OFF TO THE RACES: Clinton tries to capitalize, Trump lashes out
From the Washington Post: "Hillary Clinton moved to capitalize Tuesday on a sharp-edged debate performance that exposed vulnerabilities for Donald Trump, excoriating his values and character in an effort to expand her coalition of women, minorities and young voters. Trump, meanwhile, scrambled to move his campaign forward. While the Republican nominee insisted that he was not unnerved, he and his advisers grasped at excuses to explain why he did not perform better at the first presidential debate Monday night."
And from the New York Times: "Donald J. Trump lashed out on Tuesday in the aftermath of a disappointing first debate with Hillary Clinton, scolding the moderator, criticizing a beauty pageant winner for her physique and raising the prospect of an all-out attack on Bill Clinton's marital infidelities in the final stretch of the campaign."
Female suburban voters were not impressed with Trump's debate performance.
The Arizona Republic has endorsed Hillary Clinton, backing a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time in the paper's history.
And former Virginia GOP senator John Warner is backing Clinton, too.
Trump's campaign reports an $18 million post-debate fundraising haul.
Clinton's big play after the election is in swing state North Carolina.
The AP reminds us: "While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him."
The Wall Street Journal has a deep dive into Clinton's relationship with Putin.
Shutdown averted? "House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi struck a deal late Tuesday to deliver federal aid to address the water crisis in Flint, Mich., potentially removing a major flashpoint in negotiations to keep the government fully operating past Friday."
Gary Johnson writes in a New York Times op-ed: "Americans want to be able to choose a president who is capable of reason, of learning from failures, and of telling them the truth, even when it hurts. Most of all, they want to choose a president who will adhere to the Constitution and will make government live within its means. I'm offering that choice."
Israeli leader Shimon Peres has died at 93.
Pepe the Frog has been classified as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.