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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 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.

Hillary Clinton's email scandal is exactly what you can expect from her presidential campaign — Outside its Washington, D.C. headquarters is "The Future," a 1935 Robert Aitken sculpture of a woman seated, holding an open book, over the inscription, "What is Past is Prologue." It is a classic line from Shakespeare's " The Tempest" -- and the Golden Rule for any Clinton watcher. Secrecy. Shielding documents.

A CPAC history lesson: How Rand Paul could be like Ronald Reagan — Rand Paul won his third consecutive CPAC presidential straw poll this weekend, and most political journalists yawned -- and understandably so. There have been 20 previous CPAC straw polls, and only in four of those cases has the winner ended up as the Republican presidential nominee.

Christie plans a comeback -- and a new low for Obama and Netanyahu? — It's no secret the White House is miffed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation to address Congress and make his case about the Iranian nuclear negotiations. Less clear, though, is how the White House will react -- or not -- during the Prime Minister's stay in Washington next month.
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Apr 27, 2015

Did you watch entire segment? Or just read hilariously out of context drivel ?…

Apr 25, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: What unsigned Iowa R operative just met up w a top prez campaign operative in the DSM Marriott lobby??? Only in Des Moines, kiddos.

Apr 24, 2015

RT @bhodisvaha: @johnkingcnn goes to Mitt Romney for an impartial evaluation of HRC! That's journalism! @AlciniaH @richdoll54 @mdcolliM @GDGriffin @NewDay

Apr 23, 2015

RT @NBCNews: ICYMI: Watch stunning timelapse of Chile's Calbuco volcano erupting for first time in 40 years

Apr 23, 2015

RT @ktumulty: Really getting tired of asking snarky tweeps whether they actually read the story they are commenting on. Unreasonable?

Apr 23, 2015

If Larry is in town I think I revert to Prince. Or Duke. Or just a frank buckley fan.…

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