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If not Hillary then who? Dem's bench looks thin

Bill and Hillary Clinton made a widely covered trip to Iowa this weekend, her first in seven years. It was the latest move in a long pre-campaign tease. She is probably the biggest front-runner in a presidential election without an incumbent since Al Gore in 2000.

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Gun control groups downgrade assault weapons ban

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, newly formed political action groups made a big push to institute an assault weapons ban after finding how relatively easy it is in some states to obtain military style weapons. Now facing a gun control uphill battle that seems to grow steeper every day, those same groups are downgrading the assault weapons ban from their top priorities list.

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