New York Attack Shifts Political Discussion Back To Terrorism

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives remarks on the explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood onboard her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport, in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

With just a week until the first presidential debate, the bombing in New York City over the weekend may shift the political conversation back to national security.

Republicans also spent the weekend trying to turn Donald Trump’s short statement admitting President Obama was born in the United States into a positive.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson hears more from NPR’s Ron Elving.


Ron Elving, NPR senior Washington editor and correspondent. He tweets @NPRrelving.

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