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Buttons supporting U.S. Senator Rand Paul sit on display during a campaign stop in Atkins, Iowa, when he was still in the 2016 race. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

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Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, campaigns with her son at a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Theodore Roosevelt is one of the earliest presidents associated with "progressive" politics, even accepting the nomination of the Progressive Party in 1912. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

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Debate moderators Carl Quintanilla (from left), Becky Quick and John Harwood appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate on Oct. 28. Most Republican candidates agreed on at least one thing following the debate: "Gotcha" questions have got to go. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Young people attend a political rally before the recent Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Iowa. Energizing young voters may be a challenge for presidential candidates ahead of 2016. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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#NPRYouthVote: Will Young Voters Lead Or Lag In 2016?

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