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9:45 AM ET, August 6, 2015


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Washington Post:
Donald Trump talked politics with Bill Clinton weeks before launching 2016 bid  —  Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House …
New York Post:
FBI investigation of Hillary's emails is ‘criminal probe’  —  The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's unsecured e-mail account is not just a fact-finding venture — it's a criminal probe, sources told The Post on Wednesday.
Yahoo Politics:
Whether or not Biden runs, Clinton has a problem  —  Even to those who dismiss him, Vice President Joe Biden is as real and authentic as they come.  (Photo: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx via Getty Images)  —  I spent a few hours this week, in my service to all of you, trying to determine …
Bloomberg View:
Obama Puts Fear Before Facts on Iran  —  President Barack Obama took to the airwaves today, aiming to sell Congress and the American people on the wisdom of his nuclear deal with Iran.  He had a case to make but chose not to make it.  He decided instead to cast legitimate criticism of his pact as ignorant warmongering.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Barack Obama's Lowest Moment Yet?  —  Today President Obama gave a speech at American University, urging acceptance of his nuclear deal with Iran.  It was the usual exercise in deception and demagoguery, and he skated up to the edge of accusing opponents of the deal-a majority of Americans, apparently-of treason.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
It's Either Iran Nuclear Deal or ‘Some Sort of War,’ Obama Warns
Rep. Lloyd Doggett / The Hill:
The Hill's Whip List: House Dems divided on Iran deal
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
How Jeb and the GOP got trumped  —  The establishment wanted a sweet '16, not a 17-candidate pileup.  Here's what happened.  —  SHARES  —  Jeb Bush, the man who would be frontrunner, was as surprised as anybody when Donald Trump jumped into the 2016 presidential race in June.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
The GOP debate: 5 things to watch  —  Several rival campaigns say they're expecting Donald Trump to be on his best behavior.  But they have contingency plans just in case he's not.  —  CLEVELAND — It's one of the most anticipated Republican primary debates in decades …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Hill
Ashley Parker / New York Times:   Fox News Moderators Look for Ways to Keep 10 Candidates on Their Toes
Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump's Biggest Debate Challenge Is Donald Trump  —  The actual ideology of Donald Trump remains a topic of considerable debate—he was pro-choice and for an assault weapon ban, he's now pro-life and against all gun control, just for starters—but one thing remains clear: As a politician, he is a nihilist.
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: GOP Debate Expectations  —  NOTABLES  —  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEBATE NIGHT.  The anticipation is high and the stakes are even higher.  That's the buzz surrounding the first presidential primary debate of the 2016 election cycle today, where the current top 10 …
Kirsten Powers / USA Today:
I've got news for Democrats.  It's a baby!  —  Democrats on wrong side of history when it comes to Planned Parenthood's crimes against innocent unborn.  —  Democrats like to talk about the importance of being on the “right side of history.”  This phrase was invoked frequently during the same-sex marriage debate.
Discussion: and Weekly Standard
Set of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ To Be Donated to the Newseum  —  Jon Stewart at his desk on the set of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”  (Courtesy “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart")  —  The Newseum will acquire the set of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” following Stewart's final appearance …
Howard Schultz / New York Times:
America Deserves a Servant Leader  —  FROM the earliest days of Starbucks, I've been captivated by the art of leadership.  I was mentored over three decades by Warren G. Bennis, the eminent professor and scholar on leadership.  I've gathered insights from peers, and I've drawn inspiration from our 300,000 employees.
Discussion: Business Insider
John Hersey / New Yorker:
I—A NOISELESS FLASH  —  At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place …
Discussion: The Verge
Brendan O'Neill / Reason:
College Codes Make ‘Color Blindness’ a Microaggression  —  The worst thing about college speech codes is how they incite hyper racial consciousness.  —  There are many mad and worrying things about the speech codes spreading across campuses like a contagious brain funk.
Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking and Analysis: 5th Circuit Affirms Texas Voter ID Violates Section 2, Remands on Question of Discriminatory Purpose  —  A unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an opinion which is a great (but not complete) victory for those challenging Texas's strict voter id law.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:   Appeals Court Rules That Texas Voter ID Law Violates Federal Voting Rights Act
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Election model predicts Dem will win  —  A Democrat will win the White House next year by the narrowest of margins, according to a well-known election forecaster.  —  Moody's Analytics is predicting that the Democratic presidential nominee will capture 270 electoral votes in 2016, edging out the Republican nominee's total of 268.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Cybersecurity Bill Is Latest to Be Delayed in Senate  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate headed into its August recess on Wednesday without voting on a cybersecurity bill, adding it to a contentious to-do list for September that includes a push to disapprove the Iran nuclear deal and a spending fight mired in abortion politics.
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Norm Ornstein / The Atlantic:
The Republican Road Block Ahead
Chicago police detained thousands of black Americans at interrogation facility  —  Special report: Guardian lawsuit reveals overwhelming racial disparity at Homan Square, where detainees are still held for minor crimes with little access to the outside word, despite police denials that site is an anomaly
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Hollywood Reporter:
Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Ari Emanuel to the Vatican
Discussion: Daily Mail and The Week
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Donald Trump's Debate Game Plan: Wing It
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Big GOP donors uncommitted before debate
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Political Wire
USA Today:
Apple Music hooks 11 million trial members, App Store has record July
Remarks by the President on the Iran Nuclear Deal
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
O'Malley: Dems tilting race toward Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Adele M. Stan / American Prospect:
Why Jeb Bush's Pitch to the Koch Brothers Should Scare You
Discussion: Politico
Hollywood Reporter:
TMZ About to Get Taste of Own Bitter Medicine ... From The New Yorker
Discussion: Jezebel
DeAnn Smith / KCTV:
Police: Plea for help with rent payment saves woman from captivity, rape
Discussion: Raw Story
Kathleen Hogan / The Official Microsoft Blog:
The employee experience at Microsoft: Aligning benefits to our culture
Pat Rynard / Iowa Starting Line:
Steve King Says It's Legal, So I Tried To Marry My Lawnmower
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Monthly