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CLIP: Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum"
Fourteen Republican presidential candidates took part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public.
August 4, 2015 : 2 min.

CLIP: Campaign 2016 and 3rd Party Groups
Michael Beckel talked about his recent piece on the Federal Communications Commission filings, which shows that third party groups have already started releasing over one million dollars in negative ads for the 2016 presidential election that is more than 500 days away.
June 22, 2015 : 8 min. 13 sec.

CLIP: How to Improve the Voting Process?
Changes to the current voting process proposed by Hillary Clinton, as well as a response from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were discussed.
June 8, 2015 : 1 min. 40 sec.

CLIP: Third Party Candidates and the Presidential Election
Former Representative Vin Weber (R-MN) talked about the importance of third party candidates in presidential elections and why they should be included in the debates.
May 23, 2015 : 4 min. 37 sec.

CLIP: Campaign Finance and the 2016 Election
Meredith McGehee talked about campaign finance in the 2016 presidential elections, including calls for a constitutional amendment to fix the system.
May 5, 2015 : 5 min. 41 sec.

CLIP: Young Americans and the 2016 Presidential Election
John Della Volpe talked about a survey by the Harvard Institute of Politics on young Americans' views on poltics and the 2016 Presidential Election.
April 30, 2015 : 6 min. 30 sec.

CLIP: Baltimore Protests and Riots
The protests and riots in Baltimore following the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody, were discussed. Remarks from President Obama were included.
April 29, 2015 : 4 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Young Voters and Running for Public Office
Jennifer Lawless talked about Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics. In her book she argues the current political system has discouraged young people from running for public office
April 21, 2015 : 3 min. 26 sec.

CLIP: Senator Marco Rubio Presidential Campaign Announcement
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was expected to announce his intention to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
April 13, 2015 : 1 min. 48 sec.

Hillary Clinton's Presidential Candidacy Announcement
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in a YouTube video.
April 13, 2015 : 2 min. 22 sec.
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