Esme Cribb

Esme Cribb is a newswriter for TPM in New York City. She can be found on Twitter @emquiry and reached by email at esme@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Hillary Clinton framed the stakes in this election in the starkest terms on Friday, telling a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that it is a "make-or-break" moment for the United States.

"Sometimes the fate of the greatest nations comes down to single moments in time. This is one of those make-or-break moments," she said. "It is in your hands. And when your kids and your grandkids ask what you did in 2016 when everything was on the line, I hope you'll be able to say: I voted for a better, stronger, fairer America."

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Late update 4:35 p.m.:

Bloomberg reporter Kevin Cirilli tweeted Thursday afternoon that a spokesman for Pence told him that the Indiana governor "100 percent supports Paul Ryan to be reelected."

Original story below:

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence dodged questions in an interview published Thursday about whether or not he thinks House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) should keep his job.

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