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First Lady Rips Trump for "Obscene" Talk, "Abuse" of Women

October 14, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Michelle Obama, during an unprecedented public condemnation of a presidential nominee by a first lady, accused Donald Trump Thursday of engaging in sexually predatory behavior over decades, which she said disqualified him for the office and made him unfit to serve as a leader or a role model, particularly among children.
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Kids react to Donald Trump: "I'm nervous." Plus, what's the impact of newspaper endorsements?

October 7, 2016
When Donald Trump visits a classroom of first graders, their "authentic reactions" are caught on camera.
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For Young Voters, 'Hope and Change' Is Dead

October 7, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
There was remarkably little idealism in the roomful of undecided young voters that convened here on Wednesday.Asked to find a picture that represents America, the participants in this focus group—eight suburban voters in their 20s, with varying backgrounds—chose negative portraits.
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A Debate Stage in Virginia, With Racial ‘Scar Tissue’ as the Backdrop

October 4, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
When Tim Kaine joyously proclaimed that “Old Virginny is dead” the day after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, he was on to something. Virginia, the birthplace of American slavery and the state that provided the intellectual foundation more than 300 years later for “massive resistance” to integration, had just voted for a black man to go to the White House. But Virginia’s support for Mr. Obama that year was not an aberration.

Campaigns build on debate momentum and Congress overrides Obama veto

September 30, 2016
Days after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's first head-to-head debate, one candidate is trying to build on her momentum while the other is trying to regroup.
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Obama hails the vision of Shimon Peres: 'His pursuit of peace was never naive'

September 30, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama praised the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres at his funeral Friday, saying he showed the world “that justice and hope are the heart of the Zionist idea.”
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