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State of the Race (Pre-Convention Edition): ‘Chaotic,’ ‘Unforgettable,’ ‘Unthinkable’

<i>The Democratic and Republican conventions are officially the nominating contests for the two major political parties. Unofficially, the days-long events provide a large platform for leading figures to unify as a party and make their cases to the American people. Given this year’s unconventional</i> …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of July 11, 2016)

A large truck crashed into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France Thursday evening. More than 80 people were killed and many more are in critical condition. The deadly attack occurred after a busy week in politics, in the U.S. and in the U.K. Following much deliberation, Donald …

10 Topics to Follow the Republican National Convention

This year’s Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland amid rising tensions in the U.S. and abroad after recent shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the shooting of Americans at the hands of police in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, a deadly terror attack in Nice, France …

Behind the Story: BBC Goes ‘Under the Skin of Trump Country’

<b>Story:</b> US election: Under the skin of Trump country<p><b>Outlet:</b> BBC<p><b>Reporter:</b> Jessica Lussenhop<p><i>BBC reporter Jessica Lussenhop spent four days in Henry County, Virginia, earlier this month speaking to over 30 residents about their choice for president. In the typically conservative county in the important</i> …

The Week in Review: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift

The internet was abuzz with reactions to a video released via Snapchat earlier this week by reality star Kim Kardashian that showed her rapper husband Kanye West allegedly speaking with singer Taylor Swift on speakerphone from his recording studio. The leak in question—which contains snippets of a …

Washington Post State of the Race: ‘Chaotic,’ ‘Vitriolic’ & ‘Historic’

<i>The Republican and Democratic national conventions left lasting imprints on the parties and the electorate. Republican nominee Donald Trump‘s polling has declined post-conventions, and he’s currently embroiled in controversy after his reaction to Khizr Khan’s speech and his refusal to endorse Rep.</i> …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 1, 2016): Trump vs. the Republican Party

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stoked controversy throughout the week, putting him at odds with the GOP. He continued his feud with the Khan family and refused to endorse party stalwarts, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, in …