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Surprisingly strong GDP report "was driven in large part by a 16.0% rise in federal defense spending, the largest increase in five years"
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@Philip_Elliott: STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's new government says it recognizes state of Palestine.”
Giants win a WS in part because one manager pulled a hot pitcher out (NLDS) and one manager left a hot pitcher in.“@MikeWiseguy: That's an incredible double play. What a stop and flip from Panik.”“@greggiroux: Col. Rob Maness quoted Col. Nathan R. Jessep in his #lasen debate closing (cc @cspanMcArdle )”Our Poll Explained — Full Questionnaire and Results, October 2014 http://t.co/hnXcN2r4Wj http://t.co/OjAjFKKmku
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@texasliberty1 Ha! Thank you. ... Used to live in CC.@KevinMaddenDC Thank You. I couldn't remember his damn name.Butler running the bases reminded me if the catcher from the original Bad News Bears.@texasliberty1 Grew up near there.Whoa! (h/t @AlyssaRosenberg) http://t.co/MHYIawn3Hp
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMatt Bevin in Louisville: "Sometimes we might need to get over it and move on." http://t.co/OxTokVGAcV
Retweeted by David M. DruckerState Dept denies it has secret plan to bring non-citizens w/Ebola to US for medical care (story w/@eliselabottcnn) http://t.co/crFSpU0wS6
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@meredithshiner: #Nedtober means always taking playoff advice from Bobby Cox. #SadBarves” //#ClassicShinerSportsTweetLike any properly raised L.A. sports fan, I hate the Giants. So #GoRoyals#Game7After fundraising/campaigning in Maine, President moves on to Rhode Island, where he'll overnight. First Pres. to overnight in RI since JFK
Retweeted by David M. DruckerTillis campaign tells donors this is the first time so far their internals have shown him even w Hagan #ncsen http://t.co/QKB6hLJBEg
Retweeted by David M. Druckertoday w/@guypbenson: @BillKristol, @Schneider_CM, @mkhammer, @CoryGardner, @DavidMDrucker & the Aftershow. #Hewitt @tamij
Retweeted by David M. DruckerTear up the Trib front page RT @JonHeymanCBS joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @andymayers: Second, 2014 just passed half a billion in non-party outside spending: http://t.co/2qI5r2IQfH@MHB2012 #TraditionSenator Jerry Moran (R-KS), National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman, will join me lve in studio tonight... http://t.co/odvgvWGvBH
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@ali @cam_joseph RIght way to handle is wait till the election is over, then hit the gas on pressure. But that would be "strategic."@ali @cam_joseph can't help themselves, I imagine. Several strategic reasons for MM's positioning, not all having to do w/ his raceIf a GOP ad used the term "sweet pea" for a woman … um … more jarring to me than the threat of a condomless America. Who wrote that? #COSENRT @NKingofDC: Fed Ends Bond Buys, Sticks to 0% Rate for ‘Considerable Time’ http://t.co/inFaqtBujK via @WSJRT @AaronBlakeWP: This is the best thing @pbump has written then week, maybe ever http://t.co/7kYpEKwjMa.@PressSec on whether WH is investigating chickenshit source: "I don't know of any effort like that underway right now"
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@VP Biden coming to Vegas this weekend to try to drive Dem turnout. After early voting is over. Or maybe he's celebrating NV's 150th!
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @BrendanBuck: Free #GASEN advice: put out a statement blasting the NCAA.Why Iowa Republicans are confident that their EV/AB performance is (so far) getting job done in #IASEN: http://t.co/pUwzQ4KIZMOf all things I wouldn't have predicted abt 14 cycle, topping long list is that @MittRomney wld B in high demand & ASSET 4 GOP'ers on trailRT @WaPoSean: Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney jet to Alaska to rally with Dan Sullivan, reports @PhilipRucker: http://t.co/RoMGgyHI1HAgreed RT @BenjySarlin: Jeb sounds like a candidate http://t.co/L68LzcphafAbt #SDSEN - it's dropped off the competitive map, at least according to Dem party spending in campaign's final wk: http://t.co/kUNiSfpA03If you don't live in 1 of these 10 states (or media market that serves) you don't have watch barrage of Senate ads: http://t.co/kUNiSfpA03I'm in Tel Aviv. @JeffreyGoldberg piece is dominating news here!?! All over Israeli radio this AM. No surprise: it's helping BB politically
Retweeted by David M. DruckerWhere will battle 4 Senate be won/lost? Most likely in 10 states where everyone is spending all $$$ in final week: http://t.co/kUNiSfpA03Early voting and constant oppo, mean fewer campaign-driven October Surprises...but watch for ad traffic to change today in hot races.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@kerpen: "So what went wrong?" "They didn't listen to me." --Every political operative, ever.”“@Jerusalem_Post: Netanyahu: I'm being attacked because of my determination to defend Israel's interests http://t.co/AJjaWIxYgrErnst 49, Braley 45 in new Q poll this morning of #IASEN -- a 4pt lead in poll with 3.4pt error margin.
