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2:20 PM ET, September 20, 2016


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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems  —  Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire's for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents.
Angelina Jolie — Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt Allegations of Substance Abuse, Anger  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the trigger was a conflict over the kids, substance abuse and anger ... TMZ has learned.  —  Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to divorce  —  Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after learning he was cheating on her with his sexy co-star — and Russian hookers, a well-placed source told The Post on Tuesday.  —  “He's in the throes of some insane midlife crisis, and Angie is fed up,” the source said.
Lisa Respers France / CNN:
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
New York Times:
Ahmad Khan Rahami's Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say  —  Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two senior law enforcement officials.
7 questions we have about bombings in New York and New Jersey  —  The wife of New York and New Jersey bombings suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami left the United States a few days before the attacks, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.  —  Authorities are working with officials in Pakistan …
New York Post:
Chelsea bombing suspect's wife left US days before attack
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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 …
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:   Here's some perspective on the current spate of confusing presidential polls
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump is doing better with Hispanics than you think
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Reid accuses Trump of overstating wealth
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A new Clinton campaign memo charts the path to victory. But big questions remain unanswered.
Discussion: Hot Air and Outside the Beltway
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton campaign memo outlines map to victory
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary Clinton  —  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 …
Donald Trump Jr tweet: 'I'm a refugee' says Skittles photographer  —  Donald Trump Jr's tweet comparing Skittles to refugees has caused a furore on social media.  In a new development, the man who took the photo of the Skittles has revealed himself to be a former refugee.
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 …
Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to Skittles
Melanie Eversley / USA Today:
Terence Crutcher's vehicle stalled before he was shot by Tulsa police  —  The U.S. Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black man by Tulsa police Friday night.  The victim's sister is demanding that charges are pressed against the officer responsible.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data.  They Reached Very Different Conclusions.  —  How four pollsters, and The Upshot, interpreted 867 poll responses: … You've heard of the “margin of error” in polling.  Just about every article on a new poll dutifully notes that the margin …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama jabs Trump in final UN address  —  President Obama took a shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  on Tuesday during his final address to the United Nations.  —  Without mentioning Trump by name, Obama lashed out at a “crude populism” while defending his vision …
Discussion: Politico and Althouse
Benny Avni / New York Post:   Obama led the world downward into chaos
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.).
Steven Nelson / US News:
Computer Specialist Who Deleted Clinton Emails May Have Asked Reddit for Tips
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 …
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 …
Steve LeVine / Quartz:
New York Times editor on Trump: “We will call out lies”  —  The Huffington Post branded him a serial liar months ago.  Now, the most traditional American media outlets have also abandoned journalistic diplomatese in their coverage of Republican candidate Donald Trump, and are reaching for new ways to flag the word “lie.”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Phantom voters, smuggled ballots hint at foul play in Russian vote  —  Voters across Russia handed a sweeping victory to President Vladimir Putin's allies in a parliamentary election on Sunday.  But in two regions Reuters reporters saw inflated turnout figures, ballot-stuffing and people voting more than once at three polling stations.
George Soros / Wall Street Journal:
Why I'm Investing $500 Million in Migrants  —  I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees.  —  By  —  The world has been unsettled by a surge in forced migration.  Tens of millions of people are on the move …
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Back Inside the Beltway: John Boehner Lands Adviser Job  —  John Boehner, who stepped down almost a year ago as House speaker, has landed on K Street.  —  He will be joining Squire Patton Boggs's public-policy practice as a strategic adviser and work on global business development, the firm said Tuesday.
Nathalie Pozo / WAGA-TV:
Man yells racial slurs and points gun at construction crew  —  COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - The Coweta County Sheriff's Office said a man is behind bars after pointing a gun at a construction crew, threatening to kill them and yelling racial slurs.  —  “He pulled up on us and he was like get the n-word off …
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
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The fight isn't going Clinton's way
Angelica Robinson / WANE-TV:
Fort Wayne teen saves elderly man's life in Walmart
Discussion: WRIC-TV
New York Times:
The Success of the Voter Fraud Myth
Hillary Clinton 2016:
Hillary Clinton's Open Letter to Wells Fargo Customers
Rong-Gong Lin II / Los Angeles Times:
Following rave deaths, Hard Day of the Dead won't be held this year
Discussion: LAist
Brendan Kirby / LifeZette:
NYC Mayor Says Islamic Terror ‘Vanishingly’ Rare
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller
John T. Bennett / Roll Call:
GOP Mostly Powerless in Stopping Obama ‘Midnight’ Regulations
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Heather Caygle / Politico:
Freedom Caucus stiffs GOP on campaign cash
Discussion: RedState and Talking Points Memo
Larry M. Bartels / Vox:
Why are white men the soccer moms of 2016?
James V. Grimaldi / Wall Street Journal:
Palestinian Teacher's Speech at Clinton Event Draws GOP Criticism
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Ivanka Trump heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday
Discussion: RedState
Marc Caputo / Politico:
‘Trump did not get a pass,’ defiant Bondi says of fraud case
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and PinkNews
WCCO | CBS Minnesota:
Minnesota Restaurant Posts ‘Muslims Get Out’ Sign
Discussion: KMSP, AOL and WCMH-TV
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republicans are now favored to hold the Senate in our inaugural 2016 Senate race ratings
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
John Nichols / The Nation:
Bernie Sanders: The ‘Nation’ Interview
Discussion: Washington Times