicans really at serious risk of losing the House?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/15/2017 at 5:00pm

The Cook Political Report (CPR), a non-partisan group that analyzes elections, has changed the ratings in 12 districts across the country for the House 2018 elections as Democrats gain strength.

It’s important to note that the ratings have not gone directly to Democrat, but it shows that these districts have become vulnerable....

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Progressives Frustrated With Democrat Establishment Target Feinstein

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/11/2017 at 4:00pm

The Democrats have been in a free fall since Hillary Clinton lost and the GOP picked up seats at local levels in November. Those energized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) presidential run have started revolting against the veterans in the party.

First, people have demanded that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)...

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Rep. Murphy Will Retire After Mistress Revealed He Urged Her to Have an Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00am 10/5/2017 at 10:00am
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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) has received praise and endorsements from pro-life and pro-family groups since he came into Congress in 2003.

But Murphy announced he will not seek re-election after texts leaked between him and the woman he was having an affair with revealed that he urged her to have an abortion...

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Marsha Blackburn Preparing to Run for Corker’s Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/3/2017 at 5:30pm
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The Washington Examiner has reported that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has begun preparing to run for Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) seat next year.

Corker announced he would not run for reelection in 2018, making Blackburn the most liekly successor with conservative groups rallying behind her.

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