More Stimulus Problems for Kay Hagan

AP

Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has come under fire in recent weeks over stimulus funding that directly benefitted businesses owned by her husband and son. The Carolina Journal reports new details that could cause further headaches for Hagan, whose lead in the polls has started to fade:

REIDSVILLE — JDC Manufacturing, a company co-owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan, lowered the total cost of a 2010 stimulus-funded energy project but kept all of the savings, sending none back to taxpayers who had funded the stimulus grant.

Memo Reveals Liberal Billionaire’s Efforts to Suppress the Vote

Tom Steyer (AP)

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is the single largest donor to outside spending groups in the 2014 election cycle. He’s contributed more than $42 million thus far, which is almost as much as the top 33 Republican-leaning donors combined.

However, all that spending hasn’t been enough to significantly boost Democratic candidates. So Steyer’s dark money group, NextGen Climate, has come up with a backup plan: suppressing the vote.

Watch This Wendy Davis Staffer Drag a Disabled Man Across a Stage

AP

Wendy Davis is not backing down after her campaign released a widely condemned ad featuring a prolonged, ominous shot of an empty wheelchair. (Davis’s Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, is a paraplegic.)

On Monday, Davis’s campaign organized a press conference in an effort to prove that some of her best friends are confined to wheelchairs. “Greg Abbott got his justice. Why doesn’t he believe that a rape survivor or a person with a disability or a victim paralyzed forever…should get justice too?” Davis said. “What makes Greg Abbott think it’s okay to deny them, his fellow Texans, the justice that he rightly went to court to receive?”

But things got a little awkward at one point when one of the disabled speakers was dragged across the stage in a chair by (presumably) a member of the Davis campaign.

BREAKING: Former Coldplay Spouse Agrees with Obama

AP

Former Coldplay fan Gwyneth Paltrow agrees with President Obama on the issue of presidential power, the Free Beacon has learned.

The actress, best known for her role as a young Wendy Darling is the movie “Hook,” hosted the president at a Democratic fundraiser at her Hollywood mansion on Thursday.

Paltrow, a multimillionaire, gushed over the “handsome” Obama and lamented her struggles as a “working mom.” She also endorsed Obama’s view on the powers of the presidency, saying: “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.”

Meanwhile, in Ukraine

Russian "rebels" fire conduct peaceful mortar fire to celebrate the success of the Russian-brokered ceasefire. (AP)

At least 331 people have died since the signing of a “truce” between Ukraine and the Russian-backed militants waging war in the eastern part of the country. The United Nations says fighting has continued “on an almost daily basis.” The airport in Donetsk, a crucial transportation hub, has been flattened by shelling. According to the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, at least 3,000 Russian troops remain in the country.

Free Beacon Election Forecast: 51.7% Chance Obama Resigns After the Midterms

Worse than Nixon? (AP)

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