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7:10 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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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton campaign memo outlines map to victory  —  NEW YORK — Staring down tightening polls both nationwide and in the battleground states, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook on Monday circulated a private memo to donors, supporters and top volunteers that maps …
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.
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.
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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 …
N. R. Kleinfield / New York Times:
Ahmad Rahami: Fixture in Family's Business and, Lately, a ‘Completely Different Person’
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Father Of Bombing Suspect: I Had ‘No Idea’ What Son Was Up To (VIDEO)
Discussion: alan.com
DNAinfo New York:
Thieves Helped Crack the Chelsea Bombing Case, Sources Say
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
First on CNN: Adelson to spend at least $45 million on 2016 races in boost for GOP  —  Washington (CNN)Conservative megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have committed roughly $45 million so far to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and downballot Republicans' attempt to control Congress …
Discussion: Washington Post and Guardian
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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
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.
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
Alex Swoyer / Breitbart:
Donald Trump Praises Law Enforcement, Slams Obama-Clinton for ‘Not Taking ISIS Seriously’  —  Donald Trump is praising law enforcement for its handling of the terrorist attacks in Minnesota, Manhattan and New Jersey over the weekend, while criticizing his rival Hillary Clinton for her record …
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Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Laments 'We're Not Allowed to Profile' in Terror Fight
Discussion: Politico
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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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: The Verge and Politico
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 …
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
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
What to Look For as Bridge Scandal Trial Opens  —  After three long years, it's time for some traffic problems in ... Newark.  —  That is where reporters are lining up at federal court on Monday morning, waiting for opening arguments in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial …
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Paul Berger / NorthJersey.com:
Feds: Christie told of Bridgegate lane closures 3 days into traffic jams on 9/11 anniversary
Discussion: The Atlantic
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.
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)
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 …
Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders …
Jacob T. Levy / Bleeding Heart Libertarians:
Gary Johnson Slightly Helps Hillary Clinton  —  (An earlier version of this post miscalculated and overstated the benefit to Clinton in the states model at 1%-2% rather than .3%-1.1%.  The figures, accompanying spreadsheet, and lists of states have been corrected; the substantive conclusions do not change …
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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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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
Associated Press:
Will Either Side Blink Over North Carolina's House Bill 2?
Discussion: Politico
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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
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Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
President Trump's First Term
Neal J. Leitereg / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: Business Insider