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Jim Webb Is Running For President For Some Reason

Jim Webb

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is running for President for reasons I would assume make sense to him.

Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million In First Fundraising Quarter

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

With the end of the FEC reporting quarter coming at midnight last night, we’re starting to get the first fundraising reports from campaigns. Not surprisingly, the first report came from Hillary Clinton’s camp and it showed her bringing in a record amount over the past three months: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign expects to have raised […]

The Politics Of Obamacare After King v. Burwell

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In the wake of the latest Supreme Court decision, the Affordable Care Act seems to have become even more firmly established than it was before last week, and the prospect of repeal has become even less likely.

How Seriously Should We Take The Polls Showing Bernie Sanders Surging?

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Bernie Sanders is closing in the polls, but it still seems as though it doesn’t mean as much as some political pundits will try to tell you it does.

Hillary Clinton Remains Untouchable In The Polls

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A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton remains largely unstoppable on her quest for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, and she has a pretty clear path to the White House as well.

Bernie Sanders Is “Surging” In New Hampshire, But Don’t Read Too Much Into It

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Two new polls show Bernie Sanders rising in the polls in New Hampshire, but they likely don’t mean anything in the long term.

Hillary Clinton “Re-Launches” Presidential Campaign

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Hillary Clinton opened a new phase in her campaign for President yesterday with a speech in New York City.

Congress Rebukes Obama On Trade, And Thus The Lame Duck Era Begins

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House Democrats defied President Obama on an important trade deal today, thus arguably marking the official beginning of his lame duck status.

Reports Of Hillary Clinton’s Impending Political Demise Are Mostly Just Wishful Thinking

Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Roundtable In Las Vegas

Even with a recent negative downturn in the polls, the reports of Hillary Clinton’s impending political demise are largely wishful thinking on the part of conservatives.

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Hits Its Lowest Level In Years

Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

Hillary Clinton is taking a hit in the polls, but it’s unclear if that’s going to matter when 2016 rolls around.

New Iowa Poll Shows Why 2016 Isn’t 2008 For Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Roundtable In Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton remains as much the inevitable Democratic nominee as she always has been.

First Batch Of Hillary Clinton Benghazi Emails Reveals No Smoking Guns

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The first batch of email from Hillary Clinton regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi have been released, and they don’t reveal anything we didn’t already know.

Clinton Foundation Discloses $26 Million In Contributions It ‘Forgot’ To Disclose Before

Hillary Bill Chelsea Clinton

The Clinton Foundation has disclosed that there were $26 million in donations that it had failed to disclose while Hillary was Secretary of State.

Hillary Clinton Is Ethically Challenged And Hasn’t Accomplished Much, Voters Don’t Seem To Care

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed candidate who might not even make a very good President. But that doesn’t matter in the race for the Democratic Nomination, and she’s probably going to be the next President anyway.

Martin O’Malley To Enter Presidential Race

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Maryland’s former Governor will announce his candidacy for President next week. Don’t expect him to go very far.

Federal Judge Orders ‘Rolling’ Disclosure Of Hillary Clinton’s State Department Emails

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Drip, Drip, Drip.

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Bill And Hillary Rake In Millions On The Speaking Circuit

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Bill and Hillary Clinton have done quite well for themselves of the speaking circuit.

Hillary Misrepresents Citizen’s United, Says She’ll Demand Promises To Overturn From Nominees

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Hillary Clinton told supporters she’d require Supreme Court nominees to pledge to overturn Citizens United, a decision she completely misrepresented.

George Stephanopoulos And A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

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George Stephanopoulos’ s ties to the Clinton’s have always raised questions about his objectivity. Now, there’s further reason to doubt that he can play fair when the Clinton’s are part of the story he’s covering.

House Benghazi Investigation Seems More Concerned With 2016 Than Investigating Anything

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Not surprisingly, the House Committee re-investigating the Benghazi attack seems more concerned with scoring political points than fact-finding.

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Taken Press Questions in 21 Days, Because She Doesn’t Need To

Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Roundtable In Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton hasn’t taken questions from reporters in three weeks. Because she doesn’t need the media as much as most other candidates.

