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11:10 AM ET, September 3, 2015

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Washington Post:
Staffer who worked on Clinton's private e-mail server faces subpoena  —  A former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private e-mail server tried this week to fend off a subpoena to testify before Congress, saying he would assert his constitutional right not to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself.
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CNN:
Former Clinton aide expected to plead the 5th in response to email inquiries  —  (CNN)A former State Department employee who worked on Hillary Clinton's private email server has informed Congress that he will invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before the House Select Committee …
NBC News:
Ex-Hillary Clinton Staffer Who Set Up Email Server Plans to Plead the Fifth
Discussion: Washington Post
Larry J. Sabato / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Populist Revolt Against Brain-Dead Politics  —  Take a deep breath.  It won't help you understand what's happening in the contest for the presidency, but it won't hurt either.  —  By contrast, many media analyses of the state of the race have reached the breathless level.
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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
Exclusive — Donald Trump Fires Back at Jeb Bush: He Should Lead by ‘Speaking English’ While in the United States'  —  2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told Breitbart News that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English—not the Spanish he spoke to attack Trump in Miami this week—on the campaign trail.
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Jeb Bush: Donald Trump Is ‘Trying to Insult His Way into the Presidency’25 minutes ago
Jon Ward / Yahoo:
Can Jeb Bush break the Trump spell?
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
What Is Jeb Bush Thinking?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Mike Allen / Politico:15 minutes ago
EXCLUSIVE: Trump will sign GOP loyalty pledge  —  The Donald made the stunning decision to avoid complications in getting listed on primary ballots.  —  A close associate tells POLITICO that Donald Trump plans to sign a loyalty pledge Thursday that would bind him to endorse the Republican nominee, and would preclude a third-party run.
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP circulates loyalty pledge to box Trump in  —  <p>The GOP is taking its most aggressive step yet to force Donald Trump's hand.</p><p>The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential candidates to ask whether they'd be willing to sign a pledge stating …
Jonathan Merritt / The Atlantic:
Why Do Evangelicals Support Donald Trump?  —  Donald Trump is immodest, arrogant, foul-mouthed, money-obsessed, thrice-married, and until recently, pro-choice.  By conventional standards, evangelical Christians should despise him.  Yet somehow, the Manhattan billionaire has attracted their support.
Discussion: Hot Air and Boing Boing
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timesfreepress.com:
Judge declines divorce case, citing gay marriage ruling … A local judge contends the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has derailed Tennessee's ability to determine what constitutes divorce — leaving one Signal Mountain couple married against their will.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Aylan's story: How desperation left a 3-year-old boy washed up on a Turkish beach … The first disturbing photo shows a small boy.  He is wearing a red T-shirt and long shorts that stop below the knee.  His shirt is hiked above his waist, exposing his midriff.  He is wearing black sneakers with no socks.
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Ottawa Citizen:
Family of children found on Turkish beach were trying to come to Canada9 minutes ago
Discussion: New York Times and Guardian
Helena Smith / Guardian:
Shocking images of drowned Syrian boy show tragic plight of refugees
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Keep Calm And Ignore The 2016 ‘Game Changers’  —  If you were to rank the most exciting presidential nomination contests, the 1996 Republican race would be near the bottom.  Bob Dole, the “next-in-line” GOP candidate and the Senate majority leader, built up a huge lead in polls and endorsements early …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Treason of the Professors [Updated]  —  William Bradford is an Associate Professor of Law, National Security, and Strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and at the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  He has a Ph.D. from Northwestern and an LL.M. from Harvard.
John Croman / KARE-TV:
Lawmakers deny park ranger's “making out” report  —  Lawmakers question deputy's nuisance report  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - Two Minnesota lawmakers Wednesday vehemently denied a Dakota County park ranger's report that they were “making out” in a car in Eagan.  —  Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Dylan Matthews / Vox:
Donald Trump isn't rich because he's a great investor.  He's rich because his dad was rich.  —  “It takes brains to make millions,” according to the slogan of Donald Trump's board game.  “It takes Trump to make billions.”  It appears that's truer than Trump himself might like to admit.
John R. Schindler / The Daily Beast:
Will Hillary Clinton's Emails Burn the White House?  —  Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former Secretary of State wasn't the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.  —  Hillary Clinton's email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign.
TMZ.com:
'Can't Buy Me Love' Star Amanda Peterson — Cause of Death ... Massive Overdose  —  Amanda Peterson — who starred in “Can't Buy Me Love” died from an accidental overdose of a deadly combination of drugs.  —  The 43-year-old disappeared just before the 4th of July and her body was found on July 5th.
Tom LoBianco / CNN:9 minutes ago
Former Obama adviser Axelrod joining CNN as senior political commentator  —  Obama almost vetoed ‘yes we can’ slogan  —  Washington (CNN)David Axelrod, who was instrumental in electing President Barack Obama to the White House twice, will be joining CNN as a senior political commentator starting Friday.
Discussion: TVNewser and Poynter.
RADAR:9 minutes ago
Exposed!  Libya Security Briefs, Algeria Hostage Info & More — Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton's ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K … PICS OF  —  HILLARY  —  Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming …
Discussion: Liberaland and Israel Matzav
Xinhua News Agency:
Full text of Chinese president's speech at commemoration of 70th anniversary of war victory  —  Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the commemoration activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War …
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Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
PBS Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal  —  Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System's Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
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Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Mika to Huckabee: Why Do You Hate Hillary Lawbreaking, But Support KY Clerk?25 minutes ago
Discussion: Liberaland and Raw Story
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns
Alex Nussbaum / Bloomberg Business:
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
After renaming, Obama officials cut Denali's elevation by 10 feet
ABC News:
Watch President Obama Do a Native Alaskan Dance With Kids
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Thoma / Economist's View:
‘The Triumph of Backward-Looking Economics’
Discussion: Washington Center …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Haters for Trump  —  <p>HANOVER, N.H. — They think Donald Trump's ideas are “disgusting.”
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Rush Limbaugh