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White people think racism is getting worse--against white people

How do Americans think about the role of race in our country's daily life? News reports, social media and uncomfortable dinner conversations often point to one conclusion: They disagree. Many white Americans believe that the United States has entered a post-racial phase; many black Americans believe that race is as salient an issue as ever.

The rise of black nationalist groups

Micah Xavier Johnson, who killed five police officers in Dallas, was increasingly drawn to black nationalist ideology and attended several meetings of the People's New Black Panther Party.

Good Reaction to Trump Speech

The majority of viewers who watched Donald Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night said it made them more likely to vote for him in November, according to a CNN/ORC instant poll.

Winners, losers of GOP convention

Donald Trump promised to put on a show here this week with lots of "winners" as the headliners. Some people saw their stock rise after a wild week in Cleveland, but others found themselves caught in the storm.

Lie of the Day

Trump's Speech "Psychopathic," Like Where "There's Some Big Authoritarian Movement."

- Van Jones - July 21, 2016

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn previews her RNC speech

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Conservatives to Cruz: Time to back Trump

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Don Trump Jr: 'Cruz plays the angel & that's not the case; people see through him'

Lie of the Day

[Donald Trump] is against the minimum wage.

- Sen. Tim Kaine (VA)

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LI Callers: 'The Republican Party has moved on; we don't care about Jeb, Kasich or any of them for that matter'

Clinton's Lead Is as Safe as Kerry's Was in 2004

There has been a lot of polling over the past few days in advance of the Republican National Convention, which got underway Monday in Cleveland. But it mostly confirmed the conclusion our election forecast models had arrived at late last week: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 3 or 4 percentage points. That's down from a lead of 6 or 7 percentage points a few weeks ago.

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Trump's Best Path to Victory

John Brabender - Wall Street Journal

Two-hundred and seventy. That's the number of Electoral College votes one needs to become the most powerful person on earth. And according to most of the so-called experts, it won't be Donald Trump. While I agree that he is the underdog, a Trump victory is not impossible. Here's how it could happen.

2016 Presidential Race

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Do you believe, as Donald Trump does, that this was "one of the most love-filled conventions in the history of conventions"?
Yes. The party has come together
No. This was a hate-filled convention

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