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A Radio Host’s Strategy for Christie: Let Him Rant

First Draft sat down with the host of Gov. Chris Christie's radio call-in program, Eric Scott, recently. What follows are edited excerpts from that conversation.

Perry Finds an Admiring Audience on the Road in Iowa

Former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas wasted no time after leaving office to make a presidential pitch to voters in Iowa.

Democrats Set Record in 2014, in Fund-Raising Anyway

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised more than $4 million after the party's big losses in November. The total capped off a record year.

Today in Politics

Judgments are hardening about which Republican presidential hopefuls picked up momentum, and which didn’t, after this weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit.

Romney to Larry King: I’ll Decide in Two Weeks

Larry King says Mitt Romney will make his presidential intentions clear in about two weeks.

Cruz Applause Line Draws Response from High Profile Nun

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, referring to the Obama administration’s defense of its health care law against the legal challenge from some Catholic nuns, said "If you're litigating against nuns” then “you're probably doing something wrong."

What We’re Watching: Sunday Shows

The turmoil in the Middle East will dominate the conversations on the Sunday shows.

Daily Kos Founder Considering Run For Congress

Representative Barbara Lee of California may not wind up as our woman in Havana, but when she does leave Congress, there may be a nationally known liberal waiting to run for her seat: Markos Moulitsas.

The Democratic Convention: When? July 2016. Where? T.B.D.

The Democrats don't have a city yet, but they now have a date for their nominating convention.

Reading the Tea Leaves: More Fund-Raisers by Clinton Allies

When will Hillary Clinton announce her long-awaited presidential campaign? One guess can be found in a new round of fund-raisers being organized by Ready for Hillary, the super PAC founded to organize grassroots supporters and potential donors for a potential Clinton campaign.

Today in Politics

The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will usher in a new era of relations between the United States and its most stalwart Arab ally.

Iowa Governor Issues an Ethanol Warning for 2016

Gov. Terry E. Branstad of Iowa is warning potential presidential candidates that they should support ethanol if they want to win the state's caucuses.

Paul Pings Romney and Bush on Utah Meeting

Senator Rand Paul appears to be feeling a little left out of the mix, with potential Republican presidential rivals Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney holding an informal summit in Utah.

Verbatim: N.F.L. Must Punish Cheaters

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada is calling on the N.F.L. to take "decisive actions" to make sure teams play by the rules.

Steyer Stands Down on California Senate Run

Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist, said he would not run for the California Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.

More Footage Released From Romney Documentary

The director of the documentary “Mitt,” which was released last year and chronicled Mitt Romney’s two-time quest for the presidency, has made more footage available online.

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