Violence Against Women Act: While the media is in a frenzy over the Ray Rice controversy and there is no guarantee that the NFL commissioner will survive this major mistake of only suspending him two games, the media has largely forgot the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.
“Since VAWA became law, the rate of violence between intimate partners has fallen by 64 percent, according to the Justice Department statistics through 2010 (though that decline was part of a broader drop in crime). It is widely praised not only for enhancing the tools law enforcement had to prosecute abusers, but changing the overall culture in how Americans perceived domestic violence, which was at times thought to be a private matter that didn’t warrant the intervention of outside authorities.”
White House Press Secretary: Jay Carney, President Obama’s second White House Press Secretary, has officially joined CNN. He ironically will start tonight during CNN’s coverage of his former boss’s prime-time speech to the nation.
Reminder: President Obama will address the nation at 9 PM ET TONIGHT. The speech will lay out his plan to combat the threat imposed by the Islamic State. The media is already reporting that President Obama will indeed start an aerial bombing campaign over Syria.
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Primaries: The final primaries of 2014 were held last night, the general election is now in full gear. This year’s primaries across all 50 states once again proved that the power of the incumbency is still very very strong and that the Tea Party is indeed losing steam as it was not able to have a bunch of major upsets like they did in 2010 and 2012, which in the end is good for the GOP because the Democrats now have to run against more winnable candidates over far-right, mostly unelectable, candidates.
South Carolina: The Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell (R) has been indicted on charges of misusing campaign funds for personal use.
GOV-MI: A new Detroit News-WDIV poll in Michigan finds Governor Rick Snyder (R) leading challenger Mark Schauer (D), 44% to 42%.
SEN-GA: A new SurveyUSA poll in Georgia finds David Perdue (R) leading Michelle Nunn (D) by three points, 47% to 44%. Last week he was leading by nine points. Good news for Democrats as this is now a race.