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There Is No Front-runner

Maggie, while the CNN poll shows Huckabee leading nationally, the more interesting polls were the ones NBC/Marist released a few days earlier in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, key early primary states. While Jeb Bush has been declared the front-runner, these

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The Jindal Effect

Bobby Jindal has almost single-handedly inserted the Common Core into the presidential narrative as a major campaign issue, siding with moms over experts and distinguishing himself from Jeb Bush, as I noted earlier. Both Christie and Bush appear to have noticed. Christie

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Jindal’s Amazingly Smart Week

In one week, Jindal has picked a fight with Jeb Bush on Common Core, with Bush and Obama on marriage (he won’t evolve on gay marriage and is supporting a constitutional amendment if the Supreme Court disagrees), and with the president and

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It’s Not Income Inequality, Stupid

David Shribman, editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, is worried about the GOP economic message.  In an article called  “What Isn’t Being Said About 2016,” Shribman speaks with great compassion of “the anguish Republican candidates are having in trying to figure out how to

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