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First Read’s Morning Clips: Who’s Right in the Transparency Fight?

OFF TO THE RACES: Who's right in the transparency fight?

From NBC's Alex Seitz-Wald: "Hillary Clinton ally David Brock wants your Donald Trump dirt, and he's willing to pay top dollar for it. Correct the Record, one of the well-funded super PACs Brock founded, is creating a WikiLeaks-style project to pay anonymous tipsters for scoops, which they're calling Trump Leaks."

In the fight over transparency, who's right?

From the latest CBS/NYT poll: "With the first debate less than two weeks away, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a tight race for the presidency nationally. Clinton has just a 2-point edge in a two-way match-up among likely voters. The race is tied when third party candidates are included. Among the broader electorate of registered voters, Clinton leads Trump by five points."

From the Wall Street Journal: "Key swing states such as Nevada, North Carolina and Florida have seen some of the weakest income growth in the country since the last non-incumbent presidential contest in 2008, new census figures show. A Wall Street Journal analysis of state-by-state income data set for release on Thursday shows that more than half of the 13 states where the presidential race appears closely contested have seen below-average income growth since 2008. Among the eight laggards, three states saw the lowest wage growth in the U.S. during that time—Nevada, Georgia and Arizona."

Florida is still in play for Trump. POLITICO looks at why.

After Trump talked about his health on Dr. Oz, Clinton released a letter from her doctor outlining her pneumonia diagnosis.

The GOP nominee took a swipe at Clinton's health at his Ohio rally yesterday.

The Washington Post says it may have found that six-foot-tall Trump portrait that he bought with his Foundation's cash.

The New York Times dives into the timeline around Trump's donation to Florida's Pam Bondi.

Trump is brushing off Colin Powell's harsh words for him in leaked personal emails.

The site that leaked Powell's emails is linked to the Russian government, writes the Washington Post.

A pastor in Flint, Michigan, took Trump to taskWednesday after he attacked Clinton.

"House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul said that he "misspoke" Wednesday when he told CNN that Russian hackers had penetrated the computer systems of the Republican National Committee," writes POLITICO.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is partnering with some prominent Senate Democrats and with other progressive groups to push for a public option.