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Cook Report Moves 14 House Races Towards Democrats Following Shutdown
""Mostly as a result of the damage House Republicans sustained during the 16-day government shutdown, we are making changes to our ratings in 15 House seats, all but one in Democrats' direction," Cook Political Report said in a statement" ~ Erin We Leave No One Behind
During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report argued that the reason comprehensive immigration reform wasn’t getting passed was because of the racial makeup of House Republican districts: “Here’s the problem with the House, at the end of the day, the House does not look like the country.”
Immigration Reform Advocates, Foes to Target House GOP During Recess
“Republicans who are vulnerable to the most blowback for opposing reform aren’t the ones in Latino districts, they are in white districts where liberal voters don’t want to vote for someone they perceive as out of touch." David Wasserman, Cook Political Report - Daily Beast 8-1-13
The nomination night message Trump is aiming to hit home
Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill speak with New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report about the Republican ticket, Donald Trump’s convention speech challenge and how running mate Mike Pence’s calming demeanor is just the ‘Pepto Bismol’ he needs.
Elizabeth Warren gets under Donald Trump’s skin — again
At a rally with Hillary Clinton, Democratic firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren proved once more that she knows how to get under Donald Trump’s skin, calling the Republican a “small insecure money-grubber.” Clinton was equally harsh but Trump’s rage was squarely aimed at “goofy” Warren. NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest.
As Sanders closes in on Clinton in Iowa, tougher attacks
Presidential candidates are sharpening their attacks in the weeks before the Iowa contests. Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about ramped up rhetoric on the campaign trail as Sen. Bernie Sanders closes the gap with Hillary Clinton in Iowa.