Is Patrick Murphy legislating under the influence?

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Maggie Hassan, the sitting governor of New Hampshire and candidate for U.S. Senate, is raising eyebrows among reporters for a press release and a tweet touting an article attacking her opponent. Why? The article Hassan cites is from Wonkette.com, an ultra-liberal blog that describes itself as “A vile socialist anti-Christian propaganda blog.” [Read more…]

Not 24 hours after Hillary Clinton wrapped up the first Democratic presidential debate, she is getting hit with questions about her private email set up and why she made the seemingly bizarre choice to trust a small firm with such sensitive, unprotected information. [Read more…]

Things aren’t going well for Ohio’s Ted Strickland so far this week. First, he had to trot out extremely underwhelming fundraising numbers…again. [Read more…]

The reviews are in from reporters and commentators about Hillary Clinton’s performance in the first Democratic presidential debate, and they include words like “non-answer,” “parody-worthy,” “evasive,” “synthetic,” “[John] Kerryesque,” “politically expedient” and “tepid and reactive,” to name just a few.

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Maggie Hassan is doing everything she can to verbally distance herself from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s disparaging remarks about New Hampshire’s primary and people while preserving her own self interest, i.e. the millions Reid-affiliated groups plan to spend on her senate race. [Read more…]

As the dust settles from last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, three key takeaways are clear: [Read more…]

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Yesterday Florida Senate candidate Patrick Murphy continued his desperate lurch to the left and formally came out in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.

Murphy cited environmental concerns and the need to “level the playing field” for Florida businesses. Yet Coastal Construction, owned in part by Patrick Murphy, wasn’t focused on using environmentally safe American products when it was importing Chinese Drywall to build homes in South Florida, leading to a multi-district class action lawsuit.

Among the environmental problems associated with Murphy’s company’s Chinese imports (which led to a multimillion-dollar settlement) are:

“[H]igh levels of sulfur, which may be responsible for a rotten egg smell in affected homes, blackened or corroded pipes, failure of air conditioners and other household appliances, and health problems such as asthma, coughing, headaches, sore throats, and irritated eyes.”

So…if it helps ex-Republican Murphy win in a Democratic primary, he’s against free trade.  If it puts cash in his family’s pocket, he’s for it—even if it hurts Florida businesses, families and the environment.

During last night’s Democratic presidential debate, moderator Anderson Cooper put Hillary Clinton on the spot for flip flopping on key issues, from the Keystone pipeline, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to President Obama’s immigration policies: [Read more…]

MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel considered Hillary Clinton’s answers about Keystone and TPP among her worst moments in last night’s debate.

Joe Scarborough compared Clinton’s Keystone comments to John Kerry saying, “I voted for it before I voted against it.”

While Willie Geist pointed out that Clinton had indeed called TPP the gold standard “over and over again.”