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Saturday Morning Post: The Weekly View from Washington

Dig into our Carly Fiorina coverage, if you haven’t already, and you’ll come away with an understanding of why the Republican presidential candidate’s performance running Hewlett-Packard remains so contentious a decade later. Her opponent in her first run for office, incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), used Fiorina’s record there to devastating effect in what amounted to a kill shot of a TV ad five years ago. Rival GOP campaigns are surely studying it, along with the finer points of the history itself, after Fiorina’s breakout turn Wednesday on the main stage of the CNN debate. Vault into serious contention, invite serious scrutiny.

Fiorina knows this. Her ready reply to an attack she anticipated in the debate — invoking as defenders the late Steve Jobs and Tom Perkins, who’d voted to fire her — testified to the work she’s done since her…

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