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The Right Baits the Left to Turn Against Hillary Clinton

May 18, 2015
Ashley Parker, Nick Corasaniti | The New York Times
For months now, America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts on social media attacking Mrs. Clinton, some of them specifically designed to be spotted, and shared, by liberals.
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Jeb Bush: No constitutional right to same-sex marriage

May 18, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush reiterated in a new interview that he doesn't believe that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.
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Why Presidential Candidates Must Answer Hypothetical Questions

May 18, 2015
Michael Scherer | Time
One big word hides more than it reveals in presidential politics.
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Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy, GOP's Evolving Iraq War Stance and #FreeJason

May 15, 2015
Marco Rubio speaks on Foreign Policy, Congress battles to come over the Patriot Act & defense spending and 2016 GOP hopefuls comment on the Iraq War.

Senate Compromises on Trade Bill, Amtrak Crash Renews Infrastructure Debate, Jeb Bush's Iraq Stumble and Obama Meets with Arab Allies

May 15, 2015
Liberal Democrats and President Obama disagree about trade, funding U.S. transportation infrastructure and Jeb Bush distances himself from George W. Bush.
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Jeb Bush tries to settle Iraq issue, but comparisons to brother will persist

May 15, 2015
Ed O'Keefe, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Jeb Bush on Thursday sought to untie himself from a week of rhetorical contortions over a deeply unpopular war his brother began, saying at a campaign-style stop here that he would not have authorized the 2003 invasion of Iraq had he known about the intelligence failures at the time.
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Why Hillary Needs Obama

May 15, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Every presidential election is a response to the current president, even when the current president isn’t seeking re-election. If people don't like the guy in the White House, it’s almost impossible for a member of his party to be elected to succeed him. Even when voters are happy with their incumbent president, it’s not always a guarantee of success for the party’s nominee. Voters are often looking for a change in style as much as substance (see: Bush v. Gore, 2000). This is why we should spend as much time checking in on President Obama’s job approval ratings as we do the polling data of the potential presidential candidates.
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Hillary Clinton’s litmus test for Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United

May 15, 2015
Matea Gold, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday that if she is elected president, her nominees to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court's 2010 Citizens United decision must be overturned, according to people who heard her remarks.
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Bolton decision to skip 2016 highlights hurdles for the field’s lesser-known hawks

May 15, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The announcement by hawkish former diplomat John Bolton Thursday that he would skip the 2016 presidential race came as the Republican Party finds itself focused once again on the Iraq war, spurred by muddled responses on the issue this week by former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
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