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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smile during the opening plenary session labeled "Reimagining Impact" at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 (CGI) in New York, September 22, 2014. Reuters

Only in the Clintonverse could the lack of a smoking gun be touted as proof of innocence.

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Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is flanked by his daughter Elizabeth (L) and wife Karen (R), as he formally declares his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event in Cabot, Pennsylvania, May 27, 2015. Reuters

Rick Santorum is running for president, and every conservative and Republican should listen to him.

 

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Covering a political story today? Here’s the latest from AEI’s political corner experts.

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A Robin Hood Tax campaigner holds up a sign as Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds a news conference to discuss legislation “to provide tuition-free higher education for students at 4-year colleges and universities in the United States" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 19, 2015.  Reuters

If Bernie Sanders is looking for immorality in America, he can start with our underperforming schools.

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New Jersey Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. Reuters

Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls — nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire.

 

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Discussion on the Supreme Court hearing on Obamacare. The GOP could take the blame if the law is overturned and citizens lose their healthcare.

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The latest analysis on Hillary Clinton’s interview with the press, the continued spread of ISIS in Iraq, and Carly Fiorina’s latest poll numbers.

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Under Hillary’s plan, every candidate is free to launder six-figure checks from Russian banks through his or her personal bank account. It’s another example of something often seen in the business world. Regulation often serves to protect insiders from competition.

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It’s not hard to imagine that many Democrat-inclined voters will vote for Clinton despite the deleted emails, the six-figure speech fees, the contributions from foreign governments. It’s harder to imagine these voters generating the enthusiasm that drove up Democratic turnout in 2008 and reversing the trend that is apparent to anyone who looks at the numbers.

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How should Jeb Bush respond when asked why voters should trust Republicans — let alone another Bush — to deal with the economy after what happened last time? He should start with something like this:

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