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Marco Rubio
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Rubio Says He’ll Decide in a Year on Re-election or Presidential Bid

April 4, 2014
Beth Reinhard | Wall Street Journal
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Tuesday said that he will either run for re-election or run for president in 2016 – as the law in his home state requires. Mr. Rubio said on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that he would make a decision in about one year.
April 4 2014
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Webcast Extra: Senate Pushes to Declassify CIA Torture Report

April 4, 2014
Feinstein wages battle with the CIA. Plus the Koch brothers' influence on the GOP
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What lessons will the GOP take away for 2016 if they win this November?

March 24, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The biggest mistake political parties often make is learning the wrong lessons from victory or defeat, but particularly victory. Republicans face that possibility as they anticipate what they hope will be a successful midterm election in November.
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Joe Scarborough for President? Sure, Why Not?

March 17, 2014
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
In the end, Joe Scarborough's name wasn't on the ballot for the presidential straw poll of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference. The organizers of this small, regional GOP meeting had planned to include him after his appearance on the event's schedule caused a minor outbreak of Beltway buzz, chiefly a mention in Politico's daily Playbook newsletter. (Scarborough says he had nothing to do with it.) But MSNBC, the network that airs his show, Morning Joe, grew uneasy and prevailed on the organizers to get his name removed.
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Fighting Words

March 10, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
The Republican Party is having a debate about its future. Before it can have the debate, its leaders must agree on just how it should take place. At the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, there emerged several distinct theories about how to approach the GOP split.
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Rethinking the 2016 GOP nomination contest

March 10, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference cast a spotlight on the Republican Party’s prospective 2016 presidential candidates, and there is already an accepted storyline about how the 2016 Republican presidential nomination contest will unfold.
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Marco Rubio: Forgotten Frontrunner

March 7, 2014
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
When it comes to 2016, the media is fixated on Bridge-gate, Benghazi, and Bush (Jeb). Left out of the picture is the man that many assumed would be the frontrunner by now, Sen. Marco Rubio. The CW says that Rubio's star has been dimmed (perhaps irreversibly so) by his championing of comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.

U.S. considers sanctioning Russia over Ukraine crisis & conservatives rally in Maryland

March 7, 2014
U.S. considers sanctioning Russia over Ukraine crisis & conservatives rally in Maryland
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What Is Joe Biden Up To?

March 3, 2014
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Vice President Joe Biden's speech to the Democratic National Committee on Thursday included a paean to long shots and lost causes. "Everything I've ever done in my career that I consider worthwhile—from the Violence Against Women Act to the crime bill to helping get us out of Iraq—it took time," he said. "If we didn't start when we started ... it would have never happened."
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