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On the Ground for Iran Talks, Upcoming 2016 Presidential Announcements, The Schumer-Durbin Derby & The Other "Pete Williams"

April 3, 2015
A nuclear deal is reached with Iran, a few 2016 presidential announcements to come in April, Chuck Schumer & Dick Durbin work to succeed Harry Reid and the other "Pete Williams."

Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks, NJ Senator Charged with Corruption, Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights & Secret Money in 2016

April 3, 2015
Tentative framework for Iran nuclear program, corruption in the Senate, religious freedom laws spark outrage & Jeb Bush's non-profit supporters
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Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans

April 3, 2015
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of prospective Republican candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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The Presidential Job Application

April 3, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Presidential announcement season is upon us. Sen. Ted Cruz has jumped in the pool. Sen. Rand Paul is expected to join him next week. Sen. Marco Rubio will do the same thing the following week. Hillary Clinton will take her step “soon” according to staffers-in-waiting who are eager to switch from their personal Gmail accounts to the official campaign one.
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Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans

April 2, 2015
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of Republican candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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#AskGwen: Hillary's 2016 Challengers

April 1, 2015
Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill answers viewer questions about potential challengers for presumed Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "I want everyone to get in the pool," Gwen says. Among those waiting in the wings: Vice President Joe Biden, former Sen. Jim Webb and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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Can Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?

March 31, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
The Texas senator’s biggest problem is that he is known more for causing disorder than genuine accomplishments.
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For G.O.P., Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test

March 30, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at times when he was in office a quarter-century ago.
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A GOP governor not running for president has ideas for politicians who are

March 30, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The Republicans are awash in governors and former governors (and senators) eyeing the White House. One governor who seems to be bucking that trend is Michigan’s Rick Snyder. But he offers a perspective on what ails the national political culture that the others could benefit from hearing.
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