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First Read's Morning Clips: Why Iowa Isn't Sold on Clinton

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters after speaking during an Iowa Democratic party early vote rally September 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP - Getty Images

OFF TO THE RACES: Why Iowa isn’t sold on Hillary

Here’s why Obama-friendly Iowa is still not really sold on Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump has a big cash flow problem. Leigh Ann Caldwell has the latest on his unimpressive fundraising numbers.

From the Washington Post: "Donald Trump’s claim that the 2016 presidential election is “rigged” against him has become a central part of his closing argument to voters in the final days of the campaign, as the GOP nominee insists that a growing range of “corrupt” public institutions are to blame for his sharply narrowing path the White House. As he heads into a potential loss on Nov. 8, Trump has expanded the scale and scope of his accusations to include Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the media, establishment leaders from both parties and unidentified 'global financial powers.’”

"Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said it was “an illegal act” for NBC to release earlier this month a 2005 videotape of him making lewd comments about women, and threatened to take legal action against the network,” writes the Wall Street Journal.

POLITICO: "Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO. This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public for a campaign that’s insisted its focus remains on winning the election, and perhaps the most central choice for a potential president who was a secretary of state herself."

A new television ad for Hillary Clinton features Barack Obama saying "All the progress we’ve made these last eight years is on the ballot - civility is on the ballot, respect for women is on the ballot, tolerance is on the ballot, equality is on the ballot, justice is on the ballot.’”

Here's the latest on what happened last night when Mike Pence’s plane skidded off a New York runway.

The Chicago Tribune sums up a cringe-worthy moment from last night’s debate between Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth, in which Kirk questioned Duckworth’s heritage and her family’s military service.

The New York Times looks at a pivotal moment in Hillary Clinton’s life: A road trip to Arkansas.

POLITICO looks at how labor unions are trying to counter Trump.

The New York Times delves into what the Wikileaks emails show about Chelsea Clinton’s role in the Clinton Foundation as a guardian of her parents’ legacies.

The Wall Street Journal: "House Speaker Paul Ryan, under fire from conservatives for rebuffing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , is likely to remain in the top job next year, but his path to get there will be narrow and precarious."