In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Something of a news bombshell broke on Monday when CNN's Chris Moody reported that Republicans seemed to have found a trick to get around election law: posting internal polls on publicly accessible Twitter accounts that could only be deciphered if you really knew what the collection of numbers meant. But many experts say as flagrantly as this may be flouting the spirit of the law, it's near-impossible to take those responsible for the scheme to task under the new era of election law.

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The top minds in the proto-Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign infrastructure are already gaming out Electoral College scenarios. What they think they have is a candidate who could compete in a handful of traditionally red states, putting Republicans on the defensive and increasing her chances of winning the White House.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress inched closer to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week.

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