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At G.O.P. Dinner, Donald Trump Serves Heaping Helping of ‘New York Values’

April 15, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump on Thursday used the last high-profile gathering of Republicans before Tuesday’s New York primary to extol “New York values,” repurposing Senator Ted Cruz’s attack on him into a tribute to what he described as his hometown’s virtues.
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The Mystery of the Two Hillarys

April 15, 2016
Indira Lakshmanan | POLITICO
Hillary Clinton knows her biggest weakness as a candidate is that she’s not much of one. She works hard at it, but she’s not in her element doing the things that presidential contenders need to do: performing in arenas, charming the media, electrifying the masses. “I’m not a natural politician,” Clinton confessed at a recent debate. “In case you haven’t noticed.”
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American Security: An Economy That Works for All

April 15, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
For the third consecutive presidential cycle, the financial crisis that gave birth to the Great Recession will shape the outcome of an election. Americans robbed of wealth and their confidence eight years ago, and pessimistic that either of those missing ingredients will return anytime soon, are debating throughout a rough-and-tumble primary season whether continuity, revolution, or improvisation in the White House would improve their lives.
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Trump Calls for Reinstatement of Joe Paterno Statue

April 14, 2016
Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that Penn State should resurrect the statue of late head football coach Joe Paterno, who was accused of covering up a colleague’s sex abuse of young boys.
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No plans for Pope Francis to meet with Sanders, Vatican says

April 14, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Pope Francis has no plans to meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential candidate's brief visit to the Vatican on Friday, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.
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Donald Trump: RNC playing "dirty tricks"

April 13, 2016
Donald J. Trump​ says the Republican Party's nominating system is "rigged" because of how his delegates are awarded. "This is a dirty trick," Trump said. "The Republican National Committee​ should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kinda crap to happen." RNC Chair Reince Priebus​ responded on Twitter saying the nomination process has been know for over a year and "it's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it."
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