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LePage Supercharged

“The first four months of Gov. Paul LePage’s second term have been a supercharged version of his first four years in office. He’s brasher, comfortable and unburdened by the prospects of another election,” the Portland Press Herald reports. “The result [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“People want to see change and Hillary Clinton is not that person. She’s a creature of Washington.” — Mitt Romney, quoted by The Hill.

Clinton Formally Announces Her White House Bid

“Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee,” the New York Times reports. She made the [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I wish her well in this race and I look forward to being able to stay well away from it.” — Secretary of State John Kerry, quoted by ABC News, on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Quote of the Day

“She was a supporter of mine in the general election, she was an outstanding secretary of State, she is my friend. I think she would be an excellent president.” — President Obama, quoted by The Hill, on Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.

Republicans Unite in Opposition to Clinton

“The deluge of derision this weekend from Republicans responding to Hillary Clinton’s presidential launch is the start of a highly coordinated effort by national GOP leaders and conservative groups to effectively begin the general-election campaign against the likely Democratic nominee,” [...]

Clinton Prepares to Announce

Saturday Night Live offered a behind-the-scenes look at Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign announcement.

Paul and Bush Face GOP Primary Obstacles

Sen. Rand Paul “may have a problem with women, and Jeb Bush already has been written off by a large share of potential primary voters, according to a new Bloomberg Politics national poll that underscores the wide-open nature of the [...]

Walker Finds National Politics is Much Harder

Gov. Scott Walker “has always bragged about his superior political skills, citing the fact that he’s won three gubernatorial elections in four years. But in recent weeks, he’s learned just how much harder presidential politics is than Wisconsin politics. For one [...]

Justice Department Warns Staff Over Prostitutes

“The Justice Department is sending a memo to all of its employees Friday warning them that soliciting prostitutes is a violation of department policy, whether off duty or on,” the Washington Post reports. “The caution follows recent allegations that Drug [...]

Obama Says Partisanship Over Iran Cross Line

President Obama “says that partisan wrangling in Congress over the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran has gone beyond the pale,” the AP reports. “The president said Saturday he isn’t surprised that some Iranian leaders are criticizing certain provisions of the [...]

Atwater Backs Out of Senate Bid

“Just as he looked like a front-runner to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida CFO Jeff Atwater announced Saturday he would not run for the seat,” Politico reports. “The Rubio and Atwater decisions are setting off the very type of nightmare [...]

Clinton Campaign Seeks No Drama This Time

Politico: “During an hour-long meeting where bagels were served, Robby Mook, who will serve as campaign manager, distributed a mission statement to all aides in which he detailed the core values the campaign organization will be based on: diversity, discipline [...]

How Close Will Clinton Stay to Obama?

New York Times: “He defeated her in a grueling Democratic nomination battle. Then she pursued his agenda across the world as secretary of state. Now, the delicate relationship between Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama is about to get even [...]

Clinton Begins Her Campaign

Hillary Clinton’s “long-anticipated entry into the 2016 presidential race took shape Friday, with Democrats saying she will announce her candidacy on Sunday and begin a series of deliberately small discussions with voters next week,” the Washington Post reports. “The low-key [...]

The Risks of Clinton’s ‘Go Small’ Kick Off

First Read: “The early events likely will be small — reminiscent of that ‘Listening Tour’ as she began to run for that New York Senate seat in 2000. In other words, she is going to be going door-to-door, meeting with [...]

Obama Holds Historic Meeting with Castro

President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro “symbolically ended more than five decades of hostility between their nations, with a meeting on Saturday on the sidelines of a summit of countries from across the Americas,” the Wall Street Journal reports. [...]

Quote of the Day

“Humility is the order of the day. Last time, they launched as a big juggernaut cloaked in the veil of inevitability and at 20,000 feet. There was a tremendous backlash to that.” — David Axelrod, quoted by the Washington Post, [...]

Why Rand Paul Should Be Taken Seriously

New York Times: “Paul’s (relative) unorthodoxy makes him that rare candidate whose policy views draw gobs of media attention: He’s teaming up with Democrats to scale back mandatory-minimum drug sentencing and likens the war on drugs to Jim Crow? (The [...]

Obama and Castro Shake Hands

“President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba shook hands here on Friday night, and American officials said they would hold discussions on Saturday during a gathering of regional leaders, in the first full-fledged meeting between presidents of the United [...]

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