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Hillary and the Burden of Clintonism

May 7, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Last week, in the first policy speech of her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton staked out a position on criminal-justice reform that was a direct repudiation of Bill Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.
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Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

May 7, 2015
Matea Gold, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
At a luxury Miami hotel last month, one of Jeb Bush’s chief strategists stood before hundreds of top GOP fundraisers to deliver an unsubtle message: The former Florida governor will not be one of the "presidents of August."
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Pick One

May 6, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Some conservatives are trying to unify the GOP around a single candidate—if only they could agree on the same one.
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Hillary Woos Latinos, Vows More Immigration Action

May 6, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
In swing state Nevada Monday night, Hillary Clinton made an overt play for Latino votes with vows to “fight” for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, accompanied by a pledge to “go even further” than President Obama to defer deportations if lawmakers don’t act.
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Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider?

May 4, 2015
The field of Republican contenders for 2016 has grown by two: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, have both announced their candidacies. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the newest GOP candidates, Bill Clinton on foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and more.
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Mike Huckabee launches 2016 presidential campaign

May 5, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is slated to announce Tuesday that he will make a second bid for the Republican nomination.
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Carson, Fiorina announce 2016 run

May 5, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson have joined the 2016 Republican presidential field, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
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Why the presidential candidates are trumpeting small business

May 4, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
In modern American politics, Democrats and Republicans disagree on virtually everything—except the virtues of small business, that is. This sector is "the backbone of the U.S. economy," said the Republican Party platform, which hails small business 11 times.
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Huckabee’s long and complicated history with the Clintons

May 4, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
To hear former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tell it, there is no Republican presidential candidate better equipped than he is to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton — and he has the battle scars to prove it.
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