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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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Bush in talks with Amazon about e-book about his e-mails

March 9, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Jeb Bush is in discussions with e-commerce giant Amazon.com for the company to serve as the primary outlet for his forthcoming book on his time as Florida governor, according to aides familiar with the talks.
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The Republican Race for Iowa

March 9, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
This Saturday, Jeb Bush makes his first visit to Iowa as a possible presidential candidate to attend the Iowa Agriculture Summit. In past years an establishment favorite like Bush would approach the first caucus state gingerly, unsure whether to expend time and resources in a process that generally has favored more conservative candidates. But 2016 may be different. All the Republican candidates seem to be playing in Iowa. So in advance of his visit to the state this weekend, Bush told Iowa radio that if he were to run he would be “all in.” Usually, hedging candidates simply promise to return to the state.

DOJ's Ferguson Report; Supreme Court's Obamacare Challenge; Hillary Clinton's Private Emails; Netanyahu's Critical Iran Policy Speech

March 6, 2015
Systemic Racial Bias in Ferguson, Obamacare's Latest SCOTUS Hurdle and Hillary Clinton's Email Troubles
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Is Scott Walker the GOP's Barack Obama?

March 6, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Scott Walker in 2015 is a lot like Barack Obama circa 2007; he’s relatively unknown and yet well-known at the same time. Obama’s speech at the DNC in 2004 propelled him to rock-star status among the Democratic faithful, while Walker’s victory over the public sector labor unions in 2011 made him a legend among conservatives. The Wisconsin Governor begins this campaign as a vessel into which voters can pour their hopes and aspirations. The question now is whether the idea of Walker can match up with the reality of Walker.
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For GOP, a bigger problem than finding a way to fund Homeland Security

March 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign.
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In Defense of Scott Walker

March 2, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Earlier this week Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he wasn’t going to take the media’s bait. But his challenge isn’t avoiding taking the bait—it’s avoiding becoming the chum. After speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker soon found himself at the center of a feeding frenzy over an answer he gave about what he would do to stop the advance of ISIS.
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What Homeland Security Lapse Would Look Like; FCC Votes for Net Neutrality; Identity of Jihadi John; Hillary Clinton's Foreign Money Problem

February 27, 2015
What net neutrality means for you, Jihadi John's identity revealed, and funding DHS
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