Quote Of The Day

Hillary Chipotle

From The Washington Post: One afternoon in April, Bill Clinton looked up at a television in his midtown Manhattan office and saw the grainy security-camera photo of his wife and her aide, Huma Abedin, at a Chipotle in Ohio, appearing incognito in dark sunglasses. He turned to aides and wondered, “What are she and Huma […]

Polls Show Little Damage To Clinton From Reports About The Clinton Foundation

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

So far at least, there’s little evidence in the polls that Hillary Clinton has been hurt by the news reports about the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

Making A Play For Latino Voters, Clinton Backs Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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In a move that is clearly designed to have an impact in the General Election, Hillary Clinton came out in support of broad immigration reform in Nevada yesterday.

Bill Clinton’s Response To Reports About His Foundation Is About What You’d Expect

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Former President Clinton doesn’t seem to get it. Or, does he?

Revelations About The Clinton Foundation Continue To Dog The Clinton Campaign

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The Clinton Foundation’s foreign donations continue to be a problem for the Clinton campaign, and the story isn’t likely to go away any time soon.

Bernie Sanders To Enter Race For Democratic Presidential Nomination

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Bernie Sanders is running for President. He’s not going to win, but he’s not running because he thinks he can win.

Hillary Clinton’s Tenure At Foggy Bottom Could Be A Campaign Liability

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Far from being a positive, Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State provides ample material for those who would attack her over the next eighteen months.

Political Experts Who Don’t Understand Politics

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49 “experts in governance and democracy” to call for nonsensical reforms to the presidential debates.

Hillary Clinton May Be Her Own Worst Enemy

Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

Hillary Clinton’s political and personal baggage is likely to be a bigger problem for her than whomever her Republican opponent ends up being.

Hillary Clinton Faces New Revelations About Questionable Donations To Clinton Foundation

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A new report ties undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation to a Russian company’s acquisition of controlling interest in a major uranium mining company.

House Benghazi Committee Won’t Release A Report Until 2016

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Not surprisingly, the Select Committee established by House Republicans to investigate something that has already been investigated multiple times, will be in operation well into the Presidential Election season.

Questions About Foreign Donations To Clinton Foundation Could Dog Hillary’s Campaign

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New allegations regarding foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation seem likely to become a campaign issue.

Republican Race Remains Tight, Clinton Continues To Dominate General Election Polling

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The GOP race remains tight, but some candidates have benefited from their entry into the race more than others. Overall, though, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate.

Hillary Clinton Surprises Nobody, Announces She’s Running For President

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So, she’s in.

Hillary Clinton To Enter Presidential Race This Weekend

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

To the surprise of few, Hillary Clinton is running for President

Most Voters Not Even Paying Attention To 2016 Race At This Point

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The political media is breathlessly reporting on every event in a campaign that is just beginning, and voters aren’t really paying attention to it at this point.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

Fed Chairman Bernanke Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Joe Biden Still Wants You To Think He’s Running For President

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Hillary Clinton continues to look more inevitable by the day, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to go away just yet.

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

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The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Suggest Email Scandal May Have No Lasting Impact

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Despite the ongoing email controversy, Hillary Clinton remains well positioned heading into 2016.

Hillary Clinton Tries To Quell Controversy Over Email, But Only Creates More Question

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Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.

Report: Hillary Clinton Evaded Government Email While Secretary Of State

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Hillary Clinton’s use of email while Secretary of State pretty much violated every Federal law and regulation on the issue.

Another Sign That Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Running For President

Fed Chairman Bernanke Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Matthew Yglesias points to a major new hire by Hillary Clinton’s growing Presidential campaign team that is a seemingly clear sign that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is not running for President: An awful lot of people in progressive politics would like to see Elizabeth Warren run for president, but the latest sign that it’s not […]

Hillary Clinton May Wait Until Summer To Enter Presidential Race

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With no real opponents in the race for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has no reason to rush getting into the race.

Hillary Clinton Leads Potential Republican Rivals By Double Digits

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Advantage: Hillary.

Romney Continues To Lead In Polls Of 2016 GOP Candidates, Leading Hillary In Head-To-Head Match

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The numbers don’t lie, Mitt Romney remains popular among Republican voters.

House Intelligence Committee Benghazi Report Debunks Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

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The House Intelligence Committee has concluded that the conspiracy theories regarding the 9/11/2012 attack in Benghazi are not supported by the evidence. That’s unlikely to change anyone’s mind, though.

Can Hillary Expand The Electoral College Map In 2016? In An Important Sense, It Doesn’t Matter

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An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.

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