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O’Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation. Full News here – FOX News

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Recall Campaign Made Walker a National Figure

Joshua Spivak notes the recall campaign against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) started almost immediately after he was sworn in and received massive news coverage — “far eclipsing what other governors would get for anything other than a scandal or a serious presidential campaign. A quick search of The New York Times (NYT) and The […]

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Former Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu

Jeremy Bird, a former Obama campaign organizer, has drawn fire from Republicans for his consulting work on an effort to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Hillary Clinton Aides in Talks to Fill Top Campaign Roles

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s advisers are in serious discussions with nearly a half-dozen operatives, to fill key roles such as political director on a likely 2016 presidential campaign. Full News here – First Draft

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Walker Faces Heat on the Campaign Trail

“Scott Walker likes to say that the recall election he survived three years ago, when national media descended on Madison to cover his showdown with Big Labor, prepared him for the rigors of a presidential campaign. But the Wisconsin governor is learning how wishful that may be,” Politico reports. “Nothing, in fact, compares to the […]

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Clinton Family Foundation May Pose Campaign Risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation launched by former President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago has battled HIV and AIDS in Africa, educated millions of children and fed the poor and hungry around the globe. It also has the potential to become a political risk for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she moves toward a […]

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Bush Adviser May Skip Campaign to Work for ‘Super PAC’

Mike Murphy, the Republican strategist who has played a critical role in getting Jeb Bush’s message out, may not end up working for Mr. Bush’s all-but-certain campaign for president, but for his “super PAC” instead. Full News here – First Draft

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Why are Campaign Books Still a Thing?

National Journal: “Broadly speaking, these books—which I read in rapid succession over the past few weeks (well, I skimmed a bit at times; I’m not a complete masochist)—come in two forms. First are the narratives—autobiographies… The second group—unmoored by the constraints of narrative or plot—might generally be classified as polemics…” “But perhaps the biggest commonality […]

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Group Launches Campaign to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey

A group of local prosecutors, civil-rights activists and health officials is launching an effort to make New Jersey the fifth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the U.S. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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B-1 Pilots Describe Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Kobani

For four months, the B-1B bombers of the U.S. Air Force’s 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron relentlessly hit Islamic State fighters in eastern Kobani from the air. The Wall Street Journal interviews some of the bombers. Full News here – Washington Wire

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