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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Target Each Other’s Vulnerabilities

August 11, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Peter Nicholas | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton targeted each other’s political vulnerabilities Wednesday, with the GOP presidential nominee questioning his Democratic rival’s ethics and honesty while Mrs. Clinton stoked doubts about his unpredictability.
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Donald Trump’s new tax plan could have a big winner: Donald Trump’s companies

August 11, 2016
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
A little-noticed provision in Donald Trump’s tax reform plan has the potential to deliver a large tax cut to companies in the Republican presidential nominee’s vast business empire, experts say.
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Is split-ticket voting making a comeback? With Trump on the ballot, some Republicans hope so.

August 11, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Mary Jordan | The Washington Post
When Hillary Clinton and her vice-presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, took a celebratory bus tour through crucial Ohio after the Democratic National Convention, they got some unexpected company: Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
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Undecided Moms Say Clinton Will Win by Default

August 11, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump, with his unfiltered rhetoric and lack of political experience, may be ushering Hillary Clinton into the White House, according to self-described swing-voter moms, who are more resigned than enthusiastic about that prospect.
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Trump's long dalliance with violent rhetoric

August 11, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Beyond his own incendiary comments, he's done little to mute loose talk of killing Clinton and Obama.
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Trump Attacks Obama As 'The Founder Of ISIS'

August 11, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declined multiple opportunities to walk back his latest charge that President Obama founded the radical Islamic State terrorist organization.
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Maybe Trumpism Doesn't Work Without Trump

August 10, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
That House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his congressional primary on Tuesday, by a nearly 70-point margin, should not have surprised anyone. Yet the political world was watching the result on tenterhooks, waiting for a surprise that never came. The fact that there was no upset was, in this season of political surprises, news of its own sort: a signal that perhaps the Trumpist ideology that has disrupted the Republican Party this year doesn’t work for anyone not named Donald Trump, and may not outlast him as a force in the GOP.
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The 2016 Race Isn’t About Issues. It’s About Character.

August 10, 2016
Todd Purdum | POLITICO
The Trump-Clinton election has boiled down to one steaming mass of invective, character assassination and contempt. And it’s all about who is fit (or not) to serve as president.
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