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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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The big picture: Rescuing the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is near the top of Biden's foreign policy priority list. He says he'd re-enter the deal once Iran returns to compliance, and use it as the basis on which to negotiate a broader and longer-lasting deal with Iran.

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Progressive leaders see Sen. Kamala Harris, if she's elected vice president, as their conduit to a post-Biden Democratic Party where the power will be in younger, more diverse and more liberal hands.

  • Why it matters: The party's rising left sees Harris as the best hope for penetrating Joe Biden's older, largely white inner circle.

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