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Trump Attacks Obama As 'The Founder Of ISIS'

August 11, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declined multiple opportunities to walk back his latest charge that President Obama founded the radical Islamic State terrorist organization.
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Maybe Trumpism Doesn't Work Without Trump

August 10, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
That House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his congressional primary on Tuesday, by a nearly 70-point margin, should not have surprised anyone. Yet the political world was watching the result on tenterhooks, waiting for a surprise that never came. The fact that there was no upset was, in this season of political surprises, news of its own sort: a signal that perhaps the Trumpist ideology that has disrupted the Republican Party this year doesn’t work for anyone not named Donald Trump, and may not outlast him as a force in the GOP.
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The 2016 Race Isn’t About Issues. It’s About Character.

August 10, 2016
Todd Purdum | POLITICO
The Trump-Clinton election has boiled down to one steaming mass of invective, character assassination and contempt. And it’s all about who is fit (or not) to serve as president.
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Paul Ryan easily wins his primary, but GOP’s populist storm still rages

August 10, 2016
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) reveled in the aftermath of his commanding and expected primary victory Tuesday against Paul Nehlen, a Donald Trump-inspired opponent, by ordering cheese curds and beer for his supporters.
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Donald Trump Says ‘Second Amendment People’ Can Stop Hillary Clinton From Curbing Gun Rights

August 10, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump, confounding the hopes of Republicans who want him to run a more measured presidential campaign, touched off another firestorm Tuesday with an off-the-cuff remark that critics interpreted as inciting violence against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
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Widening aim, Clinton commits resources to Georgia, Arizona

August 10, 2016
Lisa Lerer | AP
Hillary Clinton is expanding her presidential battleground map to include the traditionally Republican states of Georgia and Arizona — another sign that Republican Donald Trump's missteps have Democrats contemplating a November landslide that could help the party in down-ballot contests.
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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Spar Over Economic Proposals

August 9, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Nick Timiraos | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump blasted Hillary Clinton in an economic-policy speech that sought to pick off some of her supporters, while the Democratic presidential nominee dismissed her rival’s plans as a repackaging of old Republican ideas.
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Trump tries to reset with economic speech — but faces new resistance in GOP

August 9, 2016
Jim Tankersley, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Seeking to put the most difficult stretch of his campaign behind him, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a major economic speech Monday to reach out to two voting blocs that remain critical to his faltering chances of winning in November: traditional fiscal conservatives and disaffected blue-collar workers.
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