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10:45 AM ET, September 26, 2016


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New York Times:
Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President  —  Donald Trump is a man who dwells in bigotry, bluster and false promises.  —  When Donald Trump began his improbable run for president 15 months ago, he offered his wealth and television celebrity as credentials, then slyly added a twist …
Washington Post:
It's beyond debate that Donald Trump is unfit to be president  —  DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON and Republican Donald Trump will debate on national television for the first time Monday night, and the stakes could not be higher.  The presidency and, by extension, the country's future …
Donald J Trump for President:
AHEAD OF DEBATE, AMERICA'S ICE OFFICERS ENDORSE DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT  —  Nation's Immigration And Customs Enforcement Officers (ICE) Make First-Ever Presidential Endorsement  —  NEW YORK, NY - Today, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council …
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Caller and Guardian
Julia Harte / Reuters:
Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2015 but not to peak levels: FBI  —  Violent crime in the United States increased in 2015, particularly in big cities, but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in an annual report released on Monday.
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by U.S. immigration officers
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Trump, Netanyahu meet for nearly 90 minutes
Larry O'Connor / Hot Air:
Where did all those ‘Trump Lies’ articles come from this weekend?  The Clinton campaign, of course  —  Over the weekend, several major American newspapers printed a variation of the same article pointing out instances, ion their view, when Donald Trump has lied to the American people during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Asymmetry between the major parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press  —  And five other ideas I use to interpret campaign coverage this year.  —  On the eve of the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, I thought I would write down some of the precepts and maxims …
Discussion: The Week
Associated Press:
The Latest: Campaign Head Says Clinton Will Explain Policies
Discussion: Politico, The Week and ABC News
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Debate Expectations — Hofstra Edition
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump campaign worried he won't be treated fairly post-debate
Discussion: RedState, Althouse and The Hill
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Trump, Clinton Deadlocked in Bloomberg Poll Before Key Debate  —  The Republican nominee erased the Democrat's advantage in August's two-way contest.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tied two-way race for the presidency as they head to Hofstra University …
CNN/ORC polls: Trump, Clinton deadlocked in Colorado, Pennsylvania  —  Trump: If Clinton wins Pennsylvania, she cheated  —  (CNN)Just one point separates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in two states that are critical to both candidates' chances of becoming president, according to new CNN/ORC polls in Pennsylvania and Colorado.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
New poll has Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat in Colorado, Pennsylvania
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Clinton vs. Trump: The only 30 minutes that matter  —  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate for 90 minutes on Monday.  But the winner likely will be determined in the first half-hour.  —  That's when Al Gore first sighed, Mitt Romney knocked President Obama on his heels …
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Trump May Have More To Gain From The First Debate Than Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to face off in one of the most anticipated debates in American political history.  Clinton generally got good reviews as a debater in her two runs for the presidency.
Discussion: Washington Post
Dante Chinni / NBC News:
Do Presidential Debates Impact Election Outcomes?
Discussion: NBC News, CNBC and Washington Monthly
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Cruz profited off Trump well before endorsing him  —  It took Ted Cruz four months and three weeks of “careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience” to declare publicly that he would vote for Donald Trump.  —  He made the decision to profit by selling his supporter list to Trump far faster than that.
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last  —  Not that long ago, Alex Caicedo was stuck working a series of odd jobs and watching his 1984 Chevy Nova cough its last breaths.  He could make $21 an hour at the Johnny Rockets food stand at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins were playing, but the work was spotty.
Discussion: The Week
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
HERE WE GO=> TRUMP Set to Drop $140 Million on Ads From Now Until Election  —  Guest post by Aleister at American Lookout:  —  Hillary Clinton has already outspent Trump by a massive margin and has nothing to show for it.  Now, Donald Trump is going to spend a lot of cash on ads which will run through election day.
Discussion: Althouse
Dave Anderson / New York Times:
Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the '60s, Dies at 87  —  Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, dramatic tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie's Army and made him one of the most popular athletes …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Networks reject on-screen fact checking during debate  —  Despite cries from Clinton allies for more media fact-checking in the wake of Matt Lauer's failure to correct Donald Trump's assertions at NBC's commander-in-chief forum, none of the major networks has publicly committed to doing concurrent …
Jill Disis / CNNMoney:
Debate commission chief: Candidates should fact-check each other
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Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's aides studied Trump's personality to prepare her for the debate
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Discussion: New York Magazine and Instapundit
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Discussion: People's Pundit Daily
Susan Chira / New York Times:
Can Hillary Clinton Keep You Safe?
Wayne Dupree:
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 Earlier Items: 
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Trump and the Truth: His Charitable Giving
Discussion: Bloomberg and Vox
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Police: Child shot in leg by another child near Donelson
Discussion: CBS Pittsburgh
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Democratic hopes of winning Senate fade as Trump proves less toxic for Republicans
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE - Kathleen Willey: Bill Clinton Alleged Sex Victims ‘Could Fill The Entire Audience’ At Presidential Debate
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Don King defends using N-word at Trump event