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Paris attacks bring migrant crisis, Islamic State strategy to U.S. political forefront

November 16, 2015
From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, leaders weighed in on the fallout of the Paris attacks. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about how responses to the tragedy are playing out in the presidential race, calls from some lawmakers to change U.S. policy toward Syrian immigrants, as well as takeaways from the Democratic debate.
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Paris massacre could alter the 2016 presidential race in this country

November 16, 2015
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
The deadly rampage in Paris on Friday thought to have been carried out by the Islamic State has introduced a new dynamic into this country’s 2016 presidential campaign, increasing the pressure on candidates in both parties to project resolve and clarity about how they would deal with the threat.
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In Presidential Campaign, It’s Now Terrorism, Not Taxes

November 16, 2015
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Bernie Sanders dispensed with the threat from the Islamic State in two sentences at the start of the Democratic debate before abruptly pivoting to the dangers of a “rigged economy.” Ben Carson struggled to answer a simple question on Sunday about how he would form a coalition to fight the militant group. And Marco Rubio, after pushing out a new video about the “clash of civilizations,” revamped his plans for an important Monday appearance before a group of executives on the assumption that terrorism, not tax rates, would be their most pressing concern.
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Hillary's Double Game

November 14, 2015
Todd Purdum | POLITICO
Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over her Democratic opponents in Iowa, ahead of Bernie Sanders by double digits and Martin O’Malley by roughly 50 percentage points in the latest polls.
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For Bernie Sanders, Party Loyalty Is a Tricky Issue

November 14, 2015
Laura Meckler, Peter NIcholas | The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Obama’s top aides were furious, and some wondered if Mr. Sanders would run against the president himself. They scrambled to find someone to talk to Mr. Sanders and figure out his intentions, according to two people involved in the discussions.
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With torrent of attacks, Donald Trump moves back into center of race

November 14, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Businessman Donald Trump -- after weeks of bristling at rising challengers -- has again seized center stage in the chaotic Republican nomination race, unleashing a torrent of personal and sometimes profane attacks that forced his rivals to respond and underscored his continued dominance.
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Searching for the Paris Attackers, Big Democratic Donors, Voting Rights at the State Level and Few Truths in Election 2016

November 13, 2015
Investigators work to determine the planners of the Paris attack, Democratic donors have yet to give money, and Ted Cruz's debate truth.
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