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GOP steels itself for uncertainty in White House race

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Republicans are steeling themselves for a long period of uncertainty following a raucous first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign. There are no signs that Thursday’s debate will winnow their wide-open field anytime soon. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Before the campaign got underway, Republican Party leaders developed a streamlined set of debates and a nomination calendar that aimed to avoid a messy fight. But few envisioned a field of 17 candidates, the explosion of outside money that…

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Jeb Bush’s tough week exposes challenges for his likely 2016 bid

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Jeb Bush worked his way through the dim hallway of an Arizona resort for hours, shuttling from room to room and meeting with dozens of Republican officials, many for the first time. He was in need of a political reset. For days, he had offered confusing answers to questions about the war in Iraq. He had disappointed Republicans in Iowa, the leadoff state in the nomination chase. And, for a moment, he had forgotten he wasn’t yet a 2016 presidential…

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