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As I have come to find while writing tests many themes can screw up the testing framework with < span > tags and what not inside the < a > tag. This can be solved by looking for the text directly inside the link element or nested within.
The following will look the same in the browser.
But only the first will work with the assertLink(), assertNoLink(), and clickLink() methods.