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Scott Walker Considers Skipping Florida to Let Bush, Rubio Fight It Out

“If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there we wouldn’t play in, other than maybe Florida, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are,” said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on the Laura Ingraham show earlier this week, signaling that his potential presidential campaign could avoid Florida and let Rubio and Bush fight for that state’s delegates.

Clinton takes part in a Center for American Progress roundtable discussion on "Expanding Opportunities in America's Urban Areas" in Washington

Florida GOP Offers to Help Hillary Clinton Talk to the Press

Hillary Clinton is quickly proving to be the most inspirational candidate of the 2016 election cycle, at least in terms of inspiring new levels of creativity and wit among Republicans. Clinton’s ongoing refusal to interact with the press — or, in fact, anyone other than specially screened small groups of supporters — has become a seemingly endless source of mockery.

randpaul

Stand With Rand — On Iran?

On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) raised eyebrows when he took to blaming some of his Republican colleagues for the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. In doing so, he remained almost completely indifferent to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s rapid expansion throughout the region.

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DOJ Opposes Change of Venue in Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

The federal government argues that Menendez should be tried by his New Jersey constituents and peers. “Robert Menendez, a United States Senator elected to represent the people of New Jersey, has filed a motion seeking to avoid being tried by a jury of his peers in the State of New Jersey. The Court should not permit this,” the brief notes.

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Liz Warren: Fiery Class-War Populist, House-Flipping Profiteer

Our tax and regulatory systems should be prudently administered to protect property rights and the free, honest flow of commerce. Instead, we’re subjected to value judgments and accusations of bad faith from politicians who refuse to entertain such criticism of themselves.

Oscar Poole

The Big Tent Party Collapses

The GOP is falling apart. How else to explain the wide variance of positions within the Republican Party on basic issues ranging from same-sex marriage to immigration to tax policy? For years, GOP bigwigs have explained that the Republican Party

AP/Paul Sakuma

Covered California May Merge with Bankrupt State Obamacare Exchanges

With major insurers in some states proposing up to 51 percent Obamacare insurance premium increases, liberal Democrats are scrambling to avoid a political and financial disaster. One proposal is to merge California’s financially troubled “Covered California” exchange with the even more insolvent state exchanges, like “Cover Oregon,” which was forced to shut down last year.

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Rick Santorum Launching Second White House Run

Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago.

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