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Hillary Clinton Is Pitching Herself To Millennials

(171) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 7:33 AM

WASHINGTON -- Is Hillary Clinton actually moving left, and if so, why?

The answer is yes, though not on every topic. And the reason is to push young voters' turnout and grassroots organizing enthusiasm as close as possible to the levels that President Barack Obama enjoyed in 2008.

“After two...

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Trail To The Chief: 2016 Gaffe Edition

(44) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 1:26 PM



2016 Gaffe Edition


One of last week's most prominent stories of the 2016 presidential campaign featured former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush trying...

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Trail To The Chief: How To Become A 2016 Contender

(23) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 4:26 PM



How to Become a 2016 Contender Edition


You don’t have a backer with a billion dollars. You are nowhere in the polls....

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How Barack Obama Led Us Into The Selfie Century

(72) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 7:43 AM

WASHINGTON -- A new era in American politics was only faintly visible when The Huffington Post debuted on May 9, 2005. The changing time manifested itself in two ways. One was the incandescent smile of a freshman senator from Illinois named Barack Obama. The other was an emerging wave of...

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Trail To The Chief: The 2016 Handlers Behind The Curtain Edition

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 11:00 PM



The 2016 Handlers Behind the Curtain Edition


Longtime Republican operative Karl Rove ("The Architect" of former President George W. Bush’s election victories)...

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Trail To The Chief: White House Correspondents' Dinner Entertainment, Ranked Edition

(4) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 4:42 PM



White House Correspondents' Dinner Entertainment, Ranked Edition


Back in 1921, when the White House Correspondents' Association held its first dinner, Prohibition was...

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Trail To The Chief: Failure To Launch Edition

(49) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 2:41 PM



The Failure to Launch Edition


If you've glanced at the recent 2016 presidential election coverage -- a herd of reporters

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Trail To The Chief: This Is Brooklyn Edition

(37) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 4:14 PM



This Is Brooklyn Edition


In what surely is her last bid to win the presidency -- for herself, by herself -- Clinton...

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Can Rand Sell '60s In 2016?

(118) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 2:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, K.Y. -- Jimi Hendrix’s trippy/soul version of the "Star-Spangled Banner" was on the sound system in the Galt House ballroom just before Rand Paul’s campaign kickoff.

The sign behind Rand on the stage as he spoke was too long for a bumper sticker, but it also...

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Rand Paul Ready To Run As His Own Meme

(106) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 7:41 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rand Paul is Kentucky's junior senator and the son of another GOP politician, but when he launches his presidential campaign here Tuesday, he won't dwell on his regional, party or familial roots.

Louisville is the home of one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington, Senate Majority...

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Διεθνής πολιτική: Το Ιράν και οι χειρισμοί του Ομπάμα

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 6:29 PM

Τα μαλλιά του είναι σχεδόν γκριζα εξ ολοκλήρου πλέον, ο τόνος του μελαγχολικός αλλά ειλικρινώς αισιόδοξος, καθώς ο πρόεδρος Ομπάμα εμφανίστηκε στον κήπο του Λευκού Οίκου για να εξαγγείλει τους κεντρικούς άξονες, στους οποίους θα στηριχθεί η δεύτερη θητεία του, το όραμα του για την αντιμετώπιση επικίνδυνων εχθρών, και τον...

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イランとの核合意はオバマ大統領の功績作りに役立つのか【プラネット・ポリティクス】

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 6:39 AM

イラン政策が仮にでもまとまれば、これはオバマ政権2期目にとって、1期目に医療保険改革法を行ったのと同じ選択になるだろう。

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Lo que supone el acuerdo de Irán para el legado de la política exterior de Obama

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 3:37 PM

Con el pelo casi totalmente gris y un tono sombrío, pero esperanzado, Barack Obama ha tomado la palabra desde la Casa Blanca para defender el eje central de su segundo mandato, su visión de cómo tratar a los adversarios peligrosos y su propio papel en la historia.

Este era...

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L'accord sur le nucléaire en Iran et son impact sur l'héritage de Barack Obama en politique étrangère

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 11:07 AM

Les cheveux aujourd’hui presque complètement gris, le ton sombre mais néanmoins chargé d’un espoir sincère, le président Barack Obama a pris la parole dans le Rose Garden de la Maison Blanche jeudi 2 avril pour défendre l’axe central de son second mandat, sa vision sur la manière de...

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L'accord sur le nucléaire en Iran et son impact sur l'héritage de Barack Obama en politique étrangère

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 9:03 AM

WASHINGTON – Les cheveux aujourd’hui presque complètement gris, le ton sombre mais néanmoins chargé d’un espoir sincère, le président Barack Obama a pris la parole dans le Rose Garden de la Maison Blanche jeudi 2 avril pour défendre l’axe central de son second mandat, sa vision sur la...

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Lo que supone el acuerdo de Irán para el legado de la política exterior de Obama

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 5:38 AM

Con el pelo casi totalmente gris y un tono sombrío, pero esperanzado, Barack Obama ha tomado la palabra desde la Casa Blanca para defender el eje central de su segundo mandato, su visión de cómo tratar a los adversarios peligrosos y su propio papel en la historia.

Este era...

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Planet Politics: What The Iran Deal Means For Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

(186) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 5:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- His hair almost fully gray now, his tone somber but earnestly hopeful, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden Thursday and made a case for the centerpiece of his second term, for his vision of how to handle dangerous enemies, and for his own role...

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Trail To The Chief: The 2016 State Of The Race Edition

(119) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 2:02 PM



The 2016 State of the Race Edition


It’s spring, and it's time for the quadrennial launching of presidential campaigns.

“Launching” used to...

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Trail To The Chief: 2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition

(17) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 5:52 AM



2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition


Here at Trail to the Chief, we are not cynics. Far from it....

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Τεντ Κρουζ: Ο πρώτος υποψήφιος στην κούρσα για το χρίσμα στις εκλογές του 2016

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 10:27 PM

Το κοινό θα έπρεπε να ανήκει στον Γερουσιαστή Ραντ Πωλ. Άλλωστε, οι χιλιάδες προσεγμένοι εκπρόσωποι της γενιάς των «millenials» στην αίθουσα στην περιοχή της Ουάσινγκτον ήταν μέλη του «Youth for Liberty», μίας φοιτητικής ομάδας που ιδρύθηκε από τον πατέρα του Πωλ, τον Ρον Πωλ. Τα παιδιά γελούσαν επιδοκιμαστικά καθώς ο...

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