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Donald Trump auditions Cabinet prospects high above Manhattan

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Donald Trump held court from his perch high above Manhattan on Monday, receiving a line of former rivals, longtime allies and TV executives while overseeing a presidential transition that at times resembles a reality show like the one he once hosted. Trump met with nearly a dozen prospective hires, all of whom were paraded in front of the cameras set up in the Trump Tower lobby as they entered an elevator to see the president-elect. Out of public view himself,…

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Donald Trump nets Scott Brown’s endorsement

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Donald Trump‘s campaign spokeswoman confirms that former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will endorse the billionaire developer at rally in New Hampshire Tuesday night. Brown’s backing marks Trump’s first endorsements by a current or former senator and provides additional evidence that some in the Republican establishment are beginning to warm to a potential candidacy. Trump is returning to New Hampshire Tuesday after coming in second to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Monday night’s Iowa caucuses. The news was first reported by…

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Marco Rubio ramping up campaign with more time in early states

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After a summer largely spent raising money for his Republican campaign for president, Marco Rubio says he’s about to start spending a whole lot more time in Iowa and the other early voting states. “There were obviously other things we needed to do,” the Florida senator said this past week in an interview with The Associated Press. “We need the resources to be able to have staff here and be on the air and do the things a campaign requires.…

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Marco Rubio says U.S. may have to attack Iran or live with them having nukes

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Being from multicultural Miami, Marco Rubio is fully aware of the diversity of the country, and as a Cuban-American, some analysts say he could help sway Latino voters to the GOP side if he were to become the party’s nominee for president next year. But concern for minorities wasn’t a top concern expressed by those asking questions to Rubio at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit from Nashua, New Hampshire on Friday night. A woman complained that when her…

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Politico names Charlie Crist’s GOP campaign as one of 10 worst of 2010

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From Politico: As spring eases into summer this Memorial Day, the political world is fixated on Big Trends: How deep does this year’s anti-incumbent fervor run? Will the economy make sufficient gains to help Democrats in November? What’s the real meaning of the Tea Party movement? But high-concept questions can obscure a low-concept reality: Campaigns matter. So do candidates. The best politicians have a way of navigating the currents of a hostile political environment. Other politicians, to paraphrase Steve Martin,…

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Politico names Charlie Crist’s GOP campaign as one of 10 worst of 2010

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From Politico: As spring eases into summer this Memorial Day, the political world is fixated on Big Trends: How deep does this year’s anti-incumbent fervor run? Will the economy make sufficient gains to help Democrats in November? What’s the real meaning of the Tea Party movement? But high-concept questions can obscure a low-concept reality: Campaigns matter. So do candidates. The best politicians have a way of navigating the currents of a hostile political environment. Other politicians, to paraphrase Steve Martin,…

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Charlie Crist, Rick Perry: A study in contrasts

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While Governor Rick Perry celebrated his commanding victory over U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary in Texas, Florida Governor Charlie Crist delivered his final State of the State speech to lawmakers in Tallahassee. The two events seemed to crystallize the opposite ends of the GOP, and the two Republican governors’ divergent campaign fortunes. In Texas, voters’ “yes” to Perry was an emphatic “no” to Washington, as The New York Times characterized the race on its front…

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