The Hill's E-news
February 3, 2016
The Hill's E-news

Pelosi inches closer to endorsement of Clinton
By Mike Lillis
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she’ll throw her considerable political weight behind one of the Democratic primary hopefuls, and all signals point to Hillary Clinton.

Rubio allies seek converts after Iowa
By Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong
Presidential contender Marco Rubio’s supporters on Capitol Hill are seeking to capitalize on his strong third-place showing in Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

Trump faces must-win fight in Granite State
By Niall Stanage and Jonathan Easley
Donald Trump faces a stark challenge as the clock ticks down to Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

Trump shifts expectations in NH
By Cate Martel
MILFORD, N.H. – Looking past a second-place finish in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has changed his tone when it comes to winning.

Trump: If we’re attacked, we’ll ‘beat the s–t out of them’
By Rebecca Savransky
“Wouldn’t you rather have Trump as president if we’re attacked?”

Clinton, Sanders fight after tight Iowa race
By Amie Parnes and Ben Kamisar
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Tuesday sparred over their debate schedule and Iowa’s delegates after a tight finish in that state’s Democratic caucuses.

Would a GOP president take legal action against Clinton?
By Julian Hattem
To hear Republicans tell it, Hillary Clinton could be in trouble next year if she doesn’t win the White House.

Sanders won’t debate Thursday unless Clinton agrees to future debates
By Rebecca Savransky
Bernie Sanders’ campaign says he won’t participate in Thursday’s planned Democratic presidential debate unless Hillary Clinton agrees to the Sanders campaign’s conditions on future debates.

House fails to override ObamaCare veto
By Peter Sullivan
The House on Tuesday failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would have repealed much of ObamaCare and defunded Planned Parenthood.

Obama, Ryan meet at last
By Jordan Fabian
President Obama and Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday had their first face-to-face meeting since the Wisconsin Republican took the reins of the House last fall, but neither side appeared willing to put down their swords.

Lobbying’s top 50: Boeing, Amazon on the rise
By Megan R. Wilson
An elite group of 50 companies and trade associations spent a combined $714 million to lobby Washington in 2015, according to new disclosure data tallied for The Hill.

New Hampshire Union Leader: All eyes turn to Granite state in final week before primary
By Dan Tuohy
Presidential candidates descended on the first primary state Tuesday with Democrats and Republicans either scrambling to make up ground or shake off rivals.

The Washington Post: Establishment candidates target a surging Rubio
By Philip Rucker and Dan Balz
The Republican senator’s surprisingly strong showing in Iowa reshuffled the intense nomination contest and led former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to question Rubio’s “life experience” while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called him “the boy in the bubble” and cracked, “This isn’t a student council election.”

The New York Times: Rivals are energized by Trump’s loss in Iowa caucuses
By Alexander Burnes
The Republican establishment is closing ranks around a smaller number of candidates, attacking Donald J. Trump aggressively in hopes of cutting into his wide lead in New Hampshire.

The Associated Press: Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so
By Nancy Benac
Iowa’s snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state’s fickle electorate.

Bloomberg: Clinton rakes in millions through state channels
By William Allison
Fundraising alliances with 33 states netted the candidate $26.9 million before the first vote was even cast.

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