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NYT First Political Draft Now - April 23, 2015: The Lynch Drama Nears Its Final Act

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April 23, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » The Lynch Drama Nears Its Final Act Loretta E. Lynch at a confirmation hearing in January. She now faces a vote that would make her the nation’s 83rd attorney general. Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times APRIL 23, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Thursday  morning from Washington.  President Obama  gave a climate change speech in Florida  on Wednesday  for Earth Day, but  Speaker John A. Boehner  had something else on his mind.  Martin O’Malley , the former Maryland governor, uses trade against  Hillary Rodham Clinton , but most eyes in Washington are on the Senate, where a long-delayed vote is at last on the to-do list. Loretta E. Lynch  is finally scheduled to get her moment on the Senate floor  on Thursday , and unless something totally unexpected happens, she is headed for narrow approval as the nation’s 83rd attorney general.

NYT First Political Draft Now- April 21, 2015: Campaigning Again, Clinton Will Always Have New Hampshire.

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April 21, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Campaigning Again, Clinton Will Always Have New Hampshire Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigning in Keene, N.H.,  on Monday . Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times APRIL 21, 2015 By Amy Chozick Good  Tuesday  morning from Washington, where a Supreme Court justice is urging his colleagues to seek wisdom from abroad and Republicans with an eye on the White House are juggling the campaign trail with the fund-raising circuit. Social Security is resurfacing as a hot topic for conservatives, and  Hillary Rodham Clinton  is waxing nostalgic about the good old days in New Hampshire – and hoping for more good ones ahead. Presidential candidates must pretend that they have a special connection to every state they visit, but it’s not hard to see that  Mrs. Clinton  wishes they all could be like New Hampshire.

NYT First Political Draft Now on April 20, 2015: New Hampshire Shifts Its Focus to a Party of One.

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April 20, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » New Hampshire Shifts Its Focus to a Party of One Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa last week. Mrs. Clinton next moves to New Hampshire, where a victory in 2008 against Barack Obama rekindled her campaign. Doug Mills/The New York Times APRIL 20, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Monday  morning from Washington, where Congress may be close to a vote on the new attorney general and where  Senator Marco Rubio  of Florida is setting up his campaign headquarters. New Hampshire, however, remains the center of the presidential race, as it says so long to the crowded Republican field and welcomes  Hillary Rodham Clinton .

NYT First Political Draft Now - April 17, 2015: The Republican Dance Card Fills Up in New Hampshire.

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April 17, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » The Republican Dance Card Fills Up in New Hampshire Jeb Bush at the “Politics and Pie” event  on Thursday  at the Snow Shoe Club in Concord, N.H. IIan Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times APRIL 17, 2015 By Alan Rappeport Good  Friday  morning from Washington, where the relationship between Congress and  the Obama administration  continues its prickly course. But the primary focus moves from Iowa to New Hampshire, the state of derailed presidencies and second chances, which welcomes 19 Republican presidential hopefuls for a weekend of 30-minute pitches.

NYT First Political Draft Now - April 16, 2015: Jeb Bush Has Big Plans for a State That Upset His Brother.

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April 16, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Jeb Bush Has Big Plans for a State That Upset His Brother Jeb Bush peering out to find an audience member at the annual meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in Columbus  on Tuesday . Jonathan Quilter/The Columbus Dispatch, via Associated Press APRIL 16, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Thursday  morning from Washington, where the political battle between President Obama  and Congress over an Iran nuclear deal continues even in the face of compromise.  Hillary Rodham Clinton  finishes up in Iowa, and in New Hampshire,  Jeb Bush  is just getting started, even if he has yet to declare his candidacy or had to campaign for several years.

NYT First Political Draft Now - April 14, 2015: Rubio Leaps In From Miami, and Clinton Hits the Road

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April 14, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Rubio Leaps In From Miami, and Clinton Hits the Road A sign supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton in Indianola, Iowa, last year. Daniel Acker for The New York Times APRIL 14, 2015 By Trip Gabriel Good  Tuesday  morning from Washington, where commemorations are beginning for the 150th anniversary of  President Lincoln ’s assassination. This week, the Capitol prepares for its first congressional yoga sessions, and  former Senator Bob Graham  is still scribbling in his notebooks. In Miami,  Senator Marco Rubio  of Florida joined a growing field of presidential contenders, and  Hillary Rodham Clinton  made her way to Iowa, with stops for lunch, in a van. Her campaign team there says it has big plans for small events to show her humble side.

