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This Year’s Mitt Romney

September 30, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
Once a GOP White Knight decides to run for president, the party turns on him. Romney knows that better than anyone.
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A Record of Resilience at Vanguard of American Presidential Politics

September 29, 2014
John Harwood | The New York Times
Obscured in all the talk about Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 race is a historical achievement unrelated to gender.
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Bill in a Box

September 26, 2014
Todd Purdum | POLITICO
Hillary Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting has a priceless asset, a super weapon strong enough to strike fear in her most determined rival. It also has a dangerous liability, a burden able to drag her into dead ends and drive her to distraction. It’s Clinton’s peculiar fate that both just happen to be her husband.
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Even Texas may not be big enough for four favorite sons in 2016

September 22, 2014
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
The next presidential election may be more than two years away, but things are already getting awkward in the Lone Star State, where at least four potential Republican contenders have deep roots.
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The Final Days of the Unofficial Hillary Clinton Campaign

September 17, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
Hillary Clinton opened her remarks at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry by talking about the imminent arrival of her daughter’s first child and her possible presidential campaign. It was hard to tell which was more pregnant.
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Mrs. Clinton goes to Iowa

September 15, 2014
John Harwood | CNBC
Is the former Secretary of State planning a run for the 2016 presidential election? Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton made speeches in The Hawkeye State over the weekend to rally Democrats to vote in the upcoming November elections, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
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Why polarization could persist after Obama

September 8, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Many issues will come into play in the 2016 election, but among the most important is whether the next president and the Congress that will convene in January 2017 can break through the partisan polarization that has turned Washington into a gridlocked island.
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Field of Dreams

September 8, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
The Iowa State Fair is over, but the circus is coming to town. On Sept. 14, Hillary and Bill Clinton will attend the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry, the famous Iowa political event named after Sen. Tom Harkin. A mess of journalists will rush after the couple, looking for signs of a presidential campaign and drawing conclusions on the nearest barn wall. (It is fitting that the event takes place on a hot air balloon field.) But there will also be thousands of normal human beings in that Indianola field, extending their phones like periscopes to capture one or both of the Clintons as they pledge allegiance before a vast flag or pretend to cook steak on a grill that’s almost as large.
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If GOP Can't Win Swing States Now, How Can They Win Them in 2016?

September 5, 2014
Amy Walter | Cook Political Report
From the ashes of one election come the sparks for the next. And, while I’m not wishing away 2014, I do think we’ll be spending more time than usual dissecting these midterm results. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the challenges awaiting the GOP going into 2016.
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