Politics

1:31pm

Mon April 13, 2015
The Two-Way

JFK Profile In Courage Award Going To Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 8:15 pm

In 2010, Republican Bob Inglis lost his congressional seat to a Tea Party candidate because, among other things, he accepted climate change. Today, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation named Inglis the 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for political courage.

The foundation said in a statement:

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11:29am

Mon April 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Marco Rubio Officially Announces He's Running For President

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 8:56 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses an event held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in January 2014 in Washington.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT.

Florida senator Marco Rubio officially announced that he is running for president during a speech in Miami on Monday. He told prospective donors he was launching his candidacy earlier today.

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7:03am

Mon April 13, 2015
It's All Politics

'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 3:14 pm

Hillary Clinton is running with all the advantages and challenges of someone who has been in the public eye for more than two decades.
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When the former senator, secretary of state and first lady announced for president on Sunday she smiled into the camera and said, "I'm Hillary Clinton."

Those who were hoping for a return of Hillary's family name, "Rodham," as part of her public identity might have felt some disappointment. For many of her admirers, Hillary Rodham Clinton was the embodiment of aspiration for a woman in public life. This was the woman they wanted to elevate to the White House in her own right.

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6:27am

Mon April 13, 2015
Politics

SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 8:00 pm

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6:25am

Mon April 13, 2015
Politics

2016 Presidential Field Expands; Obama Returns From Americas Summit

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 8:00 am

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5:03am

Mon April 13, 2015
It's All Politics

With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 2:40 pm

President Obama, seen shaking hands with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, engaged in the first substantive face-to-face U.S.-Cuba talks in more than 50 years.
Scott Horsley NPR

The hemispheric summit meeting that just wrapped up in Panama was the first to include the president of Cuba.

But even if Raul Castro and his brother Fidel were kept out of sight at past Summits of the Americas, they were never out of mind.

Six years ago, President Obama stood on a rooftop in Trinidad, talking with reporters about his first summit. Scott Wilson, a Washington Post correspondent with lots of Latin-America experience, asked the president what he'd learned from listening to his fellow leaders.

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5:01am

Mon April 13, 2015
Politics

Marco Rubio Expected To Announce Presidential Bid

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 8:00 am

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4:40am

Mon April 13, 2015
It's All Politics

Rubio's Path To The Nomination, And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:09 am

Marco Rubio celebrates onstage with his family in 2010 after winning his U.S. Senate seat in Florida when he was just 39 years old. Now, he's expected to embark on a run for president.
Alan Diaz AP

Marco Rubio, the charismatic, Hispanic, young (and even younger-looking) freshman senator from Florida is launching his campaign for the White House Monday in Miami.

Rubio, 43, will be entering a growing field of candidates. Right now, he's considered a second-tier candidate, polling behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the man Rubio has called a mentor.

That could change once he gets in. Rubio's advisers believe he has a path to the nomination, with assets few other candidates can match.

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3:52am

Mon April 13, 2015
World

Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 8:00 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on April 12, 2015 in Cheltenham, England. Britain goes to the polls in a general election on May 7. But campaign slogans and speeches — from Cameron and his rivals — won't carry many references to international affairs.
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In war and in diplomacy, Great Britain has always been a global leader. Next to the United States, it had the largest footprint in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade.

But now, something has changed. The United Kingdom is pulling back from the world stage.

Take recent meetings of European leaders, for example. This may be the most unstable time in Europe since the end of the Cold War, as Russia has seized Crimea and is supporting a war in Eastern Ukraine.

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10:24pm

Sun April 12, 2015
It's All Politics

Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 4:01 pm

A replica of "The Mystery Machine" van used in the Scooby Doo cartoon series parked at the L.A. Festival of Books in 2012. Hillary Clinton is traveling to Iowa in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.
Doug Kline flickr/Creative Commons

At around the same time that Hillary Clinton's campaign team in Brooklyn, N.Y., was hitting "send" on the emails and tweets that officially launched Clinton's presidential campaign, the former first lady was hitting the road — in a van.

Clinton was scheduled to be in Iowa on Tuesday, but instead of flying, she decided she wanted to pack up a van — which she refers to as the "Scooby" van because of its resemblance to the van from the Scooby Doo cartoon — and chat with people along the way.

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