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Measuring the ‘Trump effect’ on the 2016 presidential race

June 15, 2016
With one of the most contentious and unusual primary seasons in history winding down, presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for what promises to be an equally volatile general election. Gwen Ifill talks to senior Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal and Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company for more on what to expect this fall.
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Clinton goes full policy wonk to draw contrast with Trump’s ‘reckless ideas’

June 16, 2016
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
“I’m taking a lot of notes,” Hillary Clinton admitted to the panel on national security on Wednesday. The small group of invited service members and their families chuckled. Hillary Clinton, policy wonk, was in the building.
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Trump, GOP poised for collision

June 16, 2016
Gloria Borger, Theodore Schleifer, Sara Murray | CNN
Donald Trump is barreling toward a collision with fellow Republicans, upending recent progress in uniting the party -- and even threatening to go it alone if GOP leaders don't fall in line.
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Ted Cruz Plots Comeback at Conservative Dinner

June 16, 2016
Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night attended a private dinner of conservative leaders who, looking beyond 2016, want to keep him in the forefront of their movement and plot the next stage of his political career — likely another run for the White House in 2020.
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Stop Blaming the Media for Trump

June 16, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
On Wednesday, the Washington Post's media columnist, Margaret Sullivan, declared that Donald Trump "has benefited from oodles...of free exposure in the media." Another Post columnist, Dana Milbank, proposed that the media impose a Trump blackout in retaliation for the candidate's attacks on the press. A political scientist's report, published this week by Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, asserted, "Trump is arguably the first bona fide media-created presidential nominee.... Journalists fueled his launch."
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Donald Trump's Campaign Anniversary

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June 19, 2015
One year ago, Donald Trump launched his unlikely campaign for the Republican nomination. Within weeks, he was leading the polls as the frontrunner, a position he would maintain until becoming the presumptive GOP nominee in May. "We’ll see how long he stays in," The Washington Post's Dan Balz said days after Trump entered the race with a speech that said Mexican immigrants are "bringing in drugs" and are "rapists."
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Donald Trump Casts Himself as Gay-Rights Champion After Orlando Shooting

June 15, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Reid Epstein | The Wall Street Journal
Unlike any previous Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is casting himself as a champion of gay rights as he seeks to outflank Democrat Hillary Clinton’s response to the massacre at an Orlando nightclub.
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