NYT First Political Draft Now - April 10, 2015: Guns Give Republicans a Reprieve From Discord

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April 10, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Guns Give Republicans a Reprieve From Discord Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky last year with one thing Republican candidates will agree upon: a gun. Drew Angerer for The New York Times APRIL 10, 2015 By Nick Corasaniti Good  Friday  morning from Washington.  Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee  of Rhode Island says he’s considering running for president, and  Senator Tim Kaine  of Virginia sees Lee’s surrender to Grant as a model for national grace. President Obama  continues his trip to Panama, by way of Jamaica and  Bob Marley ’s house, and the friendship between  Senator Marco Rubio  of Florida and  Jeb Bush , the state’s former governor, may be tested in a Republican primary. In Tennessee, however, the Republican candidates and potential candidates will have plenty to agree with at the annual National Rifle Association leadership conference.

NYT First Political Draft Now April 9, 2015: A Knighted Bloomberg Decrees Bush and Clinton Worthy Candidates.

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April 9, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » A Knighted Bloomberg Decrees Bush and Clinton Worthy Candidates Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, received an honorary knighthood  on Wednesday  in Washington, making him Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Thibault Camus/Associated Press APRIL 9, 2015 By Maureen Dowd Good  Thursday  morning from Washington, where  President Obama  has left town for Jamaica, and the White House has been having a bit of fun at  Benjamin Netanyahu ’s expense.  Senator Rand Paul  has been a little testy in his first day as a real presidential candidate, while  Gov. Chris Christie ’s charm offensive is falling flat in New Jersey. And a newly knighted  Michael R. Bloomberg , who seems to be enjoying life after politics, tells us how he really feels about becoming London’s next mayor.

NYT First Political Draft Now - April 8, 2015: Obama's Trip to Panama Includes a Cuban Subplot.

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April 8, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Obama’s Trip to Panama Includes a Cuban Subplot Workers prepared the area around the Panama City convention center  on Monday  where President Obama will attend the Summit of the Americas. Carlos Jasso/Reuters APRIL 8, 2015 By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Good  Wednesday  morning from Washington, where a short-lived power failure briefly shut down the government .  Mayor Rahm Emanuel  of Chicago gets to keep his job after a runoff, while  Secretary of State John Kerry  will meet with Jewish leaders to try and ease their concerns over a possible nuclear agreement with Iran.  Representative Charles B. Rangel  has recipe suggestions, and Senator Rand Paul  of Kentucky hit the ground running after announcing his candidacy.  President Obama  begins a trip to Panama where he may or may not have a much-watched meeting with  President Raúl Castro  of Cuba.

NYT first Political Draft Now - March 26, 2015: Health Fix Heralds Rare Moment of Congressional Compromise

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March 26, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Health Fix Heralds Rare Moment of Congressional Compromise Speaker John A. Boehner is being praised by members of both parties for a willingness to step up and strike a bargain with Democrats. Doug Mills/The New York Times MARCH 26, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Thursday  morning from Washington, where  Senator Rand Paul  of Kentucky is looking to capture some of the limelight seized by  Senator Ted Cruz of Texas this week, while  Mitt Romney  seems to be enjoying the life of a noncandidate.  Ben Affleck  and  Bill Gates  have come to tell the Senate a thing or two about diplomacy and  President Obama  is leaving town for Birmingham, Ala., to highlight economic gains. And Congress appears to be on the brink of a bipartisan breakthrough.

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 25, 2015: Troop Levels Frozen, Afghan President Addresses Congress.

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March 25, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Troop Levels Frozen, Afghan President Addresses Congress President Obama with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan during a joint news conference  on Tuesday . Stephen Crowley/The New York Times MARCH 25, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Wednesday  morning from Washington, where Republicans have been partying with  former Vice President Dick Cheney  while Congress is nearing a budget breakthrough.  March Madness is getting increasingly political  as the tournament rolls on, and  President Obama  is using the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act to take a victory lap, of sorts. Victories have not come easy in Afghanistan, however, but the country’s new president is in town to offer a status report.

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 24, 2015: April Could Bring a Shower of Presidential Announcements.

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March 24, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » April Could Bring a Shower of Presidential Announcements Flags being handed out  on Monday  at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made his candidacy official. Travis Dove for The New York Times MARCH 24, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Tuesday  morning from Washington, where  Hillary Rodham Clinton  has been mixing with reporters, and members of Congress are taking a moment to salute a golf legend.  Secretary of State John Kerry  has been hanging out at Camp David, and  Senator Ted Cruz  has made clear that he would like to do the same someday. Now that the Texas Republican is officially running for president, we take a look at who might be next.

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 23, 2015: Making it Official, Cruz Kicks Off Race to Replace Obama.

