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4:45 PM ET, August 10, 2015


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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump and Fox said to be in talks over Monday interview  —  Donald Trump and the Fox News Channel are in talks about Trump possibly appearing on Fox on Monday night, according to a source with knowledge of the talks.  —  Trump has been lambasting Fox for days, ever since he was challenged in last week's GOP debate.
Reid Wilson / Morning Consult:
Trump's Lead Grows After Debate, Controversy  —  Real estate magnate Donald Trump's lead over the Republican field grew in the several days after his performance at the first GOP presidential debate, according to a new Morning Consult survey, even after he invited a new round of scorn …
John Fund / National Review:
Trump the Teenage Bully  —  He's no P. T. Barnum, he's Neidermeyer from Animal House.  —  As much as I've slammed The Donald for his inconsistent and incoherent policy views, I've always praised Trump's intelligence: “He is the P. T. Barnum of American politics, a brilliant self-promoter …
Discussion: Salon, Poynter. and Hot Air
Max Fisher / Vox:
This chart shows sexist tweets to Megyn Kelly exploding since she questioned Donald Trump  —  The worst part of Donald Trump's comments to Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly, first dismissing her question about his long history of sexist remarks, then attacking her for asking it …
NBC News:
New NBC News/Survey Monkey Poll: Donald Trump Still in the Lead After Debates
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton to Offer Plan on Paying College Tuition Without Needing Loans  —  With Americans shouldering $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, and about eight million of them in default, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will propose major new spending by the federal government …
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel / Washington Post:
Clinton proposes a $350 billion plan to make college affordable
Discussion: Hit & Run, Taylor Marsh and The Week
New York Post:
Fed-up cops post pictures of vagrants online  —  A picture of a vagrant submitted to the Sergeants Benevolent Association's Flickr account.  —  NYPD cops fed up with vagrants making life miserable in the city are taking matters into their own hands — by snapping photos of quality-of-life scofflaws and posting them online.
Discussion: Daily Mail
Lisa Brown / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
1 person shot during protests late Sunday in Ferguson  —  Updated at 3:10 a.m. with father identifying shooting victim.  —  FERGUSON  • A peaceful day of protest and remembrance dissolved into chaos late Sunday when a man fired multiple shots at four St. Louis County plainclothes detectives in an SUV.
Gunfire erupts in Ferguson on anniversary of Michael Brown's killing
Jeff Mapes / Oregonian:
Bernie Sanders speaks to packed crowd at Portland's Moda Center  —  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign for president received a big boost Sunday when as many as 28,000 showed up for a high-decibel rally at the Moda Center.  —  The crowd packed the basketball arena …
Politico:   Can Bernie Sanders Win the Love of a Party He Scorns?
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders draws 28,000 people in Portland, his campaign says — largest 2016 contender crowd by far
Rebecca Traister / New York Magazine:
The Big Secret of Abortion: Women Already Know How It Works  —  Planned Parenthood and the truth about women’s bodies.  —  10.2k  —  Shares  —  9.9k  —  Pin It … “I gave birth to two premature kids,” said California's Barbara Boxer on the Senate floor last week …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
G.O.P. Candidates and Obama's Failure to Fail  —  What did the men who would be president talk about during last week's prime-time Republican debate?  Well, there were 19 references to God, while the economy rated only 10 mentions.  Republicans in Congress have voted dozens of times to repeal …
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Pentagon: Plan to close Guantánamo coming after August recess  —  The Pentagon said Monday it will submit a plan to lawmakers on closing the Guantánamo Bay detention facility “sometime” after Congress comes back from its August recess.  —  “We would expect it to go up sometime after recess …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
‘Black Lives Matter’ and the G.O.P.  —  Only one candidate in last week's Republican presidential debate was asked to directly address the Black Lives Matter movement and that candidate was Gov. Scott Walker.  —  Moderator Megyn Kelly asked Walker:  —  “Governor Walker …
New York Times:
The Meeropol Brothers: Exonerate Our Mother, Ethel Rosenberg  —  OUR parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were executed on June 19, 1953, after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.  That was the formal legal charge, but in the public's mind they were executed for providing our archenemy …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jon Karl / ABC News:
Donald Trump Considering Taking Pledge Not to Run as Third-Party Candidate  —  Donald Trump may soon do what Republican leaders have been asking the billionaire candidate to do — pledge not to run as an independent candidate for president, a senior Trump adviser told ABC News.
John K. Wilson / The Academe Blog:
The Revelations in Phyllis Wise's Emails  —  What are the most important revelations in Phyllis Wise's secret personal emails that were uncovered on Friday?  —  Perhaps the key fact is that these emails existed at all.  Using a personal email address to evade FOIA requests is clearly unethical and possibly illegal.
Discussion: Crooked Timber
Dan Witters / Gallup:
In U.S., Uninsured Rates Continue to Drop in Most States  —  Story Highlights  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arkansas and Kentucky continue to have the sharpest reductions in their uninsured rates since the healthcare law took effect at the beginning of 2014.  Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington join …
Tyler Kingkade / The Huffington Post:
Virginia Wesleyan College Demands Rape Victim's Entire Sexual History  —  The school says these details will help establish Jane Doe's credibility.  —  Senior Editor/Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  Virginia Wesleyan College is asking a woman who reported being sexually assaulted …
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Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg Business:
From Iowa Labor, Joe Biden Love But Scant Momentum
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Amelia Rayno / Star Tribune:
Star Tribune's Amelia Rayno adds her own story to Teague scandal
Discussion: Guardian and
USA Today:
Last Slide  —  DETROIT — The golden age of the muscle car is now.
Bill Chappell / NPR:
EPA Says It Released 3 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into River
Discussion: The Week
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
John Kasich Calls Climate Change 'Some Theory That's Not Proven'
Wall Street Journal:
In Iran, Voices Rise Against Nuclear Deal
Discussion: and Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Lawsuit could reveal secret Saudi connection to 9/11
Discussion: Daily Mail
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Ex-NATO supreme commander rips Obama over military cuts
Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Sam Brownback's brother accused of terrorizing rural neighbors