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8:05 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.
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 …
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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.
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
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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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
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.
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: Politico
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Trump Laments 'We're Not Allowed to Profile' in Terror Fight  —  Cites Israel as example of nation effectively using profiling  —  Says he ‘called’ cause of New York blast ‘before the news’  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. response to domestic terrorism …
Discussion: Politico
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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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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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
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.).
Discussion: US News, The Gateway Pundit and LawNewz
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)
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.
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 …
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
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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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
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Will Either Side Blink Over North Carolina's House Bill 2?
Discussion: Politico
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
What America Lost as Women Entered the Workforce
Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
President Trump's First Term
Neal J. Leitereg / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Palin's desert home in Scottsdale, Ariz., sells for $2.275 million
Discussion: Business Insider