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Trump calls Sanders 'weak' for bowing to Black Lives Matter activists

August 12, 2015
Juana Summers | Mashable
Donald Trump says he’s not afraid to get physical if activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement try to interrupt one of his campaign events.
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Debt-Free College: Democrats' Plank, GOP's Challenge

August 11, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Republican presidential candidates on Monday said they were unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion debt-free tuition plan unveiled in New Hampshire, even as tens of millions of American families struggle with college sticker shock.
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100,000 people have come to recent Bernie Sanders rallies. How does he do it?

August 11, 2015
Ed O'Keefe, John Wagner | The Washington Post
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a campaign rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.
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Why Clinton is saving her attacks for Republicans, not Sanders

August 10, 2015
Hillary Clinton seized on remarks by Donald Trump and other Republicans to criticize their stances on women’s issues while campaigning in New Hampshire. Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss Trump’s continued dominance and how others are responding, plus why massive crowds are gathering to hear Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Rand Paul faces emerging doubts at home

August 11, 2015
Manu Raju, Kyle Cheney | POLITICO
Paul has been furiously lobbying Kentucky Republican leaders ahead of an Aug. 22 decision to rewrite party rules so he can run for president and reelection to his Senate seat simultaneously.
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Social Security battleground

August 11, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
Trends affecting social security, with CNBC’s John Harwood.
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Trump’s Lead Grows After Debate, Controversy

August 11, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Real estate magnate Donald Trump’s lead over the Republican field grew in the several days after his performance at the first GOP presidential debate.
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‘The Republican Party Created Donald Trump’

August 10, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
RedState editor Erick Erickson, caught in the middle of Trump’s latest media feud, says he thinks GOP voters will eventually tire of the tycoon’s antics.
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Can Bernie Sanders Win the Love of a Party He Scorns?

August 10, 2015
Manu Raju, Michael Kruse | POLITICO
The most surprising thing about the independent Vermont senator’s surprisingly successful campaign so far is not that he’s doing it as a self-described democratic socialist. It’s that he’s seeking the nomination of a party he caucuses with in the Senate but is not a part of, isn’t a registered member of and has never been a registered member of—a party he’s spent his 40-year career beating at the polls and battering in the press.
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