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Supreme Court, like the country, struggles with race

October 4, 2016
Joan Biskupic | CNN
Race has divided the Roberts court like nearly no other issue. The justices have wrangled over how openly to talk about their differences. And now, as a new session begins, the court is delving into a set of racially charged cases in the explosive context of the criminal justice system.
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VP debate a "proxy" for the top of the ticket

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October 5, 2012
When Joe Biden and Paul Ryan debated in 2012, the focus was on the presidential candidates.
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Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found

October 3, 2016
David Barstow, Susanne Craig, Russ Buettner, Megan Twohey | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.
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Tim Kaine and Mike Pence Prepare for Vice-Presidential Proxy Fight

October 3, 2016
Ashley Parker, Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times
For both Mr. Kaine and Mr. Pence, the vice-presidential debate, moderated by CBS News’s Elaine Quijano, will be their lone one-on-one face-off this election, and is the most high-profile and highly anticipated moment of their political careers so far.
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Trump supporters defend the GOP nominee as a ‘genius’ with taxes

October 3, 2016
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s campaign, reeling Sunday after a report that the business mogul may not have paid taxes for as many as 18 years after declaring a $916 million loss on his 1995 returns, mounted a vigorous defense.
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Breakfast With Bill Weld

October 3, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
The Libertarian vice-presidential nominee wants to offer an alternative—but he doesn’t think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are equally terrible.
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Basement baristas: Clinton on Sanders supporters

October 3, 2016
Manu Raju, Abby Phillip | CNN
After a week trying to court millennial voters, could Clinton's fund-raiser comments be a set-back?
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Congress averts shutdown, the two Donald Trumps and the importance of endorsements

September 30, 2016
Lawmakers pass government funding bill. Plus the "Rubik's cube" of Trump personalities.

Campaigns build on debate momentum and Congress overrides Obama veto

September 30, 2016
Days after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's first head-to-head debate, one candidate is trying to build on her momentum while the other is trying to regroup.
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