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Harry Reid Announces Retirement, U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan, Desertion Charges for Bowe Bergdahl & Ted Cruz Jumps into 2016 Race

March 27, 2015
Reid retires, 9800 troops remain in Afghanistan, Bergdahl charged & the GOP race for the White House
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Reid Retiring

March 27, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
After a brutal eye injury, the 75-year-old Senate Democratic leader decides to forego another grueling campaign for reelection.
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U.S. rift with Israel roils the 2016 presidential field

March 25, 2015
Ed O'Keefe, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Tuesday disavowed criticism of Israel levied by longtime family counselor and former secretary of state James A. Baker — laying bare a problem faced by the entire 2016 presidential field.
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Joe Biden is Democrats' 2016 understudy, in the wings in case Hillary Clinton falters

March 25, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Joe Biden still wants to run for president. At least, his friends tell me, a big part of him does. He talks about the prospect readily, whenever reporters or voters ask. He doesn't sound as if the ambition that fired him to run when he was 44 or 64 has diminished at 72.
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First out of the gate for 2016, where does Ted Cruz go now?

March 23, 2015
Many Republicans say they are considering a run for president in 2016, but Sen. Ted Cruz is the first to make it official. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today about how Cruz fits into the GOP campaign landscape.
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Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

March 24, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Monday at Liberty University, the first-term senator from Texas offered himself as the pure essence of conservatism and challenged the tea party and evangelical wings of the Republican Party to rise up behind one of their own and take control of the party and the country.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Who is Ted Cruz?

March 24, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
He is the first candidate to jump into the 2016 Presidential race. Jeff Zeleny has everything you need to know about Ted Cruz's background and positions.
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Hillary Turns a Page With the Press -- Back to the 1990s

March 24, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
“Old habits last,” Hillary Clinton joked Monday night while addressing a room full of political journalists in Washington. At an awards ceremony among reporters and editors, Clinton disarmed an audience by commending their work, staying for dinner rather racing for the exits, unleashing humor at her own expense, and engaging for an hour with people, including former White House aides from the 1990s, who haven’t been within yards of her in months, if not years.
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It’s official: Cruz announces 2016 candidacy

March 23, 2015
Robert Costa, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
Hours ahead of an expected Monday morning announcement at Liberty University, Ted Cruz told supporters just after midnight that he was launching a White House bid. “I'm running for president, and I hope to earn your support!” he tweeted.
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