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David Jolly, center, hugs Brent Narog after Jolly won the Republican nomination for C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Jan. 14, 2014.

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David Jolly, center, hugs Brent Narog after Jolly won the Republican nomination for C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Jan. 14, 2014.

Jeb Bush: Jolly Good for Congress

Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor, said last week he’ll only run for president in 2016 if he can do so “joyfully.” For now, he’ll settle for Jolly. Bush gave his endorsement to David Jolly, running in a special...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush: On Running ‘Joyfully’

Sometimes a great notion: Running for president ”joyfully.” Amid all the political tumult of the past few weeks — with one of the Republican Party’s best prospects for president mired in a political traffic jam, and the Democrats’ top candidate...

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Tom Daschle, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, in Washington, D.C., in this March 20, 2012 file photo.

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Tom Daschle, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and former U.S. Senator from South Dakota, in Washington, D.C., in this March 20, 2012 file photo.

Obama Must Overcome ‘Lethargy’ in State of the Union: Daschle

Written with Michael Bender President Barack Obama must demonstrate passion that’s been lacking when he gives the annual State of the Union speech to Congress Tuesday night, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says. Obama’s remarks should reflect the “universal recognition” that income inequality...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address next to a mural of the George Washington Bridge at G.W. Grill in Fort Lee, N.J., on Jan. 14, 2014.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address next to a mural of the George Washington Bridge at G.W. Grill in Fort Lee, N.J., on Jan. 14, 2014.

2016 Wide Open: Christie’s Rising Negatives Outdone by Clinton’s

So, Chris Christie’s national image has taken a body blow. His unfavorable rating has doubled among adults nationwide from January 2013, when he was the hero of Superstorm Sandy, to January 2014, when he is battling Bridgegate. Yet is that...

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush with her son Jeb in this March 18, 2005 file photo.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush with her son Jeb in this March 18, 2005 file photo.

Jeb to Barbara Bush: Mother’s Day?

For some time now, Barbara Bush has been saying there ought to be some families in America — any families but the Bushes and Clintons — that can produce some good candidates for president. The former first lady, wife of...

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Conservatives By Any Other Name

George W. Bush famously waged his first campaign for president as a “compassionate conservative.” He campaigned on education and immigration reform — signing that “No Child Left Behind” act by the end of his first year. Immigration was supposed to...

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Newlyweds Sandra Mary Algudady and John Ellis Bush Jr., son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, leave Saint Jude Catholic church in Miami in this May 29, 2010 file photo.

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Newlyweds Sandra Mary Algudady and John Ellis Bush Jr., son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, leave Saint Jude Catholic church in Miami in this May 29, 2010 file photo.

Bush in 2048? And It’s a Girl

Much is made of the third generation of political Bushes, the one (George W.) who served as president and the former Florida governor (Jeb) whom many in his party view as another contender. Much is made of the fourth generation:...

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

Jeb (Not That One) Bush: Immigration Must Pass

Follow the byline closely in this appeal for congressional action on immigration: Jeb Bush. No, not the former governor of Florida, president’s son and president’s brother and co-author of “Immigration Wars.” Jeb Bush Jr. The ex-governor’s younger son, president’s grandson...

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Paul Ryan and the ‘Six Elephants’

Grover Norquist has one wish for Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and House Budget Committee chairman who ran for vice president in 2012 and may have his eyes on 2016. “I hope he wants to be speaker” of the...

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A man has his picture taken near a mosaic featuring the icon of Pope Francis at the 'Arco delle Campane' to receive the blessing of the Pontiff before it will be placed in St. Paul's Basilica on December 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.

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A man has his picture taken near a mosaic featuring the icon of Pope Francis at the 'Arco delle Campane' to receive the blessing of the Pontiff before it will be placed in St. Paul's Basilica on December 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Jeb Bush ‘Pants on Fire’ For Tweet? (Not, Says He)

The ruling is in from the folks at the award-winning “PolitiFact Florida:” Jeb Bush had “pants on fire” on the eve of Thanksgiving when he tweeted: Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not...

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