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An inside look at how politicians beg for big checks

September 20, 2016
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had a lot of wealthy targets to hit in Palm Beach, Fla., on an April afternoon in 2011. There was a possible call with casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson. There was a private meeting with a clutch of high-level donors at the home of oil executive William “Lee” Hanley and his wife, Alice. And there was a car ride with two top advisers to hedge fund executive Paul Singer.
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Are Clinton and Trump judged by different standards?

September 19, 2016
Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday's bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they're discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss.
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Donald Trump’s Anything-Goes Campaign Sets an Alarming Political Precedent

September 19, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Routine falsehoods, unfounded claims and inflammatory language have long been staples of Mr. Trump’s anything-goes campaign. But as the polls tighten and November nears, his behavior, and the implications for the country should he become president, are alarming veteran political observers — and leaving them deeply worried about the precedent being set, regardless of who wins the White House.
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After Summer of Attacking Trump, Clinton Focuses on Herself

September 19, 2016
Lisa Lerer | AP
All summer long, Hillary Clinton delighted in snappy attack lines about Donald Trump. Electing the billionaire, she warned, would be a "historic mistake." The Republican nominee perpetuates "outlandish Trumpian ideas." Clinton reveled in imagining her rival "composing nasty tweets" as she derided him as "temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified" to be president.
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Among Democrats, deep concern about Clinton’s Hispanic strategy

September 19, 2016
Abby Phillip, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Lagging support among Hispanic voters for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and congressional candidates in crucial races has stoked deep concern that the party and the presidential campaign are doing too little to galvanize a key constituency.
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Michelle Obama hits the campaign trail, candidates' health takes center stage and voters ask "Is America still great?"

September 16, 2016
First Lady is an effective surrogate for Hillary Clinton and pessimism is "deeply ingrained" with many Americans

Health, Taxes and Birtherism: The debate over transparency on the campaign trail

September 16, 2016
Donald Trump changes course and declares President Obama was "born in the United States."
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Trump scales back his tax proposal

September 16, 2016
Jim Tankersley, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Donald Trump unveiled a scaled back tax plan on Thursday, which is projected to add less to the federal debt but also to deliver fewer benefits to taxpayers than his original proposal.
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