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NYT First Draft on Political News Now - February 24, 2015: With Precampaign Costs Mounting, Clinton Collects a Silicon Valley Paycheck.

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Precampaign Costs Mounting, Clinton Gets a Silicon Valley Paycheck Hillary Clinton at an event in 2014. Damon Winter/The New York Times February 24, 2015 By Amy Chozick Good morning from Washington this Tuesday as Hillary Rodham Clinton breaks her self-imposed silence with a well-compensated speech in California, Gov. Chris Christie teams up with his old enemies in the New Jersey teachers’ union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel learns if a president’s friendship can help win a Chicago election. Here in the capital, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs apologizes for lying about his military service , and rule changes at the Conservative Political Action Conference may end a Paul family tradition. Hillary Rodham Clinton , who has been laying low for weeks, will return to the public arena on Tuesday for a paid speech to female technology executives in Silicon Valley.

NYT First Draft on Political News Now - February 12, 2015: Biden Will Head to Central America as Netanyahu Lands in Washington

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February 12, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Biden to Head to Central America as Netanyahu Lands in Washington Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his sister Valerie Biden Owens ordered breakfast at Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa, in 2012. Josh Haner/The New York Times FEBRUARY 12, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Thursday  morning from Washington, where  Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.  makes plans to be in Central America the day that  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  of Israel is to address Congress, and lawmakers urge Ashton B. Carter  to address the problem of sexual assault in the military when he is confirmed as defense secretary. The end of the  Stephen Colbert  and  Jon Stewart  shows leave politicians without a ready outlet for reaching younger voters. And someone leaked the new season of “House of Cards” – but wait, is that the scent of conspiracy?

NYT First Draft on Political News Now January 14, 2015: House Is Ready to Fire First Shot in Immigration Fight With Obama

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January 14, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » House Is Ready to Fire First Shot in Immigration Fight With Obama Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, with other Republican leaders at a news conference  on Tuesday . Jabin Botsford/The New York Times JANUARY 14, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Wednesday  morning from Washington, where Republicans will seek to land the first blow in their immigration fight with  President Obama ,  Speaker John A. Boehner  gives the president a friendly lecture on his expectations, and a new study shows the steadily growing power of “super PACs.” Plus, we look in on the United States ambassador to France after the Paris unity rally and go inside the nascent presidential campaign of  Hillary Rodham Clinton . The House is set to vote  on Wednesday  on a bill that would  invalidate  President Obama ’s executive action on immigration , but the fight is just beginning. Congressional leaders know the nearly $40 billion measure – which would pay fo

NYT First Draft on Political News Now - January 12, 2014: Obama Misses French Unity March, and His Absence Is Noted.

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January 12, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Obama Misses French Unity March, and His Absence Is Noted World leaders marched in Paris  on Sunday . Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was in Paris, but he did not take part in the march. Patrick Kovarik/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images JANUARY 12, 2015 By Michael D. Shear and Steve Kenny Good  Monday  morning from Washington, where  President Obama  is under fire by conservatives because he did not attend the antiterrorism unity march in Paris, Republicans are moving quickly to set the tone in a Congress they control, and several Democrats appear ready to buck their party’s leadership. A Yale study finds that Republicans are sharply split over climate change and what to do about it. And  Representative Paul D. Ryan  of Wisconsin schools  Gov. Chris Christie  of New Jersey at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. It was a photograph printed, broadcast and tweeted around the globe: The front line of  Sunday’s  Pa

NYT First Draft on Political News Now - January 6, 2015: Mitch McConnell Says He Is Ready to Lead ‘Constructive Caucus’

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January 6, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Mitch McConnell Says He Is Ready to Lead ‘Constructive Caucus’ Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the incoming majority leader, in his office last month. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times JANUARY 6, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Tuesday  morning from a snowy Washington, where Congress is returning to a Republican majority in both chambers for the first time since 2006.  Senator Mitch McConnell  of Kentucky prepares to assume the post of majority leader and to lead a “constructive caucus,” House Republicans prepare to elect a speaker and change the budgeting math, and  President Obama  prepares to get out of town. Welcome to the 114th Congress. Mitch McConnell  finally gets the Senate’s top job  on Tuesday , becoming the first Kentuckian to hold the powerful post of majority leader since  Alben Barkley , a Democrat, in 1947. Unlike  John A. Boehner , who must be elected  on Tuesday  by the full House to the consti