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Jeb Bush sees conservatism at stake in 2016

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Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is “dramatically different” than in past elections. Yet he insists he’s still a viable candidate, and one who has broadened his mission to include defending conservativism from GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “I just think it’s important to fight this fight,” a reflective Bush said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t know what the consequences…

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DNC Chair says Marco Rubio won’t appeal to millennial voters

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One of Marco Rubio’s chief assets that he’s campaigned on during his run for the White House is that he would be representing a new generation of leadership in Washington. “Are You Ready for a New American Century?” the 44-year-old Florida Senator asks on the homepage of his campaign website. On the eve of the fifth Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked on a conference call whether she fears Rubio’s appeal with millennial voters.…

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Hillary Clinton proposes $275 billion in new infrastructure spending

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Hillary Rodham Clinton called for hundreds of billions in new federal spending on infrastructure on Sunday, kicking off what her campaign says will be a month-long focus on job creation. Standing before a backdrop of union workers and students, the Democratic presidential frontrunner vowed to rebuild “ladders of opportunity” and give a greater number of Americans a “middle-class lifestyle.” “Investing infrastructure makes our economy more productive and competitive,” she said at the launch of “Hard Hats for Hillary,” a new…

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Bill Clinton opening fundraising spree for wife’s campaign

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Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he’s doing it for his wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential campaign has scheduled more than a dozen December events featuring the former president as her team prepares for an end-of-year finance deadline ahead of the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. The fundraising blitz, Bill Clinton’s most aggressive stretch of the year, shows how Hillary Clinton’s campaign can…

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton seek to grab leadership mantle after Paris

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In a presidential campaign that has suddenly shifted in focus to terrorism and security, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush both see opportunities to cast themselves as best prepared to be commander in chief in tumultuous times. In back-to-back foreign policy speeches this week, Clinton and Bush outlined blueprints for defeating the Islamic State, the extremist group blamed for last week’s attacks in Paris that killed 129 and left hundreds more wounded. While some of the details differed,…

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Survey of Democratic super-delegates: Marco Rubio is top 2016 threat

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Bring on Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, too. That’s what Democratic insiders are saying about the Republican outsiders who sit solidly atop preference polls in the race for the GOP nomination for president. They are far more worried about GOP candidates who have experience in office, with Marco Rubio cited most often as the strongest potential competition for their overwhelming choice for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton. “As a Democrat, I’d love to see a Trump-Carson ticket,” said Bob…

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No love for Pam Keith from EMILY’S List

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The premise behind pro-Democratic women’s political committee EMILY’S List goes like this: “Early Money Is Like Yeast,” because it “makes the dough rise.” And for hundreds of pro-abortion rights women running for office since 1985, with the group’s help, it has. But not, so far, for Florida U.S. Senate candidate Pam Keith. In many ways, the political newcomer fits the bill for an endorsement from the group, which would open major doors for Keith’s fledgling campaign and activate its powerful national base of…

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