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G.O.P. Donors Shift Focus From Top of Ticket to Senate Races

May 20, 2016
Ashley Parker, Nick Corasaniti | The New York Times
Hundreds of millions of dollars that Republican groups had been poised to spend in the 2016 presidential election are now increasingly likely to move into Senate and House races, as many big donors look to distance themselves from the party’s presumptive nominee, Donald J. Trump.
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Anger Management

May 20, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Americans are angry, say the cable TV pundits and armchair political observers. They are angry at a dysfunctional Washington, D.C. Angry at the out-of-touch political class. Angry at an out-of-control bureaucracy. The only problem with this argument is that, well, Americans aren’t actually any angrier at government today than they were a year ago, or even four years ago.
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Continuing to fight for the Democratic nomination

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May 23, 2008
With less than a month left until the last presidential primary, Hillary Clinton holds a nearly-insurmountable delegate lead over her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. As her campaign frequently points out, her nearly-300 pledged delegate lead is greater than the less-than-200 delegates she trailed Barack Obama at the same point in 2008. Despite the long odds, Clinton refused to suspend her campaign until every state voted, which is one of the reasons Clinton hasn't publicly called for Sanders to get out.
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Is there room for a third-party candidate?

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March 22, 1996
Now that Donald Trump is the last Republican standing in a 17-candidate field and the party's presumptive nominee, some in the GOP establishment are talking about the possibility of an independent candidate mounting a campaign to carry the conservative message. 2012 nominee Mitt Romney is among the high-profile Republicans pushing such a run. But the deadline to make a decision for a serious run is coming up quickly. In fact, some state filing deadlines to be on the ballot have already passed.
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Trump more than happy to agree Sanders is getting a raw deal

May 19, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Jonathan Lemire | AP
Bernie Sanders is winning sympathy from an unlikely ally: Donald Trump.
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Trump's list snubs top legal conservatives

May 19, 2016
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Some of the GOP's A-list candidates for the Supreme Court don't make the cut.
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How brazenly can a candidate lie and get away with it? We're going to find out with Donald Trump

May 19, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
All politicians bend the truth. All politicians spin the facts. But Donald Trump is mounting an audacious experiment in mendacity: How brazenly can a candidate lie and get away with it?
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