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Jim Webb to drop out of Democratic race, consider independent bid

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He was never really running as a Democrat in the first place.
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Jeb Bush says he’s running, won’t follow FEC rules for candidates who say they’re running

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He said the magic words, but the FEC can’t, or won’t, hold him to them.
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Hillary hints at reversal from ’08 on capital gains. Does it matter?

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In 2008, she opposed raising capital gains taxes beyond 20%. Now, we need to “take a look” at bigger tax reform.
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Hillary Clinton officially announces: It Could Be Worse 2016

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Hillary’s announcement says a lot about the current political climate, but not much about her.

Ding dong! Michele Bachmann’s retiring

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It really was no miracle, what happened was just this: The wind began to switch, the US House to pitch…

Did Obama deliberately lie in 2008 about his Social Security plans?

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Barack Obama has talked frequently about Social Security. But did he fake his position during the 2008 campaign?
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Shareholder proposes Goldman Sachs run for office as a person

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Goldman’s shareholder was sick and tired of the company’s shadowy role in spending millions lobbying Washington.
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Can the GOP be saved from its obsession with the 1950s?

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An interesting story in the NYT about how, from technology to social issues, the GOP is stuck in the past.

Confirmed: “Macaque” (aka “macaca”) is a French slur for black people, George Allen’s mom was French

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George Allen’s use of the term “macaca” for an Indian-American wasn’t an accident. Macaque is a French slur,
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