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Card Shark

Bikini trading-card king Brian Wallos expands his empire to politics, training his gaze on 2016’s winners, losers, and rookies as well as the future stars of 2020.

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‘I Alone Can Fix It’

Breaking with two centuries of political tradition, Donald Trump didn’t ask Americans to place their trust in each other or in God, but rather, in Trump.

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The Art of Deception

Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech was full of misleading statements, twisted facts, and false characterizations.

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'I Am Your Voice'

Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination and spoke of a dark, troubled, crime-riddled nation—that only he could heal.

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The Republicans' Disastrous Day One

The Trump campaign botched the vice-presidential rollout, insulted a key state’s popular governor, saw chaos erupt on the convention floor, and ended with a plagiarism scandal.

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Melania Speaks!

For millions of Americans eager to hear her story, Melania Trump’s speech was perhaps most remarkable for what she didn’t say.