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How Hillary Clinton did it the second time around

June 8, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Even before the polls closed in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton knew she was in for a very bad night. The establishment worrywart caucus was freaking out, and the media was rife with speculation of an imminent staff shake-up. Was she once again being set up for a fall, a lumbering front-runner about to be toppled by a charismatic outsider?
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Sanders campaign poised to cut half of its staff

June 8, 2016
Jeff Zeleny, Brianna Keiler, Elizabeth Landers | CNN
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is expected to cut half of its staff Wednesday, the campaign told CNN. "The primary is over except for DC," a campaign source said, referencing next week's primary, and added that the dismissed staffers will be getting severance.
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Next for Democrats: A delicate dance to broker peace between Clinton and Sanders

June 8, 2016
Dan Balz, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The competition between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders enters an urgent new phase Wednesday — a delicate minuet that Clinton and leading Democrats hope will soothe tensions and move their divided party toward enthusiastic unification behind the presumptive presidential nominee.
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Trump’s New Handlers Have a Tough Task Ahead

June 8, 2016
John Harwood | The New York Times
As Republican candidates began televised debates last summer, the Republican campaign strategist Mike Murphy invented a term for Donald J. Trump: “zombie front-runner.”
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Trump on thin ice with endangered Hill Republicans

June 8, 2016
Manu Raju, ted Barrett, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Donald Trump is on thin ice with Senate Republicans in difficult reelection races, with many sharply distancing themselves from their party's presumptive nominee and offering tepid support as the party struggles to unite.
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How Obama & Clinton found Unity for Democrats

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June 27, 2008
Less than three weeks after Hillary Clinton ended her 2008 presidential campaign, she stood on a stage with Barack Obama in Unity, New Hampshire, in an effort to bring the Democratic Party together after a bruising primary fight. Now, eight years later, Clinton once again wants to bring Democrats together after a long primary campaign. Only this time its her campaign that came out on top.
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Can either party achieve unity after contentious primaries?

June 6, 2016
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump’s racially charged standoff with a federal judge, how a diverse electorate could hurt Trump in the general election and whether the Democrats or the Republicans are in a tougher spot
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Hillary Clinton declares victory, acknowledges historic nomination

June 7, 2016
Eight years after conceding defeat to Barack Obama in the Democratic primary race and the day after the Associated Press declared her the presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the Democratic race. "Thanks to you, we've reached a milestone, the first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party nominee," Clinton said, acknowledging the historic moment in American politics.
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Donald Trump: I will make GOP proud

June 7, 2016
Donald Trump struck a more subdued tone in his speech after the final primary night of the 2016 presidential campaign. Reading from a teleprompter, the presumptive Republican nominee promised the GOP: "I will make you proud of your party and our movement."
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