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Clinton’s Lead Slips as Voters Question Email Server Explanations

August 19, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
A large majority of Americans are following the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and a majority say the issue will have an impact on how they vote in 2016, according to a new survey.
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Jeb Bush won’t say whether Donald Trump is qualified to be commander in chief

August 19, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush declined to say on Tuesday whether GOP front-runner Donald Trump is qualified to be commander in chief, but he urged his rival to speak more substantively about national security.
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Are Iowa voters having a summer romance with Sanders and Trump?

August 17, 2015
This year at the Iowa Fair, there was the usual celebration of corn, butter and pork, and then there were the tell-tale signs of an election year: the governors and senators, the legacy candidates, the outliers and the upstarts. Gwen Ifill reports on how Iowa voters are responding to the candidates.
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Trump Leads GOP Field, Fiorina Rises as Walker Fades

August 18, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican field, bolstered by strong support among conservative voters and a fragmented electorate still learning about his lesser-known rivals.
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Jeb Bush on Donald Trump’s immigration ideas: ‘A plan needs to be grounded in reality’

August 18, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday night dismissed as impractical Donald Trump's proposals to erect a U.S.-Mexico border wall, use remittances to pay for its construction and to revoke birthright citizenship.
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Black Lives Matter activists release video of closed-door meeting with Hillary Clinton

August 18, 2015
Juana Summers | Mashable
Activists from the group Black Lives Matter Boston released a video on Monday evening of their private meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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Candidates stump at the Iowa State Fair

August 17, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
2016 candidates hit the Iowa State fair to eat fried foods and win votes on the soapbox. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports from the fairgrounds.
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The Blue and the Grey: Why Democrats Need to Rebuild Their Bench

August 17, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Vice President Joe Biden, 72, has reportedly made phone calls to potential supporters feeling out the prospects of a possible presidential bid. Several friends of former Vice President Al Gore, 67, say he too is considering a comeback. If they enter the race in time for the first Democratic presidential debate in October, they will face front-runner Hillary Clinton, 67, and liberal insurgent Bernie Sanders, 73.
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G.O.P. Is Vague on Using Power Abroad

August 17, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
If the diverse group of candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination agree on one thing when describing how they would engage with the world if they made it to the White House, it is this: If only the United States were stronger, and more feared, the country would not feel threatened by the Islamic State, manipulated by Iran or challenged by a rising China.
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