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Paul Ryan: "Count me out" of Republican presidential contest

April 12, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan shut down any speculation that he will emerge at the Republican National Convention in July as the consensus presidential nominee for GOP.
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Clinton attacks Trump's "rhetoric, divisiveness, violence"

April 12, 2016
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Just days before the New York primary election, the presidential candidates in both parties are trading jabs. Hillary Clinton is raising questions about her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders and the Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
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With New York on their minds, Democrats trade fresh attacks

April 12, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Steve Peoples | AP
Tensions frayed in both parties Monday as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried to stave off the prospect of a lengthy battle to the nomination with big victories in New York.
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John Kasich Sees Path to Nomination Despite Low Delegate Count

April 12, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
He received fewer votes in one state than a candidate who was no longer in the race. He has not added a single delegate since March 15. And outside of his home state — the only one he has won to date — he has been the top vote-getter in just four counties.
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Voters "confused" and unhappy with rhetoric in Election 2016

April 11, 2016
With seven months left in the one of the most polarizing presidential elections in years, how would you describe the 2016 campaign? We asked voters on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Some of the responses we heard: "A middle school argument in the cafeteria," "not what politics is about to me," and "not very happy with the way things are going." Add your voice to the #16for2016 conversation!
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AP-GfK Poll: Clinton maybe likable enough...next to Trump

April 11, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Emily Swanson | AP
In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm. This is not a normal year.
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Donald Trump’s Trial Balloons Are Catching Up With Him

April 11, 2016
David Sanger, Maggie Haberman | AP
Two weeks ago, Donald J. Trump said he could live with a nuclear-armed Japan and South Korea if it meant they could defend themselves against North Korea without American aid. “I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for us,” he said.
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How far can you go to win support from a Republican delegate?

April 11, 2016
Matea Gold, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Imagine this: Donald Trump wooing delegates with rides on his gold-plated private jet. A wealthy Ted Cruz supporter wining and dining them at the Cleveland convention. Welcome bags stocked with expensive swag awaiting party activists in their hotel rooms, courtesy of a well-funded super PAC.
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It will take a miracle for Bernie Sanders to beat Hillary Clinton. And that's OK

April 11, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Bernie Sanders can still win the Democratic presidential nomination — but it's going to take a miracle. Actually, several miracles. He'll need to win the primary next week in New York, where polls show him running well behind Hillary Clinton. Then he'll need to win most of the mid-Atlantic states, including Pennsylvania. And he'll need to win big in California and New Jersey in June; small margins of victory won't give him the number of delegates he needs to overtake Clinton's substantial lead. That's not a conspiracy; it's just arithmetic.
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