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Jeb Bush enters the lion’s den, touts conservative credentials

By Steve Holland and Andy Sullivan NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush asked skeptical conservatives to consider him a “second choice” on Friday but refused to back down from policy positions that have led many right-leaning activists to view his potential presidential candidacy with suspicion. "I'm a practicing, reform-minded conservative," the 62-year-old former […]

GOP Lawmakers Seek to Jump-Start IRS Probe

The new Republican-controlled Congress is trying to pump fresh life into a long-running investigation into alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

In Early Polling, Walker Stands Apart

Ronald Brownstein, National JournalNot since George W. Bush in 2000 has a GOP presidential candidate drawn support across so many divides. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

Senate Passes Bill to Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

The Senate sent the funding legislation to the House, which has just hours to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Obama Aides Go Tech After White House Service

Some of President Barack Obama’s most senior aides are finding their next jobs in the upper ranks of the technology industry, a departure from traditional post-government paths. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

Rand Paul: “We Should Not Succumb To The Notion That A Government Inept At Home Will Be Successful Abroad”

27 February 2015

SEN. RAND PAUL: In the Middle East a dangerous and barbaric cult has risen. ISIS has become a threat to our embassy in Baghdad and our consulate in Erbil. ISIS, though, grew in a safe haven created by arming Islamic rebels in the Syrian civil war. When I voted against arming the Islamic rebels in […]

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Foreign Policy Eclipses Social Issues at CPAC Gathering

27 February 2015

Foreign policy has eclipsed gay marriage and even the economy as the issue driving would-be presidential candidates at the Conservative Political Action Conference here. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

27 February 2015

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid the U.S. government $ 40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorating his congressional office in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey.” Full News here – FOX News

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Rand Paul Rouses CPAC Defends His Foreign Policy

27 February 2015

Possible Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told an enthusiastic but hawkish CPAC audience that his inclination to limit U.S. military intervention does not mean he opposes a strong defense. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Second Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

27 February 2015

Today’s estimate of fourth-quarter economic growth affirms the strong underlying trend of the largest and most persistent components of output, while reflecting downward revisions to more volatile sectors. The combination of personal consumption and business fixed investment—known as private domestic final purchases—grew at a somewhat faster pace than in the third quarter, indicating the same […]

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At CPAC, Rick Perry Remembers His Memory Loss of 2012

27 February 2015

Rick Perry’s speech received some applause and cheers of approval, but at no point were people on their feet, urging him on. Full News here – First Draft

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Sorry, Jeb, the Race Is Wide Open

27 February 2015

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street JournalThoughts on the 2016 presidential primaries:No one expects anything from the Democrats. They will back, accept or acquiesce in a coronation. This will not be called passive but disciplined. But when you think about it—one of our two major parties, in a time of considerable national peril, will settle its presidential […]

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As Rubio Eyes White House, Floridian Eyes His Senate Seat

27 February 2015

Jeff Atwater, Florida’s chief financial officer and a former State Senate president, is eyeing a potential run to succeed Senator Marco Rubio. Full News here – First Draft

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Congress Prepares to Vote on Temporary Homeland Security Funding

27 February 2015

With funding for the Department of Homeland Security due to lapse at midnight, Republican leaders in Congress hoped to pass a measure that would buy three weeks to work out a compromise with Democrats. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Congress prepares to punt amid impasse on DHS funding

27 February 2015

Congress, facing an imminent partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, was preparing Friday to do what it does best: punt. Full News here – FOX News

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