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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.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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The Evolution of Chris Christie

February 27, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Two years ago Chris Christie wasn’t invited to address the Conservative Political Action Conference. The New Jersey governor was considered too moderate and a member of the Republican establishment. This year he addressed the gathering of conservative activists and raised his profile by attacking the establishment candidate. “If the elites in Washington who make backroom deals decide who the next president is going to be, then he’s definitely going to be the front-runner,” Christie said, referring to Jeb Bush.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Analyzing the impasse over Homeland Security, politics at the Oscars

February 23, 2015
Gwen Ifill speaks with Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about Republican motives in the fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security, who to be on the lookout for at two upcoming conservative conferences, plus the politics behind the 2015 Academy Awards.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Judge rules Gov. Chris Christie broke state law by not making full pension payments

February 24, 2015
Michael Fletcher | The Washington Post
Problems keep mounting for GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie. Rivals of the New Jersey governor are poaching some of his homegrown fundraisers, his recent trip to London to burnish his foreign policy credentials was less than dandy, and on Monday, a New Jersey judge landed a blow to the heart of Christie’s political brand: his tough stance against government spending and public employee unions.
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Scott Walker’s First Big Chance

February 24, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Scott Walker is taking a stand against campaign gotcha questions. All praise to him! It’s a noble goal, and a posture that’s very hard to sustain.
Hillary Clinton and Alison Lundergan Grimes
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In Silicon Valley, can Clinton harness excitement like Obama 8 years ago?

February 24, 2015
Matea Gold, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Early in the 2008 presidential race, the Bay Area swooned over Barack Obama. In his first official trip here, the relatively unknown candidate was greeted by shouts of “Mr. President!” Technology executives feted him at their mansions. Local papers described the buzz as “deafening.” Obama would go on to raise more than $38 million in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
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