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The Best Way to Vilify Hillary Clinton? G.O.P. Spends Heavily to Test It

July 13, 2015
Ashley Parker, Amy Chozick | The New York Times
Inside an office park here, about a dozen women gathered to watch a 30-second television spot that opened with Hillary Rodham Clinton looking well-coiffed and aristocratic, toasting champagne with her tuxedoed husband, the former president, against a golden-hued backdrop.
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The thing Bernie Sanders says about inequality that no other candidate will touch

July 13, 2015
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
There are very few unspoken rules among major-party candidates for president, and Bernie Sanders is breaking one of them. He’s saying that America’s leaders shouldn’t worry so much about economic growth if that growth serves to enrich only the wealthiest Americans.
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Grieving Joe Biden Focuses on the Job He Has Now, Not the Next One

July 13, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Hosting a rockfish and crab lunch for a visiting Vietnamese leader, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. seemed subdued as he talked of a painful history and a promising future between the United States and Vietnam. He ad-libbed some remarks, made a few mild jokes and stared straight ahead when his guest spoke.
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African American Voters: The Overlooked Key To 2016

July 13, 2015
Amy Walter, David Wasserman | The Cook Political Report
Many analysts have devoted endless hours to pondering the Republican Party's woes with Latino voters and prescriptions for how the party can fix them in time for 2016. There's little doubt that the past decade's heated immigration reform debates have badly damaged the GOP's standing with Latinos, whom Mitt Romney lost by 44 points in 2012 and with Asian voters as well, whom Romney lost by 47 points. To add to the alarm bells for the GOP, Latinos were seven percent of all voters in 2000, eight percent in 2004, nine percent in 2008 and ten percent in 2012 - see a pattern? But while Latinos are no doubt an important persuasion target for the GOP, they may not be the minority group most likely to determine next year's outcome.

Massive Government Data Breach, Confederate Flag Comes Down in S.C., Trump Unnerves GOP and Iran Nuclear Talks Continue

July 10, 2015
OPM Director resigns after 21 million records hacked and the latest debate on the Confederate flag.
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Loss Leader

July 10, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Donald Trump must really want to be president. Because he is letting his brand take a beating.
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Jeb Bush and allied super PAC raise an unprecedented $114 million war chest

July 10, 2015
Ed O'Keefe, Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Supporters of former Florida governor Jeb Bush have donated more than $114 million to bolster his presidential bid since the beginning of the year, giving the GOP contender an unprecedented campaign treasury as he heads into the highly competitive 2016 primary contest.
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GOP leaders fear damage to party’s image as Donald Trump doubles down

July 9, 2015
Karen Tumulty, Philip R, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency.
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Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's subpoena claim

July 9, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Hillary Clinton has come under fire after claiming she never received a subpoena while serving as Secretary of State. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.
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