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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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Paul Ryan: "Encouraging meeting" with Donald Trump

May 12, 2016
Following his highly-anticipated meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the two had an "encouraging meeting." The two Republican leaders had a public disagreement last week when Ryan said he could not yet support Trump.
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In The Name Of Party Unity, Trump Meets With Ryan, Other GOP Leaders

May 12, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Donald Trump arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to meet with his party's congressional leaders to hash out their differences and talk GOP unity ahead of what is likely to be a pitched general-election battle against Hillary Clinton.
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Trump, Ryan meet on Capitol Hill

May 12, 2016
Manu Raju, Jeremy Diamond | CNN
Donald Trump arrived Thursday to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and top Republican officials as the GOP looks to piece itself together after a fractious primary.
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The Ryan/Trump Battle Is Less Important Than It Looks

May 12, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Talk to many voters these days and you get an exasperated response to the question of who they are voting for this November. “I just can’t vote for Hillary,” they’ll say, “but, Trump? ugh! No way.” There are as many who say the reverse. To be sure, there are pockets of Trump and Clinton loyalists and cheerleaders eager to support their candidate this fall. But, many voters are resigned to the fact that at the end of the day they are voting against someone instead of for someone.
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Clinton on track despite sound defeat by Sanders in WV

May 12, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Ken Thomas | AP
Bernie Sanders has won his 19th state, only four short of Hillary Clinton's tally, but that's not the gap that counts. Despite his decisive victory in West Virginia on Tuesday, winning 51 percent of the vote to her 36 percent, Sanders trails nearly hopelessly in the contest for delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.
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