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First Read's Morning Clips

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.

OBAMA AGENDA: Just do it.

The Oregonian reports on Obama's trade push today at Nike headquarters.

Hillary Clinton's aggressive immigration push is putting the White House in a bit of an awkward position, the New York Times notes.

Tomorrow marks nine months since U.S. airstrikes began against ISIS. Keep an eye on the Senate floor this morning, where Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) will ramp up his calls for a vote on a new AUMF.

"A bill that would give Congress a voice in any nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran is headed for a procedural vote, and perhaps even final passage, in the Senate on Thursday, but Republican infighting could still dash hopes of a speedy conclusion for the measure," writes the New York Times.

OFF TO THE RACES: New numbers from the Granite State

A new New Hampshire poll from WMUR has Bush in first at 15 percent, Marco Rubio at 12 percent, Scott Walker at 11 percent and Rand Paul at 10 percent. The candidate getting the worst news from the poll: Chris Christie, who's dropped to just 3 percent.

Iowa Republican Party chair Jeff Kaufmann writes: "It's time to change the Iowa Straw Poll."

BUSH: The Washington Post outlines the Bush campaign's "long game," writing that strategist Mike Murphy is working at "quieting pockets of anxiety that have been percolating among Bush supporters who are beginning to worry whether he can excite Republicans in the same way that many of his younger rivals are already doing."

CLINTON: The New York Times reports: "Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a “super PAC” supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced these independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race."

Her New Hampshire campaign office will be just a few blocks away from her 2008 HQ, writes.

HUCKABEE: Here's the Des Moines Register's recap of Huckabee's Iowa swing.

WALKER: POLITICO reports on how Scott Walker is working with Larry Mizel, the billionaire who's become a go-to for GOP candidates who visit Israel.

And around the world...

The Washington Post writes that the only thing certain about today's UK elections is that no one will win.


*** Thursday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Today on News Nation, Tamron Hall speaks with USA Today sports writer Chris Chase about the findings in the NFL’s report on footballs used during the AFC championship game between the Patriots and the Colts, NBC News reporter Ron Mott on the latest developments from the Boston bombing trial, Founder of the Surrogacy Law Center Stephanie Caballero about the Sofia Vergara/Nick Loeb embryo battle, and Actor and Director Bill Duke about his new book: Dark Girls

*** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: Andrea will interview Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, (Ret.) General Ann Dunwoody, Fmr. Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Voto Latino Pres. Maria Teresa Kumar, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, AP’s Julie Pace and NBC Meteorologist Bill Karins.