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Donald Trump’s abortion flub shows risks of “winging it” on policy

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It was a question sure to come up at some point in the Republican primary campaign. “What should the law be on abortion?” asked MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Donald Trump at a town hall event in Wisconsin. “Should the woman be punished for having an abortion?” Matthews pressed. “This is not something you can dodge.” Trump’s bungled response — an awkward, extended attempt to evade the question, followed by an answer that, yes, “there has to be some form of…

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In Jeb Bush campaign leadup, nonprofit plays larger role than previously thought

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A nonprofit linked to Jeb Bush plays a larger role in his political organization than previously believed, with several top policy advisers who could easily jump over to a likely presidential campaign, according to The Washington Post. Right to Rise Policy Solutions houses a minimum of four people — each knowledgeable in energy issues, foreign affairs and communications – as a nonprofit advocacy group able to raise unlimited funds. Many of those donations, from individuals and corporations, are shielded from the public.…

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