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Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders

nytimes.com — Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton 's failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness. On top of that, many say, her repeated jokes and dismissive remarks on the email controversy suggest that she is not treating it seriously enough.
Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytpolitics: Hillary Clinton’s handling of the email issue frustrates Democratic leaders nyti.ms/1VdWnCe pic.twitter.com/wAdGz7UiIx

Aug 27, 2015

NYT interviews 75 top Dems on Clinton's handling of email issue, finds "a widespread bewilderment" nyti.ms/1NJK9z2

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Tom Harkin Cautions Joe Biden Against Running for President

nytimes.com — Former Senator Tom Harkin, a fixture in Iowa Democratic politics for over four decades, discouraged Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday from entering the presidential race, suggesting that Hillary Rodham Clinton, if elected, could name him to a top diplomatic post instead.
Aug 26, 2015

Harkin tells friend Biden, via @jmartNYT intvu, to stay out of race. "I just don’t think this would be a wise move.” nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 26, 2015

Harkin says Biden run would not be a "wise move," floats job in Clinton admin. nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @jeneps: Harkin tells friend Biden, via @jmartNYT intvu, to stay out of race. "I just don’t think this would be a wise move.” nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 26, 2015

Harkin on Biden: "With Hillary as president, I can see him being secretary of state or ambassador to the UN" nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 26, 2015

What a political brushback pitch sounds like: "I can see him being secretary of state or ambassador to the UN." nyti.ms/1EjNDGd

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Rand Paul Can Seek Re-Election and White House Run, Kentucky G.O.P. Decides

nytimes.com — Senator Rand Paul, averting what would have been a blow to his waning presidential hopes, engineered a vote by the Kentucky Republican Party on Saturday to change the state's presidential nomination contest from a primary to a caucus.
Aug 22, 2015

RT @nytpolitics: Rand Paul Can Seek Re-Election and White House Run, Kentucky G.O.P. Decides nyti.ms/1MFu2S9

Aug 22, 2015

Rand Paul will have a side of cake with his cake...Can Seek Re-Election and White House Run, Kentucky G.O.P. Decides nytimes.com/politics/first…

Biden, Mulling White House Bid, Meets With Elizabeth Warren

nytimes.com — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday summoned Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, to his Washington residence for a meeting, the latest indication that he is seriously considering a presidential bid. Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren met for over an hour at the Naval Observatory with no aides present, according to a Democrat briefed on the conversation.
Aug 22, 2015

Over lunch, @VP & Warren talked R & D primaries, what the country is looking for & @vp made clear he may run nyti.ms/1KCNcUl

Aug 22, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: Over lunch, @VP & Warren talked R & D primaries, what the country is looking for & @vp made clear he may run http://t.co/LXM…

Aug 22, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: Over lunch, @VP & Warren talked R & D primaries, what the country is looking for & @vp made clear he may run http://t.co/LXM…

Aug 22, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: The Biden-Warren meeting today at @VP residence came at VP's request, lasted over an hour, no staff present nyti.ms/1KCNcUl

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Joe Biden Gets Serious About Campaign as HiIlary Clinton Struggles

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign struggles with sliding poll numbers, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s exploration of a presidential candidacy is taking on a new seriousness. Mr. Biden has been in contact with donors who could help finance a campaign, eyeing major contributors to President Obama and pillars of his own fund-raising network: trial lawyers, Jewish leaders and Greek-Americans.
Aug 21, 2015

RT @maggieNYT: Also clear Biden allies reaching some Clinton donors who aren't willing 2 jump.he isn't a good $ raised historically mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/us/…

Aug 21, 2015

Joe Biden Gets Serious About Campaign as HiIlary Clinton Struggles nyti.ms/1LpUWih

Aug 21, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: That end of summer deadline for Biden is slipping into Sept as allies eye Hillary difficulties, look for opening nytimes.com/2015/08/22/us/…

Aug 21, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: That end of summer deadline for Biden is slipping into Sept as allies eye Hillary difficulties, look for opening nytimes.com/2015/08/22/us/…

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Momentum Slipping Away in Iowa, Scott Walker Adopts a Trump-like Stance

nytimes.com — DES MOINES - On a three-day tour of Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president last month, Scott Walker wore the same rolled-sleeves uniform, told the same sports joke and answered questions with verbatim passages from his announcement speech, whether he was in Davenport, Cedar Rapids or Sioux City.
Aug 20, 2015

RT @tackettdc: No one has suffered more from Trump's rise than Scott Walker @tripgabriel @jmartnyt nyti.ms/1E5v9JR

Aug 19, 2015

In "blunt self critique" Walker privately acknowledged his style isn't working and promised reset of campaign: mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/us/…

Aug 19, 2015

RT @nytpolitics: Momentum Slipping Away in Iowa, Scott Walker Adopts a Trump-like Stance nyti.ms/1JjXCMc

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Scott Walker to Increase Attacks on Washington

nytimes.com — Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin suggested to donors on Monday that he was pivoting to a message more directly attacking Washington to fend off a growing threat to his campaign from candidates who have never held elected office, such as Donald J. Trump.
Aug 18, 2015

Politician, Looking to Separate Himself From Other Politicians and Politics in General, Tries Old Politician Trick. nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 18, 2015

Walker, conceding threat from Trump& other outsider candidates, tells supporters he's pivoting to anti-DC message nyti.ms/1Pl8R7a

Aug 18, 2015

How much has Trump spooked his rivals? Walker bragged to donors Monday about NOT attacking him nyti.ms/1Pl8R7a

Aug 18, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: How much has Trump spooked his rivals? Walker bragged to donors Monday about NOT attacking him nyti.ms/1Pl8R7a

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As Scott Walker Struggles in Iowa, His Campaign Reaches Out to a Strategist

nytimes.com — A consultant to Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin's presidential campaign telephoned a Georgia-based Republican strategist last week to sound him out about working for Mr. Walker, a sign that he is considering staff changes at a moment when his campaign has been eclipsed by Donald J. Trump.
Aug 18, 2015

Scott Walker has always been his own strategist, how does he adjust when he needs to? nyti.ms/1TQHSXO via @NYTPolitics

Aug 17, 2015

This Walker move is the sort of quiet temp-taking campaigns do when looking to make additions or restructure nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 17, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: A Walker media consultant has sounded out at least 1 uncommitted GOP operative about coming to Madison nytimes.com/politics/first…

Aug 17, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: This Walker move is the sort of quiet temp-taking campaigns do when looking to make additions or restructure nytimes.com/politics/first…

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Obama Operative in Florida Is Ready to Work for Joe Biden

nytimes.com — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have to create much of his campaign organization on the fly if he decides to enter the presidential race, but one Democratic operative from a crucial state is not waiting to be asked. Steve Schale, who helped direct President Obama's two general election victories in Florida, wrote in an email: "I'm #ReadyfForJoe."
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Joe Biden Wades Further Into ’16 Bid

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Vice President Joseph R. Biden is vacationing on Kiawah Island off South Carolina's coast, riding bikes and walking the beaches with his family. But on Wednesday night, he called one of his most outspoken political supporters and wrestled with the question looming over his future: Should he run for president?
Aug 14, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: .@vp talked to Harpootlian for an hour last night,Donilon & @schultzohio making calls to early states, Draft steps up http://…

Aug 14, 2015

Biden, a handful of close aides & family friend at the Draft group do some water-testing. w @amychozick > nytimes.com/2015/08/14/us/…

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