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“@samrhall: Mississippi State No. 1 in first CFB Playoff Rankings; Ole Miss No. 4 #hailstate http://t.co/zmTfOK3WBC” // who woulda thunkFull DHS Sec Johnson statement: http://t.co/Xl5k4s1Xuz
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#Ebola http://t.co/nzN270yr4sThat $1M from DSCC for SD not gonna happen. Pressler's voters clearly went to Rounds. @hjacksonAP @Philip_Elliott & http://t.co/KLujn7Krj1
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBig and bold: activists expect Obama to grant deportation relief to millions http://t.co/xTxzhoW0Xe w/ @NCLR @americasvoice @CAPimmigration
Retweeted by David M. DruckerInbox: Sens "Harkin, Alexander Will Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Speed Development of Ebola Treatments""I'm proud of my enemies, I wouldn't trade them for anybody. -Mitch McConnell w/ a little snark on @TeamCavuto #KYSENIt's back: ELECTION NIGHT HAMBYCAST. Get your internets ready. There will be whiteboards. http://t.co/cTd9B2aK9h
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBecause who in downtown Manhattan doesn’t wanna wait for Begich-Sullivan results staring up at an 60 degree angle http://t.co/KIiyGTfaOK
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#LikableEnough MT @marincogan: Clinton says @CoryGardner "attractive, articulate gd-natured fellow-impressive" bt 10th mst conserv House memPoints for the tie RT @JakeSherman: If you ever wondered what @michael_steel was wearing, and why, look no further. http://t.co/QCLL0I7kVART @NMTelegram: ICYMI: Chris Christie will campaign for Susana Martinez in Farmington this week. http://t.co/7FZlvDCJek #nmpol.@susancrabtree spoke to a weapons inspector who is afraid that ISIS could acquire (and then use) WMDs in Iraq http://t.co/XHSdq8DlNc
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNot completely sure the distinction between why aid workers shouldn't be quarantined and military personnel should is scientific.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@MikeAllen_44 @ZekeJMiller @mviser Plead guilty to snark but not to previous begging.RT @ZekeJMiller: Obama “We don’t expect to have similar rules for our military as we do for civilians""America is not defined by fear." @BarackObama on #Ebola "We don't just react based on our fears, we react based on facts & judgement."Operation Ebola Resolve RT @ZekeJMiller: RT @mviser: "This disease can be contained," President Obama says. "It will be defeated.""We don't want to discourage our health care workers from going to the front lines & dealing w/ this." @BarackObama #EbolaRT @JeffreyGoldberg: The crisis in U.S.-Israel relations is officially here: http://t.co/yyBQwDUGDp"They're starting to see some progress in Liberia." @BarackObama on U.S. efforts to combat #Ebola at "its source"RT @steveholland1: Pres Obama makes Ebola statement before trip to Milwaukee http://t.co/y8LhLQzjoXSenate Majority PAC invokes Trayvon Martin's name in #ncsen radio ad; Koch-linked group calls that "race-husting" http://t.co/ZjCsV7ntbr
Retweeted by David M. DruckerCandidate quality matters. @ByronYork reports from #COSEN: http://t.co/2MizQUDo3XAnd then there's this RT @postpolitics: Why the polls are better than ever at predicting Senate races http://t.co/oEeVF9ThNuRT @AP: BREAKING: Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted of lying to FBI.Another smart analysis by @PostReid -- this time on the good & bad news for both parties in early voting. http://t.co/pV8y7cSNTG
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@politico: Rand Paul PAC jumps into Senate races http://t.co/oq8MfZltOh
Earliest known photograph of Los Angeles, California, 1862. http://t.co/C3RE4nbHmi
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNew ad from Gabby Giffords' PAC attacks Iowa US Senate candidate Joni Ernst's position on guns. http://t.co/WiVYUsBd1y #iapolitics
