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September 30th, 2015

Why Jeb Bush's poll numbers are tanking

    In April, one in every four likely Republican primary voters nationally said they would support Jeb Bush for president, according to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. Today, just 7 percent say the same. And, it's not just the NBC-WSJ poll.

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Rubio goads Trump into sharing the spotlight

    Apparently, Americans like duopolies in politics, and we may have a new one this week.

    Gone is Scott Walker vs. Donald Trump. The real estate mogul pounded away at the Wisconsin governor's record on jobs and revenue and away he went.

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Political parties are changing, not dying

    Is U.S. politics changing in important ways thanks to "new technologies and changing media norms," with results that shift influence away from party leaders and other political elites?

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Say no 'free stuff' for anybody, Jeb

    Jeb Bush wants you to know that he's not running for president in order to give "free stuff" to black folks. I don't have a problem with that, as long as he says he won't give any "free stuff" to white folks, either.

    That's right, Jeb. It's only fair. Tell us, the American voters, that you won't give any of us any free stuff. Your lavish campaign donations will dry up like spilled lemonade in a desert.

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Hillary Clinton’s Pajama Party

    She had a law career, an ambitious agenda as first lady, an industrious stint in the Senate, those years and miles as secretary of state.

    And it has come to this: In a bid to seem less stuffy and turn the page on a beleaguered (yet again) presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is chatting with Lena Dunham about singer Lenny Kravitz’s penis.

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GOP Upheaval Brings New Dread

    Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms -- "It's deja vu all over again" -- has never been more apt. This time, though, it's not at all funny.

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Xi Jinping's low-key, high-stakes visit

    The visit to Washington last week of President Xi Jinping, the leader of the world's second-biggest power, illustrated Lyndon Johnson's saying that politicians need to be able to "walk and chew gum at the same time."

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Is Donald Trump Serious?

    As part of his ongoing effort to make a mockery of the American political process, Donald Trump released his tax plan Monday morning. This is the third official policy position he has laid out in the 3 1/2 months he’s been running for president.

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Net neutrality could become the biggest face-off on corporate speech since Citizens United

    Do Washington's net neutrality rules run roughshod over the First Amendment?

    That's what some opponents have been arguing -- claiming that the government's regulations infringe on Internet providers' right to free expression. Now, in a flurry of responses to that charge, defenders of the rules appear eager for the biggest showdown over the meaning of corporate speech since the Citizens United case.

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Hillary Clinton called Xi's speech 'shameless,' and the Web went wild

    On Sunday, as China president, Xi Jinping, prepared to share his thoughts on women's equality at a U.N. meeting on gender, Hillary Clinton offered her own take on the day's events.

    Re-tweeting a New York Times story about China's record on women's issues,  and citing China's arrest of five feminists in March, the presidential candidate called Xi's presence at the summit "shameless."

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