Hillary Clinton will be in Iowa on Sunday, and the national press is dispensing with the formalities: She is running for president. No if's, and's or deeply personal decisions about it.
"Let’s just get this out of the way now: She’s running," BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith wrote Friday in a preview of sorts for Clinton's appearance Sunday at Sen. Tom Harkin's 37th steak fry in Indianola, Iowa.
Amy Chozick of the New York Times wrote a detailed piece on Friday, a thorough reading of the proverbial tea leaves. Some were superficial -- Hillary is taking yoga (to prepare for the physical rigors of a campaign) -- while others were substantive. She has been asking Wall Street types what they think of President Obama's fiscal policies and inquiring about the best people to know in Iowa.
“It’s very obvious what’s she going to do,” Sue Dvorsky, a former chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, told Chozick. “Clearly she’s going to run.”
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