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No plans for Pope Francis to meet with Sanders, Vatican says

April 14, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Pope Francis has no plans to meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential candidate's brief visit to the Vatican on Friday, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.
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Sanders’s side trip to the Vatican poses risks — and potential rewards

April 9, 2016
Karen Tumulty, John Wagner | The Washington Post
If Bernie Sanders were someone other than a secular Jewish democratic socialist, it might be thought of as a “Hail Mary” moment for him.
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By the numbers: Muslims in America

March 25, 2016
| Washington Week
Much of the rhetoric during the 2016 campaign has centered around the role of Muslims in American life. Some Republican candidates have policy platforms that call for law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” or an end to all Muslim immigration to the United States. Other candidates have denounced these proposals, calling them dangerous or only leading to more polarization. In light of these comments, we decided to take a look at how Muslims contribute to everyday American life. How many live in the United States? Serve in the Armed Forces? Here are some numbers.

The Fight to Replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court and The Donald vs. The Pope

February 19, 2016
The sudden death of Justice Scalia sets off an uproar about who should nominate his successor.
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Is Donald Trump really a Christian? What we know about his faith

February 19, 2016
Juana Summers | Mashable
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said it was "disgraceful" that Pope Francis questioned his faith on Thursday, telling voters here in South Carolina that he is a very good Christian.

Widespread Backlash to Donald Trump's Proposed Muslim Ban

December 11, 2015
Donald Trump grabs the headlines with a proposed ban on Muslim visitors as the Republican Party figures out how to respond.
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Obama Calls for End to Bigotry, in Implicit Rebuke of Donald Trump

December 10, 2015
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Obama on Wednesday called for Americans to reject “bigotry in all its forms” and keep pressing for equality “no matter what ugliness might bubble up,” appearing to use the 150th anniversary of the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery to challenge the incendiary anti-Muslim politics espoused by Donald J. Trump.
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