Rescuing the Chilean Miners « Happening Now

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Alex Vega, the tenth miner rescued, is greeted by relatives.


One by one, we are witnessing the 33 Chilean miners being pulled up from the half-mile of rock that has held them captive for more than two months.

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Grimes, McConnell pick horses in Kentucky Derby – CNN Political Ticker

Rand Paul, said the potential presidential candidate is simply rooting for the winning horse at the longstanding Bluegrass State tradition, whoever that may be.

Grimes is considered the likely Democratic nominee to take on McConnell, a longtime incumbent, in this year’s midterm elections. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes takes on a different meaning Saturday, as the Senate candidates picked different favorites for the Kentucky Derby.

The horse is getting 15-1 betting odds, and is considered North America’s all time richest thoroughbred with $10.5 million in earnings.

Bevin’s campaign said that he would also be rooting for “Ride on Curlin.”

A spokesman for another Kentucky politician, GOP Sen.

Grimes, a Democrat and Kentucky’s secretary of state, is rooting for more of a long shot: “Medal Count” of Spendthrift Farm, who’s getting 20-0 betting odds. But first, McConnell has to get past the GOP primary on May 20, where he faces a tea party-backed challenger, Matt Bevin.

Saturday’s event is the 140th running of the derby, which is expected to draw 120,000 spectators and horseplayers at the historic Twin Spires at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and Senate Minority Leader, picked “Ride on Curlin,” according to his campaign.. Her campaign says the farm is near where she lives in Lexington.

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U.S. House Elections May Turn On Paul Ryan’s Budget

The complainants were quick to voice their support and enthusiasm for adding Ryan, who they called a leader, to the ticket.

Ryan Grim contributed reporting.

WASHINGTON — The Medicare proposals advocated by presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan are at the heart of the Democratic campaign to take back control of the House of Representatives.

Democratic candidates across the country have been quick to tie their opponents to the Ryan budget, which would overhaul Medicare and make deep cuts to other government spending. It also provides capsule summaries of the most competitive races and the latest polls from individual districts, when available.

As of this writing, the handicapper ratings show that Democrats will fall short of a majority even if they sweep all of the districts currently leaning their way or regarded as toss-ups. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is urging House Republicans to “play offense” on Medicare by emphasizing that the $700 billion in Medicare cuts proposed by Ryan’s budget is also included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Earlier this week, GOP leadership convened a conference call for its rank-and-file members. It features a composite index based on the ratings of three House-race handicappers: The Cook Political Report, The Rothenberg Political Report and Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball.

Two Democratic House candidates, Kathy Hochul of New York and Ron Barber of Arizona, have already found success in tying their opponents to the Ryan budget, scoring a pair of special election victories in swing districts in the last two years.

Republicans currently hold a 49-seat majority in the House; 242 seats are held by Republicans and 193 by Democrats. All 45 voted for Ryan’s budget in 2011.

HuffPost’s Election Dashboard will continue to track U.S. They see the issue as politically toxic for the Republican Party, especially in competitive races in states with high populations of senior citizens, such as Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania.

It comes as little surprise that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week launched new television advertisements and a wave of automated phone calls aimed at Republican incumbents that supported the Ryan budgets.

A Huffington Post analysis shows that 43 of 45 incumbent Republicans regarded as vulnerable by political handicappers voted for the budget that Rep. A close look at the most competitive races, via the new House Outlook section of The Huffington Post’s Election Dashboard, helps explain why.


The new House Outlook section of the HuffPost Election Dashboard, launched today, shows why the Democrats’ task will not be easy. To take back the House, they would also need to pick off another 16 seats among those currently rated as “leaning” Republican by the handicappers.

However, some Republicans believe they can turn Medicare into a winning issue in November. According to a source on the call who was not authorized to speak on its content, nearly every person who spoke complained that they were getting hammered at home on Medicare, looking to leadership to figure a way out of the political jam. House handicappers’ ratings for the remainder of the election. In order to regain a majority and put Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) back in the Speaker’s chair, Democrats would need to pick up 25 seats.. Ryan (R-Wis.) authored as House Budget Committee chairman in 2012