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Trump’s candidacy sparking ‘a surge’ in citizenship, voter applications

May 12, 2016
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is spurring a record number of citizenship applications and increases in voter registration among Latinos upset by the candidate’s rhetoric and fearful of his plans to crack down on immigration.
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Sanders' West Virginia win makes up little ground on Clinton

May 11, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Ken Thomas | AP
White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday — a victory that will do little to slow the former secretary of state's steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Despite Divide, Trump Still Needs His Party

May 11, 2016
John Harwood | The New York Times
The billionaire business tycoon Donald J. Trump established a winning pattern in Republican presidential primaries. He’d rip his rivals, then take a softer tone after he had beaten them.
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Citing swing-state polling, McConnell shows confidence in Trump

May 11, 2016
Manu Raju, Ted Barrett, Tom LoBianco | CNN
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cited new polling Tuesday showing Donald Trump running neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton in key swing states as he continues trying to unite his caucus divided by the grueling GOP primary.
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Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' label may stick

May 11, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump dispatched his Republican rivals by branding each one with an insulting but memorable nickname: “Lyin' Ted” Cruz, “Little Marco” Rubio. As the general election campaign nears, Trump has settled on a label for the likely Democratic nominee: “Crooked Hillary.”
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Is the Tea Party Responsible for Donald Trump?

May 10, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
There was already a Republican civil war before Donald Trump came along. Remember the Tea Party? Remember the government shutdown? For years now, conservative insurgents have been battling a GOP establishment they saw as weak-willed and corporatist, while the establishment lamented the insurgents’ refusal to be realistic and compromise.
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Trump: Bill Clinton 'worst abuser' in political history

May 10, 2016
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Donald Trump is taking aim at Hillary Clinton, saying she enabled her husband's infidelities and that she constantly plays the women's card. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.
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Ted Cruz Backers Seek to Control Convention Platform

May 10, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Senator Ted Cruz’s supporters are mounting an effort to seize control of the Republican platform and the rules governing the party’s July convention, the first indication that Mr. Cruz will not simply hand his delegates over to Donald J. Trump.
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Clinton to pledge that no family pays more than 10 percent of income on child care

May 10, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton is pledging Tuesday that as president she will ensure that families pay no more than 10 percent of their income on child care, a significant and rising cost for working parents.
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