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Six years after the Obamacare market exchanges went online, the experiment looks faulty, generating consideration of a public option. (Associated Press)

Public option seen as only way to save Obamacare

- The Washington Times

Rejected during the 2009 Obamacare debate as too controversial and unnecessary, the public option -- in which the government offers insurance that competes directly with private and nonprofit plans -- has been resurrected this year by Democrats who say it's the only way to rescue President Obama's struggling health care law.

Speculation is swirling that Hillary Clinton receiving over $1 million in donations from the oil-and-gas sector may be a ploy by the energy industry to get in good standing with her if she wins the presidential election. (Associated Press)

Clinton cash from fossil fuels sector raises doubts among green groups

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton may have transformed into a climate change warrior, but her campaign war chest is polluted by donations from the fossil fuels sector -- and some green activists say the influx of cash already is casting a dark cloud over her would-be administration and raises doubts about the sincerity of her environmental agenda.

In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, people are detained for being in the country illegally and are transferred out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has changed little since the Great Recession began, dropping to 11.1 million in 2014 from 11.2 million in 2012 and 11.3 million in 2009, according to a study released Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, by the Pew Research Center. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Number of illegals holds steady at 11.1 million

- The Washington Times

Illegal immigration is holding steady at about 11.1 million unauthorized people in the U.S. as of 2014, according to the latest numbers from the Pew Research Center Tuesday that signaled Mexicans continue to drop, while Central Americans and Indians make up a greater percentage.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with members of the media at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters

- Associated Press

Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of giving "aid and comfort" to Islamic terrorists, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps the Islamic State group and other militants recruit new fighters. Trump is insisting the U.S. should "use whatever lawful methods are available" to get information from the Afghan immigrant arrested in this weekend's bombings.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Germain Arena, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Ft. Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton trade barbs on terror after arrest

- The Washington Times

The arrest of an immigrant from Afghanistan in this weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey cleaved new rifts in the presidential campaign Monday, with Republican nominee Donald Trump insisting he foresaw the attacks, which he said bolster his call to suspend immigration from world trouble spots.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to a campaign rally at the James L. Knight Center, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Debate etiquette: Should Trump call his opponent 'Crooked Hillary' on stage?

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump continues to bypass both the media and popular pollsters by creating his own provocative public surveys, each loaded with at least 30 questions. And here comes the fifth one: With signature grass-roots flair, Mr. Trump's newest poll asks voters to weigh in on his upcoming debate with Hillary Clinton, now just six days off, and a crucial event for both nominees.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with members of the media at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Millennial voters spurning Clinton, but not for GOP

- The Washington Times

Black voters are mostly on board, the numbers among Hispanics are there, but Hillary Clinton is laboring to attract the kind of millennial generation support that powered President Obama's hope-and-change coalition to two White House wins.

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets in his car after a campaign event in Bedford, N.H. New Jersey taxpayers have spent more than $10 million for legal services for Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane closure case still pending against two former Christie allies. The updated total became known late Friday, Feb. 19 after the state released details for the first time on the more than $2 million paid over the past two years to a firm that's also owed money by the Republican governor's 2013 re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Chris Christie was told about plan to close lanes, prosecutor says

- Associated Press

A federal prosecutor told jurors on Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge as part of a political vendetta while the shutdown was happening, a claim Christie has contested for years.