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Clinton Ends Campaign With Clear Call to Elect Obama

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her campaign for the White House to an end on Saturday with a rousing farewell to thousands of supporters here and an emotional and unequivocal call for her voters to get behind Senator Barack Obama, the man who defeated her for the Democratic nomination.

With the Conventions Behind Us, Our Takeaways From Both

nytimes.com — PHILADELPHIA - The Democratic convention is over, and delegates streamed to airports and train stations on Friday morning to return home for the summer weekend. But the contrasting back-to-back political displays -- Republicans met last week in Cleveland -- offered important lessons about the two presidential nominees, and their parties, as they head into the November general election.

Democrats’ Divisions Linger, but Parties Have Seen Far Worse

nytimes.com — The current Republican Party may also fall into that category, given how many powerful Republicans have refused to back Mr. Trump. "In 1968, the cleavage in the party was far deeper than it is now," Mr. Gitlin said. "The hatred in the streets between the Humphrey supporters and the supporters of Kennedy and McCarthy was so intense.

Sanders Urges Unity Behind Clinton

nytimes.com — Senator Bernie Sanders appealed for unity at the Democratic convention, mentioning Hillary Clinton's name 15 times in his speech on Monday and declaring that she "must become the next president of the United States."

How Can Hillary Clinton Sell Herself to Voters Who Already Know Her?

nytimes.com — For nearly a year, Mrs. Clinton has struggled to answer questions about her use of a private email server, particularly after her conduct was excoriated by the F.B.I.; Republicans have accused her of negligence, criminal mishandling of classified information and even treason. Rightly or wrongly, the most recent controversy is what has defined her most.

It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party Now

nytimes.com — "Trump has got everybody's attention," he said. Mr. Trump's ascension is a turning point in a political evolution that first upended the Republican Party in 2010, when Tea Party insurgents began defeating establishment politicians. The longtime intraparty alliance between disaffected blue-collar whites and the wealthy is unraveling; Mr. Trump seized on that change and personified it.

Missing party celebrities, convention loses energy and delegates

staradvertiser.com — By Adam Nagourney and Jeremy W. Peters New York Times CLEVELAND >> It was just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a coveted time slot at any political convention. But at the Quicken Loans Arena here, there were rows and rows of empty seats as Kimberlin Brown, a soap opera actress and California avocado farmer, struggled to talk over the chatter of delegates heading for the exits.

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Donald Trump’s Convention Is a Low-Energy Show So Far

nytimes.com — Donald Trump Jr. followed with a rousing speech for his father - but he soon yielded his spot to Ms. Brown, the actress who played the devious character Sheila Carter on "The Young and the Restless." She was killed off the show in the 1990s, according to Variety.

Donald Trump’s Convention Is a Low-Energy Show So Far

nytimes.com — Donald Trump Jr. followed with a rousing speech for his father - but he soon yielded his spot to Ms. Brown, the actress who played the devious character Sheila Carter on "The Young and the Restless." She was killed off the show in the 1990s, according to Variety.
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Jul 29, 2016

Lesson from 2 conventions: Trump apparently did not account for Clinton having last word. His speech teed hers up.  http://nyti.ms/2a5vT8j 

Jul 29, 2016

A lesson of 2 conventons: On issues, style, background, gender, Trump & Clinton are as different as candidates get  http://nyti.ms/2a5vT8j 

Jul 29, 2016

@BRothbart1976 @nytimes Ground game counts for a point or 2. That's often the game in Ohio. And you mean w/o Kasich support?

Jul 29, 2016

Trump’s sloppy convention was missed opportunity & warning flare for GOP worried @ his readiness for fall contest.  http://nyti.ms/2a5vT8j 

Jul 29, 2016

A back-to-back comparison of Trump and Clinton: Many lessons for the general election from 2 memorable conventions.  http://nyti.ms/2a5vT8j 

Jul 28, 2016

Clinton makes clear she will champion issue Democrats have shied away from: Gun control. Another big difference btwn Trump and Clinton.

Jul 28, 2016

For all the speculation/instant analysis of Clinton speech, it's going to take a week to get an accurate read on how this plays, poll-wise.

Jul 28, 2016

Clinton, going 2nd w her convention, gets he closing argument in a debate. Suspect Trump gave little thought to that in writing his speech.


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