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Battle of the veeps, a tea party loss and Donald Trump one-on-one

August 5, 2016
How VP nominees Mike Pence and Tim Kaine differ in style and what it's like to sit down to interview Donald Trump.

Republican leaders concerned about Trump as polls show a Clinton lead

August 5, 2016
Donald Trump's week of missteps and Hillary Clinton's email problems continue.
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Clinton polling in nearly double-digit lead over Trump

August 5, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the results of the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showing Donald Trump falling well behind Hillary Clinton.
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Clinton broadens campaign effort to target wary Republicans

August 5, 2016
Anne Gearan, Abby Phillip, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s flailing campaign has prompted Democrats to launch a new, broad effort to offer Hillary Clinton as a safe harbor for Republicans who find they can no longer stomach the GOP presidential nominee.
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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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Trump campaign lines up nearly two-dozen high-dollar fundraisers for busy August

August 5, 2016
Matea Gold, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is set to hold nearly two-dozen high-dollar fundraisers with the Republican National Committee this month, a busy press of events that will help sustain an expanding flow of contributions to his presidential bid.
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GOP reaches ‘new level of panic’ over Trump’s candidacy

August 4, 2016
Philip Rucker, Dan Balz, Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Turmoil in the Republican Party escalated Wednesday as party leaders, strategists and donors voiced increased alarm about the flailing state of Donald Trump’s candidacy and fears that the presidential nominee was damaging the party with an extraordinary week of self-inflicted mistakes, gratuitous attacks and missed opportunities.
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GOP's long-simmering civil war breaks into the open

August 4, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Donald Trump insisted to a packed audience in Florida Wednesday that the campaign has "never been so well united." But behind the scenes, an all-out war between the party establishment and conservative base is breaking out -- in the halls of Congress, the fight for control of the Senate and in battleground states -- all threatening the GOP's chances of winning this fall.
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