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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) on Tuesday said there is still a chance that Republicans will fail to take the Senate even though they are favored to win the majority in the 2014 elections.

"You know, I’m not particularly good at that but everything I read says — there are people who do that and do that pretty much for a living — and they’re all saying now somewhere between 60 percent and 65 percent," Blunt said on KTRS Radio's "The McGraw Show" when asked about the the GOP's chances.

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The Anchorage Police Department finally released photos on Tuesday from the bloody, drunken brawl involving members of the Sarah Palin clan.

The photos, apparently taken by Anchorage cops who were called to investigate, showed mostly bloody flesh and various pieces of evidence from the aftermath of the altercations at a house party in September.

One photo also showed a conspicuous pair of red, white and blue sneakers. (A witness told TPM last month she remembered the kind of shoes she saw the former GOP vice presidential nominee wearing at the party: they were red, white and blue.)

What the photos didn't show, however, were the faces of those involved. In police reports released earlier this month, officers mentioned taking photographs of Palin's son, Track, and daughter, Bristol. But the photos themselves didn't identify the people there.

In an email to TPM on Tuesday, Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said many of the documents they released had been edited to comply with various local, state and federal laws.

While the police didn't identify the people in the photos, you might be able to. If you can help with the IDs, email us at talk@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The former campaign manager for Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's (pictured) 2012 Senate campaign on Tuesday pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $1.8 million from campaign funds, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield now faces up to 28 years in prison, as well as millions in fines. He also pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.

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Republicans are in shape to easily keep the House of Representatives this fall and probably pick up a few seats, thanks to advantages enjoyed by incumbency, redistricting and off-year turnout.

But with Election Day just two weeks away, there are a number of House races worth keeping an eye on — some of them feature scandal-plagued or otherwise wacky candidates, others are bellwethers that could signify the national mood and yet others are close races poised to go down to the wire.

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Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) was the subject of a brutal headline on Tuesday from a conservative website, which obtained a copy of his college thesis and suggested that he had opposed federal desegregation in Arkansas in the 1950s.

The Washington Free Beacon didn't specifically make that assertion, but it highlighted a portion of his 1985 thesis and implied as much — the headline read, "Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor: Desegregation an ‘Unwilling Invasion.’"

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