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OFF TO THE RACES: Politics of terror returns to campaign trail
The latest from the New York bomb incidents, from the New York Times: "A bomb that injured 29 people on Saturday in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and another that failed to detonate, were filled with shrapnel and made with pressure cookers, flip phones and Christmas lights to set off a powerful explosive compound, law enforcement officials said on Sunday. Both bombs appeared designed to create maximum chaos and fatalities. They also provided a trove of clues.”
NBC News: “Law enforcement officials are searching for a 28-year-old man suspected of playing a role in the bombings that have occurred over the last three days in New York and New Jersey. Multiple senior law enforcement officials and an NYPD spokesperson early Monday identified Ahmad Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the suspect. Sources told NBC News he was the man seen on video in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, site of an explosion Saturday night.”
Here’s how Clinton and Trump responded to the Saturday night explosion.
POLITICO asks if Clinton’s lead on the ground and on the air will matter.
The latest in the GOP civil war: it’s Kasich vs. Priebus.
NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports: Scott Walker is helping Mike Pence with debate prep.
Mike Pence says Donald Trump was not calling for violence with his Second Amendment comments about Hillary Clinton.
Kellyanne Conway didn’t have an answer Sunday for how Trump determined that Obama was in fact born in the U.S.
From over the weekend: Elizabeth Warren teared into Donald Trump as “a nasty little bully."
From the Washington Post: "Lagging support among Hispanic voters for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and congressional candidates in crucial races has stoked deep concern that the party and the presidential campaign are doing too little to galvanize a key constituency.”
The New York Times also looks at the Latino electorate — and how Republicans lost their best chance at it.
Barack Obama says it will be a “personal insult” if African Americans don’t rally for Democrats.
NBC’s Dante Chinni writes about Clinton’s woes with millennials.
Here’s why Clinton is pushing so hard in Pennsylvania, per the AP.
The Washington Post, with some electoral college real talk: "It is beyond dispute that Donald Trump has the momentum in the presidential race. It is also beyond dispute that he still has an incredibly narrow path to get to 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.”
One typical type of candidate missing from this election? Deficit hawks, notes the Wall Street Journal.
The big picture: "Donald Trump’s effort to end the controversy he helped stoke over President Obama’s citizenship has handed Democrats a fresh opportunity to motivate voters, particularly African Americans, who are offended by an issue that had faded to the recesses of the campaign.”
The Clinton-Kaine campaign book is, critics say, not great.