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Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider?

May 4, 2015
The field of Republican contenders for 2016 has grown by two: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, have both announced their candidacies. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the newest GOP candidates, Bill Clinton on foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and more.
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Mike Huckabee launches 2016 presidential campaign

May 5, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is slated to announce Tuesday that he will make a second bid for the Republican nomination.
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Carson, Fiorina announce 2016 run

May 5, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson have joined the 2016 Republican presidential field, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
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Why the presidential candidates are trumpeting small business

May 4, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
In modern American politics, Democrats and Republicans disagree on virtually everything—except the virtues of small business, that is. This sector is "the backbone of the U.S. economy," said the Republican Party platform, which hails small business 11 times.
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Huckabee’s long and complicated history with the Clintons

May 4, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
To hear former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tell it, there is no Republican presidential candidate better equipped than he is to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton — and he has the battle scars to prove it.
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Hillary Clinton's conflict-of-interest problems

May 4, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
The harshest charges against Hillary, Rodham Clinton -- that she made decisions that favored donors to her family's charitable foundation when she was secretary of State -- aren't sticking.
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New GOP Candidates Set to Enter 2016 Race, Lethal Injection Case at the Supreme Court, Trans-Pacific Trade Negotiations and who is Marilyn Mosby?

May 1, 2015
More contenders to enter the 2016 race next week; the Supreme Court debates lethal injection; President Obama negotiates the Trans-Pacific Trade deal; Who is Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby?

Justice in Baltimore for Freddie Gray, Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court & Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton

May 1, 2015
Charges have been filed against six officers in Baltimore and SCOTUS justices weigh same-sex marriage case.
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Not Weakened With Bernie

May 1, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
When candidates are confronted by ideological opposition from within their own party, they face two options: They can fight it or embrace it. In 1952 Dwight Eisenhower and Robert Taft fought. In 1980 Jimmy Carter and Edward Kennedy fought. In 2014 Republican incumbents fearful of Tea Party challengers co-opted the grassroots movement’s message and with a suffocating embrace drained their opponents of a rallying cry.
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