Hillary Clinton’s Potential GOP Rivals Used Personal Email Accounts

Rubric: GOP | 13 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Hillary Clinton’s Potential GOP Rivals Used Personal Email Accounts

Hillary Clinton’s Potential GOP Rivals Used Personal Email Accounts. Republican Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, speaks during the Iowa Ag Summit at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on March 7. Among the many thousands of emails Jeb Bush received as Florida governor are a string of notes from campaign donors asking for favors and making suggestions. Photo: Bloomberg News Republican critics of Hillary Clinton say that the public should be able to see all of her email as secretary of state, and that she shouldn’t be the one to decide that about half of the emails from her private account could be withheld as personal. Politifact, ...

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Iowa GOP straw poll moves to Boone

Rubric: GOP | 13 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Iowa GOP straw poll moves to Boone

Iowa GOP moves 2015 straw poll to Boone. DES MOINES, Iowa – Republicans have picked a new location for the famed Iowa Straw Poll – traditionally, the presidential primary season’s lead-off popularity contest. “Cost was a factor. After decades outside Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, the Republican Party of Iowa announced on Thursday that the straw poll was being moved 20 minutes down the highway to the town of Boone.Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers: * The Ames Straw Poll will happen this year, but for the first time, it won’t be in ...

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Iowa GOP Straw Poll moving to Boone

Rubric: GOP | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Iowa GOP Straw Poll moving to Boone

Iowa GOP moves 2015 straw poll to Boone. DES MOINES, Iowa – Republicans have picked a new location for the famed Iowa Straw Poll – traditionally, the presidential primary season’s lead-off popularity contest. “Cost was a factor. Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers: * The Ames Straw Poll will happen this year, but for the first time, it won’t be in Ames.“Iowa’s agricultural background has always captured the national imagination, and we feel the Central Iowa Expo will help us showcase this heritage,” Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said in a press release. “This ...

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Ames loses bid for GOP straw poll

Rubric: GOP | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Ames loses bid for GOP straw poll

Iowa GOP moves 2015 straw poll to Boone. DES MOINES, Iowa – Republicans have picked a new location for the famed Iowa Straw Poll – traditionally, the presidential primary season’s lead-off popularity contest. “Cost was a factor. After decades outside Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, the Republican Party of Iowa announced on Thursday that the straw poll was being moved 20 minutes down the highway to the town of Boone.Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers: * The Ames Straw Poll will happen this year, but for the first time, it won’t be in ...

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Iowa GOP moves straw poll to Boone

Rubric: GOP | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Iowa GOP moves straw poll to Boone

Iowa GOP moves 2015 straw poll to Boone. Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers: * The Ames Straw Poll will happen this year, but for the first time, it won’t be in Ames. “Iowa’s agricultural background has always captured the national imagination, and we feel the Central Iowa Expo will help us showcase this heritage,” Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said in a press release. “This venue also allows us to keep ticket prices affordable, ensuring families from across Iowa can participate in this one-of-a-kind event.” The announcement ends speculation about the future of ...

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Iowa GOP moves straw poll to Boone

Rubric: GOP | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Iowa GOP moves straw poll to Boone

Iowa GOP chooses Boone as new site for Iowa Straw Poll. “Iowa’s agricultural background has always captured the national imagination, and we feel the Central Iowa Expo will help us showcase this heritage,” Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said in a press release. “This venue also allows us to keep ticket prices affordable, ensuring families from across Iowa can participate in this one-of-a-kind event.” The announcement ends speculation about the future of the straw poll, which has long been held in nearby Ames, and been criticized for being an unreliable predictor of who will ultimately win the GOP presidential nomination.The Iowa Straw Poll will move from Ames to Boone this year and ...

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Harry Reid: Human Trafficking Bill Doomed Unless GOP Removes Anti-Abortion …

Rubric: GOP | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Harry Reid: Human Trafficking Bill Doomed Unless GOP Removes Anti-Abortion …

Anti-abortion provision threatens to derail Cornyn bill to curb human trafficking. A bill to combat human trafficking was supposed to be a major bipartisan achievement — instead it’s devolved into a bitter fight over abortion, with Democrats objecting to language that would prevent spending federal funds for the procedure and Republicans saying it’s the same provision Democrats have accepted dozens of times before.WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats threatened Wednesday to torpedo bipartisan legislation combating human sex trafficking in a dispute over a Republican-backed abortion provision they said they had failed to notice for nearly two months.The bill, which would ban mandatory union ...

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Top 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls return to Iowa to hone messages

Rubric: GOP | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Top 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls return to Iowa to hone messages

In trip to Iowa, Jeb Bush says he’s conservative. Potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates gathered Saturday in Iowa, polishing their messages on foreign policy and domestic issues such as immigration — even positioning themselves for a potential general election race. Three possible Republican presidential candidates called for legal protections for undocumented workers Saturday, contrasting themselves from the rest of the field.URBANDALE, Iowa – Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made his first appearance in Iowa as a potential presidential candidate Friday night, vowing to run hard in the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest even though he is not popular ...

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GOP’s Bush touts outlier immigration vision in leadoff Iowa

Rubric: GOP | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP’s Bush touts outlier immigration vision in leadoff Iowa

Chris Christie ‘absolutely’ backs renewable fuel standard. Jeb Bush says that immigrants living in the country illegally must have an opportunity to legalize their status, a position at odds with his potential Republican presidential rivals. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas made clear Saturday at an industry summit here that he is more of a populist than many of the other Republican presidential hopefuls. Chris Christie on Saturday sought to appeal to hundreds of Iowans at a farming forum at the State Fairgrounds here by reminding them that that he, too, is from an agricultural state: “New Jersey is the Garden State, remember,’’ he said. Christie has been slipping in the early presidential ...

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GOP braces for ObamaCare win

Rubric: GOP | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP braces for ObamaCare win

Another Moment Of Truth For Obamacare–And For The Supreme Court. WASHINGTON — The legal campaign to destroy President Obama’s health care law may be nearing its conclusion, but as the Supreme Court deliberates over the law’s fate, the search for a replacement by Republican lawmakers is finally gaining momentum. Burwell — the dispute over whether the federal government may continue to provide subsidized health insurance to people living in two-thirds of the states. But the prospects of legal victory have also raised practical and political fears that Republicans will take the blame for the health care crisis that would follow. If the plaintiffs prevail, about 7.5 million residents ...

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