Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.* In national polling, the new NBC News/Survey Monkey tracking poll and the latest CNN poll both show Hillary Clinton with five-point leads over Donald Trump.* As a result of Utah's newfound status as a competitive state, Tim Kaine has a new op-ed in the Deseret News today, and his Republican counterpart, Mike Pence, is headed to Utah today for a campaign event.* With increasing frequency, what voters hear from Trump is quite different from what they hear from Trump's campaign manager. On a related note, Kellyanne Conway would also like voters to pay less attention to what her boss says on Twitter.* Trump believes he's been "conceptually" endorsed by the United States military, which doesn't make any sense.* The American Bar Association has reportedly finished a report on Trump using litigation to silence his critics, but the ABA doesn't want to publish it -- because, ironically, it's afraid Trump might file a lawsuit.* In Nevada, a poll from the Sheldon Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal shows Clinton leading Trump in the state, 48% to 41%.* In North Carolina, new polls put Clinton's lead in the state at one point, three points, and seven points, respectively.* As for the U.S. Senate race in the Tar Heel State, the Monmouth poll shows incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R) ahead by six points, while the New York Times/Siena poll shows him trailing Deborah Ross (D) by one point.* In North Carolina's gubernatorial race, meanwhile, Monmouth has incumbent Pat McCrory (R) ahead by one point, while the New York Times/Siena poll show him trailing state A.G. Roy Cooper (D) by six points.* In Michigan, the state Republican Party has decided not to host an election-night party this year. Michigan Democrats, however, are "planning a big bash."