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11:05 AM ET, September 20, 2016

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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 …
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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  —  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 …
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 …
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Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Here's some perspective on the current spate of confusing presidential polls  —  On Election Day 2012, the RealClearPolitics polling average found incumbent President Obama “leading” Republican Mitt Romney by seven-tenths of a point - a statistical dead heat.
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump is doing better with Hispanics than you think
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Daily News:
KING: Can African-Americans get a little of that Ahmad Khan Rahami treatment?  —  Police in Linden, New Jersey did something truly amazing today.  —  I'm not being sarcastic.  After Ahmad Khan Rahami was suspected of planting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey on Saturday …
Discussion: Mediaite and neo-neocon
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Fox News:
Bomb suspect Rahami a deadbeat, hated America, says his daughter's mother
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine:
New Yorkers Just Received a Terrible Emergency Alert
Nate Schweber / New York Times:
Suspect's Family Ran a Restaurant That Aggravated Neighbors
The Daily Beast:
Ahmad Khan Rahami, Accused NYC Bomber, Traveled to Pakistan Undetected by U.S.
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: Daily Kos, Political Wire and The Week
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Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Why the election is taking an urgent and increasingly personal turn for Obama
Discussion: Politico and Guardian
John Nichols / The Nation:
Bernie Sanders: The ‘Nation’ Interview
Discussion: Washington Times
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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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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Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to Skittles
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 …
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.
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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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.”
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.
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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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Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
U.S. Signals Backing for Self-Driving Cars
Discussion: Boing Boing and The Week
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.
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Washington Post:
U.N. suspends aid convoys in Syria after bombing
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republicans are now favored to hold the Senate in our inaugural 2016 Senate race ratings  —  Senate Republicans' 2016 looked tough from the very beginning.  And it didn't get any easier when Donald Trump won the GOP nomination.  —  And yet today, Republicans are favored to retain control of the Senate in November — albeit slightly.
 
 
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