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Will Hillary Clinton’s health and age be an issue in 2016?

May 14, 2014
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Is Hillary Rodham Clinton healthy enough to be president — or is the prospect of her candidacy so formidable that she’s driving her adversaries to desperation?
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Rove on Hillary Clinton: ‘Of course she doesn’t have brain damage’

May 13, 2014
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Republican strategist Karl Rove on Tuesday distanced himself from a provocative New York Post headline, saying he does not believe -- as the newspaper asserted -- that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton suffered "brain damage" from a head injury in 2012.

Ukraine Crisis, Defending Obamacare, Campaign Fundraising, Domestic Terrorism

April 18, 2014
Sebelius steps down, pay inequality, political dynasties and the Civil Rights Act
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Marijuana Debate Scrambles Political Spectrum as 2016 Looms

April 7, 2014
Beth Reinhard | Wall Street Journal
Gov. Rick Perry says he wants to move Texas toward decriminalizing marijuana. Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, by contrast, is "not much in favor" of reducing criminal penalties.
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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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