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Trump's team says Obama's birth is a settled issue, but Trump hasn't
Donald Trump is getting some not-so-gentle prodding from his team to renounce 'birtherism'       
180 points by USA Today | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Republican Party Hawaii
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Clinton is 'mentally impaired'
Rep. Louie Gohmert called for prayers for Hillary Clinton on Friday  — but they weren’t for her to win.       
1643 points by USA Today | Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Disability Barack Obama 2008 singles Adoption and Safe Families Act President of the United States George W. Bush
Hillary Clinton to visit ground zero on 9/11
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:32 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton President of the United States Vice President of the United States George H. W. Bush Barack Obama
Bill Clinton, After a Year of Restraint, Unleashes an Impassioned Self-Defense
In a series of swing-state appearances this week, Mr. Clinton struck back at criticism of the family foundation, by turns sarcastic and almost pleading.
11620 points by The New York Times | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States Lewinsky scandal United States presidential election 2008
The cost of repealing our motorcycle helmet law
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64 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party President of the United States
Louie Gohmert mocks Hillary Clinton memory gaps from FBI interviews
Rep. Louie Gohmert got some laughs at the annual Values Voters Summit Friday by poking fun at the gaps in what Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recalls during her time as secretary of state. "I do want to warn since most people here are Christians and I am serious about ...
422 points by The Washington Times | Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama United States Secretary of State President of the United States John McCain Bill Clinton United States Cabinet Adoption and Safe Families Act
President Obama condemns North Korea's fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea's fifth nuclear test drew an immediate response from the White House on Friday.
17 points by UPI | President of the United States United States Air Force United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton United Press International Democratic Party International News Service
Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Donald Trump
A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous.
3 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Clinton, Trump campaign in the world made by 9/11
The 2001 attacks changed the United States, including its politics.       
32 points by USA Today | United States President of the United States Al-Qaeda World Trade Center Barack Obama September 11 attacks Security Democratic Party
5 ways you can volunteer on 9/11 Day
Every year, as the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks approached, Cindy McGinty had a hard time figuring out where she should be. Her husband Mike died in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and the Foxboro resident wasn’t sure how to spend the day. One year, she and her sons went to a […]
88 points by The Boston Globe | Blood donation Barack Obama September 11 attacks September 11 Donation American Red Cross Democratic Party World Trade Center
Donald Trump to campaign in Maryland
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will travel to Baltimore on Monday to speak with a conference of National Guard officers taking place in the Inner Harbor – his first visit to the city as a candidate.  Trump is set to speak to the annual conference of the National Guard Association...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush John McCain President of the United States United States Vladimir Putin United States presidential election 2008
U.S. sends 500 more troops to help fight 4,500 Islamic State militants in Mosul
Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. has increased its deployed forces by more than 500 troops to assist Iraqi security forces in the operation to claim Mosul from Islamic State control.
58 points by UPI | Iraq War United States Barack Obama United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst President of the United States
Navy SEALs fail in 2 bids to rescue Taliban-held Western hostages
US Navy SEALs twice failed to rescue American and Australian university professors being held by the Taliban in a remote part of Afghanistan, during unsuccessful operations launched since early August, top military sources told US media. Read Full Article at RT.com
123 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party United States Department of Defense United States Illinois United States presidential election 2008
The week in 34 photos
Take a look at 34 photos of the week from September 2 through September 9.
434 points by CNN | Barack Obama Vladimir Putin President of the United States Week-day names United States International Space Station United States presidential election 2008
Trump allies say he now believes Obama born in U.S. -- but what does Trump say?
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 6:40 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | Barack Obama Democratic Party United States President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Bill Clinton to make campaign stop in Pittsburgh today
Former president and potential future first spouse Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh today to stump for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
140 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Clinton George W. Bush Democratic Party President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama George H. W. Bush United States House of Representatives
If you're a Republican looking to jump off the Trump train, now is your last, best chance
Trump's flirtation with Russia is impossible to ignore.
1613 points by The Washington Post | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Democratic Party Ronald Reagan Barack Obama George H. W. Bush Republican Party John McCain
Hillary Clinton talks about God
Hillary Clinton found religion Thursday night — offering a rare address on her faith, her duty to love and humility. “Humility is not something you hear much about in politics, is it? But we should. None of us is perfect,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City. “It isn’t easy,...
