Henry Gomez

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Chief political reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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There's a new word in this year's political vocabulary: "deplorables" -- first used by Hillary Clinton to describe "half" of Donald Trump's supporters.

Politics and the power of a word

There's a new word in this year's political vocabulary: "deplorables" -- first used by Hillary Clinton to describe "half" of Donald Trump's supporters.

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