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A Former Senator's Thoughts on our Political Gridlock

By Domanique Jordan August 31, 2016

A new poll out today shows that Hillary Clinton's negatives are now in Donald Trump's territory. Soon after Labor Day, we'll enter the final two month of the campaign, a period that will include three presidential debates and one between Time Kaine and Mike Pence. Former Senator and Congressman Larry Pressler joined us to discuss.

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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton: What I have in common with Utah leaders

By Hillary Clinton Aug. 10, 2016

Editor's note: The Deseret News has asked the major presidential candidates to share their views with our readers. We've published exclusive op-eds from Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. We are pleased to offer this exclusive op-ed from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Senator Pressler by Larry Pressler

By Joseph Reitz August 20, 2016

If it’s true that timing is everything, Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy, by former South Dakota U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler (Fortis, 166 pp., $8.95, paper) is an example of perfect timing. This refreshing book has hit the market during a presidential election campaign in which the American public rates both major candidates low in trustworthiness.

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Larry Pressler’s Independent Streak.

By Warren Rojas Jun 22, 2016 5:00 AM

Onetime Republican lawmaker Larry Pressler attempted to shake up the establishment in 2014, plotting a return to Capitol Hill nearly 20 years after leaving office.

Only this time, he decided to try his luck as an independent candidate.

Pressler's comeback bid didn't take. (Republican Mike Rounds claimed the seat vacated by retiring South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson.)

The experimental run, though humbling, also provided Pressler with a glimpse into the future.

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Review: Pressler Recounts 2014 Campaign; Now Where's His 17%?

Caheidelberger 2016-06-27 23:05

Last month we went on a family vacation, a weeklong loop around Wyoming. While enjoying the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, I got a voice mail from former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler.

Readers attentive to symbolism may jump to snark, but consider: a 74-year-old politician reached me over 600 miles from home, on a day when no one in South Dakota would have been able to tell him where to find me, by tapping my phone number onto a mobile device made possible in part, he would say, by a bill he passed twenty years ago, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the magnum opus of his time in the Senate.

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Some Republicans are bucking Trump, but almost none back Clinton

By David Weigel June 16, 2016

On Tuesday, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) appeared to join the #NeverTrump bandwagon, telling a radio host in his district that he wouldn't "endorse anyone in this race, probably the rest of the year."

On Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) told the Washington Post that he did "not plan to" back Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

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