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For “blue-collar billionaire” Donald Trump, money’s an asset

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A handful of vacation homes. A car elevator for his four-car garage. A wife whose hobbies included show horses. When Mitt Romney ran for president four years ago, his estimated $250 million fortune was quickly turned into a liability by Democrats, who painted the former Bain Capital chief as out of touch with Americans still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. Four years later, Donald Trump‘s much-bigger pile of money is a central character of his campaign. And far…

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Former rivals, military leaders, actors to take stage at RNC

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Former presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio — the latter by video link — are among those set to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Military leaders, members of Congress, actors, faith leaders and family members of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump are also set to speak in what the Republican National Committee calls “an unconventional lineup” that will challenge the status quo and press for Trump’s agenda. Speaker highlights at the four-day…

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Donald Trump, Marco Rubio take aim at Ted Cruz on “Face the Nation”

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Donald Trump downplayed Iowa expectations during an appearance on “Face the Nation” Sunday. Saying “I don’t have to win it,” he then launched into a critique of Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio also made his pitch. Trump hit Cruz on Goldman Sachs ties, saying the relationship ran against his “Robin Hood” image, while again emphasizing Cruz’s Canadian birth. Trump pivoted to the center, reiterating his theme that Cruz stands alone in the Senate and “doesn’t even have one senator” endorsing him. Trump,…

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Jeb Bush says Obama administration uses “coercive federal power” in Liberty University speech

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Jeb Bush quoted C.S. Lewis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a commencement speech given at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia Saturday morning. But he also couldn’t resist some partisanship during his address, accusing the Obama administration of restricting the rights of religious believers. Referring to the fact that a number of religious non-profits such as the Little Sisters of the Poor are challenging the so-called “contraception mandate” in of the Affordable Care Act in federal court, Bush said, “From the…

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Jeb Bush to speak at Liberty University on Saturday

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Jeb Bush travels to Lynchburg, Va., early Saturday morning, where the  former Florida governor will give the commencement address at Liberty University, the evangelical Christian university founded by the late Jerry Falwell. In doing so he becomes the second potential Republican presidential candidate to visit Liberty this year, following Ted Cruz, who gave an impressive 30-minute speech without notes or teleprompter assistance in the round and in front of 11,000 students back in March, when he announced his official candidacy for the…

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Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio a proxy for Club for Growth vs. Tea Party

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From the Frum Forum’s Steve Bell: One thing political parties and partisans seem never to learn: the purer you are, the more you lose. The divisions of Red and Green parties in ancient Rome, where heads literally rolled, have manifested themselves in the blog beheadings by the two greatest proponents of purity in American politics today: the “progressive” left of the Democratic Party and the “purifier” forces in the Republican Party. So far, the great achievements of these two forces…

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