188 points by New York Post | Bill Clinton President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party George W. Bush Criminal justice Law Barack Obama
Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker rescue
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
The Daily 202: Did Obama squander an opportunity by nominating Merrick Garland?
Another nominee might have motivated Democrats more
104 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Joe Biden Donald Trump George W. Bush President of the United States
$39 million plan aims to prevent spread of invasive species
HONOLULU (AP) - The state has proposed a $39 million biosecurity plan to be implemented over the next decade that seeks to bolster its fight against invasive species. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2co8tMR ) the plan unveiled Wednesday outlines ways to combat invasive species in Hawaii and prevent new ones ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Proposal Hawaii Honolulu Pacific Ocean Proposals Barack Obama California U.S. state
US running out of patience with Russia on Syria deal
The US is trying to close a deal with Russia on a Syria ceasefire -- but officials warn that the US will abandon the effort if latest talks don't produce an agreement.
251 points by CNN | Vladimir Putin Russia Isis Syria Osiris Barack Obama Horus
Facebook co-founder promises $20 million to stop Trump
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 5:47 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
712 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dustin Moskovitz Facebook Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Mark Zuckerberg George W. Bush
Obama extends post-9/11 state of emergency for 16th year
16,345 National Guard troops remain called up under 2001 Bush proclamation         
4307 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Ronald Reagan
Letter: Kidder for Merrimack County commissioner
Kidder for commissionerDavid Kidder would make a great Merrimack County commissioner. We have known him for many years. He has a strong sense of public service. For the past 12 years, Dave has served as a state representative for an area that includes New London, where we live. He has been thoughtfu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States Senate President of the United States Alaska County commission Louisiana Connecticut Barack Obama
US media, Trump’s own campaign freak out about his interview on ‘Kremlin RT’
Republican president candidate Donald Trump’s interview with Larry King, which aired on RT America Thursday night, is fueling the flames of growing US propaganda against Russia, even within his own campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
1054 points by Russia Today | George W. Bush President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Bill Clinton Russia
What does North Korea want?
North Korea's claim that it conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test has set the international community on edge yet again.
163 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Korean War Kim Il-sung Bill Clinton George W. Bush Kim Jong-il Barack Obama
Amid national anthem controversy, Biden to join first responders in 9/11 tribute at NFL game in Philadelphia
Vice President Joe Biden will mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday by taking part in a tribute to first responders before a Philadelphia Eagles game. According to a White House official, Biden will join 120 police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on the sidelines...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate National Football League Joe Biden Iraq War Barack Obama September 11 attacks Cleveland Browns
Trump's foreign policy nuttiness was on full display in NBC forum
During NBC’s “Commander-In-Chief Forum” Wednesday night, Donald Trump demonstrated why he would be a constant embarrassment to his country should he ever be unleashed on the world stage with all the powers of the American presidency. Much of the post-forum buzz has been about interviewer Matt Lauer’s...
711 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Iraq War George W. Bush Barack Obama United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Commander-in-chief Iraq
Atkins: Hill Clinton comes out blazing in rare presser
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton used her first press conference in 278 days to blast Donald Trump one day after appearing at the first joint event with her GOP presidential rival.Clinton said Trump’s claim at Wednesday night’s foreign policy forum that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama demonstrates that he’s unfit for the Oval Office.
6 points by Boston Herald | George W. Bush Ronald Reagan President of the United States Barack Obama United States Vladimir Putin Democratic Party Richard Nixon
Obama extends post-9/11 state of national emergency for 16th year
16,345 National Guard troops remain called up under 2001 Bush proclamation       
4307 points by USA Today | George W. Bush President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Ronald Reagan
Young voters from newer immigrant families lean liberal
Eighty-seven percent of those age 18 to 30 support allowing children brought to the U.S. illegally to stay legally        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party Immigration to the United States California Hispanic and Latino Americans Immigration President of the United States
Philippines leader calls Obama ‘son of a b****,’ rejects lecturing from US on human rights
In an acid comment, Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a “son of a b****,” warning the US president against lecturing him over the Philippines’ human rights record in its brutal war on drugs at a global summit in Laos, where the two are set to meet. Read Full Article at RT.com
21711 points by Russia Today | United States Barack Obama Southeast Asia Philippines President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 ASEAN Illegal drug trade
The Latest: Clinton offers intimate look at her faith
WASHINGTON — The Latest on Campaign 2016 (all times EDT):7:45 p.m.Hillary Clinton is offering an intimate look at her Methodist faith and how it has influenced her life in public service.At the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Clinton recalled her father's nightly prayers, her mother's time as a Sunday School teacher and the youth minister who took her to see the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.Clinton said that thanks to her family and church, she "embraced an activist social justice faith."
