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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.

Will Trump's reversals be his Achilles' heel? — Trump once had high praise for Hillary Clinton but now says she stinks. He once praised President Barack Obama yet later questioned whether he was born in the United States. And then there's that interview where he says he probably aligns more with Democrats because, in his view, the economy tends to fare better in Democratic administrations.

Trump skipping early state GOP outreach — A lot about Donald Trump's campaign for president is unorthodox, so perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise: He is largely skipping one of the "kiss the ring" rituals of the nominating process. To be exact, CNN's MJ Lee reports that her calls to top state Republican officials in early nominating battlegrounds discovered that Trump, at least so far, has skipped the traditional outreach step.

How Scott Walker could go from No. 15 to No. 1 — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially enters the GOP presidential race Monday, and despite a bit of a rough patch of late, it is clear he starts with ideological and geographical advantages. Conservatives like Walker because of his repeated battles with labor unions in Wisconsin.

Source: Chamber of Commerce to ad launch in Nevada — CNN is told the Chamber of Commerce's political arm will launch TV ads midweek supporting GOP Rep. Joe Heck, the establishment favorite for the Senate seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. The Chamber ad buy is part of an aggressive strategy of early spending in states likely to prove tough Senate battlegrounds because of their more Democratic leanings in presidential election years.

The Donald's sales pitch includes a private jet tour — Donald Trump views his wealth as a big campaign asset, arguing he can't be bought. And as he travels in a private jumbo jet, he is also trying to turn his ride into an attraction. Robert Costa of The Washington Post says the Trump campaign is offering tours of the jet to influential Iowa Republicans, hoping a little VIP treatment will translate into political support.

Same-sex marriage: How it sweep the nation so quickly? — The Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage a national right is one of those landmark cases that will make the history books. One remarkable part of any discussion about the issue is how fast public opinion has moved on the issue.

A tireless Clinton ran until the end — The candidate was speaking in a hoarse, raspy voice. Late at night, behind schedule again. I was leaning on a table in the back of the room, straining to hear and scribbling notes. Continue reading below "The man is a HOSS. A HOSS. Just a . . . HOSS!!

Defying expectations, Bush makes serious push for Iowa — Maybe he just wanted to spend some time in the town where lawman Wyatt Earp grew up. Or maybe Jeb Bush wanted to serve notice he might make a stronger run for Iowa than many GOP strategists anticipate. Pella, in Iowa's conservative Marion County, was one of Bush's stops as he took his campaign kickoff tour to the key early states.

For Hillary Clinton, all politics, press are local — Her big kickoff rally over, look for Hillary Clinton to address one of the early criticisms of her 2016 campaign: distance from the news media. The Atlantic's Molly Ball, fresh from covering Clinton's Roosevelt Island event, tells us to watch the local news as Clinton campaigns in the early primary and caucus states in the days and weeks ahead.

Obama's overseas strategy — Obama, attending the G7 economic summit, is facing questions over whether his international peers will view him as a lame duck. The source of this doubt: the contentious debate in the United States over a Pacific trade agreement, with the President at odds with liberals in his own party and, to a lesser degree, with some Republicans who don't trust him to negotiate favorable deals.
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Jul 28, 2015

RT @KellyO: Sigh. Car just washed for first time in weeks. Cue the rain storm.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @ReillyDowd: Unexpected stories coming out of @ZaatariCamp. Still chaos in #Syria, but some #SyrianRefugees r lining up 2 go back.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @ReillyDowd: Returned 2 @ZaatariCamp 2 follow some dramatic developments in our story 4 @theLOLfilm. Very different world thn we saw 6 mnths ago #Jordan

Jul 26, 2015

RT @BradTachcoCNN: a sad day here @CNN our dear friend and colleague Joe Conley passed away last night unexpectedly, We already miss you

Jul 26, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: “Boston, I don’t have enough words to say how much I love you,” Martinez says at induction

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