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March 23, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Making it Official, Cruz Kicks Off Race to Replace Obama Senator Ted Cruz and his family at a rehearsal  on Sunday  for his announcement at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Andrew Harnik/Associated Press MARCH 23, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Monday  morning from Washington. Congress will be tending to some budget business before a break, and  Hillary Rodham Clinton’s  private emails about attacks in Benghazi, Libya are unearthed.  President Obama  begins the week hosting a science fair at the White House, and the race to succeed him begins in earnest with a big speech from a certain Texas senator.

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 20, 2015: With Talk of Building Ties, Clinton Draws Subtle Contrast With Obama

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March 21, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » With Talk of Building Ties, Clinton Draws Subtle Contrast With Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton, then a senator for New York, joined Senator Bill Frist, Republican of Tennessee, in 2008 as an advocate for the victims of war and genocide in Sudan. Jamie Rose for The New York Times MARCH 21, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Friday  morning from Washington, where the National Cherry Blossom Festival officially begins despite a forecast of flurries. Congress is busy  finding creative new ways to approve spending  without voting, and there’s a very good chance a potential presidential candidate is streaming live video right now on an app called Meerkat. If that sounds too “Back to the Future” for you, at least one person who might like to move back to the White House is yearning for the good old days of bipartisanship. Hillary Rodham Clinton , a Washingtonian for more than two decades, is increasingly discussing her memories of a gent

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 19, 2015: Hillary Clinton Looks to Secure Labor Support.

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March 19, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Hillary Clinton Looks to Secure Labor Support Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations last week. Todd Heisler/The New York Times MARCH 19, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Thursday  morning from Washington, where royalty will be paying a rare visit to the White House. Congress remains logjammed in many respects, but a warm moment between  Senator Harry Reid  of Nevada and  Senator Rand Paul  of Kentucky showed the Senate’s softer side.  Gov. Scott Walker  of Wisconsin is facing a backlash from conservatives over the handling of one of his aides, while two other would-be presidential front-runners are moving ahead with their pre-campaign machinations. Hillary Rodham Clinton , who is likely to become a declared presidential candidate in the coming days, will spend  Monday  morning reconnecting with the Democratic base. Mrs. Clinton will be the featured attraction at an event with a major union leader, held at the Center f

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 18, 2015: Washington Looks On as Netanyahu Posts Strong Victory in Israel

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March 18, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Washington Looks On as Netanyahu Posts Strong Victory in Israel Israeli and American flags during a rally in Dallas last year. Larry W. Smith/European Pressphoto Agency MARCH 18, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Wednesday  morning from Washington, where March Madness is already starting to get political, and even St. Patrick’s Day could not bring  President Obama  a lucky budget from Republicans.  The resignation  of  Representative Aaron Schock  of Illinois is still the talk of the town, but  Gov. Scott Walker  of Wisconsin may have found himself  a headache in Iowa . Yet for now, the biggest electoral drama is the result in Israel’s vote.

NYT First Political Draft Now - March 16, 2015: Democrats to Ramp Up Push for Attorney General Vote

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March 16, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Democrats to Ramp Up Push for Attorney General Vote Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, speaking last week, with Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa, John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota, right. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times MARCH 16, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Monday  morning from Washington, where  Hillary Rodham Clinton  is lining up her fund-raising team and  former Gov. Jeb Bush  of Florida is batting back comparisons to his brother.  President Obama  spent the weekend dusting off his comedy routine, but when it comes to getting his attorney general nominee confirmed, there is not much for him to laugh about. Will the logjam in Congress end this week? Democrats say they will intensify the pressure on  Senator Mitch McConnell  of Kentucky to allow a vote this week on  Loretta E. Lynch  for attorney general after the majority leader said he would not bring her nomination to the floor unle

NYT First political Draft Now - March 11, 2015: Both Sides See Advantages in Foreign Policy Fight.

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March 11, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Both Sides See Advantages in Foreign Policy Fight From left, Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming; Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader; and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the majority whip, on Capitol Hill  on Tuesday . Drew Angerer for The New York Times MARCH 11, 2015 By Carl Hulse Good  Wednesday  morning from Washington, where Republicans are saying Hillary Rodham Clinton ’s meeting with reporters  raised as many questions  as it answered , lawmakers need to read their bills more carefully, and  President Obama  is focusing on domestic issues while  Congress locks horns over Iran . For Republicans, at least, an old-fashioned foreign policy dispute is just what was needed to bring the party together. The fight between congressional Republicans and the White House over negotiations with Iran shows no sign of easing and while it appears contentious, both sides find the deadlock somewhat advantageous. Divi