-1 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States George W. Bush Ronald Reagan Barack Obama Democratic Party John McCain George H. W. Bush Richard Nixon
Facebook cofounder pledges $20M to defeat Trump
A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump.
13 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Outside Havana, Cubans are still waiting for American visitors
HOLGUIN/SANTA CLARA, Cuba (Reuters) - U.S. visitors and their dollars are flooding into Havana as airlines and hotels take advantage of the thaw in relations between the Cold War antagonists, but in the provinces outside the Cuban capital, the promised tourism boom is more rumor than fact.
213 points by Reuters | United States Cuba Fidel Castro Raúl Castro Barack Obama Democratic Party Che Guevara President of the United States
Republican leaders to ding Democrats over gun sit-in led by John Lewis

512 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives President of the United States Bill Clinton Republican Party United States Senate
Facebook co-founder pledging $20M to defeat Trump
Dustin Moskovitz calls the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous        
-1 points by The Detroit News | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton United States George W. Bush Republican Party
For the Record: Gap narrows, plot thickens between Clinton and Trump
A new batch of swing state polling dropped Thursday, showing Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump shrinking in some key states.       
26 points by USA Today | Barack Obama President of the United States United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Swing state Democratic Party Donald Trump Bill Clinton
Trump says he was against Iraq war despite Howard Stern interview
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said he was against the Iraq war all along despite telling radio interviewer Howard Stern in 2002 that he favored it.
73 points by | Howard Stern President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama George W. Bush United States Bill Clinton
The phrase 'radical Islam' gets thrown around a lot. But what does it actually mean?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized President Obama for refusing to use the phrase "radical Islam." But what do those words actually mean?
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party John McCain Illinois George W. Bush Donald Trump Republican Party
Giuliani claims Trump suddenly 'confirms' Obama was born in U.S.
"I confirm that and Donald Trump now confirms that,” the former New York City mayor said.
1809 points by Daily News | George W. Bush President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Rudy Giuliani United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama Iraq War John McCain
Philippines’ Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him
Duterte told the Filipino community Friday that he told Obama: “I never made that statement, check it out”        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Barack Obama Iraq War Democratic Party Illinois Ronald Reagan United States United States presidential election 2008 United States Senate election in Illinois 2004
Coasting is no longer an option for Hillary Clinton, given Donald Trump's resilience
As Donald Trump’s resilience defies his erratic style, thin policy plans and incendiary pronouncements, Hillary Clinton is confronting the reality that coasting to election day is no longer a viable strategy. Clinton has abruptly switched gears in her effort to lure the vast numbers of suburban...
1815 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush Joe Biden Barack Obama Democratic Party Ronald Reagan President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party
This San Diego teen was named a national student poet and read a poem at the White House
The papers in her hand crackling, Maya Salameh stepped behind a microphone in the White House State Dining Room on Thursday afternoon and read: "I speak to you / terrorists, skyjackers, lifejackers / and otherwise-flavored peddlers / of sacred hearsay," she began. The 16-year-old from San Diego...
686 points by Los Angeles Times | White House Michelle Obama Poetry Barack Obama First Lady of the United States High school President of the United States Bill Clinton
Republicans warn that Trump’s critique of Clinton’s ‘look’ fuels accusations of sexism
The GOP nominee has been criticizing his opponent’s vigor and appearance.
1185 points by The Washington Post | John McCain George W. Bush Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Newt Gingrich Barack Obama Republican Party President of the United States
Fiction: Hillary’s First 100 Days
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
2344 points by The New York Times | Bill Clinton Barack Obama President of the United States Democratic Party George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Gerald Ford
Postcard From Mecca
Travel to Mecca with Diaa Hadid as she makes the holy Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj. Her daily dispatches will show the sights and sounds of an event that is expected to welcome two million people.
308 points by The New York Times | United States Hajj Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States Masjid al-Haram Iraq War George W. Bush
Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
141 points by The New York Times | President of the United States Barack Obama Joe Biden Chesley Sullenberger Vladimir Putin United States Global warming 2008 ATP Tour
Why Colorado is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect from the state's nine electoral votes.
29 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Voting Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Bill Clinton Elections President of the United States