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6:05 PM ET, September 7, 2015

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump Is Right on Economics  —  So Jeb Bush is finally going after Donald Trump.  Over the past couple of weeks the man who was supposed to be the front-runner has made a series of attacks on the man who is.  Strange to say, however, Mr. Bush hasn't focused on what's truly vicious and absurd …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Fox News panel concludes that Kim Davis' lawyer is ‘ridiculously stupid’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A panel of legal experts on Fox News came to the conclusion on Monday that Kim Davis' attorney, Mat Staver, was “ridiculously stupid” for asserting that the Supreme Court …
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Mediaite
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Ryan T. Anderson / New York Times:
We Don't Need Kim Davis to Be in Jail  —  KIM DAVIS, the clerk in Rowan County, Ky., went to jail last week, and there was no good reason for her to be there.  Americans can expect more conflicts over religious conscience and same-sex marriage if we don't find a way to coexist peacefully.
Discussion: Slantpoint, BREITBART.COM and BizzyBlog
Juan Williams / The Hill:
BlackLivesMatter is playing with fire  —  #BlackLivesMatter is fast becoming its own worst enemy.  —  It lacks an agenda, it is antagonizing the black community's top white political allies, including Democrats running for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, and it is not finding common ground …
Discussion: Mediaite
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
Panetta: Iran Deal Is Bad.  Pass It and Prepare for War  —  Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admits that the Iran deal is bad, but says it provides an opportunity for the U.S. to become more aggressive in dealing with the Iranian regime.  —  In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Friday …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and The PJ Tatler
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chris Wallace smacks down Dick Cheney: Iran's nuclear build-up happened on your watch
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Liberaland
Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
Clinton says no email apology: ‘What I did was allowed’  —  6 photos  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because “what I did was allowed.”
Paul Walsh / Star Tribune:
Walter Palmer speaks: Hunter who killed lion will resume Bloomington dental practice Tuesday  —  In his first interview since killing Cecil, the Eden Prairie big-game hunter reaffirmed that he took the lion in Zimbabwe in a legal hunt.  —  Video (01:24) : The U.S. dentist whose killing …
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Brian Bakst / Associated Press:
US Hunter Tied to Cecil the Lion Killing Speaks Out
Discussion: Towleroad and Telegraph
CBC News:
Conservative candidate Jerry Bance caught in CBC sting urinating in homeowner's coffee mug  —  ‘I deeply regret my actions on that day,’ Bance tells CBC News when contacted for comment  —  Conservative candidate caught urinating in homeowner's coffee mug 2:02
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Mail
The Atlantic:
The Coddling of the American Mind … Something strange is happening at America's colleges and universities.  A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.
Kyle Olson / The American Mirror:
SHOCK POLL: Trump receives 25% of black vote in general election matchup  —  For all the talk about Donald Trump allegedly driving minorities away from the Republican Party, could he actually bring people in?  —  A SurveyUSA poll released Friday shows in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, Trump is ahead 45% to 40%.
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Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Trump's GOP dominance continues
Discussion: The Last Refuge and NBC News
Jack Encarnacao / Boston Herald:
‘Horror show’ has cop union boycotting Obama  —  Photo by:  —  POLICE PROBLEM: A local police union is boycotting today's visit by President Obama over what they believe is his lack of support for law enforcement.  —  Jerry Flynn, a Lowell cop on leave while serving as executive director …
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Labor unions hold back on endorsements for Hillary  —  Labor leaders are “playing hard to get” with Hillary Clinton in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  Many of the nation's top unions are sitting on the sidelines, content to let Clinton sweat it out while they withhold endorsements.
Discussion: Hot Air, Guardian, RedState, CNN and Reuters
Nick Gass / Politico:
Paid sick leave: Obama to issue order  —  <p>President Barack Obama will issue an executive order Monday that requires federal contractors to grant at least seven days of paid sick leave to their employees, including 300,000 who had none.</p><p>Obama is set to address the order during a Labor …
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Monthly
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whitehouse.gov:
FACT SHEET: Helping Middle-Class Families Get Ahead by Expanding Paid Sick Leave
Discussion: BuzzFeed and NBC News
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump's mysterious absence from Fox News airwaves  —  After a highly unusual two-week absence, Donald Trump is about to return to Fox News.  —  Trump, the GOP frontrunner, will be interviewed by 8 p.m. host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday and 10 p.m. host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, a Fox spokeswoman confirmed.
 
 
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John S. Roberts / Young Conservatives:
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Aaron Brown / Daily Express:
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
New Apple TV Is Said to Focus on Games, Challenging Traditional Consoles
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Kris Betts / KVUE-TV:
Lawyer claims WilCo Commissioners want Baptist employees only
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