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  • Walton, Benioff Join Billionaires Backing Clinton in 2016

    Billionaires Alice Walton, George Soros and Marc Benioff are helping to finance a super-political action committee encouraging former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president, according to a report filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission.

  • Clinton’s Non-Campaign Already Needs Someone in Charge

    The hottest story in U.S. politics last week, at least before the implosion of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was an article in Politico detailing Hillary Clinton’s shadow 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Road to White House May Start With Virginia Contest

    In 1991, Zell Miller, then governor of Georgia and a Democrat, advised his colleague Bill Clinton of Arkansas that there were two guys he needed to run his likely presidential campaign: James Carville and Paul Begala.

  • Why Republicans Shut Down the Government

    If you want to understand why the government is shut down or why elected Republicans would even consider doing something as reckless as using a debt default to extract policy concessions from the White House -- without necessarily even knowing which policy concessions they want -- Stan Greenberg has a memo for you.

  • Obama Seeks to Make Amends With Unions, Democratic Activists Over Tax Deal

    President Barack Obama today will meet with union leaders to try to heal a relationship strained by his agreement to extend Bush-era tax cuts . Behind the scenes, the White House is waging a broader campaign among Democratic Party loyalists to undo damage over the deal.

  • Mandela the Politician

    Media consultant Frank Greer and I were invited in 1993 to speak to a workshop for 80 African National Congress campaign organizers, including Nelson Mandela and his top people. Our talk was a mix of high strategy and technical campaign mechanics. When we finished, Mandela, sitting in the front row, raised his hand and asked the first question.

  • Clinton Is Strongest-Ever Frontrunner. If She Runs.

    Last week, when Hillary Clinton released a video announcing her support for gay marriage, Twitter went wild.

  • Obama Set to Retool White House Team for Second Half of Presidential Term

    President Barack Obama is undertaking a “major retooling” of his administration that will include an announcement tomorrow of several new top officials for his economic team.

  • Democrats Resort to Magical Thinking on Obamacare

    In the span of one week, Democrats went from dismissing the possibility that the Supreme Court would strike down the 2010 law mandating individuals to buy health insurance to consoling themselves that any such action would have a silver lining.

  • Obama's Oil-Spill Missteps May Engulf Policy Wins: Albert Hunt

    The Obama presidency, as it passes 500 days in power, is marked by a dichotomy that surprises allies and adversaries alike; historic policy triumphs and political debacles.

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