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Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

March 24, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Monday at Liberty University, the first-term senator from Texas offered himself as the pure essence of conservatism and challenged the tea party and evangelical wings of the Republican Party to rise up behind one of their own and take control of the party and the country.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Who is Ted Cruz?

March 24, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
He is the first candidate to jump into the 2016 Presidential race. Jeff Zeleny has everything you need to know about Ted Cruz's background and positions.
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Hillary Turns a Page With the Press -- Back to the 1990s

March 24, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
“Old habits last,” Hillary Clinton joked Monday night while addressing a room full of political journalists in Washington. At an awards ceremony among reporters and editors, Clinton disarmed an audience by commending their work, staying for dinner rather racing for the exits, unleashing humor at her own expense, and engaging for an hour with people, including former White House aides from the 1990s, who haven’t been within yards of her in months, if not years.
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It’s official: Cruz announces 2016 candidacy

March 23, 2015
Robert Costa, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
Hours ahead of an expected Monday morning announcement at Liberty University, Ted Cruz told supporters just after midnight that he was launching a White House bid. “I'm running for president, and I hope to earn your support!” he tweeted.
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Digital Strategies Fuel 2016 Campaign Launch Decisions

March 23, 2015
Alexis Simendinger, Caitlin Huey-Burns | Real Clear Politics
Rand Paul sends Snapchats, Jeb Bush makes his own Instagram videos, and Hillary Clinton comments on current events and policy through Twitter. Soon, they may all be broadcasting major speeches and private events through Meerkat—if they haven't already. In the social-media-driven world of modern politics, "digital first" is the mantra of presidential campaigns.
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Candidate Fatigue Syndrome

March 23, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
On Thursday, Jeb Bush used the video broadcast app Meerkat to live stream his visit to Atlanta to his Twitter followers. Every candidate wants to find a way around the press to speak to voters, and this was immediately heralded as a new way to do just that. It’s not just the mainstream media that Bush is avoiding—it’s also the conservative fire his campaign will draw. The former Florida governor needs a way to mainline information to his supporters to keep them from getting jittery.

Netanyahu Re-Elected in Israel, Nuclear Talks with Iran, GOP Budget Battles and Big Money in 2016

March 20, 2015
Bibi's Strong Victory, Countdown for Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Republican Budget Plan and Candidates Angle for Billionaire Support
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Hillary Clinton starts running — against the Republican Congress

March 19, 2015
Robert Costa, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Hillary Rodham Clinton is already running her presidential campaign — against the Republican Congress. And the GOP is only happy to oblige.
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Sweating the Small Stuff

March 19, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Will frivolity or timidity destroy politics faster? We all know about the frivolity problem. Candidates and the media are distracted by one shiny non-news event after another until Election Day. No one running for office has to give a serious answer, and voters never get a chance to see how candidates fare under a barrage of serious questions.
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