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What would a Donald Trump administration look like?

cnn.com — As he prepares for the first GOP debate of the election season next week, Donald Trump is disavowing many of his former positions and earning support from about one in every five Republicans through a combination of blustering rhetoric and dogged condemnation of the political class.
Aug 02, 2015

As the first GOP debate approaches, what are Donald Trump's policies on key issues? cnn.it/1DkxX56 (via @CNNPolitics)

Las razones del repunte de Donald Trump en las encuestas

mexico.cnn.com — LACONIA, New Hampshire (CNN) - Donald Trump, quien repunta en las encuestas de aspirantes a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, llegó a Nueva Hampshire y desató su cólera contra el único blanco que enfurece tanto a sus partidarios como a la administración de Obama: los republicanos.

Why Donald Trump is surging in the polls

cnn.com — "They're all talk, they're no action," Trump said, revving up his fiery takedown of politicians. "I'm more disappointed in many ways with the Republicans," Trump said. "They have this great indignation, whether it's Benghazi or the emails... nothing ever happens." Trump is enjoying a summer surge as takes the lead in a poll of Republican presidential contenders released on Friday.

Scott Walker's shift to the right

cnn.com — Walker's forceful rhetoric, shortly after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, shocked some donors and their representatives -- a message they passed along to campaign staffers, according to multiple people familiar with the conversations. He met disappointment at home, too. His two sons support same-sex marriage.

Rick Perry super PACs raise nearly $17M

wdsu.com — A trio of super PACs supporting former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has raised neared $17 million, according to a senior adviser for the groups. Two pro-Perry groups -- Opportunity and Freedom PAC and Opportunity and Freedom PAC I -- raised $12.8 million in the first half of the year.

Rick Perry super PACs raise nearly $17M

cnn.com — Two pro-Perry groups -- Opportunity and Freedom PAC and Opportunity and Freedom PAC I -- raised $12.8 million in the first half of the year. A third super PAC, which was created Thursday, collected a $4 million check from a single donor, bringing the full tally for the three groups to $16.8 million as of July 10, said Austin Barbour, the senior adviser to all three affiliated entities.
Jul 10, 2015

First on CNN: Rick Perry has not 1 -- but 3 -- super PACs supporting him & they've raised almost $17 million cnn.it/1JUBPfB

Jul 10, 2015

CNN: First on CNN: Rick Perry super PACs raise nearly $17M cnn.it/1JZDk9w

Jul 10, 2015

RT @AdamWollner: Rick Perry now has three super PACs supporting him, and they've raised $17M so far. Two donors account for $11M cnn.com/2015/07/10/pol…

Jul 10, 2015

RT @SaraMurray: First on CNN: Rick Perry has not 1 -- but 3 -- super PACs supporting him & they've raised almost $17 million http://t.co/VQ…

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First on CNN: Rubio super PAC pre-buy

cnn.com — The Florida senator and GOP presidential candidate's super PAC will place early ad-buys today in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina for television spots to air later this year. The source did not reveal how much the pre-buys would be with except to say the sum is "significant."
Jul 09, 2015

Marco Rubio's super pac is following the campaign's lead and pre-buying ads in early states cnn.it/1IM9xT5

Scott Walker 2016 fundraising strategy: New blood

cnn.com — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker readies his likely presidential campaign, one of his biggest near-term hurdles is building a war chest that will allow him to face off against well-funded opponents.
Jul 07, 2015

Scott Walker's strategy for building his finance operation: Bring in new blood cnn.it/1HcjcwK

Jul 07, 2015

CNN: @ScottWalker hoping new bundlers help vault him over fundraising hurdles cnn.it/1JMMcSw

Marco Rubio's ad buying plan hits snag

wdsu.com — Sen. Marco Rubio's plan to buy presidential campaign advertising at a bargain price is hitting a snag: Some television stations are refusing to reserve the airtime. The GOP presidential candidate planned to reserve at least $10 million in television advertising in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada to air later this year, a Rubio aide said.

First on CNN - Rubio's ad buying plan hits snag - CNNPolitics.com

cnn.com — The GOP presidential candidate planned to reserve at least $10 million in television advertising in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada to air later this year, a Rubio aide said. But a number of Hearst Television stations rejected the Rubio camp's requests, saying it was too early to estimate available inventory and fair advertising rates, according to Federal Communications Commission filings.
Jul 02, 2015

Rubio campaign wants to reserve $10M worth of airtime in NH, IA & SC for later this year—but TV stations are refusing cnn.com/2015/07/02/pol…

Jul 02, 2015

Rubio's $10 million early ad buy hits a snag: Some TV stations won't let him reserve the time cnn.it/1FVjOpt

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Aug 04, 2015

RT @eorden: the guy rubbing his face during the second half of this video... twitter.com/mikiebarb/stat…

Jul 31, 2015

Good news to kick off your weekend: the cute pup's owner has been found and is picking her up now. Yay!

Jul 31, 2015

RT @OutFrontCNN: "Incoherent": Trump​'s tough talk on immigration comes under fire from his own party. @CNN's @SaraMurray has more. cnn.it/1DX3dSB

Jul 31, 2015

DC pals, can you help me find this cute pup's owner? Found near R St. + New Jersey Ave. wearing a pink collar pic.twitter.com/0SQW2KsfQG

Jul 30, 2015

RT @michaelscherer: Feel the Bern! The $59 Bernie Sanders cocktail (feat. tequila and maple syrup) has arrived. ti.me/1DcKrvX

Jul 30, 2015

Rand Paul attributes the Trump bump to a "temporary loss of sanity" in his interview now w/ @wolfblitzer

Jul 29, 2015

RT @kenvogel: Important @mateagold scoop: The Koch bros & @GOP are burying the hatchet―at least when it comes to their data rivalry http://…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @NewDay: Attorney called "disgusting" by #Trump for request to pump breast milk recounts her story. cnn.it/1JuGnrP cnn.it/1I18lct

Jul 29, 2015

RT @JDiamond1: Before calling opposing lawyer "disgusting," Trump also refused to stop for his attorney to take bathroom break: pic.twitter.com/Twiak7owVD

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