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USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Reaction by some to Trump and Clinton? Fear






By Susan Page and Jenny Ung
USA Today
February 16, 2016

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© AP Photo/Paul Sancya Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Greenville, S.C.


WASHINGTON — Americans aren't just for or against presidential candidates this year: Color them scared.

In a national USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, likely voters given the choice of four options — enthusiastic, satisfied, dissatisfied
or scared — are most inclined to say the prospect of Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination or Hillary Clinton winning the
Democratic one would leave them fearful.


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If Donald Trump wins South Carolina, can he be stopped?






By Philip Bump
The Washington Post
February 17, 2016

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© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens after speaking at a campaign event at the
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By Saturday night, after polls close in South Carolina, Donald Trump is poised to have a gigantic lead in the Republican delegate
race. By no means an insurmountable one, of course, but a big Trump victory there will start to raise questions about where, if
anywhere, he can be stopped.

Unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, delegates in South Carolina are allocated by a modified winner-take-all system. If Trump wins
South Carolina -- which a new CNN/ORC poll suggests he's still well-positioned to do -- he gets 29 delegates, without qualifications.
That's only slightly fewer than all of his competitors have to date, combined.


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Think Trump was crude? The Founding Fathers were just as bad






By Beth J. Harpaz
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March, 2016

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© Stock Montage/Getty Images John Adams (1735 - 1826),
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NEW YORK (AP) — You could say politics has reached a new low with the "small hands" remarks from the Republican debate.

But the exchange over the size of Donald Trump's, um, hands is merely the most recent vulgarity in American politics. The
history of crude remarks goes back to the Founding Fathers.

In the 18th century, John Adams called Alexander Hamilton a "bastard brat" and wrote that Hamilton had "a superabundance
of secretions which he could not find whores enough to draw off," according to historian Ron Chernow.


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Doomsday Savior? How Paul Ryan Will Pick the Next President






By Adam Phillips
March 16, 2016

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It's hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn't happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick
the next president, Congress will.

We wrote about this last week on Medium, and now the story is beginning to flesh out.

Politico reports that leading conservatives will meet on Thursday to plot out a third-party spoiler plan to beat
presumed nominee Donald Trump.

With Marco Rubio suspending his campaign after losing the Florida primary and it is beginning to appear he
will reverse his previous words to support a nominee Trump.

Because there will be a third party candidate -- and their name will likely be Mitt with a Kasich or a Rubio on
the same ticket.

Michael Bloomberg practically left a breadcrumb for this theory in plain sight when he declared that he would
not be running for President this cycle. While pundits focused on why the math wouldn't work out for Bloomberg
against Trump or Hillary Clinton, the former mayor of New York City buried this interesting analysis in his op-ed
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Goodbye Democrats, Adios GOP: The Party Is Ending






By Cliston Brown
May 18, 2016

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© (Photo: John Sommers II/Getty Images) A campaign supporter wares his cowboy hat that was signed by Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Clinton as he listens to her speak during a campaign rally at La Gala May 16, 2016, in Bowling…



While nothing is permanent in politics, the dominance of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States has been
about as close to permanent as anything political can be.

For more than 160 years, these two parties have completely dominated the American political scene, with barely any competition
whatsoever from any outside force. Only once since 1854, when the Republican Party was founded, has either major party placed
lower than second in the popular vote during a presidential election, and only a tiny percentage of officeholders at any level have
won office without affiliating with the Democrats or the GOP.


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Hillary Clinton’s email story continues to get harder and harder to believe






By Chris Cillizza
June 28, 2016

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On Monday night, the Associated Press published a piece noting the release of an additional 165 pages of emails
Hillary Clinton sent from her private email address while serving as secretary of state. These were emails that
had never been previously released and only were made public because of a court order in response to a request
from a conservative group.

And yet again, the emails poke holes in Clinton's initial explanation for why she decided to exclusively use a private
email server for her electronic correspondence while serving as the nation's top diplomat.


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:-? Oh well...Trump is embarrassing the Republican party, and Hillary is soooo well liked? :nono: :rofl2:
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:lol: Trump is really losing his mind....the GOP is angry with him, and he attacks a GOLD star Muslim family.....Ivanka needs to be the Adult! :lol: :roll: :wink:
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Both candidates are horrible choices. This is the worst Presidential election ever, worse than the last 2 or 3 or 4.
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My3Cats wrote:Both candidates are horrible choices. This is the worst Presidential election ever, worse than the last 2 or 3 or 4.
Aint that the truth.
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Irse wrote:
My3Cats wrote:Both candidates are horrible choices. This is the worst Presidential election ever, worse than the last 2 or 3 or 4.
Aint that the truth.
:lol: Yeah, but the LATE NIGHT comedians are having a field day......
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