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The Politics of Mockery & Hair and Biden's Role Selling the Iran Deal

August 28, 2015
Donald Trump tries to prove his hair is real, Joe Biden embraces his role as Obama’s Iran deal advocate, and anticipated U.S. visits from Pope Francis and Chinese president Xi Jinping.
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Eric Cantor endorsing Jeb Bush

August 28, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Former House majority leader Eric Cantor plans to endorse the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush on Thursday evening, according to campaign aides.
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Winners and Losers From Summer of Trump

August 28, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Like a blockbuster movie, Donald Trump has dominated the summer. But, plenty of other candidates have been on the move too; some went up while others saw their fortunes dip. As we countdown to Labor Day and the traditional “end of the summer,” here’s a quick look at how the Trump summer has shaken out the field.
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Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump

August 28, 2015
Michael Scherer | TIME
Days after exchanging heated words with Donald Trump, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has some words to share with his fellow national political reporters: Do more to make Trump answer the tough questions.
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Hillary Clinton: Republicans are like ‘terrorist groups’ on women’s issues

August 28, 2015
Juana Summers | Mashable
Hillary Clinton just took the gloves off. At an Ohio campaign event, the Democratic presidential candidate had tough words for Republicans, linking their attacks on women’s health issues to the "extreme views" held by "terrorist groups."
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Carly Fiorina, Gaining in Polls, Moves to Secure Spot in 2nd G.O.P. Debate

August 28, 2015
Ashley Parker, Trip Gabriel | The New York Times
When Carly Fiorina found herself relegated to the “undercard” for the first Republican primary debate this month, she seized the opportunity to stand out. Clad in a bright pink suit, the only woman in a sea of men, she delivered a forceful performance that catapulted her into the national spotlight and generated a bounce in public polls.
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Right to Rise: The Role of Jeb Bush's Super PAC

August 27, 2015
With the rapid rise of outside money in political campaigns, how will the pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise impact the 2016 race?
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Inside the Trump-Bush melodrama: Decades of tension and discomfort

August 27, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Donald Trump spent a day in January 2014 hobnobbing with politicians at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The billionaire mogul touted legalizing gambling with state House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and two other wired Florida Republicans, plugging his properties as potential sites for casinos.
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As Biden Considers 2016 Bid, VP Duties Have Added Benefits

August 27, 2015
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
Vice President Joe Biden‘s deliberations over whether to enter the 2016 presidential race are increasingly becoming entwined with his official White House duties, underscoring the benefits of being second in command for the potential candidate.
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