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CLIP: Sen. Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign Announcement
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
March 23, 2015 : 2 min. 19 sec.

CLIP: Should the U.S. require mandatory voting?
“Should the U.S. require mandatory voting?” The question was asked of President Obama at a town hall meeting held the previous week in Cleveland. The president in his reply said he could support mandatory voting as a short-term fix for counteracting the influence of money in politics.
March 22, 2015 : 1 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: 2016 Presidential Campaign in New Hampshire
James Pindell talked about recent trips to New Hampshire by several 2016 presidential hopefuls. Topics included the campaign period known as "invisible primary"; the various Republican candidates; and fundraising.
March 16, 2015 : 3 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: Hillary Clinton's Email Records
David Drucker talked about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and the potential impact on her 2016 presidential ambitions. Topics included the political fallout of the controversy as well as revelations about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation.
March 7, 2015 : 9 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference
Matt Schlapp talked about the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which was sponsored by his American Conservative Union organization. Topics included the results of its presidential straw poll, and leaders of the conservative movement.
March 2, 2015 : 10 min. 13 sec.

CLIP: Campaign Finance: Mega-Donors & Super PACs
Kenneth Vogel talked about campaign spending strategies for the 2016 presidential race, focusing on the largest donors and the political action committee’s they were expected to be donating to. Topics included the recent announcement that Koch brother-backed groups would spend nearly $1 billion during the election cycle.
February 2, 2015 : 3 min. 44 sec.

CLIP: Potential 2016 Democratic Field
Steve McMahon discussed several Democrats considering bids in the 2016 presidental election.
January 26, 2015 : 8 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: Potential 2016 Republican Field
Steve Scheffler and Fergus Cullen talked about possible Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Iowa Freedom Summit, which took place is Des Moines on January 24.
January 26, 2015 : 6 min. 4 sec.

CLIP: Campaign Finance and Citizens United Ruling
FEC Commissioner Lee Goodman talked about the new rules on political party funding, the future of political speech online, and the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
January 15, 2015 : 10 min. 47 sec.

CLIP: 2016 Presidential Election
Democratic consultant Liz Chadderdon and Republican consultant Phillip Stutts talked about the year ahead for campaigns and elections, with a focus on the 2016 presidential field.
December 29, 2014 : 7 min. 12 sec.
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