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Judge tries to reseal Trump University documents

June 2, 2016
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Just as documents unsealed in a class-action lawsuit over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Trump University real estate program made a huge splash in the media, the judge who ordered the release of the information is trying to put some of it back under wraps.
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This election is a battle between competing brands of populism. Whose is the most believable?

June 1, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Which presidential candidate said this: "The economy is rigged in favor of those at the top.”
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Leading liberals begin new push to unify Democrats around Clinton

June 1, 2016
Abby Phillip, Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Even as Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to insist he can win the Democratic nomination, several prominent liberals have lined up behind front-runner Hillary Clinton in recent days — signaling that the time is now to begin unifying the party to take on Republican Donald Trump.
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Clinton launching national security case against Trump in California speech

June 1, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor plans to vote for Hillary Clinton for president this year, but not because the longtime Republican and former top aide to then-Gen. David Petraeus has had a political conversion. He just thinks Republican Donald Trump is too dangerous to be president.
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Conservative Tennessee attorney David French is urged to enter presidential race as independent

June 1, 2016
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Tennessee attorney David French, who in recent years has become a prominent right-wing writer, is being urged by some conservative leaders to make a late entry into the 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate, according to two people close to him.
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Obama, Riding High, Could Be the Ace in Clinton’s Pocket

May 31, 2016
John Harwood | The New York Times
More than at any time in memory, the United States faces a choice this fall between unpopular presidential candidates. Most voters view Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump with disdain. Yet one popular politician looms over the contest. That’s President Obama, who this spring has seen his approval rating again creep past 50 percent. For Democrats hoping to hold the White House, that has come at just the right time.
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Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism

May 31, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. Former Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts equated Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan with Kristallnacht, the night of horror in 1938 when rampaging Nazis smashed Jewish homes and businesses in Germany and killed scores of Jews.
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In campaign chaos, Donald Trump shows his management style

May 31, 2016
Robert Costa, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
For the past two months, Donald Trump has presided over a political team riddled with turf wars, staff reshuffling and dueling power centers.
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California Voters Turning Out in Record Numbers

May 31, 2016
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination may be winding toward an inevitable conclusion as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues her march toward the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch, but voters in California are showing record levels of interest in weighing in nonetheless.
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