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First Read's Morning Clips: 'To Be Determined'

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day
Image: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., August 18, 2016.CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters

OFF TO THE RACES: “To be determined”

The Washington Post: "Donald Trump’s campaign wavered Sunday on whether he would continue to call for the mass deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants from the United States, the latest in a series of sometimes-clumsy attempts to win over moderate GOP voters without alienating millions who have flocked to his hard-line views. After insisting for more than a year that all illegal immigrants “have to go,” Trump met with a newly created panel of Hispanic advisers on Saturday and asked for other ideas — making clear that his position is not finalized, according to two attendees. Any shift would represent a remarkable retreat on one of the Republican nominee’s signature issues."

The LA Times, on how Trump is grappling with the immigration issue: "A day after Donald Trump met with a group of Latino supporters, top aides suggested Sunday that the GOP nominee may be reconsidering his signature campaign promise to round up and deport 11 million people who are in the country illegally... Trump is “wrestling” with how to remove those in the country illegally, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a close adviser to Trump on immigration matters, said on CBS’ 'Face the Nation.'"

New Trump campaign chief Kellyanne Conway says that the creation of a "deportation force" for undocumented immigrants remains "to be determined."

The New York Times writes that Trump is relying on party infrastructure for "vital" tasks like getting out the vote and fundraising.

NBC's Leigh Ann Caldwell writes that Sheldon Adelson continues to snub the GOP nominee.

And the Wall Street Journal reports that Silicon Valley donors are keeping their distance, too.

Trump's campaign is finally raising money -- but he's just not spending it.

Sean Hannity "veers into the role of adviser" to Trump, the New York Times reports.

One thing Trump's not a fan of? Vacations, writes the Boston Globe.

"A Washington Post review of local property records revealed the same pattern across most of Trump’s U.S. golf courses. For eight of the 10 courses on which he pays taxes, Trump reported in his May filing to the Federal Election Commission that the courses were worth tens of millions of dollars even as his attorneys have pressed local tax officials to value the properties at a fraction of those amounts."

What's going on with Evan McMullin's run for president? Josh Rogin writes in the Washington Post: "Unlike his backers, he’s not trying to save the Republican Party or the conservative movement. He’s doing what he has always done, volunteering for service to play whatever role he can to fight what he views as a threat to America. In this case, that threat is Trump."

ICYMI over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani questioned Clinton's health on Fox News Sunday, saying the media "fails to point out several signs of illness by her; all you gotta do is go online."

Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted in response: “Google Rudy and health and you can read about how he withdrew from '00 Senate race against Clinton.” Ouch.

Meanwhile, confident Democrats are debating the size of Clinton's margin of victory, POLITICO writes.

Colin Powell doesn’t sound happy with the Clinton campaign's references to his email use, telling PEOPLE that the campaign has "been trying to pin it on me."