The Big Dem Mystery.

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Nov. 5 2007 3:39 PM

The Big Dem Mystery

Why isn't the party split on immigration?

(Continued from Page 14)

Sometimes, the gossip is, sadly, true. 12:24 P.M. link

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If Media Matters for America  had been around in 1973:

"Media once again run with anonymously sourced allegation of Nixon eavesdropping"

1:15 A.M.

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In a test, Homeland Security screeners failed to find 60-75 percent of smuggled explosives at Chicago and L.A. airports. "This is is yet another reminder of why we need Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform," said HSA Secretary Michael Chertoff. [He said that?--ed. Better check. Doesn't he say that every time his agency screws up?] ... 12:49 P.M.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Why did a Republican almost win a special Congressional election in a strongly Democratic Massachusetts district? Kos and Josh Marshall  seem baffled. Chris Cilizza has one possible answer  [E.A.]:

Ogonowski did gain real traction by casting Tsongas as the de facto incumbent and running as an outsider to the political process. He also found fertile ground by calling for a crackdown on illegal immigration and decrying Tsongas' support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as amnesty.

With that campaign strategy, Ogonowski may have provided Republicans a blueprint to follow in contested races next year.

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