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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.
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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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A new campaign slogan for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Think small

April 9, 2015
Dan Balz, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
The Republicans declared for the presidency so far have come out big — Ted Cruz in front of thousands of Christian college kids in Virginia; Rand Paul in a packed Kentucky ballroom; Marco Rubio plans a glitzy Monday evening launch in front of the iconic Freedom Tower in Miami.
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For Rand Paul, is it enough to be distinctive?

April 8, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky launched his bid for the White House on Tuesday as the most distinctive voice in the Republican Party’s presidential field. The competition ahead will answer whether his candidacy can remake his party or will be undone by the orthodoxies he seeks to upend.
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Fired Up

April 8, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Rand Paul is betting on the hope that people have not lost hope in change. Announcing his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday, the first-term senator outlined an agenda for change far more revolutionary than then-Sen. Barack Obama did in the 2008 race, but one that is based on an identical strategy. Paul promises to create a grassroots movement so big and powerful that it will swamp Washington and reconfigure it. “Washington is horribly broken. I fear it cannot be fixed from within,” Paul said in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday. “We, the people, must rise up and demand action. Congress will never balance the budget unless you force them to do so.”
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Who is Rand Paul?

April 7, 2015
Now that Rand Paul has become the second official candidate in the 2016 race for the White House, learn a little bit more about the newest Republican candidate. He's an ophthalmologist and first-term senator from Kentucky. His father is a 3-time presidential candidate. His policy positions include auditing the Federal Reserve and reforming NSA surveillance programs.
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Rand Paul Launches 2016 Campaign

April 7, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul became the second official presidential candidate today, announcing his campaign for the Republican nomination during a speech in his home state Kentucky. "I have a vision for America, I want to be part of a return to prosperity," Paul said. "Too often when Republicans have won we have squandered our victory by becoming part of the Washington machine. That is not who I am."
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Why Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement won’t look like Ted Cruz’s

April 6, 2015
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today about Sen. Rand Paul’s evolving role in the Republican party, predictions about how Hillary Clinton might announce a presidential campaign and how the Iran nuclear deal framework may play out on the 2016 race.
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