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Clinton stays far from ‘basket of deplorables’ with broad outreach to voters

September 15, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump on Thursday as a purveyor of insidious racism and hatred, while promising to represent all Americans if she wins the presidency — "not just people who agree with me, not just people who vote for me."
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What each candidate must do to win the Electoral College

September 14, 2016
While polls show the presidential race is tightening, in the end it comes down to this: The candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes will prevail. Gwen Ifill examines different paths to the White House with Republican strategist John Brabender and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton.
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Donald Trump Proposes Child-Care Subsidies

September 14, 2016
Janet Hook, Richard Rubin | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump proposed new federal subsidies for child care, including tax deductions, rebates for lower-income households and tax-preferred savings accounts, as well as a promise of paid maternity leave for workers who don’t have it.
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Obama blasts Trump as a phony champion of the working class

September 14, 2016
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Obama implored Americans on Tuesday to consider the gravity of the presidential election eight weeks away, calling Republican Donald Trump a dangerous fraud who has no real idea of what it means to be president.
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Almost President: What it's like to lose

September 14, 2016
Gloria Borger | CNN
When America elects a new president, the focus of the nation turns to where it should be -- on the winner. And in that same instant, the defeated challengers fade from the center of the national universe back to a life without Secret Service, adoring crowds, and the daily high-wire of a presidential campaign.
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The State That Fell Off the Electoral Map

September 14, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Colorado was supposed to be a presidential battleground, but that now seems far-fetched. Democrats’ success in places like this could spell trouble for the Republican Party long past 2016.
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In Colorado, Trump battles demographics, Clinton fears complacency

September 14, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its allies pulled down television ads in Colorado some weeks ago, it was described as a game-set-match moment in the presidential campaign, a seeming acknowledgment that the state had moved from purple to blue in near-record time.
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Appeals Court Considers Ban on Voter Selfies

September 14, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
For many young voters, especially first-timers, casting a ballot is a rewarding act of participation in American democracy. Time to take a photo to document the moment and post it on social media. But beware: taking a voting selfie is illegal in at least half the states and could result in a hefty fine.
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Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, Obama steps up to boost her campaign

September 13, 2016
While Hillary Clinton took a break to recover from pneumonia, President Obama stepped in on the trail, praising the resilience of his former secretary of state. On Monday night, the Democratic nominee told CNN she had thought the delay in releasing news of her illness wasn’t going to be “that big a deal.” Meanwhile, Donald Trump hit the the road to tout his plan on childcare. Gwen Ifill reports.
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