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Washington Examiner: Democrats fret President Obama’s scandals will hurt them in 2014

by Lisa Mathias

Brian Hughes write for the Washington Examiner on the recent scandals that have taken over Washington, and whether these events will have any effect on the mid-term elections. The WG’s David Winston comments that the GOP can’t necessarily see the scandals as victories for them:

“Just because there’s a scandal doesn’t mean you’ve won,” said Republican pollster David Winston, pointing to 1998, when Republicans lost House seats despite President Clinton’s self-inflicted woes. “The other side is embroiled in putting out fires. It presents a clear opportunity to define the policy debate — the question is, what do you do with that opportunity?”

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TRI Ep. 39: Departures, Borders and Soccer

by Lisa Mathias

Kristen chats with New Media Strategies’ Matt Moon and Engage’s Mindy Finn this week, about recent staff changes in and outside of the White House, border control policies, and why soccer is irrelevant in the US.