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7:15 PM ET, August 26, 2016


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Annie Karni / Politico:
GOP plots early wake-up call for Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton has managed to win support from Republicans without conceding any part of the progressive economic agenda she outlined during the Democratic primary.  —  But with fall approaching and momentum on Clinton's side …
Eric DuVall / UPI:
UPI/CVoter poll: Donald Trump maintains slim lead over Hillary Clinton  —  The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Friday shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by less than 1 percentage point.  —  The online poll shows Trump with 48.52 percent to Clinton's 47.73 percent …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Hill
Pema Levy / Mother Jones:
Hillary Clinton Hits Trump With New Ad on Race
Discussion: Daily Kos and Guardian
Scott Thistle / The Portland Press Herald:
'Prove I'm a racist': LePage challenges Westbrook lawmaker in obscenity-laced voice mail  —  The governor later says he wishes he and Rep. Drew Gattine could have a duel and ‘I would point (my gun) right between his eyes.’  —  Gov. Paul LePage left a state lawmaker from Westbrook …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
No, Donald Trump, America Isn't a Hellhole  —  Donald Trump has taken a strange turn lately.  O.K., he has taken a lot of strange turns — that's what happens when you nominate a short-attention-span candidate who knows nothing about policy and refuses to sit still for more than three minutes.
Beatrice Peterson / Politico:
Ann Coulter promotes Trump's ‘fraud’ narrative
Discussion: and Mediaite
Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon is registered voter at vacant Florida home  —  Exclusive: Bannon's enrollment is apparent violation of crucial swing state's election law requiring voters to be legal residents of county they register in  —  Donald Trump's new presidential campaign chief …
Chris Francescani / NBC News:
Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes as Limo Waited  —  Donald Trump's personal physician said he wrote a letter declaring Trump would be the healthiest president in history in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside his Manhattan office.
Boston Herald:
Cozying up to Clintons  —  The steady drip, drip drip about Hillary Clinton's too-cozy relationships with big-time donors to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state continued unabated this week.  —  The most astonishing figure came from Clinton's State Department calendars released …
Tré Goins-Phillips /
Gowdy: Clinton Erased Emails So Meticulously 'Even God Can't Read Them'
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump's ‘Apprentices’ Had to Agree to Go Nude  —  Appearing on The Apprentice with Donald Trump required agreeing to a series of odd and invasive demands regarding sex, nudity, and food consumption.  According to a copy of an NBC contract reviewed by The Daily Beast …
Discussion: Washington Times
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Denounces the ‘Alt-Right,’ and the Alt-Right Is Thrilled  —  As Hillary Clinton assailed Donald J. Trump on Thursday for fanning the flames of racism embraced by the “alt-right,” the community of activists that tends to lurk anonymously in the internet's dark corners could hardly contain its glee.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump When Asked About Alt-Right: ‘Nobody Even Knows What It Is’
Media Matters for America:   Hannity Defends Alex Jones From Hillary Clinton: “Really, She Doesn't Believe In Freedom Of Speech?”
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Eric Trump Claims Dad Running Because Of Nonexistent National ‘Holiday’ Tree  —  The War on Christmas is back, and it's more strained than ever!  —  While listing the reasons why his father ran for president in an interview published Thursday, Eric Trump pointed to the tree on the White House lawn …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Eric Trump: My Dad Ran Because The White House Christmas Tree Is Now A “Holiday Tree”  —  Eric Trump, listing off reasons his father is running for president, said in an interview this week that one of the motivations was the renaming of the White House Christmas tree to the “holiday tree.”
Spiegel Online:
Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He'll Likely Vote for Clinton  —  In an interview, Paul Wolfowitz, 72, an advisor to former President Bush, discusses the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency, why he will likely vote for the Democrat's candidate this year and mistakes made during the Iraq war.
Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Former Bush adviser Wolfowitz to vote for Clinton: Spiegel
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, AOL and
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New Jersey Online:
Trump's big immigration reversal shaped by Christie, Giuliani says  —  TRENTON — Donald Trump's apparent pivot away from his calls for mass deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants is partially the result of prodding by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
James Gordon Meek / ABC News:
President Obama Broke Promise for Charity Donation, ISIS Hostage Family Says  —  As President Barack Obama tried to console the parents of Kayla Mueller after she was killed in ISIS captivity last year, they say he offered to make a contribution to a foundation they had established in her name.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Breaking: Trump Has No Campaign Manager  —  This is far from the biggest problem plaguing Donald Trump's campaign.  But as we get into the thick of the fall campaign, it's worth noting.  Kellyanne Conway now carries the label campaign manager.  But that does not appear to be what she's doing.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Joyce Lupiani / KTNV:
Las Vegas man facing charges after posting threatening YouTube video  —  LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A 24-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged for making terrorist threats in a video that was posted on YouTube.  —  Las Vegas police say they were notified on July 2 by Interpol via Google about a suspicious/threatening YouTube video.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Orders UNC Not To Enforce “Bathroom Bill” Provision Of Anti-LGBT Law  —  A unisex sign and the ‘We Are Not This’ slogan are outside a bathroom at Bull McCabes Irish Pub on May 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.  —  Sara D. Davis / Getty Images
Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.:
GEORGIA: Pastor Who Said Pulse Victims “Got What They Deserved” Arrested For Child Molestation  —  From Jacksonsville's ABC affiliate:  —  A Georgia pastor and and conservative political activist was arrested Friday morning on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation.
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Donald Trump broke the conservative media  —  Sean Hannity, sitting comfortably in his air-conditioned New York studios on a hot August afternoon, was on a fiery rant.  —  “Honestly, I am tempted to just say I don't support any of you people ever,” he barked.
Discussion: Guardian
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
‘Dr. Drew’ show canceled days after host's negative speculation about Hillary Clinton's health  —  Drew Pinsky's six-year-old HLN show, “Dr. Drew On Call,” has been canceled by CNN, effective Sept. 22.  —  In a statement, CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz said he and Pinsky …
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Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Ben Carson to Donald Trump: Stop Calling Hillary Clinton a ‘Bigot’   Find
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Chris Francescani / NBC News:
Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes as Limo Waited   Find
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Charleston Gazette-Mail:
WV attorney general fires aide who recited white supremacist slogans in video
Discussion: Above the Law and Daily Wire
New York Daily News:
Father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker rips NRA, vows to continue fight for gun reform …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Wounded Boy's Silence, and the Candidates'
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Establishment frets: Freedom Caucus and Club for Growth in cahoots
Emily Bazelon / Slate:
The “Meet the New Trump” Edition
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Assange: WikiLeaks's Trump info no worse than him
Discussion: RedState
Bill Allison /
Millions From Maxed-Out Clinton Donors Flowed Through Loophole
Discussion: New York Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
DOJ asks Supreme Court to let NC voter ID ruling stand
Discussion: NBC News and RedState
CBS Sacramento:
Ken Doll Cake Orders Flooding Freeport Bakery After Photo Goes Viral
Discussion: CBS Chicago, Consumerist and WCMH-TV
CBS Boston:
New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students
Discussion: National Review and JustOneMinute
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
Man Jailed For Oral Activity On Boardwalk
Discussion: Scared Monkeys