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Laura Ingraham

As voters fret over national security, GOP candidates seek right message

As voters fret over national security, GOP candidates seek right message

With the rise of Islamic State extremists and growing instability overseas, national security is taking on greater prominence in the 2016 presidential race, theoretically giving Republicans an edge on an issue they have traditionally dominated. But as GOP presidential hopefuls try to appeal to their conservative base with familiar calls for a muscular military posture and increased Pentagon spending, the party is struggling to articulate a coherent message that strikes a contrast to President Obama’s without alienating a war-weary populace or widening internal GOP divisions. Even more problematic, Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton presents an unusually formidable...

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