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Obama’s campaign mission: Protect his legacy, pummel Republicans — oh, and elect Hillary Clinton

October 25, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The election is about so much more than electing Hillary Clinton for the outgoing head of state.
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Why Merrick Garland should keep hoping

October 24, 2016
Joan Biskupic | CNN
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, whom President Barack Obama nominated to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. Hillary Clinton refused to say his name during the presidential debates. But there is a strong chance she will seize it if she wins election.
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Battle of Mosul Has Bearing on Two Presidencies

October 24, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S.-backed fight to wrest Iraq’s second-largest city from Islamic State control holds implications extending beyond the battlefield and into both the departing and incoming U.S. presidential administrations, raising the stakes for how it unfolds in the closing weeks of the election campaign.
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Shifting strategies for the final debate, Obama campaigns for Clinton and Ivana Trump on her famous ex-husband

October 14, 2016
Will either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump shift their strategy going into the final presidential debate next week?
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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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