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2016 Candidates Are United in Call to Alter Justice System

April 28, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The last time a Clinton and a Bush ran for president, the country was awash in crime and the two parties were competing to show who could be tougher on murderers, rapists and drug dealers. Sentences were lengthened and new prisons sprouted up across the country.
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Republicans chart divergent paths to take on Hillary Clinton

April 28, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
For Marco Rubio, his contrast with Hillary Rodham Clinton is generational. She’s so yesterday, the youthful Florida senator says, while I’m a leader for the future.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Same-sex marriage debate forces GOP contenders to tread carefully

April 27, 2015
Robert Costa, Sandhya Somashekhar | The Washington Post
Republican presidential hopefuls are struggling with how to position themselves on same-sex marriage, an issue that is bedeviling a party hoping to avoid social controversies as the 2016 election approaches.
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Never before have so many people with so much money run for president

April 27, 2015
Matea Gold, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
The 2016 Republican presidential contest, designed to be a tidy affair, is instead shaping up to be a chaotic, drawn-out slog, thanks largely to an expanding pool of rich patrons raining money on a broad field of candidates.
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Two Republican Candidates from Florida, Compensating Families of Killed Hostages, U.S. Contractors Fueling Arab Wars & Mammogram Funding

April 24, 2015
Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio will face off in 2016; Compensation for families of killed al Qaeda hostages; U.S. defense contractors fuel Arab wars; Congress debates mammograms.

Al Qaeda Captives Killed in Drone Strike, Loretta Lynch Confirmed, Hillary Clinton Scrutinized & U.S. Navy Monitors Yemen

April 24, 2015
Two civilians killed in U.S. operation in Pakistan, Senate confirms new Attorney General and questions about Clinton Foundation contributions.
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Are the Clintons too cozy with the people who give them money?

April 24, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
The massive fundraising and wealth-generating operation that Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have built over the past decade and a half has revived one of the most enduring criticisms of the couple: that they have a blind spot when it comes to setting ethical boundaries with the people who give them money.
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Hill Dems to Hillary Clinton: Get off the fence on trade

April 23, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
The 12-nation Pacific trade deal is the first major policy dilemma of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and she’s under pressure to cast aside her own past as a free-trade proponent and buck the current Democratic president in whose Cabinet she served.
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For the GOP, it's the billionaires' primary

April 22, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
he news that delivered the biggest jolt to the 2016 presidential campaign this week wasn't anything the candidates said or did. It was an offhand comment from a billionaire, David H. Koch, at a dinner of wealthy Republicans in New York.
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