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Hillary Clinton is on the rise, says a new poll and a whole bunch of stories

The once-scorned Hillary Clinton is, suddenly, the most popular girl in school.

Steve Kornacki of Salon offers this analysis of how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the clear frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race, with numbers from a new poll backing up his premise.  And here's Politico's take on the same topic.

This comes on the heels of a lighter look at the former New York senator last week in Maureen Dowd's column in the New York Times, commenting on the spate of Hillary-as-coolcat activity in the Internet world.

Less flatteringly, the New York Post -- under the big headline "Swillary" -- took some harmless shots ("diplomats gone wild") at Clinton's partying after midnight in a Colombian bar last weekend, following the Summit of the Americas meetings in Cartagena. The photos captured her dancing and drinking beer out of a bottle.  Her big night out was said to last all of half an hour.

Call it fun while it lasted.  It'll be interesting to see if her popularity fits that description as well.