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Campaign finance watchdogs push Justice Dept. to investigate Jeb Bush’s PAC

May 27, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Watchdog groups are pushing the Justice Department to step up enforcement of current campaign finance laws by investigating whether Jeb Bush is improperly coordinating political activities with a super PAC he launched.
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Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won't win matters

May 27, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Bernie Sanders' entry into the Democratic president race will allow Hillary Clinton to say, 'He's a socialist.'
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Bernie Sanders: A Revolution With an Eye on the Hungry Children

May 26, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won’t condemn Hillary Rodham Clinton for raking in millions in speech fees and campaign donations. But he warns it could curb her effectiveness in challenging corporate interests on behalf of working Americans.
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The Strong, Loud Type

May 26, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
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Military Suicide Prevention, 2016 Super PACs and Highway Infrastructure in Congress

May 22, 2015
Pentagon plans to shut down Vets4Warriors, 2016 hopefuls embrace Super PACs and upcoming 2016 announcements

ISIS Victories in Iraq & Syria, Congressional Debates on Trade & NSA and 2016 Developments

May 22, 2015
Islamic State controls more territory, Congress debates hot-button topics, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails
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Hillary Clinton sets June date for official campaign announcement rally

May 22, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Thursday that she will make her first major address as a presidential candidate in mid-June, two months after jumping into the 2016 race.
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How Republicans hope to turn Islamic State into a problem for Democrats

May 21, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
One by one, nearly a dozen GOP presidential hopefuls took the stage here last weekend for a Lincoln Dinner, each different in style and stature but all joining a rising Republican chorus that lays blame for the Islamic State terrorist group squarely at the feet of President Obama.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Where the GOP Contenders Stand In Iowa

May 21, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
I went to Iowa last weekend to check out the GOP field. Yes, it’s still very early in the process. And, yes one dinner featuring eleven potential candidates and 1,200 or so GOP voters can’t tell you who’s going to win in February. Even so, I find these events – bracketed by smaller meet-and-greets between candidates and voters - to be a useful exercise. You can’t predict how a race will end, if you don’t understand where it begins. What are the expectations of the voters? What is the mood of the party activists? Which candidates have room to grow and which are clearly at their ceiling?
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