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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 Unlikely Money Man Invests Adulthood in Her Bid

    Adam Parkhomenko has spent his adulthood trying to get Hillary Clinton into the White House.

  • 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.

  • Crowds Are This Election’s Real Winners

    Forget about Obama versus Romney. The real contest in the 2012 election was about analytics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spies Fail to Escape Spyware in $5 Billion Bazaar for Cyber Arms

    The intelligence operative sits in a leather club chair, laptop open, one floor below the Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s convention rooms, scanning the airwaves for spies.

  • Subsidies for Saints Owner Open New Orleans to Super Bowl

    Two financial deals that kept the National Football League playing in the Superdome, allowing New Orleans to host a 10th Super Bowl, were expensive for taxpayers and enriched Saints owner Tom Benson, said former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

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