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How, and How Well, Democrats Tackled Convention Challenge

wsj.com — PHILADELPHIA-A national political convention is like a giant Rubik's cube: It's a puzzle with dozens of moving parts that somehow are supposed to fall into an orderly whole over a week's time. It's almost always a messy process, but the important thing is how it looks at the end.

Democratic Dilemma: Knock Donald Trump, or Boost Hillary Clinton?

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The party faces a fundamental strategic choice as it frames its convention this week in Philadelphia, Gerald F. Seib writes PHILADELPHIA-Democrats who have gathered here for their national convention want people to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Republican Heavy Hitters Maneuver With an Eye on 2020

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Variety of party leaders to position themselves as contenders for the next presidential campaign if Trump falls flat this fall Donald Trump was poised Thursday to complete his improbable journey to the GOP presidential nomination by delivering an acceptance speech to a party already rife with speculation about who and what might come after him.

Ted Cruz: I Can’t Back a Man Who Attacked My Family

blogs.wsj.com — CLEVELAND-Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in a sometimes heated exchange with members of his own state's convention delegation Thursday morning, appeared to offer his clearest explanation yet of why he declined to endorse Donald Trump in his speech to the convention.

Republicans Face a Fundamental Question as Donald Trump Remakes Party

wsj.com — CLEVELAND-Republicans gathered here for their national convention face a host of questions, but the fundamental one is this: Is Donald Trump merely renting the Republican Party, or has he now taken ownership of it? The answer will determine not merely how Republicans emerge from their Cleveland gathering this week, but whether their party is in...

‘The race is over’ if Americans become comfortable with Trump, Manafort says

marketwatch.com — CLEVELAND -- Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, said this year's election will turn more about voters' views of his candidate than views of his Democratic foe, Hillary Clinton. "I don't think this election is about Hillary Clinton," Manafort said at a breakfast hosted by Bloomberg News. "This election is about Donald Trump."

More ‘Awareness’ of Donald Trump Main Goal of Convention, Top Aide Says

blogs.wsj.com — CLEVELAND-Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, said this year's election will turn more about voters' views of his candidate than views of his Democratic foe, Hillary Clinton. "I don't think this election is about Hillary Clinton," Mr. Manafort said at a breakfast hosted by Bloomberg News. "This election is about Donald Trump."

Swing-State Polling Shows Cautionary Notes for Both Trump, Clinton

blogs.wsj.com — Video: Poll: Presidential Race Still Clinton's to Lose A flurry of polling in key battleground states in recent days suggests three bottom-line readings of the 2016 presidential race at this point: The race is growing closer, but remains Democrat Hillary Clinton's to lose; the presence of third-party candidates scrambles the equation but not to either major-party candidate's obvious benefit; and, an intriguing question going forward is whether polling is finding a ceiling of sorts for Republican Donald Trump.

Paul Ryan Has Tricky Role of Unifier at Trump’s Unconventional GOP Convention

wsj.com — Next week's Republican convention represents a turning point for Donald Trump. But it will be no less a turning point for House Speaker Paul Ryan-and, by extension, for the rest of the Republican Party. Mr. Ryan will be the chairman of the convention and, as such, walking a tightrope.

A Divided Nation, United in Grief

wsj.com — For a painful few days, police shootings, followed by shootings of police, underscored national divides on race, law enforcement and the proliferation of guns. But by Friday morning the shock of Dallas was instead producing in most quarters a call to step back and reconsider the path the country is traveling in a summer filled with tension.
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Jul 29, 2016

Today's economic report--GDP growth of just 1.2% in 2nd quarter--isn't what Democrats would have wanted.  http://on.wsj.com/2alR84z  via @WSJ

Jul 29, 2016

Democrats' and Republicans' portraits of America not just different but diametrically opposed:  http://on.wsj.com/2aBK42T  via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2016

@Cheaptarts Hillary Clinton iS on front page of WSJ. See here. Sorry I'm 60. Not sure what to do about that. https://t.co/r726E8IBhG

Jul 27, 2016

Clinton campaign's Mook at WSJ lunch: “I absolutely encourage Donald Trump to spend time campaigning" in CT, NY, NJ.  http://on.wsj.com/2aefUjn 

Jul 26, 2016

At WSJ lunch, Clinton campaign chief Podesta on lame-duck TPP vote: "That is not our strategy.” In tune w/Sanders.  http://on.wsj.com/2acCQmi 

Jul 26, 2016

Podesta at WSJ lunch: Hillary not interested in merely renegotiating TPP: "We're interested in a new approach."  http://on.wsj.com/2acCQmi 

Jul 25, 2016

Democrats want people to vote for Hillary and against Trump. Question this week: Which do they want more?  http://on.wsj.com/2aqEMXB  via @WSJ

Jul 25, 2016

Nancy Pelosi at Bloomberg breakfast: "The Russians did hack the DNC. "


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