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A 2016 theme emerges: Money, money, money, money, money

May 20, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Despite the blur of activity by innumerable candidates, the 2016 presidential campaign so far is a mostly shapeless enterprise, save for one dominant factor: the prominence of money in the narrative. More than anything, money has been the defining characteristic of the race, highlighted by the political and private activities of the brand names of Clinton and Bush.
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Hillary and the Burden of Clintonism

May 7, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Last week, in the first policy speech of her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton staked out a position on criminal-justice reform that was a direct repudiation of Bill Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.
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Obama's big Clinton moment

December 15, 2014
Todd Purdum | Politico
It’s practically a truism that the only way for a president without big majorities in Congress to get anything big passed is to anger his own party’s base. And history suggests that the short-term partisan pain usually produces more lasting political gain.
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Election 2014: Campaign Surrogates Hit the Trail

October 24, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul and Michelle Obama campaign for candidates across the country.
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Bill in a Box

September 26, 2014
Todd Purdum | POLITICO
Hillary Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting has a priceless asset, a super weapon strong enough to strike fear in her most determined rival. It also has a dangerous liability, a burden able to drag her into dead ends and drive her to distraction. It’s Clinton’s peculiar fate that both just happen to be her husband.
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Hillary Clinton's role in the Bill Clinton White House

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January 22, 1993
As Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices" hits bookshelves, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to Jan. 22, 1993 following the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. Newsweek's Howard Fineman discussed the role the new first lady was expected to play in her husband's administration. From education to health care to her office in the West Wing, the future secretary of State was gearing up for a major role in the White House.
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Bill Clinton reflects on fixing the wealth gap, embracing the Affordable Care Act and Hillary’s health

May 15, 2014
Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Gwen Ifill in Washington to discuss growing inequality, how Democrats should talk about the Affordable Care Act, the controversy around the Benghazi attack, Putin’s motives in Ukraine and Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy for 2016. Their conversation was hosted as part of a fiscal summit run by the Peterson Foundation.
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