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Republican Senate committee wastes no time backing Marco Rubio

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For more than a year, Republicans in the U.S. Senate played no favorites among candidates running to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but now that Rubio has decided last-minute to seek re-election that changed swiftly. The chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, quickly declared Rubio will have “the full support of the NRSC.” “Marco Rubio is a valued leader for Florida and for our country, and I welcome his decision to ask voters for the opportunity…

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In final year, Barack Obama seeks to stave off lame-duck status

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In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming, “Offense! Stay on offense!” It was a rallying cry for a White House that suddenly seemed to find its footing in the final quarter of Obama’s tenure. An Asia-Pacific trade agreement was moving forward, as was the diplomatic opening with Cuba and work on an historic nuclear accord with Iran. The Supreme Court upheld a key tenant of the president’s…

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