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Debate analysis: The return of Fiery Trump

usatoday.com — The debate before the debate began was all about which Donald Trump would show up on stage. Provocative Trump, who unexpectedly claimed the Republican presidential nomination over a dozen rivals with stronger political résumés? Or Presidential Trump, who in recent weeks has toned down his rhetoric and, in another political surprise, managed to pull even with rival Hillary Clinton in national and battleground polls?

Analysis: Super Bowl-sized hype, but will the first debate really matter?

usatoday.com — HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The hype surrounding the opening debate here between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has approached Super Bowl-sized dimensions, with countdown clocks on cable shows and predictions that the TV audience will rival the football championship, even without a halftime show. But does the opening debate really make that much difference?

Can the GOP hold the Senate? The odds are improving

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans have improved their prospects of holding control of the Senate in November by acting as though they were running for sheriff, the head of the GOP campaign committee says. That, and all but ignoring Donald Trump.

Tom Steyer ups the ante to turn out Millennials

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - With seven weeks until Election Day, Democratic mega-donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer is trying to convince Millennials not just to support Hillary Clinton but also to show up to vote.

50 days left before the election: What could possibly go wrong?

usatoday.com — 50 days to go. After a campaign that started more than a year ago, nearly every American already has formed an opinion of the presidential contenders, millions of dollars in TV ads have been aired, and early voting in some states has begun.

Local start for Librarian-in-chief

tallahassee.com — On Wednesday Chief Justice John Roberts swore Carla Hayden in to lead the Library of Congress, the world's largest library, created in 1800 by President John Adams. Hayden, 64, was born in Tallahassee and is the first woman and the first African-American to serve as the Librarian of Congress.

Carla Hayden becomes the first woman, first black to lead Library of Congress

usatoday.com — Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to serve as the Librarian of Congress, sat down with USA TODAY's Capital Download to talk about her battle against provisions of the USA Patriot Act and her decision to keep Baltimore's libraries open in the wake of violence over the death of Freddie Gray.

A suburban tide against Trump could sink his election bid

caller.com — By Susan Page, USA TODAY The USA TODAY Network is spending time in eight counties in eight states, exploring the key electoral themes that could decide this fall's election. Each week from now until the election, we will feature a different one. The series debuted last week with a look at Waukesha County in Wisconsin .

A suburban tide against Trump could sink his election bid

usatoday.com — The USA TODAY Network is spending time in eight counties in eight states, exploring the key electoral themes that could decide this fall's election. Each week from now until the election, we will feature a different one. The series debuted last week with a look at Waukesha County in Wisconsin.

For Hillary Clinton, some terrible horrible, no good, very bad days

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - The late, legendary Texas Democrat Robert Strauss used to caution allies that, in politics, things were never as good as they seemed or as bad as they seemed. As Monday dawned, Hillary Clinton was surely hoping that axiom was true.
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Sep 27, 2016

@tingodmusic He was definitely the bigger offender. But she did occasionally interrupt/interject as well. Thanks.

Sep 27, 2016

Slightly concerned that everybody else on this post-election panel is a lot smarter than I am. #notthefirsttime  https://twitter.com/dcaapor/status/780774225841950720 

Sep 27, 2016

RT @WTOP: Live at 11:10, USA Today's @SusanPage joins us for a presdential debate recap. Tune in at 103.5 FM or online https://t.co/2iSHS94SO4

Sep 26, 2016

He called her a hack; she depicted him as a fraud. It was the fiercest combat in a modern presidential debate. Plus: The occasional snort. https://t.co/gpRJU9l1TP

Sep 26, 2016

Why, yes, Trump is in the filing center now.

Sep 26, 2016

Behind the scenes: Mike Pence and Mark Cuban both in the #HofDebate16 filing center. Drawing roughly equal media hordes.

Sep 26, 2016

You won't believe what happened after my colleague Eliza Collins sent out the tweet below about @DrJillStein: https://t.co/ZuNowehqQK https://t.co/HvYuglJfX0


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