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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. (Reuters)
Dan Balz and Robert Costa
If they’re too centrist, primary voters might question their conservative bona fides. If they skew too far right, general-election voters might be scared off.
The Fix by Chris Cillizza
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President Obama announced that the Interior Department released a revised conservation plan to better sustain and manage Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Some real talk herein.
It’s up because jobs were up. As a percentage of all jobs, it keeps dropping.
A roundup of national news.
With the task force’s deadline fast approaching, top officials have been insistent: Reform will happen.
Robert Barnes and Mark Berman
One week after allowing an Oklahoma execution, the justices agreed to review the procedure.
99Rise, a group opposing the Citizens United decision, released video of its members disrupting the Supreme Court on the morning of the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Sen. John Cornyn takes gavel of Judiciary subcommittee. And changes its name.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush gave a preview of his likely presidential campaign in a speech that criticized Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress alike as ineffective and overly partisan.
Obama told them that cities are “often the place where change happens fastest.”
Two women from Mobile sued to have their marriage, performed in California, recognized by the state.
Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said he suspects that TSA wanted to “conceal negative information” about computer security at New York airport.
SkyMall, super PACs and solitary confinement.
His base is among the lowest turnout group in the state.
There are 25 potential Republican presidential candidates. 25!
History is littered with the worst presidents of all time.
State Department official wanted to use Disney characters to teach kids about warming Arctic.
There’s good economic news. There’s also needed (and unneeded) context.
A new GAO audit finds that officials aren’t sure how many work at headquarters, making cuts harder.
Supreme Court ruling protects federal air marshal whistleblower in case that had broad implications.
RIP (for now) another Clinton documentary.
Meet Brian Sandoval.
An inspector general’s findings confirm problems that The Washington Post first reported in a pair of articles more than a year ago.
Republicans already control 31 of 50 governor’s mansions. Can they add to their total?
And, yes, we know: The drought hasn’t been linked to climate change.
Obama promised to shut down the prison in Guantanamo. It’s looking now like he may not be able to.
New research finds that when there is less coverage of House races, voters know and participate less.
The big topics at the World Economic Forum included climate change and economic inequality.
The Loop’s weekly public service of CRS reports brings you a nonpartisan analysis of the immigration executive action.
Polls can only tell you so much this far out. But for Romney, they send a clear message.
One bill would reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition and cut service contracts. Another would trim the defense civilian workforce by 15 percent.
He said, “Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts.”
A group of moderate House Republicans put their leaders on notice this week that they intend to steer a more pragmatic course on social issues — including abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
He has just three more states to visit as president, and he’s pledging to get to each before it’s all over.
The University of California president is adept at political wrangling, but her push for funding faces long odds.
Supreme Court backs fired air marshal in case that affects federal employee whistleblowers.
The former Florida governor and the 2012 GOP nominee would be rivals for establishment backing if they ran.
The Israeli leader’s planned speech strains ties and heightens fears that new sanctions could sink Iran talks.
Josh Hicks and Eric Yoder
A federal review found the agency has no department-wide policies regulating off-duty behavior.
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