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Dems hungry to battle Trump

One core mission of the Democratic National Convention was annihilating Donald Trump. Much of it was done with a light touch that did not hold a candle to the rabid, Lord of the Flies hatred of Hillary that permeated Cleveland.

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Podcast: Why small donors won't save politics

Throughout his campaign for the Democratic nomination, the "small donor revolution" became a rallying cry for Bernie Sanders and his supporters. While counteracting big money with the little guy sounds like an appealing idea, it ain't that easy. And it doesn't always produce the best candidates.

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Clinton struggles with white-male voters

The Democratic National Convention has gone to great lengths this week to posture the party as one of inclusion, but the focus on minorities and women highlights a challenge that could hurt Hillary Clinton on Election Day: her white-male problem.

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