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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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Trump contradictions?

September 16, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports Donald Trump won't say at this time that President Obama was born in the U.S. yet his campaign says Trump no longer doubts Obama's citizenship, and there is some confusion about Trump's proposed business tax rates.
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Clinton returns to campaign trail after illness

September 16, 2016
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Hillary Clinton said the time she spent recuperating made her reflect on why she's running for president.
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Trump bullish as poll numbers rise, won’t say Obama was born in United States

September 16, 2016
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama was born in the United States, that he is more bullish than ever on his chances to win and that he is not exploring the launch of a new media company in case he loses the race.
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What Clinton and Trump can learn from Eisenhower

September 16, 2016
John Dickerson | CBS News
In 1955 when president Dwight Eisenhower had a heart attack, his staff told the press he had simply “suffered a digestive upset in the night.” Twelve hours later, the president’s team told the truth. White House reporters were furious.
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Clinton says time away helped her ‘reconnect’ with why she’s running

September 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia. On Wednesday, she released a letter from her doctor that said she is “fit to serve” as president. On Thursday, Donald Trump released his medical records from his longtime doctor, saying that he is healthy. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS and The New York Times suggests that the race continues to tighten. Gwen Ifill reports.
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