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8:05 AM ET, September 27, 2016


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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Voters Nationally Say Clinton Won Debate 51/40  —  PPP's post debate survey, sponsored by VoteVets Action Fund, finds that voters nationally think Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the debate, 51/40.  —  Perhaps most important for Clinton is that among young voters …
Emily Crockett / Vox:
Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate  —  It didn't take long during Monday night's presidential debate before Donald Trump started interrupting Hillary Clinton.  A lot, and aggressively.  —  We kept count — and Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate.
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Most Memorable Lines of the First Presidential Debate  —  There have already been fireworks between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the two candidates face off in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University tonight.  —  Clinton and Trump have 90 minutes of nonstop debating …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The first Trump-Clinton presidential debate transcript, annotated  —  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head for the first time Monday night in a 90-minute debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The debate, which is expected to draw a record number of viewers …
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Early polls and focus groups suggest Hillary Clinton won the debate  —  It will be a few more days before we get methodologically rigorous polls measuring how the electorate felt about the first presidential debate.  The indicators we have so far are necessarily incomplete and limited …
Maria T. Cardona / The Hill:15 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton does her homework and shows who's boss  —  This first presidential debate was Hillary's moment.  She owned Donald Trump  —  like a Girl Boss.  And she demonstrated the benefits of good preparation.  In fact, one of her greatest moments of the night was when she turned to Trump and said …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Clinton goes after Trump's weakness: His famously thin skin  —  HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton's weapon of choice in her first debate with Donald Trump was a needle.  —  Almost from the outset of the 95-minute debate, the Democratic nominee, who is known for having a debate-stage persona …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
The instance when decorum went south for Clinton and Trump  —  In an exchange that began about trade and economic growth and ended with Donald Trump's claim that Clinton has been fighting the Islamic State for decades, Trump repeatedly peppered Clinton - running through polished responses …
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
Associated Press:
The Latest: Updates From the 1st Presidential Debate  —  The Latest on the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump (all times EDT):  —  Donald Trump says he'll release his tax returns if Hillary Clinton releases the “33,000 emails” she deleted from her private server.
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and Mediaite
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:20 minutes ago
Giuliani: I wouldn't debate again after Holt's ‘interference’  —  surrogate Rudy Giuliani floated the prospect of Trump not participating in further general election debates, after what he believes was inappropriate meddling Monday by moderator Lester Holt.  —  “If I were Donald Trump …
ABC News:
Debate Fact-Check: How Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Stack Up  —  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled in an intense series of exchanges tonight during the first presidential debate of 2016.  The candidates made charges about each others' records while defending their own careers and policy proposals.
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and Mediaite
Julia Jacobo / ABC News:
Presidential Debate: Trump Held Back on Bill Clinton's ‘Transgressions’ Because Chelsea Was ‘In the Room’
Discussion: Mediaite
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Bloomberg TV to fact check debate on-screen
ABC News:
WATCH: Memorable Moments From the First Presidential Debate
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Fox News Insider:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and First Presidential Debate
Discussion: BizPac Review
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Falsity of False Equivalence
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
RNC chairman: Trump is prepared for debate after 14 ‘Apprentice’ finales
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Secret Service Called Trump Adviser Who Said Clinton Should Be Shot For Treason
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump directed $2.3 million owed to him to his tax-exempt foundation instead  —  Donald Trump's charitable foundation has received approximately $2.3 million from companies that owed money to Trump or one of his businesses but were instructed to pay Trump's tax-exempt foundation instead …
Ross Douthat Comment / New York Times:20 minutes ago
Trump Fails the Stamina Test  —  Donald Trump won the first 25 minutes of the first presidential debate.  He was too bullying and shout-y, too prone to interrupt, but he seized on an issue, trade, where Hillary Clinton was awkward and defensive, and he hammered away at his strongest campaign theme …
Julio Cortez / Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Ruled the Show  —  Let me start by saying that my central prediction about this debate was wrong.  I thought Trump's big obstacle was getting pressed on a specific policy question, not having any idea what he was talking about and riffing his way into nonsense or easily controvertible lies.
Scott Adams' Blog:
Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump  —  As most of you know, I had been endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, for my personal safety, because I live in California.  It isn't safe to be a Trump supporter where I live.  And it's bad for business too.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:20 minutes ago
Howard Dean calls Trump a ‘coke user’ on Twitter  —  Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean on Monday mentioned cocaine in a tweet discussing Donald Trump  —  's sniffling during his first presidential debate.  —  Notice Trump sniffing all the time.  Coke user?
Gunman who wounded 9 was wearing Nazi clothing, sources say  —  Several weapons found inside gunman's vehicle, police say  —  HOUSTON - The gunman who carried out Monday morning's shooting that wounded nine people was wearing what appeared to be a Nazi uniform, two law enforcement sources told KPRC2 Investigates' Robert Arnold.
Carter Stoddard / Politico:
Bomb blasts hit Dresden mosque and conference center  —  Nobody was injured in the attacks but police say they were racially motivated.  —  Two homemade bombs exploded in the German city of Dresden on Monday night at a mosque and an international conference center, but nobody was hurt, police said on Tuesday.
Discussion: RedState
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Maria T. Cardona / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton does her homework and shows who's boss   Find
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Giuliani: I wouldn't debate again after Holt's ‘interference’   Find
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Howard Dean calls Trump a ‘coke user’ on Twitter   Find
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Ross Douthat Comment / New York Times:
Trump Fails the Stamina Test   Find
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Carter Stoddard / Politico:
Bomb blasts hit Dresden mosque and conference center   Find
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Brian Snyder / National Review:
Obama's Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation — As Predicted
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Tim Nudd / Adweek:
Tecate Will Ambush Tonight's Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a ‘Beer Wall’
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Trump said he received a ‘small loan’ from his father. He received millions.
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
ABC News:
Barack Obama Tells Hillary Clinton She's ‘Likeable Enough’
Eliza Collins / USA Today:
Green Party candidate Jill Stein escorted off debate premises, resorts to Twitter
Ashley Rae Goldenberg /
Hofstra University Provides ‘Trigger Warning’ for Presidential Debate
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Campaign Legal Center:
New Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Alabama's Felony Disenfranchisement Law
Discussion: Mother Jones and LawNewz
 Earlier Items: 
New York Post:
‘Road rage’ cop charged with second-degree murder
Discussion: Gothamist and The Root
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
This is everything that's wrong with how television covers the election
Discussion: Daily Kos
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