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1:25 PM ET, September 13, 2016

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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Privately Panic At “Terrifying” Prospect Of Trump Win  —  The Clinton campaign's wobbly performance over the past 72 hours has set off a rash of behind-the-scenes handwringing among professional Republicans as they confront an unnerving new possibility: What if their nominee actually wins the White House?
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Cindy Boren / Washington Post:
The man who discovered CTE thinks Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned  —  Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who has made the NFL so uncomfortable with his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased players, suggests that Hillary Clinton's campaign be checked …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Donald Trump to unveil child-care policy influenced by Ivanka Trump  —  Donald Trump on Tuesday will unveil several policy proposals for lowering child-care costs that were crafted in part by his eldest daughter, Ivanka, including a plan to guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave that marks …
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Gingrich: Additional Clinton health reports won't count
Discussion: ABC News and The Other McCain
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Clinton campaign manager: Staff to blame for slow health disclosure
Daniel Desrochers / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Bevin says physical fight may be needed to preserve conservative values  —  Gov. Matt Bevin said Saturday that America is at a fork in the road and if something isn't done soon to protect religious and conservative values, people might have to physically fight for them.
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Kentucky's governor said something really scary over the weekend  —  Speaking at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin alluded to Thomas Jefferson's famous aphorism about the need to periodically water the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:   Bevin Says Clinton Election Might Require Shedding Blood
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Why Clinton's narrow lead is bigger than it looks  —  Oddly, some journalists and Democrats seem confused about why the presidential race is so competitive at this point given Donald Trump's liabilities as a nominee.  —  Voters' antipathy to Hillary Clinton obviously is a good part of the answer …
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David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:   Why the election map has a built-in, and growing, Democratic bias
Bloomberg:
Tracing Donald Trump's Rust-Belt Route
Discussion: Washington Post
NCAA.org:
NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17  —  Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year.  The NCAA Board of Governors …
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Andrew Carter / Raleigh News & Observer:
NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Mike Pence Still Refuses to Call David Duke ‘Deplorable’  —  GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence referred to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke as “that bad man” today, but continued to refuse to use the word “deplorable” to describe him.  —  “I'm also not going to validate the language …
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Yes, half of Trump supporters are racist  —  BALTIMORE — Hillary Clinton may have been unwise to say half of Donald Trump's supporters are racists and other “deplorables.”  But she wasn't wrong.  —  If anything, when it comes to Trump's racist support, she might have low-balled the number.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Nation
Rachael Bade / Politico:   Pence tries to douse David Duke fire
NBC News:
Poll: Clinton's Lead Narrows Among Independents, Voters Nationally  —  Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump continues to narrow.  Clinton now leads Trump 48 percent to 44 percent, a decline of 2 points since last week, according to results from the latest NBC News|
US Census / News Releases:
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015  —  SEPT. 13, 2016 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015 while the official poverty rate decreased 1.2 percentage points.
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Deena Shanker / Bloomberg:
How Big Sugar Enlisted Harvard Scientists to Influence How We Eat—in 1965
Discussion: NPR
Nick Gass / Politico:
Dr. Oz pledges to avoid questions Trump 'doesn't want to have answered'  —  Mehmet Oz on Tuesday promised to ask Donald Trump “pointed questions” about his health when he sits down with him this week, but in the same interview, Oz pledged that he will not ask Trump “questions he doesn't want to have answered.”
Discussion: Guardian and Joe.My.God.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Liberal groups frustrate Democrats with GOP endorsements  —  Two major liberal outside groups have endorsed Republicans in Senate races, frustrating Democrats who see the majority as within their grasp.  —  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which advocates for LGBT rights …
Discussion: Hot Air
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Democrat Hacker Guccifer 2.0 ‘Appears’ At London Show — Here's What Was Said  —  Guccifer 2., the hacker who took responsibility for stealing data from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), was listed on the lineup …
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Why Are The Media Objectively Pro-Trump?  —  Because they are, at this point.  It's not even false equivalence: compare the amount of attention given to the Clinton Foundation despite absence of any evidence of wrongdoing, and attention given to Trump Foundation, which engaged in more or less open bribery …
Jim Tankersley / Washington Post:
Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year  —  The incomes of typical Americans rose in 2015 by 5.2 percent, the first significant boost to middle-class pay since the end of the Great Recession and the fastest increase ever recorded by the federal government, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday morning.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
House Republican Subpoenas FBI for Full Clinton Probe Files  —  ‘I get to see it all,’ Chaffetz tells FBI official at hearing  —  FBI witness cites ‘chilling effect’ on witness cooperation  —  The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed …
Discussion: Politico
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart  —  Trends in voter party identification 1992-2016  —  Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.
Discussion: Washington Post and Politicus USA
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump's campaign says he's given ‘tens of millions’ to charity, but offers no details and no proof  —  A spokeswoman for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, seeking to rebut criticism of the GOP nominee's history of charitable giving, said that Trump has given away “tens of millions of dollars” over his life.
Elizabeth Chan / Hillary Clinton 2016:
Donald Trump, Pepe the frog, and white supremacists: an explainer  —  That cartoon frog is more sinister than you might realize.  —  Over the weekend, Donald Trump's son and one of his closest advisers posted an odd photo on their social media accounts:  —  This raised some important questions.
Discussion: RedState and Vanity Fair
Nick WagonerESPN / ESPN:
Colin Kaepernick continues anthem protest; other 49ers, Rams join  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of racial oppression and inequality in the United States continued before Monday night's 28-0 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Patricia Mazzei / Naked Politics:
In secret tape, Joe Garcia says Hillary Clinton ‘is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her’  —  Joe Garcia, the former Miami Democratic congressman running for his old seat, told supporters in a candid moment over the weekend that Hillary Clinton “is under no illusions …
Edward L. Glaeser / City Journal:
If You Build It . . .  Myths and realities about America's infrastructure spending  —  Among Bernie Sanders's many proposals during his presidential run was a plan for Washington to spend $1 trillion on public infrastructure.  Progressives love such proposals.
Ethan Barton / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: John Kerry's State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter's Nonprofit  —  More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.
 
 
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Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis: Hillary's shielded medical history …
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Ann Coulter, doyenne of the deplorables
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