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Unity Won't Come Easy for Either Party

April 28, 2016 |
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The presidential front-runners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, won huge victories Tuesday. Yet their romps through the Acela primaries (named for the train that speeds through the Northeast region) cannot hide the disunion in their parties. Both Republicans and Democrats could suffer major defections this fall, either to the other party or to the sidelines.

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