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Previewing Tuesday’s Kentucky, Oregon Primaries

May 16, 2016
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
As Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton closes in on her party’s presidential nomination, voters in Oregon and Kentucky look likely to give her a boost Tuesday — though Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could claim a moral victory by extending his winning streak in two states seemingly made for a liberal populist.
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The map is tough for any Republican. It's completely daunting for Donald Trump.

May 14, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Every preliminary electoral-map forecast this spring paints a bleak picture for Donald Trump in his effort to win the presidency against Hillary Clinton.
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Democrats fear Sanders is undermining efforts to beat Trump

May 14, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Ken Thomas | AP
Democratic Party leaders are upping the pressure on Bernie Sanders to drop his presidential campaign, alarmed that his continued presence is undermining efforts to beat the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and again win the White House.
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Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost

May 14, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment.
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Bernie Sanders & the Democratic convention, Congress passes opioid bill and House GOP wins Obamacare lawsuit

May 13, 2016
Can Bernie Sanders influence the Democratic platform? Obamacare faces a Republican-led setback.

Trump, Ryan try to unify the Republican Party while Clinton fights a two-front campaign. And the fight over transgender rights.

May 13, 2016
Can the Republican Party unite before November? Can Hillary Clinton turn her focus to Trump?
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Speaker Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump Meeting 'Encouraging'

May 13, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
House Speaker Paul Ryan met with the de facto nominee of the Republican Party Donald Trump Thursday and called the conversation encouraging and a good first step, while acknowledging that the two have legitimate policy differences.
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To fend off Trump, Clinton moves to defend Rust Belt blue states

May 13, 2016
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
Facing the unpredictable candidacy of Republican Donald Trump, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is preparing to dispatch resources to vote-rich industrial states that have been safely Democratic for a generation.
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Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren 'discussed' presidential bid last year

May 13, 2016
Gloria Borger, Kevin Liptak | CNN
Vice President Joe Biden "discussed" with Elizabeth Warren last year the idea of having her as his running mate for a would-be presidential bid, a source familiar with their conversations told CNN on Thursday.
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