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Marco Rubio Struggles With Question on Iraq War

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, appearing on "Fox News Sunday," became the latest Republican presidential candidate to trip on the question of whether it was a mistake for the United States to go to war against Iraq in 2003.

Marco Rubio Reports Income From Book Royalties and Teaching

Marco Rubio, one of the least-wealthy candidates in the growing Republican presidential field, showed little change in his financial picture in 2014, according to disclosures released Friday.

John Boehner, Ted Cruz and a One-Finger Salute

Did the speaker let slip how he really feels about the Texas senator? No, no, his spokeswoman insists.

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

Trade votes, summit meetings and visits to Manchester, N.H., made up the week in politics.

Ad Promoting Anti-Clinton Book Reaches Unlikely Audience

An ad promoting a book critical of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton was sent out from The Nation magazine, which is no friend to Republicans.

Republicans Had Reservations on George Stephanopoulos Before Revelation

Two Republicans said the decision to moderate presidential debates was not George Stephanopoulos's to make. ABC News countered with, “ABC News decides who moderates ABC News debates."

First Draft Focus: Romney and Holyfield Ready to Rumble

A 1920s-themed party in Utah on Friday night, headlined by a boxing match featuring Mitt Romney against Evander Holyfield, will raise money for restoring vision for people in developing nations.

Rick Perry Marks June 4 on Calendar for ‘Special’ Announcement

A number of potential Republican presidential candidates — including Rick Perry, George Pataki and Rick Santorum — are expected to declare their intentions in the coming weeks.

George Stephanopoulos Apologizes to Viewers on Clinton Donations

George Stephanopoulos told "Good Morning America" viewers that it was a "mistake" for him to donate $75,000 over the last three years to the Clinton Foundation, and he apologized for not disclosing the contribution.

Today in Politics: Republicans Head to Iowa to Court Activists

Jeb Bush picked a curious week to reveal he would be skipping the Iowa straw poll: just days before he attends a dinner hosted by the straw poll’s sponsor, the Republican Party of Iowa.

Jeb Bush Finally Says, ‘I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq’

Jeb Bush offered a definitive answer to the question of whether he would have authorized the invasion of Iraq in 2003 had he known about the intelligence failures at the time. "I would have not engaged," he said.

First Draft Focus: Reassuring Persian Gulf Allies

President Obama with representatives from the six Arab nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council, at a summit meeting Thursday at Camp David, Md.

Rick Santorum Says He’s Baffled by Jeb Bush on Iraq

Rick Santorum, who delivered a surprisingly strong performance in the 2012 presidential campaign and may run again in 2016, said he was baffled by Jeb Bush's handling this week of a question about the 2003 war in Iraq.

Hillary Clinton Makes First Visit to Brooklyn Since Announcing Campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Brooklyn on Thursday to visit her campaign headquarters and attend a donor meeting.

Questions For Jeb Bush: Iraq Is Just the Beginning

First Draft comes up with a few subjects that the former governor of Florida might be asked to consider, once the questions about invading Iraq die down.

John Bolton Decides Against Entering Presidential Fray

John R. Bolton said his lack of experience as a conventional politician was too much to overcome in a potential 2016 presidential run. He said he concluded "that it was just not workable."

Ivy Ziedrich, College Student, Warms to Role as Jeb Bush Critic on ISIS

Ivy Ziedrich told Jeb Bush, "Your brother created Isis," and now she finds herself both a target and a hero on social media.

Marco Rubio’s Answers on Iraq a Departure From the Past

On the Iraq invasion, Senator Marco Rubio seems to be walking a highly delicate verbal line. He understands the reasons for the war, and thinks the outcome was ultimately a positive, yet knowing what he now knows, he said he wouldn’t have authorized it himself.

Sheldon Adelson Comes to New York, and Presidential Candidates Follow

Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, will be among the hosts of the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala on May 28 in New York, where many presidential candidates are expected to attend.

Rand Paul: Stephanopoulos Shouldn’t Moderate 2016 Debates

The Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate sees a conflict of interest for George Stephanopoulos, the ABC News top political anchor.

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