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    Historic Victory: Trump Humbled and Subdued becomes 45th US President

    By Steve Holland and John Whitesides (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump…

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    2016 Presidential Race It Score Forecasts

    Each election cycle PoliticIt measures a candidates It Score. The It Score measures a politician’s digital influence. Digital influence has predicted over 250 election outcomes from  2012-2015 with 93% accuracy indicating that digital influence seems to correlate strongly with election outcomes. The It Score is calculated by collecting massive data on what people do and say in the…

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    Bill Clinton Declares Hillary “Longtime Fighter for Social Justice”

    By Amy Tennery and Emily Stephenson PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton portrayed his wife Hillary on Tuesday as a dynamic force for change and a longtime fighter for social justice as he made a case for her historic 2016 bid for the White House. The ex-president told the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia…

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    Are Email Leaks A Russian Plot to Help Trump?

    By Mark Hosenball and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If the Russian government is behind the theft and release of embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials have suggested, it may reflect less a love of Donald Trump or enmity for Hillary Clinton than a desire to discredit the U.S. political system. A…

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    Furor in Phily Setback to Dems’ Hopes to Contrast Chaotic GOP Convention

    By John Whitesides and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton was set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. party on Tuesday, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancor between supporters of Clinton and her rival in the primary contests, Bernie Sanders. The party will seek to…

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    Thiel tells GOP Discard Petty Cultural Battles and Solve Economic Decline

    By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel, the only big-name supporter of Donald Trump from the country’s technology hub, spoke on Thursday at the Republican National Convention to urge the country to discard petty cultural battles and turn its attention to solving the United States’ economic decline. Thiel offered a full-throated…

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    So Melania’s Speech Writers may have Borrowed from Michelle’s Writer (Hillary’s former Writer) Confused Yet?

    Breaking: Trump aide offers resignation in Melania Trump plagiarism incident CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention has ignited controversy because it contained a section strikingly similar to words delivered at the Democratic convention in 2008 by the woman she hopes to succeed as U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama. An official…

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    Donald Trump choses Indiana Governor Mike Pence as running mate

    By   Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump chose Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Thursday, U.S. media reported, a move that will put at Trump’s side a conservative with the potential to unify divided Republicans. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is to announce his choice on Friday at…

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets comments about Donald Trump.

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday said she regrets making critical comments about Republican presidential contender Donald Trump. “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” she said in a statement issued by the court. Ginsburg, the…

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    Rubio Leaves in Style After Florida Loss

    By   James Oliphant MIAMI (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, having lost his home state of Florida despite support from a party establishment worried about the rise of billionaire Donald Trump. “While this may not have been the year for a hopeful and optimistic message…

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    After Ohio Win Kasich Vows to Continue

    By  Tim Reid BEREA, Ohio (Reuters) – After a critical win on his home turf, Ohio Governor John Kasich begins a new phase of his long-shot presidential campaign that his aides hope will ultimately propel him past Republican front-runner Donald Trump by triggering a rare contested convention. Kasich’s victory in Ohio’s primary on Tuesday, along…

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    GOP Presidential Debate – It’s all about Trump (and Fiorina?)

    By Steve Holland and James Oliphant CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate. The nine other Republicans sharing the stage with Trump turned on one…

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    Carly Fiorina moved fast on Friday to capitalize on a profile-raising debate performance

    By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican Carly Fiorina moved fast on Friday to capitalize on a profile-raising debate performance, appealing to potential donors and urging grassroots supporters to open their wallets for her underdog 2016 White House bid. The former business executive and only woman in the 17-strong Republican presidential field won rave…

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    Scott Walker Staking out Positions on Global Affairs that Play Well to Conservatives.

    By Steve Holland CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) – Scott Walker had a steep learning curve on U.S. foreign policy after some early miscues in his race for the Republican presidential nomination. Now an eager student of global affairs, he is staking out positions that, while perhaps short on nuance, play well to conservatives. The governor…

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