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Martin O’Malley Heckled by Some in Baltimore

Former Mayor of Baltimore from 1999–2007, Maryland Gov. from 2007–2015, and now prospective Democrat presidential candidate Martin O’Malley joined a prayer circle outside Simmons Memorial Baptist Church in Baltimore on Tuesday. It’s hard to imagine anyone more steeped in the politics of the area than O’Malley, who was heckled by some when he appeared.

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GOP War on Conservatism Continues in Illinois 18

In early April, Roll Call reported that state Sen. Darin LaHood is the establishment frontrunner to replace “disgraced former Rep. Aaron Schock,” and while politics may be in the junior LaHood’s blood, contrary to his claims, conservatism may not be. His father and presumed mentor is “Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., who held this seat for more than a decade until 2009 — when he left Congress to serve as transportation secretary to President Barack Obama.”

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Hillary Clinton Thinks Iowans Are Smart

Hillary Clinton wanted Iowans to know her visit to Iowa was all about them, not Hillary Clinton. That’s why Hillary Clinton wrote a piece bylined Hillary Clinton for the Des Moines Register.

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Chris Christie’s Wife Leaves Investment Firm

New Jersey Gov. and White House aspirant Chris Christie’s wife Mary Pat Christie has resigned from her position as managing director of NY investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co., presumably due to her husband’s likely run for the 2016 GOP nomination.

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Chris Christie Hit over Atlantic City Takeover and Family Connections

The International Business Times (IBT) has a report about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the state’s takeover of Atlantic City, and Christie’s bother, Todd Christie, currently employed by accounting firm Ernst & Young (E&Y). While the appearance of impropriety may be unavoidable, E&Y is one of the so-called “Big Four” accounting firms. Consequently, their having business dealings with any city or state is unremarkable.

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Marco Rubio Goes Googling For You

Is Marco Rubio an American? Is he a twin? What religion is he? Tip — he’s an American, non-twin, Roman Catholic and you can watch the 34-second Google driven campaign pitch to learn the rest.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Bill De Blasio Quietly Trying to Outflank Hillary

The New York Post reports that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to position himself to the left of Hillary Clinton, hoping that a groundswell of progressive support will lead to a “Draft de Blasio” movement.

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