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8 Times The Press Declared That Hillary Clinton Is Really, Really Running For President

ARLINGTON, VA - FEBRUARY 14:  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jokes with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panett
ARLINGTON, VA - FEBRUARY 14: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jokes with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta after being presented the Department of Defense's highest award for public service at the Pentagon February 14, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Clinton recently retired from public service. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON -- At this point in the 2016 presidential race, it may be safe to assume that the reason Hillary Clinton is biding her time before making an official announcement on launching a campaign is partly to torture the restless horde of reporters assigned to cover her every waking step, tweet and selfie for a miraculous tell-all sign that she is, in fact, running for president.

The intense, yet often inane, coverage has produced scores of stories about how the former secretary of state has "given her clearest signals yet" about a presidential run. Over and over and over again. But, at least according to the press, Clinton has actually been running for president for years now.

Here's just a sampling of headlines:

So, are you convinced yet?

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