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FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, then-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley endorses Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for the 2008 presidency at City Dock in Annapolis, Md. More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton spotted a political star on the horizon, someone he predicted would go from a big-city mayor to a national leader _ maybe even to the White House. In the years that followed, Clinton and his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, showed up time and again as their young ally rose up the political ranks, hosting fundraisers, headlining rallies, and connecting him with their sprawling network of political donors.  (AP Photo/Kathleen Lange, File)

POLL: DEMS MORE LIBERAL THAN EVER

- The Washington Times

The Democratic Party is becoming ever more liberal. A new Gallup poll released Thursday finds that more than half of Democrats (53 percent) self-identify as socially liberal -- up from 35% in 2001.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

SHOCK POLL: BERNIE CATCHING HILLARY

- The Washington Times

A new poll in New Hampshire shows the underfunded upstart candidacy of virtually unknown Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a serious challenge in the state known for loving underdogs.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives to speak to supporters Saturday, June 13, 2015, on Roosevelt Island in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Hillary Clinton's socialist speech from 'Welfare Island'

The symbolism behind Hillary Rodham Clinton's venue for her second presidential announcement speech was well planned: She chose FDR's Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island, named after the New Deal author's famous 1941 speech that prepared an isolationist America for World War II.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, jokes with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

NBC News targets Kasich: 'Too cranky to be president'

- The Washington Times

The New York Times has spent the last week going after Sen. Marco Rubio, first with a piece on his driving record, and then another on his spending habits. Now, NBC News is going after another rising Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

U.S. President Barack Obama toasts with a glass of beer during a visit to the village of Kruen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015 prior to the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen starting later the day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Obama set to force affordable housing into affluent communities

- The Washington Times

President Obama wants to "diversify" wealthy neighborhoods in America, and his administration plans to to force affluent communities to accept affordable housing, such as Section 8. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to release new regulations that would set aside taxpayer money to build cheap housing for poor people in richer areas. Under the rules, the federal government would be able to overrule zoning laws of more than 1,200 local governments and force communities to comply.

FILE - In this June 2, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is at it again, meddling in Nevada home-state politics to help his Democrats and undermine GOP presidential candidates. Even heading into retirement and blind in one eye, Reid is serving notice that Republicans will have to go through him if they want to win Nevada in 2016 as well as pick up the Senate seat he is vacating. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

REID: 'WE'RE HEADED FOR ANOTHER SHUTDOWN'

- The Washington Times

Sen. Harry Reid, who repeatedly bemoaned threats by Republicans to shut down the government when he was Majority Leader, is now delivering his own warning: "We're headed for another shutdown." Republicans now control the Senate, meaning that the GOP can move forward with its own agenda. But Democrats are vowing to filibuster spending bills, holding up funding for various federal agencies.

Iowa caucuses to go high-tech in 2016

- The Washington Times

The Iowa caucuses are a throwback to the old days of politics: candidates stumping across the state and meeting thousands of people, who then gather in churches and schools to select delegates -- a lively process that takes hours. But this time around, technology is going to force its way into the process.

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum talks with Bob Crowl, of Panora, Iowa, during a stop at Panora Telecom Solutions, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Panora, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Just one supporter shows up for Santorum lunch

- The Washington Times

Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2012 and went on to take 11 state primaries and nearly 4 million votes -- more than any other candidate except Mitt Romney -- was down to just one supporter in Iowa on Monday.

BUSH IN BERLIN: STEP OFF, VLAD

- The Washington Times

Republican Jeb Bush on Tuesday warned Vladimir Putin to back off in Ukraine and eastern Europe, vowing that if he is elected president, the United States will take a harder line on Russian aggression. "Russia must respect the sovereignty of all of its neighbors. And who can doubt that Russia will do what it pleases if its aggression goes unanswered? Our alliance, our solidarity and our actions are essential if we want to preserve the fundamental principles of our international order... an order that free nations have sacrificed so much to build?" Bush said during a visit to Berlin.