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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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The Evolution of Chris Christie

February 27, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Two years ago Chris Christie wasn’t invited to address the Conservative Political Action Conference. The New Jersey governor was considered too moderate and a member of the Republican establishment. This year he addressed the gathering of conservative activists and raised his profile by attacking the establishment candidate. “If the elites in Washington who make backroom deals decide who the next president is going to be, then he’s definitely going to be the front-runner,” Christie said, referring to Jeb Bush.
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Analyzing the impasse over Homeland Security, politics at the Oscars

February 23, 2015
Gwen Ifill speaks with Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about Republican motives in the fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security, who to be on the lookout for at two upcoming conservative conferences, plus the politics behind the 2015 Academy Awards.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Judge rules Gov. Chris Christie broke state law by not making full pension payments

February 24, 2015
Michael Fletcher | The Washington Post
Problems keep mounting for GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie. Rivals of the New Jersey governor are poaching some of his homegrown fundraisers, his recent trip to London to burnish his foreign policy credentials was less than dandy, and on Monday, a New Jersey judge landed a blow to the heart of Christie’s political brand: his tough stance against government spending and public employee unions.
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Scott Walker’s First Big Chance

February 24, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Scott Walker is taking a stand against campaign gotcha questions. All praise to him! It’s a noble goal, and a posture that’s very hard to sustain.
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.
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