Ken Cuccinelli is trailing by six in the Roanoke College Poll. “Terry McAuliffe may be solidifying his position as the ‘lesser of the evils’ in this election. Both candidates are still viewed negatively, but that is more true of Ken Cuccinelli.”

Ken Cuccinelli (Steve Helber / Associated Press)


In case you weren’t following the latest First Amendment case: “The issue in McCutcheon v. FEC is the aggregate limits on contributions imposed by the Federal Election Campaign Act. . . . These aggregate limits essentially punish Americans for being too vigorous in their advocacy. They prohibit a person from exercising his constitutional right to make a contribution to a candidate or political party that shares his ideological views just because he has already made ‘too many’ other constitutionally-protected contributions to other candidates.”

With the U.S. lagging in the region, our allies are striking out on their own. “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet today with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal in Ankara, a Hamas website reports.”

It’s about time someone started going after radicals who aren’t doing much for the people back home. “Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a Tea Party favorite, is facing a primary challenge  from a local businessman who alleges the libertarian-leaning congressman has  ‘turned his back on our conservative principles.'”

The administration has been dilly-dallying, but others are on the case. “Conservative critics of Obamacare want to know how many people have actually purchased insurance through the president’s signature legislation following the glitch-ridden rollout of the Obamacare website last week.”

Obama is losing on the “no negotiations” hooey. “Voters want to believe that their leaders are open-minded, a trait they particularly expect in a president who promised to change the culture of Washington.Obama simply undermines his credibility by stiff-arming the GOP. Their obstinacy is no excuse for his.”

There is one GOP pol who is likely thrilled House and Senate hardliners are falling behind in polling on the CR. “With polls show the Republican brand suffering, and party officials and some  donors looking to GOP governors as their brightest future lights, New Jersey’s  chief executive has the benefit of being well known before the current  Washington gridlock as a brash personality who earned plaudits early on for his  budgets — and whose media spotlight shines far away from the Capitol.”