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Hometown: Dorchester, MA. 1st job: Paper Delivery Boy. Current job: Dad, CNN Chief National Correspondent. Fan of hoops, Red Sox & TwitPics.

A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton — Memorial Day parades are a popular place to find politicians this holiday weekend, whether one is running for sheriff or president. Count Hillary Clinton among those marching, and it is both a familiar stroll for her and perhaps a glimpse at her style as she moves past early events that have been carefully scripted.

Rob Portman eyed by GOP to reshape marriage platform — What for now is largely a state issue -- water shortages caused by drought in California and other Western states -- could become a topic in the presidential race. NPR's Steve Inskeep noted Colorado, a big presidential swing state, is among the jurisdictions debating what to do.

Carly Fiorina joins the fray — Carly Fiorina officially jumps into the GOP 2016 presidential field this week, and while she is still a longer than longshot, she is beginning to get notice for her serious approach to policy and a decent list of early state backers.

A Bernie Sanders announcement 'within days'? — Hillary Clinton is about to get her first official challenger. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont could make an announcement within days, reports CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, adding a populist voice to a Democratic race that starts with Clinton as the overwhelming favorite.

A Walker-Rubio ticket? — Slowly but clearly, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is intensifying his criticism of overwhelming Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. How aggressive will he get? Stay tuned -- literally. CNN's Jeff Zeleny says O'Malley enjoys using YouTube videos as a quick way to spread his opinion -- and question moves by Clinton, like her reversal on the question of whether she supports allowing undocumented workers to obtain driver's licenses.

Hillary Clinton's Iowa strategy — Iowa is a four-letter word in more ways than one to Hillary Clinton -- the source of her big 2008 loss to Barack Obama. The rest, as they say, is history. And Secretary Clinton is looking for a much happier Iowa sequel as she enters the 2016 campaign.

Hillary Clinton launch: giant staff and intimate events — Obama's Iran diplomacy already has his conservative critics fired up, and things could get even more interesting in the week ahead. The President is headed to Panama for a regional summit, and Julie Pace of The Associated Press reports one of the big questions is whether he'll make history and have a face-to-face meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro.

Florida Republicans pushing for a Bush-Rubio ticket — If you follow politics, you have heard this one: Liberals say Elizabeth Warren has to run for president because Hillary Clinton is too cozy with Wall Street. And now that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is planning to retire -- creating an opening in the top Senate Democratic job -- you are about to hear this: Warren has to run for leader because Chuck Schumer is too cozy with Wall Street.

A signal that Rubio is close to launching — There's nothing like a signature hire to quiet those who think you might blink and skip the fight. At issue is Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who remains a single-digit blip in Republican polls. So weak have his early poll showings been that many GOPers to this day say they would not be shocked if he decided not to move from exploratory candidate to official candidate.

Kasich's New Hampshire backers — The official White House line will be something like this: The Israeli people are making their choice, the United States admires their vibrant democracy and looks forward to a close friendship and strategic partnership with the next Israeli government no matter who wins.
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May 27, 2015

RT @OKnox: As promised by @JohnKingCNN, my dive into the personal information-gobbling vortex of political campaign stores…

May 26, 2015

No @SniprFire1 didn't say anything close to that. Don't be part of the noise that doesn't listen yet is certain it is right.

May 26, 2015

Yes @veesart_ted good for politicians of ALL stripes to #HonorTheFallen. No, don't think #MemorialDay shud be about 2016.

May 26, 2015

RT @NirajC: Reprehensible. The Iranian trial for Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be closed to the world. Iran

May 25, 2015

The #warriors did just about all could after dismal start to come back v #rockets except forgot to beam @JHarden13 off the planet. Wow.

May 25, 2015

Anyone tracking extra runs allowed when #Ho-him Hanley walks or jogs to hits w/ men on base and then overthrows cutoff? #nesn #RedSox

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