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Biden Weighs 2016 Run, Clinton’s Email Contrition, Trump’s Surge, Overcoming Iran Deal opposition & Accepting Syrian Refugees

September 11, 2015
Clinton calls private email server “a mistake”, GOP candidates try to take on Trump & the role of the US in the Syrian refugee crisis
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What Andrew Jackson has in common with Donald Trump

September 8, 2015
Of the nearly two dozen major candidates running for president, the ones getting the most attention are the political outsiders. Is this a rare situation, or have American voters seen this before? Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith and Lara Brown of George Washington University.
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Private group seeks minority actors for Trump ‘smear video’

September 9, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The anti-Donald Trump effort is in production. According to an e-mail obtained Tuesday by The Washington Post, an undisclosed private group will film a “smear video” Wednesday about the Republican presidential front-runner featuring actors of Hispanic or Asian backgrounds solemnly reading short lines against a white background.
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The Trump Test

September 8, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Jeb Bush has decided to stoop to conquer. The onetime GOP front-runner didn't think Donald Trump was worth his time. By simply being the adult in the race, he hoped, voters would stick with him and turn away from Trump. Or, at the very least, voters would ignore Trump’s trolling of Bush. But the decent opinions of mankind did not kick in. Bush's poll numbers dropped, while Trump’s rose. Now Bush is confronting Trump head-on. “Donald Trump is trying to insult his way to the presidency,” Bush said Thursday. Bush is also picking up the frequency of his assaults, taking on Trump in ads, with an online quiz about his liberal past, on Instagram, and in television appearances. “Trump is wrong for the party and the country,” said a Bush aide. “We are going to fight for it. Ducking and hoping he goes away is not a path to success.”
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Trump’s party loyalty pledge ends one GOP problem, brings others

September 4, 2015
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Donald Trump on Thursday signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party -- and, with that, the renegade candidate became a little less of a renegade and a party establishment unsure of what to do with the bedeviling front-runner brought him more fully into its embrace.
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Trump, Clinton Lead Primary Matchups. Bush Ties Carson for Runner Up

September 1, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Real estate mogul Donald Trump has broadened his lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, a new poll shows, as more Republican voters begin to see the bombastic billionaire in a favorable light.
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Winners and Losers From Summer of Trump

August 28, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Like a blockbuster movie, Donald Trump has dominated the summer. But, plenty of other candidates have been on the move too; some went up while others saw their fortunes dip. As we countdown to Labor Day and the traditional “end of the summer,” here’s a quick look at how the Trump summer has shaken out the field.
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Inside the Trump-Bush melodrama: Decades of tension and discomfort

August 27, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Donald Trump spent a day in January 2014 hobnobbing with politicians at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The billionaire mogul touted legalizing gambling with state House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and two other wired Florida Republicans, plugging his properties as potential sites for casinos.
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