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12:35 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.
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
TMZ.com:
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.
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  —  is performing about as well with Hispanic voters as GOP nominee Mitt Romney did in 2012, according to opinion polls — something that unsettles Democrats and surprises even some Republicans.  —  Skeptics had suggested that Trump …
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
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.
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New York Daily News:
KING: Can African-Americans get a little of that Ahmad Khan Rahami treatment?
Discussion: Mediaite and neo-neocon
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine:
New Yorkers Just Received a Terrible Emergency Alert
Fox News:
Bomb suspect Rahami a deadbeat, hated America, says his daughter's mother
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 …
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 …
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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
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 …
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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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Steven Nelson / US News:
Computer Specialist Who Deleted Clinton Emails May Have Asked Reddit for Tips  —  In an apparent triumph for collaborative reporting, reddit discovers apparent posts of an IT worker given immunity.  —  Paul Combetta of Platte River Networks appears before the House oversight committee on Sept. 13, 2016.
Joshua Barajas / PBS NewsHour:
Tulsa police release graphic footage of fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher  —  WARNING: Video contains graphic footage.  Viewer discretion is advised.  Video by Mic  —  Terence Crutcher, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, man who was fatally shot by a police officer last week, was not armed …
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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: Althouse
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Benny Avni / New York Post:   Obama led the world downward into chaos
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
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
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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Larry M. Bartels / Vox:
Why are white men the soccer moms of 2016?
Robert J. Shiller / Project Syndicate RSS-Feed:
The Coming Anti-National Revolution
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: WCMH-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republicans are now favored to hold the Senate in our inaugural 2016 Senate race ratings
Bloomberg:
Gaming the Six-Week Election Day
Joseph R. Murray / The Hill:
How ‘Birtherism’ became Hillary's Waterloo
Discussion: Politico
Commission on Presidential Debates:
Moderator Announces Topics for First Presidential Debate