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Dems say party chair blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting

August 31, 2015
Dan Balz, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting here that praised President Obama and offered backing for the nuclear agreement with Iran, according to knowledgeable Democrats.
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State to release largest batch of Clinton emails so far

August 31, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The roiling controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state looks likely to intensify Monday with the State Department set to release the largest batch of her messages made public thus far.
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Joe Biden and the Democratic Vacuum

August 31, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
“I think panic is the operative mode for the Democratic Party,” David Axelrod, who has been on the receiving end of panic mode many times over the years, told me this week. I had asked Obama’s political guru how bad the current panic was for Hillary Clinton—bad enough for the party to seek an alternative? Bad enough, perhaps, to create an opening for Joe Biden?
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Carly Fiorina, Gaining in Polls, Moves to Secure Spot in 2nd G.O.P. Debate

August 31, 2015
Ashley Parker, Trip Gabriel | The New York Times
When Carly Fiorina found herself relegated to the “undercard” for the first Republican primary debate this month, she seized the opportunity to stand out. Clad in a bright pink suit, the only woman in a sea of men, she delivered a forceful performance that catapulted her into the national spotlight and generated a bounce in public polls.
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Outsiders Stir Politics, but Often Fail to Win or Govern Well

August 31, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
In this campaign for the White House, everyone wants to run outside. That’s not strategy for a football play — it’s a way for rival candidates to cope in an extraordinary political season dominated by Donald J. Trump. If they can’t match his blustery magnetism, they can do their best to mimic his distance from politics as usual.
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
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Eric Cantor endorsing Jeb Bush

August 28, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Former House majority leader Eric Cantor plans to endorse the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush on Thursday evening, according to campaign aides.
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Winners and Losers From Summer of Trump

August 28, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Like a blockbuster movie, Donald Trump has dominated the summer. But, plenty of other candidates have been on the move too; some went up while others saw their fortunes dip. As we countdown to Labor Day and the traditional “end of the summer,” here’s a quick look at how the Trump summer has shaken out the field.
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Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump

August 28, 2015
Michael Scherer | TIME
Days after exchanging heated words with Donald Trump, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has some words to share with his fellow national political reporters: Do more to make Trump answer the tough questions.
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Hillary Clinton: Republicans are like ‘terrorist groups’ on women’s issues

August 28, 2015
Juana Summers | Mashable
Hillary Clinton just took the gloves off. At an Ohio campaign event, the Democratic presidential candidate had tough words for Republicans, linking their attacks on women’s health issues to the "extreme views" held by "terrorist groups."
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