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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions โ€” nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that has spent much of its sparkle.

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Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

Monday, March 23, 2015

With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

Friday, February 27, 2015

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a less-receptive crowd of conservative activists.

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What Would Jeb Do On Iraq? He Won't Say

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.

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What We Learned From Jeb Bush's E-Book

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The former Florida governor isn't technically a presidential candidate yet. But he released the first chapter of an e-book based on hundreds of thousands of emails he sent and received as governor.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff โ€” even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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Rand Paul's Kentucky Problem

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Republican senator, a top 2016 presidential prospect, is up against a state law that prevents him from running for re-election and for president simultaneously.

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Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

We track all the incumbents who lost the midterm election.

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Sleeper Maryland Race Could Be Tuesday's Biggest Upset

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The governor's race in one of the bluest states in the nation has gotten uncomfortably tight.

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Morning Edition

The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Forget the contradictory polls and the pundit spin. Look to history as a more reliable guide to what will happen on Election Day.

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5 Widgets And Apps For Election Day

Monday, November 03, 2014

Worried you don't know the essentials for the 2014 midterm elections? Here's a mobile cheat sheet to plug you in for Election Day.

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All Things Considered

What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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Political Scientists Find A Guinea Pig: Montana

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To see if it affected voter interest, researchers sent fliers to Montana voters ranking their nonpartisan Supreme Court candidates by ideology. State officials did not appreciate the experiment.

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Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."

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All Things Considered

Grandpa Jimmy Casts A Shadow Over Georgia Governor's Race

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jason Carter is a state senator with an eye on the governor's mansion. But if he wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Jimmy Carter, he has to be careful how he uses that legacy.

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A Surprise Senate Battleground: South Dakota

Friday, October 10, 2014

Democrats and pro-campaign-finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.

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Democrats Winning Big Money, GOP Winning Big Secret Money

Monday, October 06, 2014

Democrats have the biggest-spending superPAC so far in Senate Majority PAC, but that could be overshadowed by secretly funded Republican-leaning groups Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity.

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