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Essential Politics: And divided we go to a ubiquitous election

I’m Christina Bellantoni, and Essential Politics is here to flog off your week in politics. 


Hillary Clinton set off on a three-day train debate by Pennsylvania and Ohio after usurpation a Democratic nomination, trying to expostulate a crowd between Donald Trump and a white, working-class electorate he needs to win a election.

Chris Megerian was roving with her over a weekend, and writes she energetically seized a history-making impulse as a initial womanlike claimant from a vital domestic party.

Along a way, Clinton was assimilated by Bill Clinton and her using mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. The former played an surprising purpose on a route — he stayed roughly totally silent. Meanwhile, Kaine jumped into a purpose as Clinton’s many eager promoter, vouching for her impression and shredding Donald Trump.

(Reporting from opposite a country, a group took a demeanour during what Kaine’s Spanish fluency means to Latino voters.

And Seema Mehta writes about how Trump and his using partner Mike Pence are a investigate of contrasts on a stump.

But it was Trump who generated a biggest headlines of a weekend with two days’ value of news about his response to lamentation relatives who done a high-profile coming during a Democratic National Convention. The Republican nominee’s comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan bearing his skeleton to anathema Muslim immigration behind into a spotlight, and led to tip GOP leaders enmity themselves from Trump — again.

He also announced in Colorado he was “taking a gloves off” opposite Clinton. But he spent many of his time during a pitch state convene revisiting past controversies from a primary.

This weekend Trump claimed he rebuffed a assembly with regressive mega-donors Charles and David Koch. But tip officials to a Koch donor network told Melanie Mason they had no believe of any such request.

Also this weekend, Mark Cuban kept adult his attacks on Trump, billionaire to billionaire.

Get a latest from a debate route on Trail Guide and follow @latimespolitics. Check a daily USC/Los Angeles Times tracking check at a tip of a politics page.


Our best work on a conventions can be found here and a handful of headlines we competence have missed are below.

21 thoughts about a Republican and Democratic conventions from Cathleen Decker

Here’s how Democrats are perplexing to retrieve nationalism from Republicans — and how Trump helps

TV viewership for Hillary Clinton’s acceptance debate is smaller than Donald Trump’s

Watch: The ultimate corresponding gathering comparison of Clinton and Trump on a issues

Watch: The RNC vs. DNC domestic insult supercut

The final day of a Democratic National Convention in reduction than 4 minutes

The Toastmasters analysis of Hillary Clinton’s speech

Clinton’s speech, annotated by a Los Angeles Times (We also annotated Trump’s a week before)


After a month of recess, a California Legislature reconvenes this morning in Sacramento. And they lapse to start what’s one of a many heated domestic and process sprints this event has seen: a final month of deliberations before adjourning for a year.

From meridian change to a state’s housing crisis, reworking a manners for elections to legalizing online poker, we’ve got a outline of a biggest issues to watch over a subsequent 4 weeks. And as always, keep an eye on our Essential Politics news feed for a latest from Sacramento.


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