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @hughhewitt: A 5-year-old boy is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital http://t.co/yr6KuqdskV via @WSJTop nat'l Republicans now anticipating a GA SEN run-off, DSCC moving to reserve time for after nxt week. My item > http://t.co/Pa59Z1crNY
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@RobbieSherman77 Not per my reporting. MM has instructed NRSC not to spend on his race, so no other way to counter DS/SMP.'Depends on your definition of job creation' RT @PeterHambyCNN: Hillary Clinton clarifies jobs comment http://t.co/B3P2GpBAmP via @POLITICO#JustHideBaby RT @MichaelSaragosa: The Shame does not end- Not too early to consider 0-16 a possibility for Raiders http://t.co/9U1FZdp2ygSolamere, the @tromney Spencer Zwick operation, raised $525 million for a new private equity fund, Fortune scoops http://t.co/3lFCucnHCM)
Retweeted by David M. DruckerLike I said on Friday, NJ residents without symptoms, can be quarantined in their own home. ---> https://t.co/jr9rZxeVVz #Ebola
Retweeted by David M. DruckerALERT: @TerriLLand's father, Paul Land, plopped down another $450K for @endingspending's #MISEN ads on Oct. 1 after spending $500K in Sept.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@jpodhoretz Moses didn't receive the 10 Commandments, he wrote down the first Buzzfeed listicle of rules to live by.As I posted 9/27: Even in wave years, ousting incumbent Senators = tough proposition, as proven in 06/08: http://t.co/Sk1JJ4E1YuWe've all seen the Mathew McConaughey @LincolnMotorCo commercials--have you seen the #SNL @JimCarrey version: http://t.co/FV62Wf4yLz #Monday
Retweeted by David M. DruckerThe Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord: nice profile of Abu Omar al-Shishani, whose parents call him Tarkhan: http://t.co/PGl2c9ac4z
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @margarettalev: You Can't Oppose #Ebola Strongly Enough If You're on the Ballot http://t.co/t2Vbe6tzjD via @bpoliticsGOP outside group moves to fill strategic gaps in #IASEN, #GASEN & elsewhere: http://t.co/Gd5aqh66cFMT @JeffreyGoldberg: Steven Sotloff stayed true to his faith even in ISIS captivity, according to @rcallimachi: http://t.co/7LGOvWn1j4
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNew York revises controversial policy on Ebola quarantines amid pressure http://t.co/dFheBj84Zq
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@pkcapitol #SkewedTravel@guypbenson Why is Ron Paul driving a cab?Latest @nrsc IE television spot running statewide in #NCSEN: https://t.co/hQ5fiHOOTdCongress has at least 188 millionaires, or about 1/3 of all senators and representatives. http://t.co/p8mbyvTxlp @steventdennis @jhunterdc
Retweeted by David M. DruckerAmy Klobuchar just called Iowa's Dem US Senate candidate "Bruce Bailey." She's in good company with Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton. #jj2014
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRounds finally decides to turn on media in early October. Now he's up 14. From Oct 10. #InsightsOnAir http://t.co/xzwnP44oPS
Retweeted by David M. DruckerAs Dems brace for losses, many in party point finger at the White House. But Obamans suggest he was misused http://t.co/xHvnuacMkB
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNew NBC/Marist polls: Ernst 49%, Braley 46% Gardner 46%, Udall 45% Cotton 45%, Pryor 43% Orman 45%, Roberts 44% Hagan 43%, Tillis 43%
Retweeted by David M. DruckerAnd -- finally -- NBC/Marist poll of South Dakota Senate race: Rounds 43%, Weiland 29%, Pressler 16%
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.@NRSC IE dept drops robo calls in #GASEN: http://t.co/xRHhqL7c8z#MSSEN: 'Today’s ruling by MS's highest court ends challenge of the primary runoff election & reconfirms the voters’ choice' -Cochran camp
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