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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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Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump’s Candidacy

May 23, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election.
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Is Clinton ready for the Wild West campaign of Donald Trump?

May 21, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Presidential campaigns are always studies in contrast, but rarely have the differences between the two major party nominees — and the kind of campaigns they plan to run — been as stark and as unusual as those between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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Two Videos Reveal Stark Contrasts in How Clinton and Trump Appeal to Hispanics

May 21, 2016
Kevin Cirilli, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
Production value showcased at Hispanic evangelical conference
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Obama will travel to Hiroshima, Supreme Court preview, criticism of DNC & RNC chairs and an expensive California primary

May 20, 2016
Obama pivots to Asia in his final year, Supreme Court set to decide immigration and affirmative action, the 2016 battleground map and Clinton's hopes for California

Tensions rise in the Democratic Party, Trump names his SCOTUS shortlist and Obama acts on overtime pay

May 20, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continuing to fight for the Democratic nomination while Donald Trump shores up Republican support.
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Republicans Want Their Party to Unify Behind Donald Trump, Poll Shows

May 20, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Dalia Sussman | The New York Times
An overwhelming majority of Republican voters say their party’s leaders should get behind Donald J. Trump, even as he enters the general election saddled with toxic favorability ratings among the broader electorate, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
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DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession

May 20, 2016
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
In an attempt to head off an ugly conflict at its convention this summer, the Democratic National Committee plans to offer a concession to Sen. Bernie Sanders — seats on a key convention platform committee — but it may not be enough to stop Sanders from picking a fight over the party’s policy positions.
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