Friday, September 16, 2016

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- September 16, 2016

Real Clear Politics: Trump Concedes Obama Was Born in the U.S.

After years of leading the charge in questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace, Donald Trump acknowledged Friday that the president was in fact born in the United States.

The GOP nominee aimed to put to rest the issue he raised -- and one that thrust him into the national political scene -- by falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of being the instigator. But Trump’s change of course instead puts the controversy front and center after a week intended to seize momentum in the presidential campaign, and it raises more questions about how he reached his conclusion, why he continued to promote birther theories as recently as last winter, and whether he would apologize to the president.

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The Democrat Campaign

Trump owes President Obama and the public 'an apology': Clinton attacks the Donald for claim he did the country a 'service' with birtherism -- Daily Mail
Clinton: 'No erasing' Trump's 'birtherism' -- The Hill
Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump over Obama's birth -- Al Jazeera
Michelle Obama makes campaign trail debut for Clinton -- AP
Michelle Obama talks up Clinton, tears down Trump -- The Hill
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors -- Observer
Enthusiasm gap looms for Clinton -- The Hill
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for U.S. president -- Reuters
'Big deal - people get pneumonia all the time!' Bill Clinton shrugs off Hillary's diagnosis on 'The Daily Show' and says he 'didn't worry too much' when he saw her collapse -- Daily Mail

The Republican Campaign

Reversing course, Trump admits Obama was born in the US -- AP
Trump: Obama was born in US -- The Hill
Media: ‘We all got Rickrolled’ by Trump -- The Hill
Press enraged over Trump -- The Hill
CNN's John King: 'We got played again' by Trump -- The Hill
Trump scales back tax cuts in new economic plan -- Reuters
Trump cracks the Electoral College lock -- Politico
Trump campaign says Peter Thiel is NOT being considered for Supreme Court should The Donald win upcoming presidential election -- Daily Mail
Nation's largest police union endorses Trump -- The Hill

General Election Coverage

Polling places become battleground in U.S. voting rights fight -- Reuters
Congressional Black Caucus denounce Trump, demand apology -- AP
Third-party candidates miss cut for first debate -- The Hill
Matt Lauer reportedly 'hung out to dry' at NBC -- FOX News


Fox poll shows Trump and Clinton in statistical tie nationwide -- Politico
Polls Darken for Democrats -- PJ Media
Which Democrat Should Replace Hillary? -- Rasmussen
Rasmussen: Dems want Sanders running if Clinton drops out -- The Hill

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials

These Republicans Don't Love Trump. But They Hate Clinton. -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Is the Race Tied? Why Trump Isn’t Really That Close to Winning -- Bob Garver, Fiscal Times
The Billionaire's Daughter Quietly Shaping the Trump Campaign -- Matea Gold, Fiscal Times/The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton’s campaign: ‘Nothing short of a disaster’ -- Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times
What’s Really Ailing Hillary -- Todd Purdum, Politico
Hate Negative Ads? Then Vote Third Party -- Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg