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Voice of the Voters

What would you ask Trump or Clinton in a presidential debate?

September 21, 2016
The first presidential debate is just days away, and the candidate candidates have already started debate prep. We asked voters in swing-states Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado what they would ask Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump if they had the chance to pose a question. What would you ask? Add your voice using the hashtag #16for2016.
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Candidates Accuse Each Other of Fueling Terrorism

September 21, 2016
Alexis Simendinger, Caitlin Huey-Burns | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump seized on the weekend attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota to promote his anti-immigration proposals as a national security agenda and return his campaign to the familiar terrain of terrorism a week before the first presidential debate.
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For Clinton, attacking Trump may not be enough

September 21, 2016
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton has decided it’s about time she do more talking about Hillary Clinton. After a year and a half of running for president, the Democratic nominee has concluded that many Americans still do not have a clear understanding of what motivates her or what she would do as president. So in the campaign’s home stretch, Clinton is trying to reintroduce herself and her ideas to the country.
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When the Electoral Map Governs Presidential Campaign Strategy

September 21, 2016
John Harwood | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump’s progress in national polls has done something in the 2016 presidential race that is unusual. It has made the Electoral College matter.
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Bombing Case Points to Gaps in Trump’s and Clinton’s Antiterrorism Plans

September 21, 2016
David Sanger, Eric Schmitt | The New York Times
There is nothing in Donald J. Trump’s or Hillary Clinton’s antiterrorism plans that would have had much chance of stopping the bombings in New York and New Jersey that Ahmad Khan Rahami is accused of carrying out.
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Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

September 20, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."
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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Clash Over National Security

September 20, 2016
Janet Hook, Michael Bender | The Wall Street Journal
National-security concerns lurched back to the forefront of the 2016 presidential race Monday as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump battled over policy and fitness to lead after the series of weekend bombings in the New York City area.
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Birtherism and Donald Trump's penchant for conspiracies

September 20, 2016
John Dickerson | CBS News
Donald Trump’s promotion of birtherism isn’t just a story about the last five years, it’s a story about last Saturday night. When responding to criticism from Defense Secretary Robert Gates Trump said, “He’s a nasty guy. Probably has a problem that we don’t know about.”
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Closely-divided America: Lost era of landslides

September 20, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood looks at the presidential race 50 days before the election with historical analysis. The "Fast Money" traders discuss the possible presidential impacts on the economy.
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