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Debates don’t often change presidential races. Is 2016 the exception?

September 26, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Monday’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the most anticipated event of a presidential campaign filled with remarkable and revolting moments. But if the debate season, when it’s all over, has changed the trajectory of the race, it will be a surprise. Amid all the sound and fury, changes now seem to come in inches.
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Trump Looks to Apply New Campaign Discipline at First Debate

September 26, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Kevin Cirilli | Bloomber Politics
Donald Trump’s rise in the polls has come after weeks in which he learned to stay out of his own way on the campaign trail. Monday’s debate could prove the ultimate test of whether the Republican presidential nominee’s new-found discipline can hold when he needs it most.
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Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

September 26, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Jill Colvin | AP
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate.
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Presidential Debates Will Be a Major Influence for a Third of Voters, Poll Says

September 26, 2016
Andrew Ackerman | The Wall Street Journal
Some 34% say matchups between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be very important in picking a candidate to support
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Independent candidates left off debate stage, RNC launches social voting app, Yahoo hack affects 500 million and Hispanic candidates on the ballot

September 23, 2016
Gary Johnson will not debate and will Hispanic elected representation expand in November?

National security and policing take center stage three days before the first Clinton/Trump debate

September 23, 2016
The presidential candidates will meet for their first face-to-face debate on Monday.
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Donald Trump Calls Drugs a Big Factor in Charlotte Violence

September 23, 2016
Janet Hook, John Miller | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump, responding to the outbreak of violence in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday suggested that urban drug culture was partly to blame and waded further into a debate about a controversial law-enforcement tactic known as “stop and frisk,” whose legality has been questioned.
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Hispanics are gaining at the ballot box, but few are actually on the ballot

September 23, 2016
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Two of Nevada’s Democratic congressional candidates sat at a Mexican restaurant here recently listening as small-business owners vented over chips and salsa about high taxes, business regulations and health-care costs. Unlike most such conversations in U.S. politics, this one was conducted in “Spanglish.”
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AP-GfK poll: 'Deplorables' comment sticks to him, not her

September 23, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Emily Swanson | AP
It was supposed to be her "47 percent" moment. When Hillary Clinton said that half of Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," Republicans thought they just might have found her campaign-crushing-blunder.
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