OFF THE RACES: Trump is still leading the GOP field
A new CNN/ORC poll shows that after the debate, Donald Trump is still a clear leader of the GOP field. "The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, stands 11 points behind at 13%. Just behind Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 9%, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 8%, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 6%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all land at 5%, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounding out the top 10 at 4%."
With birthright citizenship bubbling up in the news, NBC's Pete Williams takes a look at whether it would violate the Constitution to deny citizenship for children born in the United States to parents here illegally.
The Washington Post offers a bigger view of how Trump's newly articulated policy positions are animating the whole GOP field.
CLINTON: NBC's Monica Alba reports on new video of Hillary Clinton's confrontation last week with #BlackLivesMatter activists.
And NBC's Kristen Welker reports that Clinton's campaign is sending out a new message to backers: "No Bed Wetting."
The AP gets at another concern for Clinton's camp, beyond the emails. "A computer server isn't a marvel of modern technology. Just like a home desktop, the computer's data is stored on a hard drive. It's unclear whether the drive that Clinton used was thoroughly erased before the device was turned over to federal agents. If it had been, it's also uncertain whether the FBI could recover the data. Clinton's lawyer has used a precise term, "wiped," to describe the deleted emails, but it was not immediately clear whether the server had been wiped. Such a process overwrites deleted content to make it harder or impossible to recover."
CRUZ: One of his mystery megadonors is PCS Wireless CEO Ben Nash, writes the New York Times.
FIORINA: Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in the New York Times that Carly Fiorina's business record is "not so sterling." MORE: "[I]t is curious to those of us who have reported on her business career that there has not been a greater focus in recent days on her “track records and accomplishments,” as she suggested she should be measured by."
She and Rick Perry both appeared at a GOP fundraiser in Iowa to stress their conservative roots, the Des Moines Register reports.
WALKER: NBC's Shaquille Brewster has a preview of Walker's big health care policy speech today in Minneapolis.
The New York Times reports that the campaign may be considering some staff changes as he struggles in the key state of Iowa.
Roll Call notes that he's staffing up with policy advisers from Capitol Hill.
OBAMA AGENDA: Commercial flights to Cuba!
The president is pushing for a deal to start commercial flights to Cuba by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports.
NJ.com: "U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who has been critical of White House dealings with Iran, is to announce Tuesday how he will vote on an agreement that curtails its nuclear program for more than 10 years in exchange for lifting economic sanctions."
*** Tuesday's "News Nation with Tamron Hall" line-up: Today on News Nation, Tamron Hall speaks with NBC’s Kasie Hunt and POLITICO’s Ken Vogel about the latest political headlines, recovering addict and Recovery Advocate Anne Light about the White House's new initiative to combat heroin related death, and Demos Senior Counsel Jenn Borchetta about a new study that says African Americans are being excluded from juries.
*** Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Luke Russert fills in for Andrea and will interview Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Robert Bentley, Fmr. Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty and Chris Cillizza and NBC’s Kristen Welker, Kelly O’Donnell, Bill Neely and Tom Costello.
*** Tuesday’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Frances Rivera interviews Former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and the NYTimes’ Jeremy Peters about 2016 Politics, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) about Dems targeting Virginia in attempt to break down voting restrictions and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Laura Vazquez of the National Council of La Raza about the impact of Donald Trump’s immigration plan, and NBC News Medical Contributor Natalie Azar about the FDA decision on the so-called “female Viagra”.