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    Clinton Caught Up in Racially Charged Joke

    Tough crowd. Hillary Clinton appeared on stage with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a black-tie dinner for local press and politicians. After Clinton quipped about de Blasio’s delayed endorsement, the (white) mayor deadpanned about running on “CP time” — aka “colored people time” — though Clinton delivered the punchline: “Cautious politician time.” The joke fell flat and ignited calls of racial insensitivity. Given Bill Clinton’s exchange with Black Lives Matter activists last week, this won’t help the Clinton camp slow the momentum of rival Bernie Sanders.

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