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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.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Republican Party prepares for Ted Cruz's next act

May 5, 2016
Manu Raju | CNN
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz promised his party Tuesday that he is "not suspending our fight for liberty." And that is precisely what many Senate Republicans fear.
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Sanders faces tough sell in persuading superdelegates to switch allegiances

May 5, 2016
Ed O'Keefe, John Wagner | The Washington Post
It may not matter what Bernie Sanders meant this week when he promised to push for a contested convention this summer. Even with his victory in the Indiana primary Tuesday, it remains all but impossible for the senator from Vermont to win the nomination.
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Judge OKs deposition plan in Hillary Clinton email case

May 5, 2016
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
A federal judge has approved a plan to take sworn testimony from former aides to Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
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Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee

May 4, 2016
John Dickerson | CBS News
"It's Donald Trump's Republican Party now," CBS News Political Director says the day after RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called Trump the "presumptive nominee." But how will the #NeverTrump movement affect Trump's campaign as he shifts his attention to the general election?
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The general election has begun: Now it gets really negative

May 4, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
A six-month general election pitting Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton has just begun. By all conventional yardsticks, Clinton should keep the White House in Democratic hands.
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Trump promises to obliterate Clinton’s record

May 4, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
As rosy exit polls began coming in from Indiana on Tuesday night, Donald Trump turned his attention to the next phase of his run for the White House — and his next opponent, Hillary Clinton.
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The Day the Republican Party Died

May 4, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Where were you the night Donald Trump killed the Republican Party as we knew it? Trump was right where he belonged: in the gilt-draped skyscraper with his name on it, Trump Tower in Manhattan, basking in the glory of his final, definitive victory.
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