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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to speak in Texas on Wednesday


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AP Twitter account hacked: The Associated Press said its Twitter account was hacked and a tweet that read “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured" was bogus. The White House confirmed the president was fine. The untrue news sent stocks into  a momentary nosedive.

Ricin suspect release on bond: The man who was charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the White House, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and a judge was released on bond, while the FBI may have turned its attention to another man in connection with the letters. AP reported that the charges were dropped against the man.

2016 preview in Lone Star State? A pair of potential 2016 presidential candidates are scheduled to give speeches in the Dallas area Wednesday. Former governor Jeb Bush and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will speak at different events. Both will be in the area for the dedication of the George W. Bush's Presidential Center.

Christie will be there too: Speaking of the  Bush Presidential Center, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will attend the opening, too. He joins a high-profile guest list that includes Presidents Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, among others.

2012 reunion: Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod will appear at a June retreat Mitt Romney will host. Axelrod says he and his wife will discuss epilepsy research, not politics. Christie will also attend.

Reynolds wrap: Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) will not run for the Senate in 2014. She had said she was open to running if Rep. Steve King (R) didn't. King hasn't publicly said what his plans are yet. A Reynolds aide said she has no advance knowledge of his intentions.

Kerry gave big to DSCC: Secretary of State John Kerry sent $100,000 worth of surplus campaign funds to Senate Democrats' campaign arm last month. It was a perfectly legal transfer of funds and also the largest contribution the DSCC received in March.

Looking for an Angle? Will failed 2010 Republican nominee Sharron Angle of Nevada ever run for the Senate again? "It’s a possibility," she told a local paper.


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The South Carolina GOP primary and the Nevada Democratic caucuses are next on Feb. 20. Get caught up on the race.
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Donald Trump leads in the first state in the South to vote, where he faces rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
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The S.C. Democratic primary is Feb. 27. Clinton has a significant lead in the state, whose primary falls one week after the party's Nevada caucuses.
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We'll have half a million voters in South Carolina. I can shake a lot of hands, but I can't shake that many.
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Sanders’s claim that Clinton objected to meeting with ‘our enemies’
Sanders said that Clinton was critical of Obama in 2008 for suggesting meeting with Iran. In fact, Clinton and Obama differed over whether to set preconditions, not about meeting with enemies. Once in office, Obama followed the course suggested by Clinton, abandoning an earlier position as unrealistic.
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The complicated upcoming voting schedule
Feb. 20

Democrats caucus in Nevada; Republicans hold a primary in South Carolina.

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Republicans caucus in Nevada.

Feb. 27

Democrats hold a primary in South Carolina.

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