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Questions keep coming for Clinton about emails and money

May 19, 2015
The wrangling over Hillary Clinton's emails as secretary of state has continued for months. After addressing the issue in March, Clinton hasn't discussed the matter or taken substantive questions until today. Gwen Ifill talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post and Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal about persistent questions Clinton faces over her emails and other issues.
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A 2016 theme emerges: Money, money, money, money, money

May 20, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Despite the blur of activity by innumerable candidates, the 2016 presidential campaign so far is a mostly shapeless enterprise, save for one dominant factor: the prominence of money in the narrative. More than anything, money has been the defining characteristic of the race, highlighted by the political and private activities of the brand names of Clinton and Bush.
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Is the American dream really dying?

May 20, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who's running for the Republican presidential nomination, issued a stark warning recently.
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Judge orders 'rolling' release of Clinton's State Department emails

May 19, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
A federal judge has rejected the State Department’s plan to release most of Hillary Clinton’s emails as secretary of state in one large batch, insisting that the agency parcel out releases of the records over time.
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Lindsey Graham Is for Real

May 19, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
He may be one of the longest shots of the 2016 Republican field, but Graham, who has always relished a fight, is perfectly serious about his ambition to be president.
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Try, Try Again

May 19, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Republican presidential candidates are having trouble answering hypothetical questions about what they would have done in Iraq. First Jeb Bush stumbled last week when asked, knowing what we know now, if he would have launched the same war his brother did. Then on Sunday, Sen. Marco Rubio spent the morning going around the mulberry bush with Fox’s Chris Wallace. Wallace wanted Rubio to explain how he could say the Iraq war wasn’t a mistake because Saddam Hussein was removed from power while also saying that knowing what he knows now he wouldn’t authorize such a war. Rubio’s position: It was not a mistake—and he will never repeat it.
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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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