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U.S. Acknowledges Cash Payment to Iran Was ‘Leverage’ in Prisoner Release

August 19, 2016
Carol Leonnig, Jay Solomon | Bloomberg Businessweek
State Department confirms U.S. refused to allow Iran to take $400 million cash payment until plane carrying freed Americans left Tehran
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Trump attempts to tie Clinton and Obama to rise of ISIS

August 11, 2016
In the last 24 hours, Donald Trump has focused on tying Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to the rise of the Islamic State. In Fort Lauderdale last night, the GOP nominee referred to Obama as the “founder” of the terrorist organization. The Clinton campaign dismissed the comments as more trash talk and blasted Trump’s economic proposals, calling them “fearful” and “outlandish.”
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Trump Attacks Obama As 'The Founder Of ISIS'

August 11, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declined multiple opportunities to walk back his latest charge that President Obama founded the radical Islamic State terrorist organization.
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Obama Defends Cash Payment to Iran

August 5, 2016
Carol Lee, Jay Solomon | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his decision to authorize a $400 million cash payment to Iran that coincided with the country’s release of American prisoners in January. Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon, pushed back on Republican charges that the cash delivery amounted to ransom.
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Obama Says Trump Not to Be Trusted

August 5, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump’s assertion this week that the November elections might be “rigged” against him is “ridiculous,” President Obama said Thursday.
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