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Tuesday: Finale to Extraordinary 2016 Primary

June 6, 2016
Alexis Simendinger, Caitlin Huey-Burns | Real Clear Politics
Voters in six states head to the polls Tuesday, effectively braking a rollercoaster primary season that catapulted Donald Trump to the Republican presidential ticket and is expected to crown Hillary Clinton as the Democrats’ nominee.
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After weekend wins, Clinton on cusp of Democratic nomination

June 6, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Catherine Lucey | AP
Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean.
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Pushing racial boundaries, Trump draws rebuke from a fretful GOP

June 6, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Donald Trump, whose campaign for president has crashed through one barrier after another, has again moved his candidacy into highly questionable territory, threatening to stir more racial animosity in an already divided country and putting at risk his party’s relationship with the nation’s fastest-growing minority group.
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How Bernie Sanders missed his chance to beat Hillary Clinton

June 6, 2016
Robert Costa, John Wagner, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
There was a time when Bernie Sanders, the stiff, white senator from Vermont, seemed painfully out of place in black churches. But not now at the end of the long primary trail, and not in Oakland, Calif., at the Allen Temple Baptist Church.
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Barack Obama’s Chief Campaign Mission: Uniting the Democratic Party

June 6, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
As the Democratic primary approaches its final contests, aides to President Barack Obama say the party’s top surrogate is eager to quickly step into what he sees as his chief role heading into the July convention: uniting the supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
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Paul Ryan endorses Trump, modest job growth in May and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson

June 3, 2016
House speaker will support Republican nominee despite their "differences." Economy adds 38k jobs in May.

The Trumpian campaign, California dreaming and America's standing in the world

June 3, 2016
The stakes are high for Clinton, Sanders and Trump heading into the California primary.
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Clinton: Trump is ‘dangerously incoherent,’ ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president

June 3, 2016
Anne Gearan, Abby Phillip, Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed Republican rival Donald Trump on June 2 in a speech on national security.
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The Democratic Establishment Prevails

June 3, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Both political parties experienced populist uprisings this year. But while Republicans were consumed by theirs, Democrats have defeated their insurgent wing, even if they haven’t tamed it.
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