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The Root: For Cruz and Sanders, the Indiana Primary Signals the Beginning of the End

The Indiana primary will likely be the sad ending to what looked to be one of the most exciting presidential primary seasons in recent history. On the Republican side we’ve seen a field of 17 candidates whittled down to just Donald Trump, Texas Sen. 574 more words

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The Root: Africa? What Africa? Donald Trump Barely Mentions Entire Continent During Foreign Policy Speech

Donald Trump gave his first official foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and reminded Americans that his understanding of world affairs is just short of a… 988 more words

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The Root: What’s the Sound of 2 Campaigns Flopping? Kasich and Cruz Team Up to Stop Trump

Not all collaborations are created equal.

When Run-DMC and Aerosmith came together to make “Walk This Way” in 1984, it transformed rap and rock worlds for the better. 728 more words

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The Root: Candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General Uses Footage of Black Misery to Win Votes

You have to give them credit. After some initial stumbling last summer, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have upped their pandering game for black votes to epic levels. 1,178 more words

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The Root: The Politics of Prince

The world is still in shock at the passing of Prince, one of the greatest musical artists in American history. Prince was an entertainer, an icon (at one point a symbol), but even more importantly, he was an explicitly political artist in how he presented himself, his music and his quest for creative independence. 817 more words

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The Root: Bye, Felicia: A Sliding Scale of Who Should Drop Out After NY Primary

The New York presidential primary was the return of the inevitable.

For weeks the popular press narrative was that the races for the party nominations were getting close. 892 more words

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The Root: You’re Fired: Black Apprentices Urge Voters to Dump Trump

If there is any way to mathematically stop Donald Trump from having the most delegates at the Republican convention, it pretty much has to happen in New York… 1,053 more words

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