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Joe Biden Rides the Middle Class Messaging Wave

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:23pm
State of the Union 2014 Biden Smirk

Democrats trotted out a stunning lack of self-awareness at the House Democratic Caucus retreat in Philadelphia today, continuing their emphasis on “middle class politics” and testing the waters with a messaging strategy that will likely drive their 2016 campaigns.

From CBS News:

“To state the obvious, the past six years have been...

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Now that Romney’s out

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:30pm
Mitt Romney Meme Right About Everything - large

Now that Romney has released a statement to his supporters announcing that he won’t be running in 2016, the next question is, to whom will he throw his support and his proven ability to raise money?

Many...

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Dems set to target middle class in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:30am
2016 contenders

By now we’re all aware that the race for 2016 started before the ink was dry on the race for 2014. Even before President Obama delivered his already-partially-failed State of the Union slate of promises, we knew that he was go...

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Team Hillary Presses Obama for Email Lists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:30am
Hillary and Obama debate 2008

As the race for 2016 shifts into gear, old conflicts are reemerging between Hillary Clinton supporters and Team Obama; this time, it’s over access to Obama’s massive email lists.

Amie Parnes and Niall Stanage of The Hill reported:

Obama, Clinton tensions build over email lists ahead of 2016

New tensions are emerging in the...

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Beyoncégate 2015: Whose narrative is it anyway?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:24pm
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Former Governor and possible presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had some strong words for the Obama family in defense of traditional values and responsible parenting—and of course, they’re making waves all over the media.

From AP:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in...

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Barbara Boxer retiring – Run, Mitt, Run!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 1:00pm
http://youtu.be/DrhCFGCbPaI

Barbara Boxer will be best remembered for dressing down a General during a hearing when he called her “Ma’am”:

Boxer just announced, via an almost unwatchable video interview with her grandson, that she is retiring at the end of her term in 2016:

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What’s your top priority in 2016? Let this poll help you pick!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:30am
House election results 2014

Between the President’s executive orders, a spiraling health care delivery infrastructure, and a bloated welfare state, candidates gearing up for a run in 2016 have no shortage of material for stump speeches and e-mail blasts.

But, as anyone who has looked at the data from previous cycles knows, some issues move...

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Republicans to pick apart the Obama Coalition in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 12:01pm
Democrats Snub Obama

2016 is still quite a way off but that hasn’t stopped speculation about the chances for each of the major parties.

Bill Barrow of the Associated Press looks back at the last few elections and raises an important question for the next one:

Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016?

Republicans crowed in 2004...

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Rick Perry: “This is not a miracle. We know how this happened.”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 26, 2014 at 7:03pm
Rick Perry official Governor's Photo cropped

Greg Abbott won a decisive victory in Texas’ recent gubernatorial election, but he’ll have some big shoes to fill come January.

Outgoing Governor Rick Perry may be stepping down from his post at the Texas capi...

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Rand Paul’s Cuba Moment

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00am
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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had some strong words for fellow senator Rand Paul (R-KY) over his libertarian take on the end of the Cuban trade embargo.

So strong, in fact, that Paul decided to take the fight to the internet.

During his Thursday night appearance on “The Kelly File,” Rubio had...

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Alison Lundergan Grimes now fighting Rand Paul

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:35am
Alison Grimes I'm Not Barack Obama

Alison Lundergan Grimes was to be the Wendy Davis of Kentucky.

And you know what? It worked. She was crushed by Mitch McConnell.

Now Grimes is lashing out, trying to prevent Rand Paul from being able to run for both President and Senate on the same ballot.

From ABC11, Grimes pledges legal challenge if...

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Jeb Bush “actively exploring” a run at the Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:38am
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Jeb Bush broke the right wing internet this morning when he tweeted this:

He also took to Facebook to detail his reasoning and offer an explanation of...

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Rubio Establishes Foreign Policy Cred

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:25pm
rubio floor speech

The past few days may have been chock full of more strategy-derailing posturing and political theatre than we wanted or deserved, but hidden between the folds of intra-party fighting was a nugget of relevancy that we should dust off when we resume debates over who deserves to serve as our next ...

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Did Pro-Hillary SuperPAC Cross A Legal Line?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:00am
Ready for Hillary Logo

Democrats speak out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to campaign finance laws.

They say they want big money out of American politics but they’ll stop at nothing to raise big money to install Hillary Clinton as America’s next president.

Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports how that...

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Hillary – A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:24am
Hillary Fights for Country Stand With Hillary Video

One of Hillary’s problems is the perception of inauthenticity, someone who will assume whatever persona she needs to assume at any given moment.

Like when she assume a southern accent.

So what do Hillary supporters at Stand With Hillary do to conv...

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Hillary’s “Mook Mafia” preparing to crush all of us, “mafia style”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3:51pm
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The reality of campaign politics is that there is no standard for rhetoric. You punch low, you punch high, and you start punching before you have specific people you’re tasked with punching.

Some progressives, however, are jockeying for early bids to lead Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, and are using fellow...

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Organizing for Action Refuses to Go Away

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30am
OFA video

2014 has been a great year for Republicans: we maintained the House, took back the Senate, made inroads with new voters and solidified the voting base, and

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