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2:50 PM ET, September 23, 2016

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New York Times:
Wife of Keith Scott, Charlotte Shooting Victim, Filmed Fatal Encounter With Police  —  CHARLOTTE — A cellphone camera video made by the wife of Keith L. Scott before he was fatally shot by police here shows the moments before and after the incident, including the wife's pleas to her husband …
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NBC News:
Charlotte Shooting Video: Footage Shows Fatal Encounter Between Police, Keith Lamont Scott  —  Exclusive Video: Moments Leading Up to Charlotte Shooting of Keith Scott 2:16  —  Unsettling footage obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting …
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
In America, gun rights are for whites only
Cincinnati.com:
Enquirer: It has to be Hillary Clinton  —  Presidential elections should be about who's the best candidate, not who's the least flawed.  Unfortunately, that's not the case this year.  —  Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the most unpopular pair of presidential candidates …
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Los Angeles Times:
Editorial Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president.  Donald Trump would be a catastrophe.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 21.  (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)  —  The Times Editorial Board
Peter W. Stevenson / Washington Post:
Trump is headed for a win, says professor who has predicted 30 years of presidential outcomes correctly  —  Nobody knows for certain who will win on Nov. 8 — but one man is pretty sure: Professor Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Clinton has lead but is vulnerable on trust, connection with voters  —  WASHINGTON  —  Hillary Clinton heads into the first presidential debate with a 7-point lead over Donald Trump, but doubts among voters about about her trustworthiness and stamina are keeping Trump in the race, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Clinton Runs Ad on Trump's Remarks About Women
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
USA Today columnist clarifies exactly when he thinks you should kill protesters with your car  —  Instapundit's phony remorse.  —  Now, more than ever, we should encourage people to apologize.  —  The social media era encourages in-the-moment reaction to anything and everything.
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Colin Campbell / Raleigh News & Observer:
Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people,’ NC Congressman Robert Pittenger says
Dan Merica / CNN:
Mark Cuban to take his trolling of Trump to the front row of Monday's debate  —  Mark Cuban: Trump a ‘danger’ to U.S. security  —  (CNN)When Donald Trump takes the stage on Monday night's primate time presidential debate, one of the few faces he will see will be that of a fellow billionaire that has tried to savage him in public.
EndPlay / WSB-TV:
Video shows woman shooting at burglars during Gwinnett home invasion  —  GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are hoping someone can help identify two home invaders.  They were caught on camera as a woman in the house shot at them.  —  “She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Ted Cruz expected to throw support to Trump  —  Multiple sources close to Ted Cruz say the Texas senator is expected indicate his support for Donald Trump as soon as Friday.  —  It is unclear whether Cruz will say only that he is voting for the Republican nominee, as other lawmakers have done …
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Brendan Kirby / LifeZette:
Cruz Poised to Endorse Trump  —  Donald Trump may be on the cusp of bagging an endorsement from one of the most prominent NeverTrump holdouts, former primary rival Ted Cruz.  —  Sources close to the Trump campaign have confirmed Cruz is close to endorsing his former — and sometimes bitter — GOP rival.
Michael Biesecker / Associated Press:
GOP LAWMAKER: FBI GAVE IMMUNITY FOR CLINTON AIDE'S TESTIMONY  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use …
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Drudge Report:
DEBATE RULES: NO COUGHING BREAKS  —  If presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton slips into a coughing fit or any other medical crisis during Monday's high-stakes debate, she will have to power through, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned!  —  “There are no commercial breaks,” a commission source explains.
New York Times:
Debate Prep?  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Differ on That, Too  —  Hillary Clinton is determined to get under Donald J. Trump's skin at Monday's debate, and is testing attack lines to try to rattle him.  —  Mr. Trump is largely shunning traditional debate preparations …
Brian Hiatt / Rolling Stone:
Bruce Springsteen Calls Donald Trump a ‘Moron’  —  “The republic is under siege by a moron,” Springsteen says in excerpts from upcoming Rolling Stone feature.  “It's a tragedy for our democracy”  —  All Stories »  —  Bruce Springsteen spent the summer playing stadiums with the E Street Band …
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
The Daily Beast:
Palmer Luckey: The Facebook Fat Cat Secretly Funding Trump's Meme Machine  —  A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating Internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.  —  Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Nearly half of voters think Trump will detonate a nuke  —  would allow the U.S. to default on its debt and that he would misuse the power of the presidency to punish his political opponents.  —  And nearly half of voters — 46 percent — say Trump would use a nuclear weapon to attack ISIS or another foreign enemy.
Neil W. McCabe / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Breitbart/Gravis Poll: Hillary Clinton Holds National Lead over Donald Trump  —  Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton continues to hold a slight lead over her GOP rival Donald Trump with 44 percent of the electorate compared with his 40 percent, according …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump's English-only campaign  —  It was just over a year ago, at a nationally televised debate, when Donald Trump chided Jeb Bush for speaking another language on the campaign trail.  “This is a country,” Trump said standing at the lectern next to Bush, “where we speak English, not Spanish.”
Discussion: The Week
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
He grew up in a lower middle income household.  His parents worked three jobs.  In the winter they wore jackets inside because they could not afford to run the heat.  In the summer they worried about losing their home because they could not make mortgage payments.  Though the family struggled, they relied on each other.
Discussion: The Hill and The Hayride
Nick Gass / Politico:
Sen. Mike Lee shoots down Trump Supreme Court trial balloon  —  Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Friday swiftly shot down the idea that he would accept a nomination to the Supreme Court from Donald Trump.  —  “Sen Lee already has the job he wants which is why he is campaigning to represent the great people …
John Rogers / WFLA-TV:
Manatee middle school employee arrested for impregnating young girl  —  MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Palmetto Police Department has arrested a middle school employee for getting a young girl pregnant.  —  The Palmetto Police Chief tells News Channel 8 that 31-year-old Lamont Houston was arrested on Thursday.
Discussion: KFOR-TV and WDTN-TV
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Omarosa: ‘Every Critic, Every Detractor, Will Have To Bow Down To Prez Trump’ (VIDEO)  —  After the humiliation of President Barack Obama raking him over the coals for pushing birther conspiracy theories, a top surrogate for Donald Trump said he will have his “ultimate revenge” …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Lying Game  —  Here's what we can be fairly sure will happen in Monday's presidential debate: Donald Trump will lie repeatedly and grotesquely, on a variety of subjects.  Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton might say a couple of untrue things.  Or she might not.
Discussion: Yahoo, USA Today, Daily Kos and The Atlantic
New York Times:
It Lives.  Birtherism Is Diminished but Far From Dead.  —  America's most prominent birther has finally disavowed the myth he helped to create.  Will Donald J. Trump's concession affect the public's belief about whether President Obama was born in the United States?
Discussion: Morning Consult
 
 
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Salena Zito / The Atlantic:
Taking Trump Seriously, Not Literally
Bloomberg:
Apple Stepping Up Plans for Amazon Echo-Style Smart-Home Device
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Eric Trump: My dad appeals to millennials because he's like Mark Zuckerberg
Discussion: Raw Story
MJ Lee / CNN:
The day I became an American citizen
Tré Goins-Phillips / TheBlaze.com:
Protesters Accost Black Man As He Hugs Charlotte Police Officers
Reuters:
Exclusive: Probe of leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools examines operative's ‘mistake’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jon Lockett / The Sun:
'I DON'T NEED BRAIN TEST' Hillary Clinton slams suggestions she needs neurological test despite …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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