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Friday, January 23, 2015

Amy Walter
The Cook Political Report
There are enough potential candidates for president (on the GOP side at least) that you need an Excel spreadsheet just to keep them all straight. Instead of a complicated algorithm, I've boiled each candidate down to his/her most basic elements. At the end of the day, these are the things more likely to define a presidential wannabe.
Nancy Youssef
The Daily Beast
Saudi King and longtime U.S. ally Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died Friday morning, local time, Saudi television announced. His passing, at 90, marks the end of one the strongest U.S. allies in the region and puts oil prices and the politics of the region in question.
Indira Lakshmanan
Bloomberg News
U.S. and Cuban diplomats concluded what both sides called encouraging talks on restoring ties after five decades, as Cuban officials called for their country to be removed from the State Department’s list of nations sponsoring terrorism.