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Senate standoff over human trafficking bill stalls Loretta Lynch confirmation

March 16, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why a human trafficking bill is standing in the way of a Senate confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, what happened when Jeb Bush and Scott Walker recently tested the waters in New Hampshire and whether voters care about scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s email.
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As governor, Jeb Bush used e-mail to discuss security, troop deployments

March 16, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Jeb Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and the protection of nuclear plants, according to a review of publicly released records.
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2016 candidates build new financing system. Are they mocking the rules?

March 16, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
By this time eight years ago, a slew of Democrats and Republicans had formally announced their candidacies for president or formed official committees. That is not the case this year. One reason is money, and if that sounds counterintuitive, welcome to the new world of presidential politics.
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Presidential Hopefuls in New Hampshire, Sen. Menendez Corruption Investigation & President Obama on Jimmy Kimmel Live

March 13, 2015
Scott Walker & Jeb Bush head to New Hampshire, Sen. Bob Menendez faces an investigation for corruption, and President Obama jokes with Jimmy Kimmel

Secret Service Security Breaches, Hillary Clinton's Email Troubles & Political Controversy over Iran Nuclear Negotiations

March 13, 2015
Alcohol-fueled crash at the White House, Hillary Clinton’s private email address & 47 Republicans send letter to Iran
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The Iowa Antidote

March 13, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Bill Clinton had a strategy when he faced the kind of difficult moment his wife is enduring now. He would throw himself into campaigning or his work. Let the press and his partisan pursuers bleat, he was going to return to important issues. By engaging in a flurry of activity, he showed voters that no matter what the odds, he would work for them. “I’ll never forget who gave me a second chance,” he famously said during the 1992 New Hampshire primary, when he came back from what seemed like an impossible deficit, “and I’ll be there for you until the last dog dies.”
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The Problem With Hillary Clinton’s Email Record Search

March 12, 2015
Michael Scherer, Alex Altman | TIME
A top lawyer says the procedure Clinton used to identify work-related documents on her email server did not meet best practices
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Clinton’s strategy on e-mail use: ‘Trust me.’ But how will voters respond?

March 11, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to quash the controversy over her use of a personal e-mail account as secretary of state with a strategy that can be reduced to two words: “Trust me.” It is one of the biggest issues that will confront many Americans if and when she asks them to vote for her for president in 2016.
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When it comes to changing politics, will Hillary Clinton lead by example?

March 10, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
In her public appearances over the past year or more, Hillary Rodham Clinton has often talked about her desire to break through the partisanship of today’s politics. As she put it at a Silicon Valley forum last month, “I’d like to bring people from right, left, red, blue, get them into a nice, warm, purple space.”
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