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Talk:On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016

Notes to the ReviewerEdit

  • I cannot access my Wikinewsie e-mail. I'm not sure if scoop is working. If not, please give me an alternative e-mail to which I can send the correspondences.
  • Correspondence with Kerry Bentivolio, Bill McKibben, and Paul Farrell
  • I tried to place commented out links to the news stories I used after each statement. I may have forgotten some.
  • Everything in the Summary section (unless noted otherwise) came from http://www.politics1.com/index.htm, which embeds a twitter feed for the site

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by William S. Saturn (talkcontribs)

@William S. Saturn: Wikinewsie.org was down, and Brian McNeil said that the hosting company lost the database (discussion) When I was trying to mail scoop@wikinewsie, I got an error message. You should read that talk page thread.
acagastya 09:53, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
@William S. Saturn: scoop wikinewsie.org works for me right now; I sent a test message and saw it in the inbox just this minute. Gryllida 10:05, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
{{ping|Gryllida} Maybe the inbox has less than 4 MB space, or it has been cleared. I sent photos of a broadcast report on May 28 and I received delivery failure message.
acagastya 10:33, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

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Wikinewsie.org email is accessible, and this is not the database which the hosting company screwed up. You need to visit the site to log into webmail. IPs for the POP3/SMTP server will have changed, and I've not had an opportunity to resolve any issues with pointing DNS records correctly for that.

This is due to being forced to upgrade the hosting account over reliability issues with the base package. Of course, that's led to other issues — namely, since I'm not working, struggling to keep the hosting paid & online. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:45, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

As I've remarked on William's user talk, I'm able to check my wikinewsie dot org email, but don't see anything there from him since the interview last month. --Pi zero (talk) 22:37, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Everything seems to be working now. I've sent the correspondences to scoop. --William S. Saturn (talk) 22:40, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
I see four emails from you in my wikinewsie mailbox. --Pi zero (talk) 22:49, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
That's right. One for McKibben, one for Farrell, and two for Bentivolio. --William S. Saturn (talk) 23:10, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Specify country pleaseEdit

For those of us on this side of the Pacific Ocean who will vote in parliamentary elections on July 2 could we perhaps specify which country in being covered in the headline? --RockerballAustralia contribs 10:03, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

  • To add to this, there's the UK's EU in/out referendum in 15 days. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:04, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
  • At William's suggestion, On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 18:09, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

ProgressEdit

  • Btw, I barely managed to access the WSJ source; it's evidently meant to be paywalled. --Pi zero (talk) 20:33, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
A good workaround the WSJ paywall is to put the url of the article into google and in the results it should come up first. Then when you click it, it should be clear of the paywall.--William S. Saturn (talk) 06:49, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
That's how I did it, yes. Though I found it only worked using google news; a general google search turned it up paywalled.

I may also have accidentally stumbled onto a way around the NYT paywall. I won't detail the trick here since I have really no wish to undermine their efforts to pursue their chosen economic strategy. These tricks leave me in somewhat ambiguous moral territory, though, since it's clear these news sites intend their material to be paywalled. It does seem likely that as long as I can in fact access these things I'll ameliorate my review stance, merely writing comments discouraging use of those sources. (I don't think any trick would work with The Australian, though.) --Pi zero (talk) 12:45, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm halfway through the summary section (two out of four paragraphs), and have a number of passages I've been unable to verify (although some of them sound familiar). Here is what those two paragraphs look like with the problem passages highlighted in yellow.

