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Carly Fiorina, Gaining in Polls, Moves to Secure Spot in 2nd G.O.P. Debate

August 28, 2015
Ashley Parker, Trip Gabriel | The New York Times
When Carly Fiorina found herself relegated to the “undercard” for the first Republican primary debate this month, she seized the opportunity to stand out. Clad in a bright pink suit, the only woman in a sea of men, she delivered a forceful performance that catapulted her into the national spotlight and generated a bounce in public polls.
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Right to Rise: The Role of Jeb Bush's Super PAC

August 27, 2015
With the rapid rise of outside money in political campaigns, how will the pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise impact the 2016 race?
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Inside the Trump-Bush melodrama: Decades of tension and discomfort

August 27, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Donald Trump spent a day in January 2014 hobnobbing with politicians at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The billionaire mogul touted legalizing gambling with state House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and two other wired Florida Republicans, plugging his properties as potential sites for casinos.
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As Biden Considers 2016 Bid, VP Duties Have Added Benefits

August 27, 2015
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
Vice President Joe Biden‘s deliberations over whether to enter the 2016 presidential race are increasingly becoming entwined with his official White House duties, underscoring the benefits of being second in command for the potential candidate.
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Clinton on possible Biden run: ‘He has to do what he has to do’

August 27, 2015
Karen Tumulty, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
As Vice President Biden edged closer to a decision on whether to run for president in 2016, Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that his entry would have no effect on her own campaign strategy.
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Joe Biden 'no' on bin Laden raid could haunt him as a 2016 candidate

August 27, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The vice president has taken more dovish positions on foreign policy than his potential rival, Hillary Clinton.
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Day-to-Day Covering Jeb Bush's Presidential Campaign

August 26, 2015
What's it like to travel the country reporting on a presidential candidate? Gwen talks to The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe -- who has been reporting on the Bush campaign since February -- about what it's like behind-the-scenes with the one-time Republican frontrunner.
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Trump tangles with Latino newsman, launches fresh attacks on GOP rivals

August 26, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
To anyone who thought Donald Trump might soften his tone after a new round of criticism of his presidential campaign, the Republican front-runner proved here Tuesday night that he will not be tamed.
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With ‘anchor babies,’ another distraction for Bush’s campaign

August 26, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Immigrant groups are picketing his events. His recent remarks about “anchor babies” have outraged Latino and Asian organizations. Democrats are attacking him in both English and Spanish.
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