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Episode 21: Jeb Bush Is Back

nationaljournal.com — Episodes of TwentySixteen are available on iTunes and Stitcher. Since last week's podcast, the two biggest names in the presidential race announced their campaigns. Jeb Bush kicked his off with an announcement in Florida, where he showed off his bilingual cred, and on a trip to New Hampshire, where he talked tax reform.

Episode 20: #MarcoRubioCrimeSpree

nationaljournal.com — Marco Rubio's finances were put in the spotlight this week, as a report from The New York Times detailed his questionable spending habits, and an apparent sore spot for his campaign team. Jeb Bush's staff shuffle signals a significant change in approach for the man who is only just now about to become officially in the race.

Iraq's Problem Is So Much Bigger Than Just Training Its Military

defenseone.com — Iraq's army is a pathetic mess. Everyone inside the Pentagon knows this. The White House does too. And setting aside official protest by Baghdad, the Iraqi government is so aware it's trembling. But that's not why ISIS is winning. And to be clear, ISIS is winning.

ISIS Is Not Just Iraq's Problem. It's Obama's.

nationaljournal.com — Iraq's army is a pathetic mess. Everyone inside the Pentagon knows this. The White House does too. And setting aside official protest by Baghdad, the Iraqi government is so aware it's trembling. But that's not why ISIS is winning. And to be clear, ISIS is winning.

Episode 19: It's Hard to Be King

nationaljournal.com — Weekly controversies, new challengers and a general disdain for the media have hurt Hillary Clinton in voters' eyes, but by enough to boost Republicans? Well, at least not Jeb Bush, whose popularity is falling due in no small part simply to name recognition.

ISIS Sets Its Sights on Saudi Arabia, and That’s Bad News for Washington

defenseone.com — Two weeks. Two suicide bombings. Both targeting Shiites in a Sunni land. And both claimed by ISIS. If this were Iraq or Syria, these attacks - sadly - wouldn't be surprising. But it's not.

The Coming ISIS Assault on Saudi Arabia Means Awful Things for Washington

nationaljournal.com — Two weeks. Two suicide bombings. Both targeting Shiites in a Sunni land. And both claimed by ISIS. If this were Iraq or Syria, these attacks - sadly - wouldn't be surprising. But it's not.

Episode 18: Will Sanders Matter?

nationaljournal.com — This week's heated politics leads to careful debate, as Kristin, Tim and Shane define the Bernie Sanders effect and explain yet another Clinton controversy -- this time concerning a company set up to deal with payments owed to Bill.

Episode 17: Better Listening Than Rand's 630-Minute Speech

nationaljournal.com — Kristin and Shane are joined by Hotline Analyst Adam Wollner to discuss the politics behind Rand Paul's long, long speech against the Patriot Act. Planning for the Republican primary debates is well underway, and Fox News has set rules to limit the number of candidates allowed on stage that could dramatically affect campaign tactics.

The 20 Most Powerful Women Staffers on Capitol Hill

nationaljournal.com — There are lots of Washington power lists out there already, but this one is different. You'll find no members of Congress here. This is about those working behind the scenes, members of a group that's overworked but under-recognized: the most powerful women staffers on Capitol Hill.
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Jun 30, 2015

@GlennThrush This: "will give you veto over content". What the what?

Jun 30, 2015

RT @benpershing: Get your handy searchable Scribd doc of all the new Clinton emails right here nationaljournal.com/2016-elections…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @edhenry: Why wouldn't WH chief of staff have the Secretary of State's email address? pic.twitter.com/xhtUr2npig

Jun 30, 2015

What do you learn from 33 years of tax returns? Jeb Bush poorly timed the sale of his NFL stake. nationaljournal.com/2016-elections… via @nationaljournal

Jun 30, 2015

RT @DougNBC: Having rich friends is impt if u want to run for president. @nationaljournal sits down w/ blunt talking Ken Langone, nationaljournal.com/2016-elections…

Jun 30, 2015

Ken Langone on the field Christie is getting into today: "George Pataki, give me a (expletive) break." nationaljournal.com/2016-elections…

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