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September 9, 2015 8:06 AM EDT

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton completed a stunning about-face Tuesday after she declined to apologize for her use of a private email server while in government service. Clinton issued an unambiguous apology in an interview with ABC News after refusing to do so just 24 hours earlier, as her campaign has launched a multimedia assault to make sure her supports hear it. “Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department,” she wrote in a Facebook message and email released late Tuesday. “Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility.” Clinton still maintains she did not send any information that was classified at the time, an assertion disputed by the inspector general for the intelligence community.

Jeb Bush was a guest on the inaugural edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he broke with his brother on government spending and offered the most Jeb Bush-ian answer on why he includes an exclamation point at the end of his name in political ads. “It connotes excitement,” he said. Bush is set to unveil his tax plan Wednesday, relying on cutting loopholes, including the carried interest break beloved by hedge funds, to lower overall tax rates. And Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are set to hold a rally in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday in Washington.

Here are your must-reads:

Must Reads

Why the Iran Deal Might End Up on Your Ballot
Critics plot a new course as agreement appears ready to withstand congressional challenge, TIME’s Philip Elliott reports.

Hillary Clinton on Private Email: ‘That Was a Mistake. I’m Sorry’
A long-awaited apology [ABC News]

Kentucky Clerk Offers Huckabee the Running Mate He’s Been Seeking
TIME’s Philip Elliott on the long-shot return candidate seeing an opening

Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Limit Money in Politics
Despite embracing super PACs, Clinton looks to overturn Citizens United, TIME’s Sam Frizell reports

The Secret of Ben Carson’s Campaign Success: Facebook
TIME’s Tessa Berenson goes behind the scenes of Carson’s rise

Sound Off

“Evil is doing well on his watch and he has been a poor champion of freedom.” — GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham Tuesday in a speech critical of President Obama and the Iran nuclear deal

“I’m not president today and I can’t be president today … Everybody wants to talk about hypotheticals; there is no such thing as a hypothetical.” — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declining to say what the U.S. should do about the European migrant crisis

Bits and Bites

Former Israeli Nuke Chief Backs Iran Deal in Video [TIME]

Tom Brady Explains the Donald Trump Hat in His Locker [TIME]

Bernie Sanders Staffs Up in South Carolina [CBS News]

John Kasich brings a little bit of Jesus to secular New Hampshire [CBS News]

Bush Goes After Trump in His First Campaign Ad of 2016 [TIME]

Cheney Warns U.S. Could Be in Iran’s Nuclear Crosshairs [TIME]

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