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Republicans' fear: 2 more years of gridlock

March 4, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
The Homeland Security standoff that ended Tuesday has GOP lawmakers worried they’ve 'hit a wall.'
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For GOP, a bigger problem than finding a way to fund Homeland Security

March 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign.
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'Never go into these things without a plan'

March 2, 2015
Manu Raju, Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
In December, at a meeting of the raucous Republican Study Committee in the basement of the Capitol, Georgia Rep. Tom Price made a recommendation he hoped would help resolve an uprising in his party over President Barack Obama’s immigration orders.
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A Singular Presence Among the G.O.P. Leadership

March 2, 2015
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
Representative Mimi Walters of California is the freshman class envoy to the Republican House leadership team, and she is the only Republican woman from her state in the House. So it is no surprise that she has already attracting attention.
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In Defense of Scott Walker

March 2, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Earlier this week Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he wasn’t going to take the media’s bait. But his challenge isn’t avoiding taking the bait—it’s avoiding becoming the chum. After speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker soon found himself at the center of a feeding frenzy over an answer he gave about what he would do to stop the advance of ISIS.
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What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like; FCC Votes for Net Neutrality; Identity of Jihadi John; Hillary Clinton's Foreign Money Problem

February 27, 2015
What net neutrality means for you, Jihadi John's identity revealed, and funding DHS

Homeland Security Funding Fight in Congress; Republican Hopefuls Converge at CPAC; and an In-Depth Look at ISIS

February 27, 2015
Congressional battle to fund DHS as the clock runs out and 2016 GOP contenders court activists
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Foreign policy fires up crowd at CPAC

February 26, 2015
More than a dozen Republicans considering presidential runs spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the country’s largest gathering of conservative activists. Fresh from the conference, political director Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of this year’s CPAC.
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GOP’s 2016 hopefuls test their messages on conservative activists

February 27, 2015
Robert Costa, Matea Gold, Jose DelReal | The Washington Post
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seeking to sustain his momentum in the early race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, made a muscular appeal Thursday to the party’s conservative base — touting his blue-collar roots and casting himself as a leader tough enough to take on the world’s biggest challenges.
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