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First Read's Morning Clips: Bush 41 to Vote for Clinton (per a Kennedy)

epa04539137 (FILE) Former US President George H.W. Bush in his office in Houston, Texas, USA, 29 March 2012. Former US President George Bush senior was taken to hospital with breathing difficulties, his spokesman said late 23 December 2014. Bush, 90, was taken to a clinic in Houston, Texas, as a precautionary measure, where he would be kept under observation, he said. Republican George HW Bush was president from 1989 to 1993. His son George W was in office from 2001 to 2009. EPA/LARRY W. SMITHLARRY W. SMITH / EPA

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OFF TO THE RACES: Bush 41 to vote for Clinton (per a Kennedy)

Our latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll shows Clinton regaining her momentum against Trump.

POLITICO: "Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy."

The Washington Post fact-checks Trump’s rhetoric linking the New York bombing to the immigration system.

And the New York Times sums up both candidates’ reactions to the attacks and the influence the bombings are sure to have on next week’s debate.

The Wall Street Journal writes about the group that could offset Trump’s appeal with white working-class men: suburban women.

Federal prosecutors say Chris Christie knew about the Bridgegate lane closures as they were going on.

And the New York Times notes that Trump is standing by Christie despite the new revelations.

"Two billionaires are planning to open their pocketbooks for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the final six weeks of the election, as the businessman continues to lag behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in fundraising,” writes the Wall Street Journal. "Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are planning to spend $45 million to boost Republicans in the next two months, including at least $5 million to help Mr. Trump, according to a person familiar with the plans. And Joe Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritradewho donated millions of dollars to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign before pouring $6 million together with his wife into an anti-Trump super PAC, in a stunning reversal now plans to give at least $1 million to a group backing Mr. Trump.”

The Clinton campaign is mapping out its path to victory in a new memo to donors and supporters.

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an image comparing Syrian refugees to tainted Skittles, prompting the company to issue a terse response.

Clinton is reaching out to Wells Fargo customers after charges of widespread misconduct at the bank. Her letter comes as the company’s CEO prepares to face lawmakers at a congressional hearing.

From the Wall Street Journal: "Donald Trump’s new tax plan would reduce federal taxes by between $4.4 trillion and $5.9 trillion over a decade, with the $1.5 trillion gulf in the estimate caused by the campaign’s conflicting and blurry statements on a key feature of business taxation, according to an analysis released Monday."

From POLITICO: "There’s one state where Donald Trump’s ground game appears to be a model of efficiency, rather than a ramshackle operation lacking organizers and field offices: Israel."

The Washington Post notes the changes in Obama’s tone as the risks to his legacy become more urgent with Trump’s rise.

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