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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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What to Watch at New Hampshire GOP Candidate ‘Cattle Call’

April 17, 2015
Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
It would be rude, frankly, to speak at the local Republican Party’s “Politics and Pie” gathering and not partake in a slice. “To hell with the diet!” said Jeb Bush as he dug into a piece of blueberry pie.
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The Promise and the Peril of an Improving Economy

April 17, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Americans are feeling better about the economy today than they have in years. For the first time since early 2013, more Americans approve of the job Obama's doing on the economy (48 percent) than disapprove (47 percent). That's good news for Hillary Clinton and Democrats heading into 2016. Yet, Americans remain pretty pessimistic about the overall state of the economy as well as their own personal financial situation. Figuring out how to balance those seemingly contradicting trends is going to be one of the greatest challenges for both parties, but more so for Clinton and Democrats who have owned the White House (and thus the economy) for the last six years.
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Can Hillary escape her fame?

April 16, 2015
Gloria Borger | CNN
It is not hard to imagine the conversations inside the Hillary Clinton camp prelaunch: How do we take the best known woman in the world and make her seem like less of a big shot?
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