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As Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Media Gets Its Wish

May 25, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Ever since talk radio, cable news and the Internet emerged in the 1990s as potent political forces on the right, Republicans have used those media to attack their opponents through a now-familiar two-step.
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Clinton fires back at Trump for making money ‘off of people’s misery’

May 25, 2016
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump's response to her criticism of his past comments about the housing crisis an attempt to "double down" on the remarks.
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Hillary's summer of scandal

May 25, 2016
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The former secretary of state’s email woes will produce plenty of headlines in the coming months — and ripe targets for Donald Trump.
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Protesters Throw Rocks at Police Horses Outside Trump Rally in Albuquerque

May 25, 2016
Ashley Parker, Chris Mele | The New York Times
Protesters outside a rally for Donald J. Trump in Albuquerque threw rocks at police horses and lighted fires on Tuesday night, according to the police and postings on social media. The Albuquerque police said on Twitter that contrary to reports, no tear gas had been deployed outside the rally venue, the Albuquerque Convention Center.
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Polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a virtual tie. Should Democrats be worried?

May 25, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Democrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong?
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It’s all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss.

May 24, 2016
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country’s most diverse and Democratic states to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks.
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Trump closing in on Clinton

May 24, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood and Sara Fagen, CNBC Contributor and Former George H.W. Bush Aide & White House Political Director, discusses a new poll showing the narrowing of the gap between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
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Trump escalates attack on Bill Clinton

May 24, 2016
Robert Costa, Jose DelReal | The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is reviving some of the ugliest political chapters of the 1990s with escalating personal attacks on Bill Clinton’s character, part of a concerted effort to smother Hillary Clinton’s campaign message with the weight of decades of controversy.
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Poll: Election 2016 shapes up as a contest of negatives

May 23, 2016
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
The coming presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins in a virtual dead heat, a competition between two candidates viewed unfavorably by a majority of the current electorate and with voters motivated as much by whom they don’t like as by whom they do, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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