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Rubio says he’d be glad to have Koch support

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, says he'd "love" to have the support of the billionaire Koch brothers, whose political network plans to spend some $300 million in the 2016 elections.

Rand Paul in NH: Tax cuts should help the poor

onpolitics.usatoday.com — NASHUA, N.H. - You know it's a GOP primary when a candidate spends only half his speech walloping Hillary Clinton, so he can use the other half to criticize Republicans. Republicans are gathering again today at a summit convened by the state GOP to give political activists a look at more than a dozen presidential hopefuls.

Huckabee to reveal presidential plans on May 5 in Hope, Ark.

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Mike Huckabee invited folks to come to his hometown of Hope, Ark., on May 5 where he promises to say whether he's going to run for president again in 2016. The former Arkansas governor announced tonight on Fox News Channel the date of his big reveal.

Rick Perry: I’m healthier and smarter than four years ago

onpolitics.usatoday.com — NASHUA, N.H. - Republican presidential aspirants are trooping to Nashua, N.H., today for a "First in the Nation Summit," a two-day GOP fanfest where potential 2016-ers are addressing several hundred political activists. Rick Perry First up among the better-known hopefuls: former Texas governor Rick Perry, whose toughest question came from a self-described supporter in the audience: "Tell us what is going to be different this time around."

Jeb Bush: I’m as conservative as any governor of past 20 years

onpolitics.usatoday.com — MANCHESTER, N.H. - Do not call Jeb Bush a moderate Republican. "Why? Why? Why, pray tell?" Bush asked when a questioner characterized him as such Friday. On his way out of a news conference, Bush stopped and turned back. "I have a conservative record, probably the most effective conservative governor," he said.

Clinton to New Hampshire on Monday

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Turn on the Chipotle-cam: Hillary Clinton will bring her ultra-low-key presidential listening tour to New Hampshire on Monday and Tuesday, her campaign says. The events will be similar to those the Democratic frontrunner held this week in Iowa: she will meet with students, teachers and small business employees for roundtable discussions at locations yet to be announced.

Hillary Clinton launches 2016 presidential bid

11alive.com — Hillary Clinton formally launched her second presidential bid today, vowing to be the champion for "everyday" American families and to strengthen the economy. "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in a video posted on her website, hillaryclinton.com.

6 things to know about Hillary Clinton

onpolitics.usatoday.com — As Hillary Clinton kicks off her second presidential campaign, here's a look at six things to know about the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination: Growing up in Park Ridge, Ill., Clinton wanted to be an astronaut (as well as a baseball player and journalist) and at 13, wrote to NASA to inquire how to go about it.

Hillary Clinton ready to start presidential campaign

usatoday.com — Hillary Clinton is poised to formally launch her second presidential bid today, with a different approach from 2008 aimed at convincing voters through small-group settings that she has ideas for helping the middle class and the skills to govern.

O’Malley calls GOP support of Indiana law ‘shameful’

onpolitics.usatoday.com — BEDFORD, N.H. - Indiana's religious freedom law is "reprehensible" and it is "shameful" for potential GOP presidential hopefuls to support it, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley said Tuesday.
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Apr 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead' usat.ly/1yYI3Xt via @usatoday

Apr 23, 2015

Young N Korean girl talking about her escape --will be hard for @HillaryClinton to be more compelling than this.

Apr 23, 2015

Rubio says he's "aligned" with Koch issue agenda, would "love" their support usat.ly/1EvHo1W via @usatonpolitics

Apr 22, 2015

Rand Paul's campaign told to ditch the Ray-Bans usat.ly/1d0JYAE via @usatonpolitics

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