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Ryan says he is ‘not ready’ to back Trump, deepening GOP divide

May 6, 2016
Philip Rucker, Paul Kane, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
In an extraordinary rebuke of the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), the nation’s highest-ranking GOP official, said Thursday that he could not support Donald Trump until he changes his tone and demonstrates that he shares the party’s values.
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Tensions Rise Over Republican VP Options

May 6, 2016
Reid J. Epstein, Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
Adviser Ben Carson says GOP front-runner Donald Trump could pick a Democrat or an independent
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Trump, Hillary and the Battle for Women and White Voters

May 6, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Talk to most Republican strategists these days and their views of GOP prospects for 2016 range from depressed to despondent. Democrats, however, are far from giddy.
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Can Clinton’s focus on experience succeed against Trump where others failed?

May 6, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Far ahead in the Democratic race for president, Hillary Clinton has embarked on a first round of general-election campaigning against Donald Trump featuring a low-key focus on policy and her own experience, in addition to the daily volley of attack and retort that already defines their contest.
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Donald Trump's road to the Republican nomination

May 5, 2016
Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee. Here's a look back at how we got here.
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Trump’s improbable coup leaves Republican Party in an identity crisis

May 5, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Donald Trump has demolished just about every pillar of Republican philosophy, leaving the party to grapple with an identity crisis deeper than anything it has seen in half a century.
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Donald Trump Reaches Out, Quietly, to Republican Establishment

May 5, 2016
Ashley Parker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump, turning his attention to the general election, has begun quietly reaching out to key elements of the Republican establishment as he seeks to unite the party behind his candidacy before his anticipated battle against Hillary Clinton.
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