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John McCain Denounces Donald Trump’s Comments on Khizr Khan

August 1, 2016
Janet Hook, Kristina Peterson | The Wall Street Journal
Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war, delivered the sharpest criticism by any Republican senator of Donald Trump over his public tangle with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq.
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Charles Koch won’t back Trump but calls the idea that he would support Clinton ‘blood libel’

August 1, 2016
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Charles Koch on Sunday forcefully shot down the possibility that he would support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in this year’s White House race, calling such an idea “blood libel.”
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Unseen convention moments & Donald Trump grabs headlines with request for Russia

July 29, 2016
The most memorable moments from the DNC and Trump's role as a "strategic disrupter."

Hillary Clinton makes history as Democratic nominee and the general election strategy begins

July 29, 2016
Democrats attack Trump's credibility during nominating convention.
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Clinton casts race against Trump as hope vs. fear, unity vs. division

July 29, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton had a lengthy to-do list here Thursday night: Reintroduce one of the most famous people in the world. Take down Donald Trump. Lay out a policy agenda with specifics. Be hopeful and optimistic.
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History made: What Cleveland and Philly will mean

July 29, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
The two major party political conventions played out pretty much as expected in a campaign that has sketched the brightest possible contrast.
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A Message of Calm in an Agitated Time

July 29, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
It was a hot and stormy week at the Democratic convention, one that began with discord and ended with invocations of togetherness. “People are anxious and looking for reassurance,” Hillary Clinton, the newly anointed Democratic nominee, told a cheering convention crowd—“looking for steady leadership.”
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We are witnessing a visceral shift in the way the parties speak to the country

July 29, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The country’s two major political parties, emerging from their conventions to square off in the general election, are speaking to Americas unrecognizable to each other in voices that sound like a political and ideological role reversal.
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Donald Trump Calls Comments About Russia and Clinton Emails ‘Sarcastic’

July 29, 2016
Ashley Parker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Facing a torrent of criticism over his comments seeming to condone the hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails by Russian intelligence services, Donald J. Trump and his allies on Thursday sought to tamp down his remarks, with Mr. Trump saying he was simply being “sarcastic.”
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