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3:30 PM ET, September 19, 2016

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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.
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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 …
Dan Atkinson / Boston Herald:
Pal: Terror suspect underwent ‘shocking’ change after Afghanistan trip  —  ELIZABETH, N.J. — A man who described himself as a childhood friend of the man wanted in connection with the New York City bombing told the Herald the suspect had made a life-changing trip to Afghanistan two years ago.
CNN:
New York bombing: Police presence intensifies after explosion  —  New York (CNN)[Breaking news update at 1:41 a.m. ET]  —  Up to five devices have been found in a backpack in a waste basket in Elizabeth, New Jersey, according to Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage.
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.
NBC New York:
NY, NJ Bombing Suspect Rahami in Custody After Shootout  —  Ahmad Rahami, the naturalized 28-year-old native of Afghanistan hunted in connection with a series of bombings in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, was taken into custody after a gun battle with police that left two officers injured …
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’
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.
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Suspect in New York, New Jersey Bombings Taken into Custody
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Cellphone Alerts Used in New York to Search for Bombing Suspect
Washington Post:
Suspect in New York, N.J. bombings taken into custody
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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Matt Friedman / Politico:
Federal prosecutor says Christie knew about lane closings
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Deletes Tweet Hitting Obama, Clinton Over Weekend Attacks  —  A tweet knocking President Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's “failed” policies after three potential terror attacks over the weekend was deleted from Donald Trump's account on Monday.
Discussion: alan.com
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James Oliphant / Reuters:
Clinton accuses Trump of helping Islamic State recruit
Discussion: Infowars
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Reporter to Clinton: Are You Concerned These Bombings Are ISIS Sympathizers or 'Maybe …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Chaos works in Donald Trump's favor in the presidential race  —  An explosion in the heart of New York.  Another in New Jersey.  And a series of stabbings at a Minnesota mall.  All within 12 hours of each other this weekend.  —  Turn on the TV, log on to the Internet, listen to the radio, and one word comes to mind: chaos.
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Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:   Trump Says Police Know Who Terrorists Are, Don't Do Anything Out Of Fear Of Profiling
Fox News:
Trump calls for confronting ‘cancer from within’ amid terror attacks
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
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Hillary Clinton / Mic:
HERE'S WHAT MILLENNIALS HAVE TAUGHT ME
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.
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 …
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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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Vote as if It Matters  —  Does it make sense to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president?  Sure, as long as you believe two things.  First, you have to believe that it makes no difference at all whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump moves into the White House — because one of them will.
Discussion: Shareblue
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Jill Stein: Trump may have ‘memory problem’
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 …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Republican Party is now institutionally defending Donald Trump's racism … THE MORNING PLUM:  —  So it's come to this: The institutional position of the Republican Party in the great birther controversy roiling the 2016 campaign — a consequential chapter in our political history …
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 …
Lois Beckett / Guardian:
‘More guns in fewer hands’: US study charts rise of hardcore super owners  —  Exclusive: New survey shows just 3% of American adults own nearly half of guns in the US, as part of most definitive portrait of gun ownership in two decades … Americans own an estimated 265m guns …
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
President Trump's First Term  —  His campaign tells us a lot about what kind of Commander-in-Chief he would be.    —  On the morning of January 20, 2017, the President-elect is to visit Barack Obama at the White House for coffee, before they share a limousine—Obama seated on the right …
 
 
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