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Douglas’ win reflects why most Dems lost in 2014 (access required)

Douglas’ win reflects why most Dems lost in 2014 <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Outnumbered and out-financed in the land of Barry Goldwater, Democrats often trade with the currency of hope. But even hope quickly collapsed under the weight of mathematical reality on Nov. 4, when Republicans swept statewide races in victory after victory. The success mirrored the party’s triumph at the national level, where the GOP expanded its dominance in the U.S. House and seized control of the U.S. Senate.

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McSally now leading Barber by just 341 votes

McSally now leading Barber by just 341 votes

Elections officials in Pima County are set to count ballots that could decide whether incumbent Democrat Ron Barber or Republican Martha McSally wins Arizona's 2nd Congressional District seat.Elections officials in Pima County are set to count ballots that could decide whether incumbent Democrat Ron Barber or Republican Martha McSally wins Arizona's 2nd Congressional District seat.

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U.S. Supreme Court allows AZ to ban bail for illegal immigrants, for now

U.S. Supreme Court allows AZ to ban bail for illegal immigrants, for now

Immigrants in this country illegally awaiting trial on criminal charges won’t be getting out of jail, at least not yet. In a brief order today, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy blocked implementation of a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding a 2006 Arizona law which effectively denies many of those migrants even the opportunity to ask for bail.

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