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A new 50-state poll shows exactly why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump

September 6, 2016
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
With nine weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is within striking distance in the Upper Midwest, but Hillary Clinton’s strength in many battlegrounds and some traditional Republican strongholds gives her a big electoral college advantage, according to a 50-state Washington Post-SurveyMonkey poll.
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How Hillary Clinton helped create what she later called the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’

September 3, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
The epic battles between the Clintons and their tormentors on the right have shaped American politics for nearly a quarter century.
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The Republican National Committee is doubling its field staff. Will it be enough?

September 3, 2016
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
The Republican National Committee, tasked with running the get-out-the-vote operation for presidential nominee Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP ticket, is finally hitting full capacity in its field program with an infusion of hundreds of new staffers, officials said Friday.

Donald Trump visits Mexico and doubles down on immigration plan while Clinton fundraises and makes the case for American exceptionalism

September 2, 2016
Trump visits Mexico and repeats his strict immigration policies in Arizona. Clinton fundraises and adopts a Republican-style embrace of American exceptionalism.
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Rick Perry joins "Dancing with the Stars," McCain & Rubio win primaries and Trump & Clinton prepare to debate

September 2, 2016
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will dance on ABC's hit show to raise awareness for veterans' issues.
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How Trump got from Point A to Point A on immigration

September 2, 2016
Jenna Johnson, Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The morning after Donald Trump once again embraced his hard-line immigration posture in a shouted speech, at least four members of his two-week-old Hispanic advisory council said they might not vote for the Republican presidential nominee and warned that his harsh rhetoric would cost him the election.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Speech Triggers Hispanic Backlash

September 2, 2016
Michael Bender | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump’s immigration proposals outlined during an evening rally Wednesday shocked some Hispanic leaders his campaign was courting, and may have narrowed the Republican presidential nominee’s path to victory in November.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Speech Triggers Hispanic Backlash

September 2, 2016
Michael Bender | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump’s immigration proposals outlined during an evening rally Wednesday shocked some Hispanic leaders his campaign was courting, and may have narrowed the Republican presidential nominee’s path to victory in November.
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Donald Trump and the Politics of Fear

September 2, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
"People are scared,” Donald Trump said recently, and he was not wrong. Fear is in the air, and fear is surging. Americans are more afraid today than they have been in a long time: Polls show majorities of Americans worried about being victims of terrorism and crime, numbers that have surged over the past year to highs not seen for more than a decade.
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