The NYT reports: One day after President Obama assailed the “political posturing” of Republicans who have called for barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States, Senator Ted Cruz responded: “Come back and insult me to my face.” Cruz challenged Obama to a public debate on refugee policy, criticizing Obama for having made his remarks on a trip to Manila. “I prefer it in the United States and not overseas, when you’re making the insults,” Mr. Cruz said. “It’s easy to toss a cheap insult where no one can respond.”
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Donald Trump drew a crowd of some 40,000 people to his Alabama stadium bash Friday night. The Washington Post reports that, in the most audacious Donald Trump spectacle yet, in a summer full of them, as the Republican presidential front-runner, in his Boeing 757, thundered over a football stadium Friday night and gave a raucous speech to one of the largest crowds of the 2016 campaign.
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