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OFF TO THE RACES: Larry David does his best Bernie

Here are the latest numbers on the Dem horserace – and more! – from the latest CNN/ORC poll.

From – all the latest on the big fight between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush over 9/11 and George W. Bush’s leadership.

BIDEN: Kristen Welker reports on Biden’s 20-minute call with an important labor leader.

CLINTON: From the AP: “The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department's email system, according to independent audits and interviews.”

The New York Times sums up the partisan tensions on the Benghazi panel going in to Thursday’s high-stakes hearing.

SANDERS: In case you missed it, here’s Bernie Sanders’ reaction to Larry David’s portrayal of him on SNL.

TRUMP: The Washington Post reports on Trump’s ties to a super PAC collecting big checks for his candidacy.

CONGRESS: Back in town

Here’s CBS’s report about the factors Paul Ryan is weighing in his Speaker decision.

The Wall Street Journal writes about how the leadership void is translating into high tensions among Republicans in the House.

The Texas Tribune’s Abby Livingston interviewed Nancy Pelosi over the weekend. The Democratic Minority Leader said “there’s an openness to a bipartisan approach” to House Speaker.


*** Monday’s MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall lineup: Today on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall, Tamron speaks with Fmr. Governor of Vermont and Fmr. DNC Chairman Howard Dean and GOP Strategist John Feehery about the latest political headlines; Drug Policy Alliance’s Anthony Papa about The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez about the Benghazi hearing; and St. John’s University Professor Howard Abadinsky about Vincent Asaro’s trial for his alleged role in the 1978 Lufthansa heist.

*** Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, President of the Arab American Institute James Zogby, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, USA Today’s Susan Page, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and NBC’s Kristen Welker, Jacob Rascon, Ayman Mohyeldin and Luke Russert.

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