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8:05 AM ET, September 19, 2016


 Top Items: 
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.
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.
CBS New York:
Suspicious Device Found On Train Tracks In Elizabeth  —  ELIZABETH, N.J. — A suspicious device was found on the Northeast Corridor train tracks in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Sunday night.  —  The suspicious item was found in the area of North Broad and Westfield Avenue.
Discussion: Mediaite and Fox News
NBC News:
‘An Act of Terrorism’: Investigators Hunting for Clues in NYC ‘Bomb’ That Injured 29
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Christie's claim that Trump did not ‘on a regular basis’ spout birther nonsense after 2011  —  JAKE TAPPER: “Well, just as a point of fact, again, Donald Trump did not accept when Barack Obama released his birth certificate in 2011.  He kept up this whole birther thing until Friday.  That's five years.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
The Truth: Clinton Staffer Who Saw Birther Email in 2007 Called it ‘Racist and Ignorant’  —  One of the lies being promoted by Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and by Trump himself, is that Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign started the “Birther” conspiracy …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
HUUGE!  Trump Now Winning in IA, NM, FL, CO, NV - 5 States Obama Won Twice  —  New polling numbers were released on Sunday.  —  Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton in expected electoral votes 243 to 242.  —  Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton in several states won by Barack Obama including …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Caller
Chloe Melas / CNNMoney:
Martha Stewart: 'I'm voting for Hillary Clinton'; Trump ‘totally unprepared’
Discussion: Raw Story and Politico
Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
Black voters are turning from Clinton to Trump in new poll
Larry Celona / New York Post:
‘There will be more’: Chilling 911 call after the Chelsea explosion  —  More On:  —  A 911 caller warned of further explosions right after the blast that rocked Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and injured 29 people, The Post has learned.  —  “I'm looking at the explosion down the block.
Larry Celona / New York Post:
FBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing … FBI agents stopped a car in Brooklyn carrying five men who may be connected to Saturday's bombing in Chelsea, sources said.  —  The men were heading over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn when they were stopped Sunday night.
Christopher Mele / New York Times:
Chelsea Explosion: What We Know and Don't Know
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump shatters GOP records with small donors  —  Donald Trump has unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP, and one that Republican Party elders have dreamed about finding for much of the last decade as they've watched a succession of Democrats — Barack Obama …
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Kasich camp bashes Priebus, warns of national GOP ‘wipeout’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
Kasich team: He will not be ‘bullied’ by Priebus
Discussion: RedState
CBS News:
RNC Chairman: Party could penalize former GOP candidates who don't endorse Donald Trump
Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:
RNC Chair Says Candidates Who Don't Back Trump Could Be Punished In The Future
Discussion: and Daily Kos
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.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
White Voters Keep Trump's Hopes Alive in Must-Win Florida  —  Donald J. Trump has almost no plausible path to the White House unless he wins Florida, a rapidly changing state where Hispanic voters could deal a decisive blow to his chances.  —  But a new poll, by The New York Times Upshot/Siena College …
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Fox News:
Officials probe bombings, stabbings in three U.S. cities in a 12-hour span  —  Police believe the two devices that were detonated in New Jersey and New York were made by the same person, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday, as authorities move forward with investigations …
Rick Jervis / USA Today:
Governor: NYC blast that injured 29 has no ties to terrorist group
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York blast ‘obviously an act of terrorism,’ but not linked to international group, Cuomo says
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Among Democrats, deep concern about Clinton's Hispanic strategy  —  Lagging support among Hispanic voters for Hillary Clinton and congressional candidates in crucial races has stoked deep concern that the party and the presidential campaign are doing too little to galvanize a key constituency.
Discussion: The Week
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.
ABC News:
The Impact of Debates?  It's Debatable  —  With the first of three Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates around the corner, the quadrennial question comes begging: Do these showdowns matter?  —  The chances for impact seem ripe this year.  The two most unpopular major-party candidates …
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Alene Tchekmedyian / Los Angeles Times:
Former Glendale city manager says broken sidewalk caused wife's death in $1-million claim
Discussion: LAist and Associated Press
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Trump surrogate accuses Obama of ‘otherness’ — and then scrambles to walk it back
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Caldwell / Weekly Standard:
Tensions Rising in Germany
Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Clinton Maintains Lead Over Trump Despite Health Scare
Discussion: Hot Air