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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, according to a statement from her doctor Dr. Lisa R. Bardack, M.D. regarding her health issues in recent days.

The Clinton campaign provided the statement late Sunday afternoon after she was examined at her home in Chappaqua. She'd returned there from New York City after feeling "overheated" during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and had to leave after an hour and 30 minutes.

The statement says:

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The legal battle over the Texas voter ID law is a fight that just won't end.

The law was passed by the state's Republican-led legislature in 2011. It immediately became one of the strictest photo ID laws in the country. And the law has been in and out of courts ever since.

According to civil rights attorney Chad Dunn, the courts ruled that the law is discriminatory.

"There is some considerable evidence that it was adopted with the purpose to prevent certain voters from voting," Dunn says.

Memo to candidates: Stop generalizing and psychoanalyzing your opponents' supporters. It never works out well for you.

The latest to fall into that trap is Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee, at a New York fundraiser Friday night with liberal donors and Barbra Streisand, said "half" of Trump supporters fit into a "basket of deplorables," while the other half are people who feel the government has let them down and need understanding and empathy.

Trump's Latest Campaign Weapon: The Mirror

Sep 10, 2016

Donald Trump seems to be running his presidential campaign lately with an old playground adage in mind:

I am rubber. You are glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

At least, that seemed to be the case at a campaign rally Friday night in Pensacola, Florida. During his speech, several of the more inflammatory attacks lobbed at his opponent appeared to be direct projections of criticisms once aimed at himself.

A federal appeals court has blocked a proof-of-citizenship requirement on a federal mail voter registration form in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia.

The case pits Brian Newby, U.S. Election Assistance Commission executive director who argues that the requirement prevents voter fraud, against the League of Women Voters, which argues the documentation requirement disenfranchises voters.

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