On the campaign trail in early May, the Republican Party primary race grew more contentious as it reached its final stages. On the same day as the May 3 Indiana primary, Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who held a sizable delegate lead over his two remaining primary challengers, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich, cited the National Enquirer to accuse Cruz's father of involvement in the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Cruz, whom Trump branded as "Lyin' Ted," attacked Trump as a "pathological liar" and "serial philanderer." Trump won Indiana by a large margin, prompting the second place Cruz to end his campaign. Thereafter, both the media and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus christened Trump as the presumptive nominee, even though he had yet to secure the requisite number of National Convention delegates. The next day, Kasich finally suspended his candidacy. As Trump pivoted into general election mode, he faced a vocal Stop Trump movement within the party and a significant polling deficit against the Democrats. A national CNN/ORC poll showed Trump trailing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by double digits. Nevertheless, unlike the GOP, the outcome of the Democratic primary race remained undecided. Although Clinton maintained a significant delegate lead, national polls showed her ahead of sole rival, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, by slim margins. In fact, Sanders won the Indiana Democratic primary, making nine victories out of the latest fourteen contests to that point.

Commencing his general election campaign, Trump announced he would participate in fundraising after self-funding his primary campaign. He named former presidential rival, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head a group to search for a running mate. And, in an attempt to appeal to Hispanic voters, he tweeted a photo of himself with a taco bowl on Cinco de Mayo. Still, the Republican Party remained divided. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he would not commit to endorsing Trump. He called for Trump "to set aside bullying, [...] belittlement, and appeal to higher aspirations." Ryan's comments drew criticism from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, among others. However, former candidates Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush, as well as former Presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush, all said they could not support Trump's candidacy. 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol both called for an independent presidential candidate to run as an alternative to Trump. Ryan called this "a disaster," and sought unity by inviting Trump to a Republican congressional leadership meeting and offering to step down as chair of the GOP National Convention if Trump so desired. Despite the internal strife, Trump continued his focus on the general election, branding Clinton as "crooked Hillary," and attacking her for "want[ing] to abolish the Second Amendment." He also pivoted on policies, advocating for a rise in the federal minimum wage and taxes on the wealthy. The campaign announced that five or six names were on the vice presidential shortlist including former presidential candidate Chris Christie. Quinnipiac polls showed Trump leading or close behind Clinton in head-to-head match ups in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. Clinton won the primary contest in Guam and the campaign shifted to West Virginia and Nebraska. On the eve of the May 10 primaries, Cruz, still on the ballot in Nebraska, announced he would restart his campaign if he won the state. Instead, Trump won Nebraska by a wide margin and won West Virginia by an even wider margin. On the Democratic side, Sanders won West Virginia as voters turned on Clinton after she expressed unencouraging views about the coal industry. Exit polling there revealed nearly half of Sanders supporters would vote for Trump if Clinton won the nomination.

--Pi zero (talk) 02:50, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

First of all, thanks for doing this review. I really appreciate it because I know it takes a large amount of time. I've listed all the highlighted portions below:

  1. - this is talking about on May 3. According to http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36392084 he did not have the requisite amount until May 26, so logically he could not have had the requisite amount on May 3. Let me know if I need a more specific source on this one.
  2. - http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/dem_pres_primary/# (I need to add this to the source list and change the wording since it appears this is referring only to a CNN poll released May 2)
  3. - https://twitter.com/Politics1com/status/728660492399554560 (from the Politics1 feed)
  4. - this is more of a transition statement evidenced by the next two statements
  5. - http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-reverses-stances-taxes-wages-he-turns-fall-election-n568816 (I'll add this to the list of sources as well)
  6. - http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president (this shows all the primary & caucus results, I'll add it to the sources)

--William S. Saturn (talk) 06:49, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

That's done it for those two paragraphs of the summary. Cool. --Pi zero (talk) 12:45, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
Finished the third of four paragraphs of the summary. --Pi zero (talk) 17:56, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
Finished the summary. --Pi zero (talk) 21:03, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
Finished the Bentivolio section. --Pi zero (talk) 04:27, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Review of revision 4223630 [Passed]Edit

Linking Deborah ParkerEdit

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The English Wikipedia article on Deborah Parker was recently created in late July 2018, so it may be worth linking here now, such as with {{w|Deborah Parker}}. Thank you. —Nøkkenbuer (talkcontribs) 08:42, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Pi zero (talk) 12:48, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
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