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Monday, August 29, 2016

Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns
The New York Times
Emboldened by Donald J. Trump’s struggles in the presidential race, Democrats in Congress are laying the groundwork to expand the list of House Republicans they will target for defeat as part of an effort to slash the Republicans’ 30-seat majority and even reclaim control if Mr. Trump falls further.
Jennifer Jacobs
Bloomberg Politics
After a week in which few Republicans rushed to his defense as Hillary Clinton painted him as a flat-out racist who does not represent the party's traditions, Donald Trump got a boost on Saturday from Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa.
Reid Wilson
The Hill
Outside groups have reserved more than $128 million in television time in critical House races across the country, an early indication of where each major party sees the landscape tilting in its favor this fall.