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08 October 2016

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Donald Trump apologized, but he's still weathering intense backlash over a newly released 2005 tape in which he talks explicitly about groping women. Some GOP leaders are withdrawing support and even calling for him to step aside in the race. Hillary Clinton and Trump are about to debate Sunday night, and the controversy will surely affect the tone of the town-hall style debate in St. Louis. Earlier in the week, both VP candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence became attack dogs for their candidates in a way they haven't shown on the campaign trail. 

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In 2005 Tape, Trump Brags About Groping, Kissing WomenJust two days before Trump and Clinton are set to meet for their second presidential debate, damaging audio and video of the GOP nominee bragging about sexual assault has surfaced. Read More →

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BLUNT BILL
Is Bill Clinton An Asset Or A Liability?
Meanwhile, his comment that Obamacare is "the craziest thing in the world" wasn't optimal for the Clinton campaign. 
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STUDENTS ON THE ELECTION
Teaching Politics In The Year Of Trump

College students this year have a lot of questions about what's going on and what's going to happen.
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RELIGION
What About The Christian Left?

Long story short: The right is very, very Christian, while the left is much less so.
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ON THE ISSUES
Clinton And Trump On Social Security

Here's where the two major party candidates stand on social safety net programs.
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VP DEBATE
Mike Pence Says Trump Never Said That. Well, He Did

Pence had chances in Tuesday's debate to defend Trump. He dodged or denied.
ON THE INTERNET

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RIP DAB
A Senate Candidate Dabbed In A Debate

Rep. Loretta Sanchez tried out the move to end a debate, making the move officially uncool.