Political Headlines September 10, 2013: Hillary Clinton Discusses Syria, Partisanship, But Can’t Avoid 2016 Talk

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Hillary Clinton Discusses Syria, Partisanship, But Can’t Avoid 2016 Talk

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Just over an hour before President Obama was scheduled to speak Tuesday evening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backed the president’s call for a “strong response” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but acknowledged that the debate over the issue is “good for our democracy.”

“The Assad regime’s inhuman use of lethal chemicals against men, women, and children…violates a universal norm at the heart of our global order,” she said Tuesday at the National Constitution Center, where she was honored and awarded the organization’s Liberty Medal….READ MORE

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Political Headlines August 5, 2013: RNC to TV Networks: Pull Hillary Clinton Movies, or No Debates

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RNC to TV Networks: Pull Clinton Movies, or No Debates

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The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they don’t pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, no RNC partnered 2016 debates for them.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter to the heads of both networks to “express his deep disappointment” in their decision to either air a miniseries in NBC’s case or a movie in CNN’s, writing that the networks are “promoting former Secretary Hillary Clinton ahead of her likely candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.”….READ MORE

Political Musings July 15, 2013: Rick Perry announces Israel trip, will a 2016 presidential bid be next?

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Rick Perry announces Israel trip, will a 2016 presidential bid be next?

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On Thursday, July 11, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced to the Washington Times that he intends to take a trip to Israel this upcoming October. Three days earlier on Monday June 8, Perry announced he will not seek a full…READ MORE

Political Headlines July 11, 2013: Hillary Clinton Taps Speechmaking Gold Mine

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Hillary Clinton Taps Speechmaking Gold Mine

Source: NYT, 7-11-13

The events are giving Hillary Rodham Clinton large captive crowds as she considers a run for president in 2016….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 17, 2013: Republican National Committee RNC Chair Reince Priebus Calls for Earlier Conventions, Expanded Outreach to Minorities

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GOP Chair Calls for Earlier Conventions, Expanded Outreach to Minorities

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-17-13

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As the Republican Party tries to bounce back from its loss in November’s presidential election, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus outlined some of the tactical changes the Party must  make, including expanding outreach to minority voters and moving the Party’s convention to an earlier date, during an appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday.

“The Obama campaign lived in these communities for years.  Their relationships were deep.  They were authentic,” Priebus said.  “We’re going to be announcing a $10 million initiative just this year which will include hundreds of people, paid, across the country, from coast to coast, in Hispanic, African American, Asian communities, talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we believe in, going to community events, going to swearing-in ceremonies being a part of the community on an ongoing basis paid for by the Republican National Committee, to make the case for our party and our candidates.”…READ MORE

Political Headlines March 15, 2013: CPAC 2013: Hearing from some of the possible next GOP standard bearers

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CPAC 2013: Hearing from some of the possible next GOP standard bearers

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog), 3-15-13

We’re approaching the midpoint of CPAC 2013, and we’ve heard from about half of the people expected to be contenders in 2016….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Jeb Bush Enters Immigration Debate & Possibly 2016 Presidential Race

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Jeb Bush Enters Debate, and Possibly 2016 Race

Source: NYT, 3-6-13

Mr. Bush could be setting up a G.O.P. showdown with a protégé, Marco Rubio, and another Bush vs. Clinton presidential campaign…..READ MORE

Political Headlines December 4, 2012: Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan Spotlight the Poor and Middle Class in Post-Election Messages

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Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan Spotlight the Poor and Middle Class in Post-Election Messages

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-4-12

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Hardly a month has passed since the end of the 2012 election season, but in a hotel ballroom in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night, campaign 2016 seemed almost in sight.

Two leading lights of the Republican Party — Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and former vice presidential nominee, and Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who was a frequent presence on the campaign trail with Mitt Romney this year — unveiled post-election messages, perhaps with an eye toward their future political ambitions….READ MORE

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