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The Republican Party in Exile

August 18, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
A few minutes into the conservative policy seminar, the economist John Cochrane made a point of clarification. “This is not,” he specified, “advice for a Trump administration.” At Cochrane’s elbow, George Shultz, the former secretary of state, muttered, "God help us."
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What will Donald Trump’s campaign shakeup tell us?

August 18, 2016
John Dickerson | CBS News
Usually, you have to wait until a person becomes president to see if they can fulfill the promise of their presidency. But Donald Trump is offering us a sneak preview. He has promised unrivaled success as president, even though he has no political experience. His campaign tests this proposition. Trump had no experience as a campaigner either, yet he beat 16 rivals soundly, causing some of them to embarrass themselves, perhaps irrevocably. The general election, though, has posed a stiffer challenge.
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How To Lose The Senate In 82 Days

August 18, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Hillary Clinton's increasingly dominant lead in the presidential race is solidifying many Republicans' worst 2016 fears that Donald Trump will cost the party not only the White House but also control of the Senate.
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To the Clinton campaign, the most powerful weapon against Trump is Trump

August 18, 2016
Abby Phillip, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Campaigning in the battleground state of Ohio on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton ticked off her plans to lift the middle class. The Democrat leveled some zingers at her Republican opponent, telling the crowd that “friends don’t let friends vote for Donald Trump.” And she left the stage 32 minutes later to boisterous applause.
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Donald Trump, in Shake-Up, Hires Breitbart Executive for Top Campaign Post

August 17, 2016
Ashley Parker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump has shaken up his presidential campaign for the second time in two months, hiring a top executive from the conservative website Breitbart News and promoting a senior adviser in an effort to right his faltering campaign.
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FBI Sends Hillary Clinton Interview Notes to Congress

August 17, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
Responding to requests from House Republicans, the FBI sent members of Congress the notes from its July interview with Hillary Clinton about her private email server Tuesday.
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Clinton’s and Trump’s approaches to racial politics mirror the fault lines of a nation

August 17, 2016
Abby Phillip, Jose DelReal | The Washington Post
As public polling has turned increasingly in her favor, Hillary Clinton has doubled down on her core base of supporters in states like Pennsylvania — especially minority voters — even as she makes efforts to reach out to traditionally Republican constituencies.
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What Trump's Latest Campaign Shake-Up Means

August 17, 2016
Mark Murray | NBC News
For the second time in less than two months, Donald Trump has shaken up his presidential campaign. The first was when he fired former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski back on June 20. And the second came late last night, when we learned that Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon is the campaign's new CEO, while pollster and current adviser Kellyanne Conway has been promoted to campaign manager. Current Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort will remain in his job, but his influence will diminish.
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Clinton's August fundraising spree: From Scranton to Cher

August 17, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Julie Bykowicz | AP
Scranton isn't a standard stop on the Democratic fundraising circuit. Yet Hillary Clinton put the working class Pennsylvania town on her itinerary — several times.
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