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Bent but Not Broken

November 7, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
President Obama’s coalition may not have turned out for Democrats on Election Day, but at his press conference Wednesday the president was clear that he still has a coalition behind him. “I am the guy who is elected by everybody,” he said. That was both an explanation of why he was punished by the voters who rejected members of his party and a reminder that he is not without power.
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GOP crafts narrow agenda for new Congress, seeking unity, Democratic votes

November 6, 2014
Robert Costa, Lori Montgomery | The Washington Post
Within hours of solidifying their control of Congress, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John A. Boehner were quietly laying plans for a series of quick votes in January aimed at erasing their obstructionist image ahead of the 2016 elections.
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Potential 2016 Candidates Already Making Moves

October 31, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and other potential candidates are hitting the trail.
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The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’

October 27, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When Jeb Bush decides whether to run for president, there will be no family meeting à la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons. “I don’t think it’ll be like a big internal straw poll,” said his son, Jeb Bush Jr.
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What Colorado’s elections this year could say about 2016

October 27, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Over the next nine days, the focus in Colorado will be on the competitive Senate race between Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his challenger, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, and on the gubernatorial contest that pits Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper against former Republican congressman Bob Beauprez.
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Post-ABC News Poll: Absent Mitt Romney, who can claim the 2016 GOP banner?

October 20, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When Mitt Romney managed to get about 25 percent support in the early polls against his 2012 Republican rivals, everyone asked, “What’s wrong with Mitt?” He was, after all, the presumed front-runner. Today, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing something similar about 2016, the question could be, “What’s wrong with all the others?”
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Relying on Old Models in a New Model Election

October 10, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
Earlier this year, I sat down with a smart strategist who has been actively involved in the independent expenditure side of the campaign world for the last couple cycles. When I asked this Democrat what he learned from 2012 that he was going to put into practice in the upcoming midterms, he said (and I'm paraphrasing here), "I'm not interested in rehashing 2012, I'm focused on running the best campaign for 2014."
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Hey! Do You Want to Save America? Give Me $5.

October 9, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
If you receive political fundraising emails, you know the end is near. As Politico reported recently, pessimism brings in the donations, and as the Wall Street Journal confirmed, studies back that up: “Donors and would-be donors are more likely to click on a fundraising email and contribute if the candidate highlights a recent poll that shows him or her trailing by a narrow margin.”
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White House Security Blunder

October 3, 2014
Secret Service 2011 Gaffe and White House Dynasties
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