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Rand Paul Launching Presidential Campaign

April 7, 2015
Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Sen. Rand Paul is formally announcing his campaign for president Tuesday, offering himself as a “different kind of Republican” who hopes to build on his libertarian-leaning brand of conservatism with outreach to young people and others not traditionally drawn to the GOP.
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Clinton aides promise different, better run at Oval Office

April 7, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Advisers to Hillary Clinton, who is preparing to announce her 2016 presidential campaign, say the former secretary of State is planning a better campaign than her 2008 run for the White House and will not "not underestimate any of her rivals."
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Democrats Rethink Social Security Strategy

April 6, 2015
Laura Meckler | The Wall Street Journal
For years, liberal Democrats have fought against proposals to cut Social Security benefits. Now, they’re pushing the party not just to defend benefits but to increase them, and that could present a problem for Hillary Clinton.
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Rand Paul seems to stray from libertarian roots as he courts GOP base

April 6, 2015
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
When the presidential buzz began building around Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) a couple of years ago, the expectation was that his libertarian ideas could make him the most unusual and intriguing voice among the major contenders in the 2016 field.
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On the Ground for Iran Talks, Upcoming 2016 Presidential Announcements, The Schumer-Durbin Derby & The Other "Pete Williams"

April 3, 2015
A nuclear deal is reached with Iran, a few 2016 presidential announcements to come in April, Chuck Schumer & Dick Durbin work to succeed Harry Reid and the other "Pete Williams."

Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks, NJ Senator Charged with Corruption, Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights & Secret Money in 2016

April 3, 2015
Tentative framework for Iran nuclear program, corruption in the Senate, religious freedom laws spark outrage & Jeb Bush's non-profit supporters
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Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans

April 3, 2015
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of prospective Republican candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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The Presidential Job Application

April 3, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Presidential announcement season is upon us. Sen. Ted Cruz has jumped in the pool. Sen. Rand Paul is expected to join him next week. Sen. Marco Rubio will do the same thing the following week. Hillary Clinton will take her step “soon” according to staffers-in-waiting who are eager to switch from their personal Gmail accounts to the official campaign one.
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Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans

April 2, 2015
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of Republican candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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