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Some GOP elites aren’t quite convinced by Trump charm offensive

April 23, 2016
Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Out on the campaign trail, Donald Trump relishes his feud with his own party. He threatened to sue the Republican National Committee. He called its nominating system “rigged,” “deceptive” and “a disgrace.” And he has suggested he might try to depose the party chairman.
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Trump is playing ‘a part’ and can transform for victory, campaign chief tells GOP leaders

April 22, 2016
Philip Rucker, Dan Balz, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Trump’s chief strategist Paul Manafort told members of the Republican National Committee in a closed-door briefing here Thursday afternoon that his candidate has been playing a “part” on the campaign trail, but is starting to pivot toward presenting a more businesslike and presidential “persona.”
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Voters "confused" and unhappy with rhetoric in Election 2016

April 11, 2016
With seven months left in the one of the most polarizing presidential elections in years, how would you describe the 2016 campaign? We asked voters on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Some of the responses we heard: "A middle school argument in the cafeteria," "not what politics is about to me," and "not very happy with the way things are going." Add your voice to the #16for2016 conversation!
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Trump plans a series of policy speeches

April 6, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature.
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Donald Trump Clears the Air With Republican Leaders

April 1, 2016
Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Outwardly, Donald J. Trump called it a "unity meeting" — a closed-door session in Washington on Thursday involving his own inner circle and the Republican National Committee’s high command.
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Mitt Romney Says He’ll Vote for Ted Cruz in Utah Caucuses

March 19, 2016
Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
2012 GOP nominee says Cruz victories would help deny Trump the nomination
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Presidential candidates offer dark visions to anxious voters

March 12, 2016
Lisa Lerer | AP
In back-to-back debates just miles apart, Democrats and Republicans painted a dark vision of America, a place where jobs are vanishing, leaders are corrupt and threats loom from across the globe.
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