Long Shots Are Changing the Short Game for 2016

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Rank and file voters won't be heard from until January of next year, but Hillary Clinton is already getting an unexpected challenge from Bernie Sanders — and others as well.  Earlier just an annoyance, the Vermont senator now is becoming a real threat to Clinton's "coronation" by the Democrats next year.  

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Bernie Sanders 
Photo: Peter Stevens

On the Republican side, it’s a political free for all. Donald Trump is hitting the top ten just in time to make the first debate next month as Republicans pick their way through a multitude of candidates.  

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Donald Trump
Photo: Gage Skidmore

Controversial issues are piling up for both parties, from immigration to income inequality, and the early going is being shaped by unlikely contenders.