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Carolyn Kaster / AP

Things could get awkward on Martha's Vineyard tonight. Vernon Jordan invited Bill and Hillary Clinton to come to tonight's party celebrating his 82nd birthday (it was Aug. 15). But a little bird tells me the Clintons didn't know that the bash is at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild — one of her biggest supporters during the campaign, who has been trashing her to all listeners since the election.

  • Meanwhile, after "Morning Joe" aired exclusive audio excerpts, Hillary's forthcoming campaign memoir, "What Happened" (out 9/12), creeped right back up to #1 on Amazon.
  • Worth the click: Philippe Reines, the longtime Hillary confidant who played Donald Trump in debate prep, tweets this priceless video: "Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice... A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16)."
  • Go deeper ... Philippe talks to MSNBC's Ari Melber.
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