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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Colin Powell's foundation and Hillary Clinton's are treated very differently by the media  —  In 1997, after a distinguished career in military service that culminated with stints as national security adviser under Ronald Reagan and chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump Blames Hillary Clinton for Anthony Weiner's Sexts  —  If you were a presidential candidate who polled low among women, who was on your third wife, who had a reputation for womanizing and a professional relationship with a man who'd recently been axed from his job for sexual harassment …
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MyNorthwest.com:
Donald Trump on Colin Kaepernick: He should find another country  —  On the eve of Donald Trump's Tuesday campaign rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, the Republican presidential candidate spoke with KIRO Radio's Dori Monson on a variety of topics, including why Boeing might leave Washington.
Associated Press:
Longtime Aide Huma Abedin Like ‘Second Daughter’ to Clinton
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
NBC News:
Is Donald Trump Gaining on Hillary Clinton?  —  Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|  SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll  —  Clinton now enjoys 48 percent support, while Trump holds steady with 42 percent.
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The Hill:
Trump's popularity with African-American voters polling at zero  —  Public Policy Polling released a preview of a new poll on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Monday night that showed Donald Trump  —  's favorability rating among African-American voters at 0 percent.  —  New PPP poll released on @maddow right now —
Steven Shepard / Politico:   Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate  —  Hillary Clinton's advisers are talking to Donald J. Trump's ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal,” seeking insights about Mr. Trump's deepest insecurities as they devise strategies to needle and undermine …
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
VIDEO - Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees  —  In a previously little-noticed video from February at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton suggested that the U.S. use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit.  —  “The truth is that the big loser in this over the long run is going to be Syria.
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:   White House defends vetting process for Syrian refugees
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The disastrous nonintervention in Syria
New York Times:
Cutting Ties to the Clinton Foundation  —  Does the new batch of previously undisclosed State Department emails prove that big-money donors to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation got special favors from Mrs. Clinton while she was secretary of state?
Eric Russell / The Portland Press Herald:25 minutes ago
LePage says he is considering resignation, apologizes  —  The governor says he doesn't know whether he will finish his second term because of the impact of his recent statements on race and drugs, and his attack on Rep. Drew Gattine.  —  Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry  —  The Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked the F.B.I. on Monday to investigate evidence suggesting that Russia may try to manipulate voting results in November.
EU Press Room:
State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion  —  The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.  This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
Bloomberg.com:
Kellyanne Conway on Why Donald Trump's Calling Hillary Clinton a Bigot  —  On “With All Due Respect,” Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway discusses the GOP nominee's new campaign ad, his immigration plan, why he has referred to Hillary Clinton a bigot, and preps for the presidential debates.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Craig Calcaterra / NBCSports.com:
Jackie Robinson: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem.  I cannot salute the flag”  —  In 1972 Jackie Robinson wrote his autobiography.  In it he reflected on how he felt about his historical legacy as a baseball player, a businessman and as a political activist.
Discussion: alan.com, The Root and Mediaite
Scott Bland / Politico:
George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system  —  While America's political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Democrats delay ad spending on Ohio Senate race  —  The Democratic Party's national Senate campaign arm has canceled more than a week of television ads that were set to run next month in the key battleground of Ohio, where former governor Ted Strickland (D) has struggled to gain traction against incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R).
Discussion: NBC News and Talking Points Memo
Philiana Ng / Entertainment Tonight:
Derek Hough Confirms ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Return, Cheryl Burke Also Set for Season 23  —  Derek Hough is ready to return to the dance floor!  —  The six-time Dancing With the Stars champion took to Instagram on Monday to officially announce his season 23 return to ABC's reality competition series …
Chicago Tribune:
August most violent month in Chicago in 20 years  —  August is on pace to record more homicides in one month than has happened in 20 years.  —  In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet …
Discussion: WGN-TV
Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
EXCLUSIVE: Russia-Backed DNC Hackers Strike Washington Think Tanks  —  The same Kremlin-backed group that hacked the Pentagon, State Department, and DNC targeted DC insiders last week.  —  Last week, one of the Russia-backed hacker groups that attacked Democratic computer networks …
Zhang Pengfei / CCTV News:
G20 Summit to deal with rising anti-globalization sentiment  —  The G20 Summit is to take place amid weak economic recovery and the lowest rate of global trade growth in three decades.  China would like to see G20 leaders resist protectionism and instead, seek economic growth through innovation and reform.
Sundance / The Last Refuge:
Gallup Poll: Donald Trump Currently Holds 32% of National Hispanic Vote...  Stop The Presses.....  There's something odd that seems to consistently happen when corporate Wall Street media narratives are in diametric opposition to factual reality; they begin a process of trying to quantify their fallacy.
Rush Limbaugh:
The Primaries Are Over — And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country  —  RUSH: I'm well aware that our first caller touched a nerve out there.  I know that there are many of you Republicans that really don't want to vote for Trump and you hate Hillary and you're frosted.  You don't know what to do.
Associated Press:
IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds  —  HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.  —  On the other side of the mountain …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Department of Transportation:
2015 Traffic Fatalities Data Has Just Been Released: A Call to Action to Download and Analyze  —  This post is cross-posted at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog.  —  35,092.  —  That is the number of people who died on our nation's highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Trump said he could put several blue states in play.  It's clear he can't.  —  For months, Donald Trump and members of his political team promised to put reliably Democratic states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Oregon into play.  But now, with only two months until Election Day …
Sheldra Brigham / KFOR-TV:
Oklahoma mom arrested after shooting 31-year-old man she found in 16-year-old daughter's bedroom  —  PAOLI, Okla. - An Oklahoma mom was arrested Monday morning, after police said she shot a man she found in her 16-year-old daughter's bedroom.  —  Police arrested 34-year-old Valerie Fowler for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Discussion: WGN-TV, KTLA, FOX40 and WCMH-TV
 
 
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Eric Russell / The Portland Press Herald:
LePage says he is considering resignation, apologizes   Find
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
McCain braces for squeaker in today's primary   Find
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Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme   Find
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Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Trump said he could put several blue states in play. It's clear he can't.   Find
 
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New York Daily News:
KING: White man runs red light, causes accident, shoots and kills black woman with her hands upNEW!
Discussion: The Root
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McCain braces for squeaker in today's primary25 minutes ago
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hot Air
Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump team: There has always been, will always be a physical wall
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
1999: Jesse Jackson Praises Trump's Commitment To Minorities, ‘Under-Served Communities’ [VIDEO]
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Rachel Lu / The Federalist:
Why Is White Pride Creepy When Black Pride Isn't?
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Trump surrogate apologizes for tweeting cartoon of Clinton in blackface
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
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Nathaniel Herz / Alaska Dispatch News:
U.S. Rep. Don Young's ownership in his family's farm, with gas leases, wasn't disclosed for years
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
John Santucci / ABC News:
Fired Manager Corey Lewandowski Still Involved in Donald Trump Campaign