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Clinton slams Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

September 1, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Democrat Hillary Clinton scoffed at the capabilities and worldview of Republican opponent Donald Trump on Wednesday, including his hasty trip to Mexico, as she courted support from veterans and conservatives concerned about national security.
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Pollsters fight to figure out Trump phenomenon

September 1, 2016
Reid Wilson | The Hill
Pollsters are debating whether Donald Trump’s “silent majority” of voters exists, and are scrambling to make sure that their surveys reflect the opinions of voters who might not ordinarily be included in opinion polls.
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Debate prep reveals clash of styles for Clinton, Trump

August 31, 2016
Eric Bradner, Jeff Zeleny, Sara Murray | CNN
Hillary Clinton is devouring briefing book after briefing book about Donald Trump's policy positions, personality and politics. She's watching highlight reels, taking notes and studying his style -- particularly when he's in attack mode.
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Trump Heads to Mexico Looking to Shake Up U.S. Presidential Race

August 31, 2016
Kevin Cirilli, Jennifer Jacobs, Eric Martin, Joshua Green | Bloomberg
The trip, which includes a private meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, is surprise gesture toward a neighbor Trump has often cast as a villain on the U.S. presidential campaign trail.
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In this trivia-heavy campaign, Trump is drowning out his message

August 31, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
David Plouffe, the political wizard who helped President Obama win two elections, summed up this year’s presidential contest concisely last week.
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Clinton plans to slam Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

August 31, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Democrat Hillary Clinton will contrast Republican Donald Trump’s admiration for authoritarian figures with her view that the United States is uniquely positioned to lead the world by democratic example during a speech to veterans Wednesday, her campaign said.
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Clinton and Trump are talking about minorities — but are they talking to them?

August 29, 2016
As summer winds down, the presidential campaign ramps up. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton highlighted racial issues this week, while Trump appeared to soften on immigration. Meanwhile, some swing states may be out of contention. For political analysis, Gwen Ifill speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of the The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.
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