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Hillary Clinton's opening pitch

April 13, 2015
John Dickerson | CBS News
People's Champion. That's Hillary Clinton's first crack at explaining why she's running for president. (What she once called "the hard question.") The campaign video she released announcing her candidacy on Sunday was all about the people--expectant parents, job seekers, a same-sex couple on the verge of marriage, and women of all ages and ethnicities. This was a celebration of what National Journal's Ron Brownstein called the "coalition of the ascendant"--the young people, minorities, and college-educated whites--especially women--who helped give Barack Obama his two victories and who Democrats think are the key to a string of future presidential victories. It was such a play to this group that Business Week's Josh Green said the ad should have ended with a tag line that read "Ron Brownstein is responsible for the content of this message."
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Why does Hillary Rodham Clinton want to be president?

April 13, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Iowa next week as a candidate for president in 2016, every statement, gesture, laugh, outfit, facial expression and interaction with voters will be put under a microscope the likes of which few, if any, previous candidates have experienced.
Marco Rubio
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Marco Rubio Builds Political Career on Defying Establishment and Odds

April 13, 2015
Ashley Parker, Michael Barbaro | The New York Times
At 26, when Marco Rubio was such an inexperienced candidate that his father knocked on doors for him, he still defeated a West Miami city commissioner twice his age.
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Will the GOP try to broaden its appeal or purify party for 2016?

April 13, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
As the number of declared candidates in the presidential campaign grows, two competing theories have emerged among Republicans as to how one of their candidates can win the GOP nomination and, ultimately, the White House.
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Presidential Job Application, Courting Iowa's Conservative Voters, Mistrust of Iran & ISIS Inspires Attacks

April 10, 2015
2016 GOP hopefuls head to Iowa, support in Yemen leads to US mistrust of Iran, ISIS online presence inspires attacks and John Dickerson’s seven questions for anyone who wants to be president.

Three Candidates Jump Into 2016 Race, Selling the Iran Nuclear Deal & SC Police Shooting

April 10, 2015
Rand Paul Announces Campaign with Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio to follow soon. Plus, issues of race and justice in America.
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Hillary Clinton to announce plans to run for president on Sunday

April 10, 2015
Dan Balz, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Hillary Rodham Clinton will formally enter the presidential race with an announcement this weekend, three people familiar with her plans told The Washington Post.
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In South Florida, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are forcing locals to pick sides

April 10, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Marco Rubio was raised in West Miami and still lives just a few blocks south of “Calle Ocho,” the famed boulevard where Cuban Americans often gather to protest the Castro brothers. The Florida senator’s parents immigrated here from Cuba in the 1950s — a familiar history for many locals. His presidential bid will be announced Monday at the iconic Freedom Tower, which long served as an immigrant reception center.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Groups backing Ted Cruz raise $31 million in a single week

April 9, 2015
Robert Costa, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz vaulted to the top tier of the 2016 money race Wednesday as supporters announced that super PACs backing his bid had raised $31 million in a single week.
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