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8:50 AM ET, September 20, 2016

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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary  —  Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys.  —  Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent …
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CNN:
George H.W. Bush for Hillary?  A spokesman isn't saying  —  Jeb Bush: Trump's morph on immigration disturbing  —  Washington (CNN)A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he's voting for — wait for it — Hillary Clinton.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:   Clinton campaign memo outlines map to victory
Fox News:
Bomb suspect Rahami a deadbeat, hated America, says his daughter's mother  —  The man who police nabbed and shot Monday after a day-long dragnet in connection with a series of terror attacks in and around New York was a bad father who disliked America, hated gays and took long trips to his homeland …
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Nate Schweber / New York Times:
Suspect's Family Ran a Restaurant That Aggravated Neighbors  —  Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man wanted in the bombing, is the son of a man named Muhammad Rahami who runs a fast-food restaurant, First American Fried Chicken, in the ground floor of their home on Elmora Avenue, neighbors said.
N. R. Kleinfield / New York Times:
Ahmad Rahami: Fixture in Family's Business and, Lately, a ‘Completely Different Person’
New York Daily News:
KING: Can African-Americans get a little of that Ahmad Khan Rahami treatment?
Discussion: Mediaite and neo-neocon
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Father Of Bombing Suspect: I Had ‘No Idea’ What Son Was Up To (VIDEO)
Discussion: alan.com
Joe Concha / The Hill:
CNN falsely adds “racial” to Trump vetting comments  —  CNN added the word “racial” to Donald Trump  —  's Monday comments on terrorism and immigration, and is running headlines reporting that the GOP nominee is advocating “racial profiling”.  —  But a review of the transcript of Trump's comments …
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Throws Himself Into 2016 Race Hellbent on Clinton Victory  —  Obama will focus on six key battleground states, aides say  —  Michelle Obama has already cut radio, online and TV ads  —  Barack Obama is about to launch a presidential campaign blitz for Hillary Clinton unprecedented in the modern era …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Why the election is taking an urgent and increasingly personal turn for Obama  —  NEW YORK — President Obama is approaching the final weeks of the presidential campaign with an intense sense of urgency and concern amid a growing realization that the election could be determined by the narrowest of margins.
Discussion: Politico
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump retreats to friendly media ground  —  Donald Trump's reputation for being always available to reporters is way out of date.  —  Trump is saying “yes” to Fox News almost every day but saying “no” to most other major networks and news organizations — a highly unusual strategy for a presidential nominee.
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Trump to do town hall at black church with Hannity
Discussion: RedState
Wall Street Journal:
Billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Joe Ricketts Plan Donations to Donald Trump's Campaign  —  Adelson plans to spend $45 million to boost GOP, including $5 million for Trump; Ricketts to give at least $1 million to Trump group  —  Two billionaires are planning to open their pocketbooks …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server  —  The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton  —  's private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).
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Joseph R. Murray / The Hill:
How ‘Birtherism’ became Hillary's Waterloo  —  had a rough week.  From collapsing into a vehicle to her collapsing poll numbers, the Democratic darling is steering her campaign into an iceberg.  Put simply, she's losing.  —  On Friday, Hillary hit rock bottom.
NBC News:
Hillary Clinton Regains Momentum Against Donald Trump: Poll  —  Clinton, Trump Rehash Stark Differences on ISIS Following Bombings 1:19  —  Back on the campaign trail after being diagnosed with pneumonia and a subsequent break from campaigning, Hillary Clinton plugged her leaking lead against Donald Trump …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Barack Obama / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Self-driving, yes, but also safe  —  New technologies and regulations will be explored at a White House conference in Pittsburgh  —  Uber introduced its self-driving car service in Pittsburgh last week.  —  Things are a little different today than when I first moved into the White House.
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Melanie Zanona / The Hill:
Feds set to unveil self-driving car guidelines
Discussion: Politico
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Laments 'We're Not Allowed to Profile' in Terror Fight  —  Cites Israel as example of nation effectively using profiling  —  Says he ‘called’ cause of New York blast ‘before the news’  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. response to domestic terrorism …
Discussion: Politico
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump Jr. inadvertently encourages America to scoop up refugees by the handful  —  This tweet, from Donald Trump's son Donald Jr., makes a good point.  Except for the part in blue, which is completely wrong. … If there were a bowl of delicious fruitish-flavored Skittles in front …
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Bloomberg:
Gaming the Six-Week Election Day  —  Early voting has transformed political campaigning.  Here's how it may play out in Iowa, Nevada, and North Carolina.  —  stevenyaccino  —  Election Day starts this week.  Beginning on Sept. 23, any Minnesotan can go to a local election office and complete an absentee ballot.
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Did a Clinton advisor promote ‘birtherism’?  Emails show only he pushed other stories on Obama and Kenya  —  Sidney Blumenthal, a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, suggested in 2008 that a news organization look into President Obama's family background in Kenya.  (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
Commission on Presidential Debates:
Moderator Announces Topics for First Presidential Debate  —  Lester Holt, moderator of the first 2016 presidential debate, has selected the topics for that debate.  —  America's Direction  —  Achieving Prosperity  —  Securing America  —  The debate will be held on Monday, September 26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
Benny Avni / New York Post:
Obama led the world downward into chaos  —  President Obama will surely put his best spin on his legacy Tuesday in his eighth and final speech to the United Nations General Assembly.  But even his biggest fans must struggle to ignore the spread of mayhem on his watch, in the Mideast and beyond.
John Nichols / The Nation:
Bernie Sanders: The ‘Nation’ Interview  —  In an exclusive post-primary sit-down, Senator Sanders speaks on Our Revolution, Donald Trump, and what he really thinks about Hillary Clinton.  —  By ,  —  and ,  —  Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Nichols, and Senator Bernie Sanders in Washington, DC, September 14, 2016.
Discussion: Washington Times
Carol Robinson / al.com:
Clown Facebook post, warnings put more Alabama schools on lockdown  —  Two more Alabama schools were on lockdown today after a social media posts and phoned-in threat warned “clowns” might show up at two Birmingham area schools.  —  Irondale police Officer James Lewis, a school resource officer …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
NY rep swipes at Kaepernick after NYC bombing suspect caught  —  New York Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) on Monday took a swipe at National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick after authorities took custody of the Chelsea bombing suspect.  —  “You are welcome Colin Kaepernick,” …
 
 
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Michael O'Hanlon / USA Today:
Don't believe what you hear about Clinton: Column
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
I Used to Be a Human Being  —  An endless bombardment of news …
Los Angeles Times:
A mystery for police after 19-year-old Marine is shot in South L.A.: 'He's fighting for his life'
Discussion: Fox News and Associated Press
Yahoo:
Analysts cite Clinton's illness in new plunge by Mexico peso
Tegna / KHOU-TV:
Feds: Houston man bought explosives to ‘blow up a building’
Discussion: Raw Story and Vocativ
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Inside Google's Internet Justice League and Its AI-Powered War on Trolls
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Donald Trump Insisted That Bill Ayers Wrote Obama's Memoir
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
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Discussion: Politico
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Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
President Trump's First Term
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
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