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Donald Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim

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For all things Paris, President Donald Trump’s go-to guy is Jim. The way Trump tells it — Jim is a friend who loves Paris and used to visit every year. Yet when Trump travels to the city Thursday for his first time as president, it’s unlikely that Jim will tag along. Jim doesn’t go to Paris anymore. Trump says that’s because the city has been infiltrated by foreign extremists.

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Conservatives welcome Donald Trump with delight – and wariness

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For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they’re learning reality can be complicated. With Donald Trump‘s presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York businessman better known for his deal-making than any ideological principles. It’s an uneasy marriage of political convenience at best. Some conservatives worry whether they can trust their new…

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Seeds of GOP splinter in opposition to all things Barack Obama

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Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party’s splintering. Conservatives’ gut-level resistance to all things Obama — the man, his authority, his policies — gave birth to the tea party movement that powered the GOP to political success in multiple states and historic congressional majorities. Yet contained in the movement and its triumphs were the seeds of destruction, evident now in the party’s fracture over presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Obama’s policies, from the ambitious 2010…

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Republicans seek the perfect date (read: candidate) for 2016

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Let’s say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they’ve got to have — and what they can do without. There are all sorts of things to start the list: leadership, vision, charisma, communication skills, and foreign policy cred. And more: fundraising prowess, authenticity, empathy, a keen understanding of the presidency, and maybe a little familiarity with running for the office. And…

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Marco Rubio: Belle of the CPAC Ball

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Conservatives from across the nation will get their first in-the-flesh look at Marco Rubio Thursday as he delivers the keynote address before the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Click back here for coverage and updates: Marco Rubio speech at CPAC conference brings conservatives to their feet: Marco Rubio, the 38-year-old son of Cuban immigrants and candidate for an open Senate seat in Florida, electrified thousands of conservatives Thursday morning with an impassioned defense of American exceptionalism. Beth Reinhard: Is…

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Marco Rubio rolls out web videos as CPAC nears

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From Politico: In the run-up to one of the most closely watched conservative events of the year, Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio is launching a series of web videos designed to place the insurgent Republican in a relaxing, informal, unfiltered setting where he can tell his story in his own words. The first video to be released Monday, entitled “My Background,” focuses on the Senate candidate’s “family background and working class upbringing.” It’s no accident the campaign is rolling out…

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