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THE TRUTH BEHIND TRUMP’S RIGGED-ELECTION PARANOIA

August 24, 2016
Todd Purdum | Vanity Fair
Donald Trump has taken to saying it over and over again: that the November election is “going to be rigged,” that “crooked Hillary” and her scheming accomplices will somehow manage to steal a victory that should rightfully be his. He has said this in many ways, about the election nationwide and about the election in specific places. As he told his supporters at a recent rally in Altoona, “The only way we can lose . . . is if cheating goes on.”
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Kinder, gentler Trump?

August 23, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood speaks to Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson about the election and his economical plan. Harwood also reports the latest of the Trump campaign.
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Trump Says He Isn’t Waffling on Immigration

August 23, 2016
Janet Hook, Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
Despite signs that Donald Trump may be softening his rhetoric on the issue that catapulted him to political prominence—cracking down on illegal immigrants—the Republican presidential nominee said Monday that he wasn’t waffling and reiterated his commitment to strict anti-immigration measures.
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Clinton: Trump health allegations a 'wacky strategy'

August 23, 2016
Lisa Lerer | AP
Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. The Democratic presidential candidate said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and an "alternative reality" that's not focused on the kinds of issues that are most important to voters.
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A turbulent week for Trump overshadows Clinton’s vulnerabilities

August 22, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When Barack Obama was on his rise to the White House, it was often said that he was one of the luckiest politicians in the country. The same could now be said about Hillary Clinton.
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As Hillary Clinton asks for money, what she says remains a mystery

August 22, 2016
| AP
It was a very busy, very lucrative weekend for Hillary Clinton in the summer playground of the East Coast's moneyed elite. She brunched with wealthy backers at a seaside estate in Nantucket, snacking on shrimp dumplings and crabcakes. A few hours later, she and her husband dined with an intimate party of thirty at a secluded Martha's Vineyard estate. And on Sunday afternoon, she joined the singer Cher at a "LGBT summer celebration" on the far reaches of Cape Cod.
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Donald Trump is finally raising money. So why isn’t he spending it?

August 22, 2016
Matea Gold, Anu Narayanswamy | The Washington Post
Last month, Donald Trump finally appeared to be on par with Hillary Clinton in fundraising — a sign that he would have the resources to compete with her on the ground and in the air in the last stretch of the White House contest.
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Team Trump Hopes New Approach Will Slice Into Clinton’s Lead

August 22, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Kevin Cirilli, Ben Brody | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign opened its first week under new leadership trying out a number of ways to broaden its support and begin to close the polling gap with Hillary Clinton.
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