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First Read's Morning Clips: Newt Gingrich vs. Megyn Kelly

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an campaign event with employees at Trump National Doral, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)Evan Vucci / AP

OFF TO THE RACES: Gingrich vs. Megyn Kelly

Recordings from a series of 2014 interviews, obtained by the New York Times, show that Trump is largely driven by a fear of losing status. MORE: " in the more than five hours of conversations — the last extensive biographical interviews Mr. Trump granted before running for president — a powerful driving force emerges: his deep-seated fear of public embarrassment.”

Black applicants rejected from Trump housing are speaking out, NBC News reports.

Last night’s fiery clash between Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly is pretty eye-opening.

Trump says he would love to fight “tough guy” Joe Biden, NBC’s Ali Vitali writes.

And Trump told Reuters that Clinton’s Syria policy would lead to World War III.

The presidential race has headed back to a familiar battleground: Florida.

The Washington Post gives a good overview of what the Wikileaks release tells us about the fears and frustrations of Clinton’s inner circle.

From the New York Times: "Faced with the demoralizing prospect of a third consecutive loss in a presidential race, conservative Republicans are girding for an extended clash on two fronts in the months ahead: one with a Hillary Clinton administration that could look like a reprise of the partisan battles of the 1990s, and another with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill who rejected Donald J. Trump."

From NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell: "The Sen. Mitch McConnell linked Senate Leadership PAC is throwing an additional $25 million into Senate races."

Caldwell also reports: "A Democratic super PAC, For Our Future, is releasing Wednesday a new digital ad in five critical states that uses an emotional plea to knock Donald Trump's immigration plan.”

The Washington Post: "Donald Trump’s campaign said Tuesday that it has scheduled no more big-money fundraising events to benefit the Republican Party, another sign of the GOP nominee’s struggling campaign and a serious blow to the party’s get-out-the-vote operations with less than two weeks to go until Election Day."

ICYMI: Colin Powell says he’s voting for Hillary Clinton.

POLITICO sums up the battle for House control.