The week in politics

Updated 10:52 PM ET, Sat September 17, 2016
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President Barack Obama speaks during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards Dinner on September 17, in Washington. Obama delivered an impassioned plea to the African-American community to help stop Donald Trump, saying he would consider it a "personal insult" to his legacy if black voters didn't turn out for Hillary Clinton. CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Washington on Friday, September 16. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period," admitted Trump, who continues to falsely blame Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for starting the birther theory. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to aides on her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, on Thursday, September 15. Clinton returned to the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia sidelined her for three days. Andrew Harnik/AP
Edward Snowden speaks via video on Wednesday, September 14. at the launch of a campaign in Moscow calling on US President Barack Obama to pardon him. In June 2013, the world-famous whistle-blower leaked thousands of highly classified National Security Agency documents to the public. Dennis Van Tine/Star Max/IPx/AP
Elena Kagan, associate justice of the Supreme Court, participates in a discussion at the George Washington University Law School in Washington on Tuesday, September 13. Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University on Friday, September 16, in Fairfax, Virginia. ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images
Donald Trump holds Tristan Murphy, 1, following a campaign event in Aston, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, September 13. Mark Makela/Getty Images
A demonstrator wearing a mosquito suit in Washington holds a sign in favor of the federal spending bill to fight the Zika virus on Wednesday, September 14. The $1.1 billion spending package is intended to combat the Zika virus without restrictions on Planned Parenthood. Jose Luis Magana/AP
Reporters shout questions for Donald Trump during a campaign event in Washington on Friday, September 16. Evan Vucci/AP
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon musses Donald Trump's hair during an episode of "The Tonight Show" in New York on Thursday, September 15. NBC/Getty Images
Hillary Clinton speaks at the Black Women's Agenda forum in Washington on Friday, September 16. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign event in Miami, Florida, on Friday, September 16. CRISTOBAL HERRERA/EPA
Secretary of State John Kerry introduces actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio during the Our Ocean Conference in Washington on Thursday, September 15. DiCaprio announced the launch of Global Fishing Watch, a technology that aims to offer a crowdsourcing solution to tracking illegal fishing around the world. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine holds "Crippled America," a book by Donald Trump, while speaking during a campaign rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, September 13. Paul Sancya/AP
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden speaks during her swearing-in ceremony in Washington on Wednesday, September 14. Hayden is the first African-American and first woman to hold the position. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
Trevor Noah surprises former President Bill Clinton with balloons during an episode of "The Daily Show" in New York on Thursday, September 15. The surprise was in reference to the balloon drop that the former president seemed to enjoy at the end of this year's Democratic National Convention. Brad Barket/Getty Images
National Park Service ranger Heath Mitchell, left, guides Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, September 14. President Barack Obama met with Suu Kyi on her visit to Washington, and said the US is prepared to lift sanctions on Myanmar. Jonathan Ernst/Newscom/Reuters