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First Read's Morning Clips

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

OFF THE RACES: The outsiders take over

A new FOX News poll out over the weekend showed Trump still leading with gains nationally for Carson, Cruz and Fiorina.

Miss the Iowa State Fair and want a behind-the-scenes look at the plethora of competitions that make up much of its schedule? NBC's Matt Rivera has you covered.

BIDEN: POLITICO talks to influential donors who are ruling out 2016 support for the sitting vice president.

CARSON: The Des Moines Register wraps his Soapbox speech from the fair yesterday: "Working together, using our brains, we can save our nation," he said.

CLINTON: The Washington Post reports that Priorities USA Action is working with Emily's List to raise more than $20 million to reach female voters.

The Washington Times writes that the number of Clinton emails identified by the State Department as possibly containing classified data is up to 60.

Rep. Trey Gowdy said on FOX News that Clinton only has herself to blame for the controversy over her email usage.

FIORINA: She said that she finds Donald Trump's remarks about women "kind of amusing."

Last night’s dispatch from NBC’s Shaquille Brewster: Carly Fiorina spoke at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines in Waukee, Iowa [last night]. About 125 people gave Fiorina a very warm reception and a standing ovation at the end of the question and answer portion. Fiorina is the first in what will be a series of presidential contenders to address the federation. The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization and say they have invited every legitimate candidate who has announced a candidacy.

HUCKABEE: He's traveling to Israel this week.

KASICH: Alabama Gov. Roberty Bentley will endorse the Ohio gov in Birmingham today.

SANDERS: The Burlington Free Press talks to Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane, about her role in the campaign.

TRUMP: Here's our full report on Trump's interview with one of us(!) on Sunday, here and here.

POLITICO looks at his unconventional campaign team.

He's reporting for jury duty today in lower Manhattan.

The New York Times unpacks his immigration policy paper.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions called his immigration policy paper "exactly the plan America needs."

OBAMA AGENDA: Plotting the post-presidency

The New York Times has an in-depth look at how Obama is plotting his post-presidency future. "Publicly, Mr. Obama betrays little urgency about his future. Privately, he is preparing for his postpresidency with the same fierce discipline and fund-raising ambition that characterized the 2008 campaign that got him to the White House."

In a blow to Obama’s hopes for a bipartisan vote tally, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake won't vote for the Iran deal

The Washington Post reports: "As heroin overdoses and deaths soar in many parts of the nation, the White House plans to announce Monday an initiative that will for the first time pair public health and law enforcement in an effort to shift the emphasis from punishment to the treatment of addicts."


*** Monday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks with WSJ Columnist Heather Haddon and Contributor Raul Reyes about the latest political headlines and Donald Trump’s immigration plan, and NBC News Reporter Janet Shamlian regarding the on Indonesian airliner wreckage that may have been found

*** Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Luke Russert fills in for Andrea Mitchell and will interview Fmr. Rep. Tom Davis, CAL Fire Director Ken Pimlott, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Gayle Lemmon, USA Today Immigration reporter Alan Gomez, the Washington Post’s Anne Gearan and Chris Cillizza, Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Katy Tur and Leanne Gregg.

*** Monday’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Frances Rivera interviews Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Washington Post Political Reporter Karen Tumulty and Iowa Republican Party Chair Jeff Kaufmann about 2016 Politics including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Jason Noble of The Des Moines Register and AP Reporter Tom Beaumont about all the Iowa State Fair fun and Bernie Sanders building up his campaign presence, Politico’s Ken Vogel about whether VP Joe Biden is ready to run, plus Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson about a new report that finds higher education doesn't clear path to financial equality for blacks & Hispanics.