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The Bill Clinton Show returns

politico.com — INDIANOLA, Iowa - It was Tom Harkin’s day. But the Bill Clinton Show was very much in town. Before his speech at the Harkin Steak Fry, the former president lingered with reporters long after his wife had left his side, reminiscent of their days together when she was campaigning for the Senate in New York in 2000, when she would return to...
Sep 14, 2014

At the Harkin steak fry, Bill Clinton perfects the veggie burger. But of course... politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 14, 2014

B-U-B-B-A RT @maggiepolitico: The return of the Bill Clinton Show, one of the longest-running in politics politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 14, 2014

B.Clinton on RFH: "Under the rules we’re not supposed to have any contact w them but they’re like energizer bunnies" politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 14, 2014

RT @maggiepolitico: The return of the Bill Clinton Show, one of the longest-running in politics politico.com/story/2014/09/…

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Why Hillary hates Iowa

politico.com — INDIANOLA Iowa - “Hello, Iowa!” says Hillary Clinton, who has not set foot in Iowa for six years and eight months, and in fact, until quite recently has loathed the place. She cautiously enunciates each word from her prepared text, even the jokes. She is careful, modulated, meticulous. She is Hillary.
Sep 14, 2014

"She carefully checks off the boxes in her 20-minute speech." 2016 slogan: "Vote Hillary: Check The Boxes!" politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 14, 2014

Drudge Seizes @politicoroger HRC Iowa column. Welcome to 2016, "DRUDGE_REPORT: Does she really need this? drudge.tw/1oMQ6vt

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Hillary Clinton returns to the state that haunts

politico.com — INDIANOLA, Iowa - “Hello Iowa. I’m baaaack.” That was how Hillary Clinton greeted Iowans when she took the stage at the final Sen. Tom Harkin Steak Fry Sunday in her first step toward moving past her phobia of the state that helped shatter her 2008 presidential hopes.
Sep 14, 2014

.@maggiepolitico What on earth was being hauled by that tractor in the pic with your piece: politi.co/1sTGzrE

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Harkin back to the old days at last Steak Fry

politico.com — DES MOINES, Iowa - The 200 or so reporters who requested credentials to cover Sen. Tom Harkin’s 37th and final Steak Fry in Iowa on Sunday are primarily focused on featured speaker Hillary Clinton, the potential future Democratic nominee. But more than 200 former and current Harkin staffers flying in from around the country are focused...
Sep 14, 2014

Harkin also says he's seen Clinton's tentative schedule and she'll be helping candidates, particularly Senate ones dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm…

Sep 14, 2014

RT @maggiepolitico: Harkin says he expects Hillary Clinton to keep the focus on 2014 and not herself today. dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm…

Sep 14, 2014

Harkin says he expects Hillary Clinton to keep the focus on 2014 and not herself today. dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm…

Sep 14, 2014

Harkin fmr staffers include Plouffe,who flew in for the weekend, Larry Grisolano, others who learned organizing in IA dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm…

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War debate headed past elections

politico.com — President Barack Obama’s request to arm and train Syrian rebels is jolting Capitol Hill into an unexpected debate about giving the White House more power to conduct a lengthy military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Top House and Senate lawmakers - including some in the leadership - are beginning to publicly...

McDonough: 'Obviously' at war with ISIL

politico.com — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said on Sunday the United States is "obviously" at war with extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Middle East, in the same way America is at war with Al Qaeda.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @politico: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough says the U.S. is "obviously" at war with #ISIL politi.co/1qB5roD

Sanders considering 2016 run as Democrat

politico.com — Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he’s considering running for president in 2016, but maybe not as an independent. “The issue is setting up the infrastructure of running,” the independent senator from Veront said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “One of the reasons I’m going to Iowa is to get a sense of how...
Sep 14, 2014

RT @politico: Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's considering running for president in 2016, but maybe not as an independent. politi.co/1qB1MHm

Animal tricks: The strange and wonderful intersection of politicians and animals

politico.com — President Ronald Reagan seems startled as John Hendrick, president of the National Turkey Federation, presents him with the annual live Thanksgiving turkey on Friday, Nov. 16, 1984, at the White House. The bird was not in the mood to stand still for photographers who were present for the event.

Baker: Obama's plan has problems

politico.com — Former Secretary of State James Baker said on Sunday the Obama administration’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has some problems. “The biggest, of course, is who are our quote partners on the ground,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” When the United States built...
Sep 14, 2014

You're a / heartbreaker / James Baker MT @JenniferShutt: Fmr Secstate James Baker says Obama’s ISIL plan has problems politi.co/X21LPm

Gillibrand: Hearings after Ray Rice incident possible

politico.com — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday said there could be hearings following the domestic violence incident between Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice and his wife. In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that the “way the NFL handled this was awful, it was outrageous.” Rice was caught on camera...

McDonough: We 'didn't threaten' Foleys and Sotloffs

politico.com — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said on Sunday the administration “didn’t threaten” with prosecution the families of two American journalists slain by an extremist group, as the families have alleged. Families of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley have indicated that when they weighed ransom options in efforts...

Senate showdown: GOP frets over Harkin seat

politico.com — Few states are more important than Iowa in the battle for the Senate this fall. But anxiety is rising within Republican ranks that deep-pocketed conservative donors and outside groups are not doing enough, as Democrats outspend them by millions of dollars to retain the seat of retiring liberal Sen. Tom Harkin.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @POLITICO_Steve: On day of Harkin's last Steak Fry, GOP fears it's being outspent in race for his seat, @jameshohmann reports politi.co/1uC5ik2

Sep 14, 2014

On day of Harkin's last Steak Fry, GOP fears it's being outspent in race for his seat, @jameshohmann reports politi.co/1uC5ik2

Gallup: Why Dems should worry

politico.com — Congressional approval is at one its lowest points in 40 years heading into midterm elections - and that could hurt Democrats, according to a new poll. The Gallup poll found 14 percent of Americans approve of how the legislative branch is handling its job, the lowest approval rating two months before elections that the poll has measured since 1974....

This week in photos, Sept. 8 to 12

politico.com — President Barack Obama returns to the White House aboard Marine One, landing on the South Lawn on Sept.12 in Washington D.C. President Obama was in Baltimore for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser.

Mark Sanford's fiancée surprised by break-up

politico.com — The very public break-up between Rep. Mark Sanford and his fiancée came as a surprise to his fiancée, who told The New York Times on Saturday that she learned about it from the media. Maria Belen Chapur told the Times that she had spent time with Sanford in Paris last week.
Sep 14, 2014

RT @ColMorrisDavis: Mark Sanford's fiancée surprised by break-up: got message to "take a hike" from news media ... man, he's classy! politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 14, 2014

RT @ColMorrisDavis: Mark Sanford's fiancée surprised by break-up: got message to "take a hike" from news media ... man, he's classy! politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 14, 2014

RT @politico: The very public break-up between Rep. Mark Sanford and his fiancée came as a surprise to her, she tells the NYT politi.co/1qynqMm

Sep 13, 2014

If you can't trust a guy you started dating while he was married, by golly, who can you trust? politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 13, 2014

RT @politico: The very public break-up between Rep. Mark Sanford and his fiancée came as a surprise to her, she tells the NYT politi.co/1y0kH2r

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