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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Wanted: President w/ Experience — Not Necessarily Washington

What’s it going to take to run for president? Military service is a big plus — the biggest in the Pew Research Center’s survey of what attributes American voters are seeking in a candidate. Yet none of the major contenders...

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Gov. Rick Scott, center, greets house members in a recess during session on May 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Gov. Rick Scott, center, greets house members in a recess during session on May 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Re-Branding GOP: Florida-Style — Scott’s ‘Deathbed Conversion?’

  A state Legislature this week voted to: – Legalize some medical marijuana use, – Approve in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants, – Reject a top priority of the gun lobby, – Reject a school-choice voucher bill, – And protect...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, with husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, in Chicago.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, with husband and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, in Chicago.

Clinton Tops Bush — in Florida?

In Florida, the biggest of all presidential election swing states, a potential candidate such as the favorite-son former Gov. Jeb Bush should go a long way toward winning the White House for his party, right? Maybe not. At least not...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco.

Jeb Bush’s Brand Problem

Big names are good for big numbers in early polling — usually. Ask Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive front-runner for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination without even declaring her intentions to run. She has the sort of public name identification...

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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

King: Bush Best for 2016

Who would Rep. Peter King like to see as his party’s nominee for president in 2016? “Besides myself? Jeb Bush,” the Republican from New York said today in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. “I wouldn’t want Rand...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush, Catholic, Faith-Guided

When Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism nearly two decades ago — adopting the faith of his Mexican-born wife, Columba — he explained what primarily attracted him: The “sacraments of the Catholic Church, the timeless nature of the message of the...

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Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan greets fans at Tampa International Airport ahead of the 15th Indian Film Academy Awards on, April 24, 2014.

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Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan greets fans at Tampa International Airport ahead of the 15th Indian Film Academy Awards on, April 24, 2014.

Bollywood vs. RNC: ‘Glitz’ vs. ‘Stuffy Old White Guys’

Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa, Florida, played host to the Republican National Convention in 2012. Now he is playing host to the globe-trotting event that is the Indian Film Academy Awards — aka, Bollywood on the road. The wandering international...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Chelsea Clinton Putting a Grandmother in Play in 2016?

Updated April 18 at 10:20 am EDT Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced that she is pregnant. Marc and I are so thrilled to be expecting our first child...

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William S. Cohen

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William S. Cohen

Jeb Bush Has Winning, `Broad-Based’ Appeal: Cohen

Bill Cohen has played with both sides of the aisle. The Republican former defense secretary for President Bill Clinton served three terms each in the House and Senate. And the way he sees it, Florida’s Jeb Bush has the best...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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