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Is Anyone Not Running for the Republican Presidential Nomination?

bloomberg.com — Everyone, it seems, is in. The multi-year "will they or won't they" game that political reporters, operatives and junkies have been playing was all for naught. Just about every Republican whose name was floated as a potential 2016 candidate-and a few who never even entered the conversation -have taken a look at the political landscape and decided to enter the race or have given clear signals that a campaign launch is imminent.

Behind the Scenes With Ben Carson Before His Campaign Announcement

bloomberg.com — DETROIT-"This is the most important part of the show!" the stage manager declared Sunday night, after the third failed attempt to nail the closing number during rehearsals. After a pause, he realized his mistake. "Oh well, besides Dr. Carson's remarks, of course."

What Ben Carson Says About the Economy

bloomberg.com — The run-up to Ben Carson's Republican presidential campaign has been far more about a grassroots groundswell than actual policy ideas. It's an area of weakness, particularly on the foreign policy front, that Carson has worked behind the scenes to remedy in recent months.

Ben Carson, Gifted Surgeon and Political Neophyte, Expected to Announce Presidential Bid

bloomberg.com — Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has become a grassroots conservative favorite on the strength of his motivational life story and strong opposition to President Barack Obama, said Sunday that he is entering the crowded Republican field and running for president. to formally declare himself a Republican candidate for president.

Why Jeb Bush's 'Record Sum' Might Not Matter

bloomberg.com — Jeb Bush's declaration to donors Sunday that his yet-to-be-declared presidential campaign has raised record-breaking amounts of early money belies a question dogging the former Florida governor: Can big money alone fuel a winning campaign? What was missing from the pep talk, according to people in attendance at the behind-closed-door session for donors in Miami, were specific details or context.

Jeb Bush: Campaigns Don't Need to Spend $1 Billion to Win in 2016

bloomberg.com — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor exploring a run for president, said Sunday that contrary to what many campaigns are identifying as a must-have fund-raising number, a successful 2016 candidate does not need to raise $1 billion.

Jeb Bush, the Paleo Diet and the Drag Queen: A Campaign Story

bloomberg.com — He doesn't follow politics that closely, that much he admits. But when the waiter at Burger & Beer Joint in South Beach was told to study up on Paleo diet options on Saturday night, he had a pretty good idea who was coming into the restaurant for lunch the next day.

A Sharp-Elbowed 'Force' Will Watch Over Hillary Clinton's Campaign Finances

bloomberg.com — On one of his last nights as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Gary Gensler thanked Elizabeth Warren. There were others on the list he ticked through at the affair packed with congressional aides, government officials and even a few lobbyists, but Warren, the Massachusetts senator and star of the left, was one of the first-a recognition for Warren's role in helping Gensler transform the CFTC from a regulatory backwater into a tough Wall Street cop.

Hillary Clinton Said to Hire Former Wall Street Cop as Campaign CFO

derivalert.org — By Phil MattinglyApril 16, 2015, Bloomberg Business Hillary Clinton is planning to name Gary Gensler, a former top federal financial regulator and strong advocate for strict Wall Street rules, as the chief financial officer of her campaign, according to a Democrat familiar with the decision.

EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Said to Hire Former Wall Street Cop as Campaign CFO

bloomberg.com — Hillary Clinton is planning to name Gary Gensler, a former top federal financial regulator and strong advocate for strict Wall Street rules, as the chief financial officer of her campaign, according to a Democrat familiar with the decision.
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May 26, 2015

RT @levinecarrie: 'New' Crossroads affiliate repackaging of older group - one that has coveted IRS recognition. h/t @RobertMaguire_ opensecrets.org/news/2015/05/r…

May 26, 2015

"When he gets worked up, things aren’t 'off the record,' they are 'off the f------ record.'" bloom.bg/1FTOCxx

May 26, 2015

FBI agent who pioneered use of wiretaps that yielded dozens of insider-trading convictions now works at Goldman Sachs bloom.bg/1FT5u7m

May 25, 2015

RT @PostBaron: Mother, wife of @jrezaian can't attend his trial. WaPo request to attend unanswered. Court spokesman: no comment wpo.st/GylI0

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