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In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie." Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.
It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.