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A dedicated aide in Arkansas keeps the Clintons posted on their old life as they shore up support before 2016.

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    Hillary Clinton was surprisingly bold on Ferguson

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    Panel of forecasters and handicappers to discuss the midterm election. Today!

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    Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold  commentary on Ferguson and race

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    Money begins to flow in Oregon over its GMO ballot measure

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    Obama visit adds heat to contentious and crucial North Carolina Senate race

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    Why Obama’s ‘We don’t have a strategy’ gaffe stings

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    Son of Warren Buffett buys Rosa Parks archive

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