Let Me Start: Changing the equation

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President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's drone and counterterrorism policies, as well as the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, at the...
President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's drone and counterterrorism policies, as well as the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, at the...
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Why are Republicans making so much out of Benghazi and the IRS? One reason is because the economy is on the rebound, and that changes the equation for the 2014 midterm elections. As President Obama’s approval rating for his handling of the economy improves, it becomes more difficult for Republicans to use the strategy they’ve used for the past four years.

Hillary Clinton joins her husband’s foundation. Meanwhile new polling shows she’s still the one to beat in 2016, with sizable leads over Jeb Bush and Rand Paul.

Cruz Missile: Sen. Ted Cruz steps up his attacks on Eric Holder and the Justice Department.

And Ann Romney is back in the news: She’s speaking out against the Obama White House in light of the IRS, Benghazi and leaks investigation kerfuffles.

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Let Me Start: Changing the equation

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