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Senators Need Not Apply

April 21, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
overage of the first gathering of Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire last weekend focused on how many of them attacked Hillary Clinton, but there was another unifying message among several of the speakers: Governor is greater than senator. Govs. Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will turn to fileting each other soon enough, but for the moment, these statehouse men are all making the same case. Each candidate, sometimes in nearly identical language, told the audience of activists gathered in Nashua this weekend that they should be considered for the presidency because they didn’t just talk about conservative ideas, they had put them into practice as governors.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Top Christie ally defects to Bush

April 21, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tries for a political revival with New Hampshire town halls and Iowa diner stops, he won’t have one of his longtime friends and political advisers at his side.
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GOP contenders audition their attack lines on Clinton

April 20, 2015
Robert Costa, Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
As Hillary Rodham Clinton prepared to bring her week-old presidential campaign to this state on Monday, an array of Republicans vying to be their party’s pick spent the weekend offering a preview of how they would take her on.
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Flip-flop or not: Hillary Clinton's 8-year political evolution

April 20, 2015
Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica | CNN
Hillary Clinton is making a double-feature debut in New Hampshire on Monday: Her new presidential campaign and her new policy positions. As she begins the second week of her candidacy, Clinton has clarified -- or cleaned up -- where she stands on a few touchstone issues of the Democratic Party like gay marriage and immigration.
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Big money in politics emerges as a rising issue in 2016 campaign

April 20, 2015
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
At almost the same time last week that a Florida mailman was landing a gyrocopter in front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the influence of the wealthy on politics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was getting pressed about the same topic at a town hall meeting in Londonderry, N.H.
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Trade Authority Deal & GOP Cattle Call in New Hampshire

April 17, 2015
President Obama’s trade deal and Republican campaigns are displayed in New Hampshire.

Congressional Review of Iran Deal, Restoring Relations with Cuba, The Loretta Lynch Holdup & 2016 Campaign Heats Up

April 17, 2015
A bipartisan deal for Congress to review the Iran nuclear agreement and removing Cuba from the list of terrorist states.
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New Hampshire is not Iowa

April 17, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
It’s often said by detractors of the presidential nomination process that it ought not to begin in two small, predominantly white states like Iowa and New Hampshire. But as Republicans will be reminded this weekend, Iowa and New Hampshire can be strikingly different in the political challenges and tests they offer candidates.
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Where nearly every GOP presidential contender is headed this weekend

April 17, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Just days after Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the race — and days before she heads to New Hampshire herself — more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls are descending on the first-in-the-nation primary state to jockey for a coveted breakout moment in the battle to take her on.
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