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Republican Mistrust of Government, Hillary Dodges Keystone Questions, and A Republican Challenge to John Boehner

July 31, 2015
Republican worries grow with 2016 election approaching. Clinton addresses the Keystone pipeline in New Hampshire and political agitators call for John Boehner’s job.

Countdown to the First GOP Debate and Congress' Unresolved Issues During Summer Recess

July 31, 2015
The Republican presidential debate is around the corner, and Congress has a mountain of legislation left on its agenda as it heads to a 5 week break.
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Don't Assess 2016 with Assumptions

July 31, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
A lot of conventional wisdom floating out there about 2016 is grounded more in opinion and assumption than in facts or data. And, as your teacher or mom may have taught you, "assumption makes an A.S.S. out of you and me." Here are some of the most prevalent and pervasive assumptions about the nascent 2016 campaign.
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Donald Trump speaks out about lawyer's rape comment

July 31, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Jeff Zeleny looks at the rape claim that put Donald Trump on the defensive.
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Hillary Clinton camp: Email 'thumb drive is secure'

July 31, 2015
Josh Gerstein, Rachael Bade | POLITICO
Hillary Clinton’s private lawyer has a thumb drive containing classified information from as many as five U.S. intelligence agencies — but the State Department told POLITICO the law firm is taking “appropriate measures” to secure the files.
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Trump’s presence in first GOP debate makes prep challenging for candidates

July 30, 2015
Dan Balz, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Next week’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland marks not only the inaugural formal gathering of the expansive GOP field but also the start of a new and unpredictable chapter in an already raucous 2016 race.
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Billionaire Koch brothers’ network takes cue from Obama’s playbook

July 30, 2015
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Kathy Birjandi was heading out the door with her two sons on a sweltering morning when she encountered a politely smiling duo from the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity on her porch.
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Ted Cruz more alienated in Senate than ever

July 29, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Rand Paul embarrassed Mitch McConnell a few months ago by forcing parts of the PATRIOT Act to expire on the Senate majority leader’s watch. But on Tuesday, McConnell rewarded his fellow Kentuckian by tapping him to help lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood.
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Facebook Expands in Politics, and Campaigns Find Much to Like

July 29, 2015
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
When Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his presidential bid this month, supporters who visited his website could view photographs of him, peruse his announcement speech, and read about the Wisconsin Republican’s life and accomplishments.
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