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Nigeria, day one

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I landed  in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday evening as part of a delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Liberty just as a thunder storm cleared the area. Perhaps this was symbolic because everyone I met today was rejoicing that the recent national elections took place without the violence that so many people had been predicting. (See my Friday column).

A year and a half to go, and it's a tight GOP race in New Hampshire

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Given the huge fail by pollsters in Britain's recent elections, perhaps a caution would be in order in delivering the results of polling regarding the U.S. presidential election, which is still more than 18 months in the future. For the moment, though, a new St. Anselm College/Bloomsberg Politics poll in New Hampshire shows little daylight between candidates in the crowded GOP field, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gaining ground and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush losing a bit.

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