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12:00 PM ET, September 19, 2016

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Marty Golden / New York Daily News:
FBI arrests five people near Verrazano Bridge in possible connection to Chelsea bombing after bomb cache find in New Jersey  —  Federal agents busted five people in Brooklyn in a possible connection to the Chelsea bombing late Sunday, law enforcement sources said.
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New York Times:
Police Raid New Jersey Home in Search of Manhattan Bomber  —  Hours after five pipe bombs were discovered near a train station in Elizabeth, N.J., federal agents and the police raided a home nearby early Monday morning as part of the sweeping search for the person or people responsible for Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan.
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
AHMAD KHAN RAHAMI … The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami.  Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 135 West 23rd Street, New York, New York.
DNAinfo New York:
Thieves Helped Crack the Chelsea Bombing Case, Sources Say  —  MANHATTAN — Leave the bomb, take the bag.  —  In two separate cases, thieves snatching bags from city streets and train stations inadvertently helped law enforcement get the upper hand in an ongoing bomb spree that's hurt dozens …
New Jersey Online:
Blast heard at scene of ‘possible live bomb’ at Elizabeth train station  —  Elizabeth Mayor Speaks on Suspicious Device Found  —  ELIZABETH — An explosion was heard at the Elizabeth train station early Monday, where local and federal authorities were investigating a suspicious package.
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Wanted New York and New Jersey bomb suspect sued his local police claiming they PERSECUTED him for being a Muslim  — Ahmad Rahami filed federal lawsuit claiming cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and ‘selective enforcement’
Discussion: Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch
Washington Post:
Suspect in New York, N.J. bombings taken into custody
CNN:
New York bombing: Police presence intensifies after explosion
Daily Mail:
Authorities fear active ‘terror cell’ …
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Aaron Katersky / ABC News:
Sources: Up to 5 People in FBI Custody in Connection With NY Bombing, Following Traffic Stop
NBC News:
Device Explodes in New Jersey, 5 People Questioned in New York Bombing Investigation
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump shatters GOP records with small donors
Discussion: The Last Refuge and The Week
Siena College:
Clinton 41 Trump 40 in Four-Way Sunshine State Race … New York Times Upshot/ Siena College Florida Poll:  —  Rubio Tops Murphy by Six Points  —  Florida Closely Divided on Key Issues: Obamacare, Immigration, Wall with Mexico, Govt. Stimulus & 2nd Amendment  —  Loudonville, NY.
Discussion: Florida Politics
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
White Voters Keep Trump's Hopes Alive in Must-Win Florida
Discussion: NBC News and The Week
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
The Death of ‘He Said, She Said’ Journalism  —  Last Saturday, The New York Times published an extraordinary story.  What made the story extraordinary wasn't the event the Times covered.  What made it extraordinary was the way the Times covered it.  —  On its front page, top right …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Paul Walsh / Star Tribune:
Family ID's attacker behind ‘potential act of terrorism’ in St. Cloud  —  The attacker who wounded 9 inside the mall was shot and killed by an off-duty officer.  The father revealed the suspect's identity.  —  Video (03:30) : Including a description of surveillance video from the mall and the FBI's role in seeking out motive.
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Jill Stein: Trump may have ‘memory problem’  —  Jill Stein is a Harvard-trained internist, a doctor who diagnosed thousands of patients for a quarter-century in Boston and Chicago before making the late-career switch to Green Party presidential candidate and could-be Hillary Clinton spoiler.
Discussion: Guardian and Raw Story
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David Weigel / Washington Post:   Clinton is losing some millennial voters to third-party contenders
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Trump surrogate accuses Obama of ‘otherness’ — and then scrambles to walk it back  —  Just as conservatives felt they had deep-sixed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's five years of questioning President Barack Obama's place of birth, the head of a super PAC boosting Trump's candidacy opened …
Discussion: reverbpress.com
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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump super PAC strategist says there is an ‘otherness’ to Obama
Discussion: The Week
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Team Trump Spooked by Charity Probe  —  Those in Donald Trump's orbit appear to be nervous about the swirling scandal around the Trump Foundation—and they should be: the stakes are incredibly high.  —  The allegations of a quid pro quo between Trump and Florida Attorney General …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
The Progressive Case For Hillary Clinton Is Pretty Overwhelming  —  For a lot of liberals, the most important goal of this election is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.  And since Trump naturally sucks up most of the political oxygen, that means lots of blogging about Trump and not so much about Clinton.
Discussion: Unfogged
Dylan Scott / STAT:
In interview, Biden outlines a lifelong role in cancer research, but not in a Clinton White House  —  HOUSTON — Vice President Joe Biden says he plans to dedicate his career after politics to cancer research — and to do so for “as long as I'm alive” — but ruled out serving …
Discussion: The Week
Alan Cole / Tax Foundation:
Details and Analysis of the Donald Trump Tax Reform Plan, September 2016  —  By  —  Key Findings  — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's tax plan would significantly reduce income taxes and corporate taxes, and eliminate the estate tax.  — According to the Tax Foundation's Taxes …
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Republican friendships shatter over Trump  —  A few months ago, Matt Schlapp, the former White House political director under president George W. Bush, walked into a cocktail party and tried to join a conversation with Republican consultants he has known for years.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week
 
 
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
What to Look For as Bridge Scandal Trial Opens
Discussion: Political Wire
Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:
Trump Says Police Know Who Terrorists Are, Don't Do Anything Out Of Fear Of Profiling
Christopher Mele / New York Times:
‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds
Discussion: Boing Boing
Roger Kimball / Washington Examiner:
Want to understand Hillary Clinton? Read Saul Alinsky
Discussion: Instapundit
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Obama faults ‘misinformation’ from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, blogs
Discussion: RedState and BizPac Review
Politico:
Video blogger claims YouTube ‘threatened’ her over Juncker interview
Discussion: RT
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Clinton spoke the truth on ‘deplorables’
ABC News:
The Impact of Debates? It's Debatable
Larry Celona / New York Post:
FBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing
Discussion: USA Today and BizPac Review
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Jeb Bush appears as Uber driver in Emmys cameo