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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Final Four Primary: Bush, Paul, Walker — and WWE’s McMahon?

Is it mere coincidence that much of the Final Four play is coming down to teams from states with potential Republican candidates for president in 2016? There’s Florida’s Jeb Bush: Final four! Way to go, Florida and @UFCoachBillyD! #MarchMadness —...

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Walker’s ‘Midwestern Filter’ vs Christie, Cruz Inside DC

Written with Julie Hirschfeld Davis The way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sen.Ted Cruz see the ideal 2016 Republican presidential nominee, it sounds a lot like themselves. For Walker, 46, that means a candidate “with firm roots from outside...

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

‘Tea-Party’ Class of Governors Eyed: Democrats See 2014 Openings

Democratic candidates seeking to pick off Republican governors in 2014 need look no further than Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s playbook in Virginia for a template for victory, according to the head of the party’s gubernatorial campaign arm. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin,...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during the 2013 Fiscal Summit

Reunited: Romney Helps Ryan Raise $1.1 Million

Paul Ryan was one of the top fundraisers in Congress before he became the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee. His ability to raise money is even stronger after a nationwide campaign boosted his name recognition — and as Ryan continues to...

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Wisconsin Congressional candidate Rob Zerban  speaking at campaign event in Janesvilles, Wis., on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Wisconsin Congressional candidate Rob Zerban speaking at campaign event in Janesvilles, Wis., on Oct. 3, 2012.

Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin Opponent Explores 2014 Rematch

The Wisconsin Democrat who tried to unseat Rep. Paul Ryan in 2012 is eyeing a rematch with the Republican vice-presidential nominee. Rob Zerban, a former county supervisor, filed paperwork establishing an “exploratory” bid in Wisconsin’s 1st District, which includes Kenosha,...

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Voters fill the booths on Nov. 6, 2012, at the Stockton Community Center in Stockton, Minn.

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Voters fill the booths on Nov. 6, 2012, at the Stockton Community Center in Stockton, Minn.

Minnesota Tops in Voter Turnout (Again) — Obama Carried Top-Five

Minnesota is the nation’s undisputed champion when it comes to voter turnout. About 76 percent of Minnesota residents who were eligible to vote in the 2012 election cast a ballot, leading the nation for the eighth time in the past...

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

Obama’s $5,000 Shotgun Real McCoy, Wrong Question in Gun Control Debate?

  The release of the White House photo showing President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David comes two days before Obama travels to Minneapolis to promote his agenda for curbing gun violence, following the Dec. 14 shootings of 20...

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, at the Capitol.

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, at the Capitol.

Paul Ryan: ‘Running Mate Doesn’t Make a Huge Difference’

Every four years, the announcement of a vice-presidential nominee yields significant speculation about how the candidate might boost the political fortunes of the party’s White House candidate. The talk of a No. 2 delivering this state or that state for...

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Representative Paul Ryan arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa.

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Representative Paul Ryan arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa.

Ryan Remains: `Focused, Here, Now’

Paul Ryan is not going anywhere anytime soon. There has been speculation that the former Republican vice presidential candidate might resign his seat in Congress, maybe to decamp to a think tank or university in preparation for a 2016 run...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

Obama in Bomber Jacket on Road: Romney `Sure Ain’t Change’

President Obama, resuming his re-election campaign after spending the last several days tending to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, kicked off  his final sprint of the 2012 election making closing argument to voters through three states and three time zones. Wearing a...

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