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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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Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

February 23, 2015
Karen Tumulty, Alice Crites | The Washington Post
In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris.
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Ceasefire Breaks in Ukraine; ISIS Recruits Women; Giuliani's "Political Belch" and Obamacare at the Supreme Court...Again

February 20, 2015
The ceasefire in Ukraine collapses, ISIS recruits women and children, Rudy Giuliani accuses President Obama of not loving America, and the Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act

Countering Violent Extremism as ISIS Threat Expands; Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Immigration Action; Jeb Bush Distinguishes Himself from Presidential Relatives

February 20, 2015
ISIS reaches Africa; Obama's executive action on immigration halted; Jeb Bush says he's his "own man"
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
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Marco Rubio sharpens commander-in-chief pitch

February 20, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
Jeb Bush may have stolen the spotlight this week, but Marco Rubio wants voters to know he’s been right on foreign policy all along. He was right, he said, when he warned the U.S. to immediately arm moderate Syrian rebels two years ago — before the radicals in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began beheading hostages and declaring a caliphate. He says he was right when he called on President Barack Obama to employ a more aggressive show of force against Libya four years ago. And he says he was right when he insisted that, absent a more robust strategy, Islamic extremists would use Libya as a safe haven, as they are doing now.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Chris Christie losing home-state donors as Jeb Bush makes inroads

February 20, 2015
Matea Gold, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rapidly losing support among some of his most prominent home-state donors and power brokers, who are either hesitant to back him or shifting allegiance to former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
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The New World Order

February 19, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
If there were questions about whether Jeb Bush is like his brother, he dispelled some of them on Wednesday at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In November 1999, candidate George Bush scored only 25 percent when a Boston television political reporter gave him a pop quiz on world leaders. Jeb Bush, on the other hand, displayed a command of the world on topics from Cuba to ISIS to the relationship between energy and American security. He surpassed his brother at a far earlier period in this cycle. He also surpassed his 2016 rivals Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker, who have had trouble clearing the foreign policy hurdle easily.
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Jeb Bush: ‘I love my father and my brother…but I am my own man’

February 18, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential campaign, is seeking to distinguish his views on foreign policy from those of his father and brother, two former presidents.
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