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9:20 AM ET, August 12, 2015

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Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in N.H., 44-37  —  N.H. Democrats lukewarm to her tough image  —  Photo by:  —  Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered …
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Poll: Sanders surges ahead of Clinton in NH  —  A stunning new poll has Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) beating presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.  —  Sanders has eclipsed Clinton by a 44 to 37 percent margin, according to a new Franklin Pierce …
Discussion: BizPac Review, The Week and Hullabaloo
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Donald Trump Is Winning The Polls — And Losing The Nomination  —  Twelve years ago, in August 2003, Joe Lieberman led in most polls of the Democratic primary.  Eight years ago, in August 2007, Rudy Giuliani maintained a clear lead in polls of Republicans, while Hillary Clinton led in polls of the Democratic nomination contest.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Black Lives Matter protesters try to disrupt Hillary Clinton event
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides  —  Four former aides have turned over personal emails  —  Senior senator skeptical of the extent of the review  —  Intelligence investigators say they have yet to see aides' emails … WASHINGTON
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton will turn over email server to Justice Department  —  Hillary Clinton will turn over her private email server and a backup thumb drive to the Justice Department, her spokesman confirmed Tuesday.  —  The news comes just hours after the Intelligence Community Inspector General told Congress …
Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton agrees to provide private e-mail server to FBI  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's attorney has agreed to provide the FBI with the private server that housed her e-mail during her four years as secretary of state, Clinton's presidential campaign said Tuesday.
Discussion: USA Today, Hot Air and Associated Press
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
How Roger Ailes Picked Trump, and Fox News' Audience, Over Megyn Kelly  —  Ailes had to mute his defense of his star anchor after the GOP debate.  —  Shares  —  In the fallout since the first GOP debate, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has found himself caught between Donald Trump …
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Michigan gets full Trump show
Discussion: National Review
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Chuck Schumer working the phones on Iran  —  He calls colleagues to explain his decision and assure them he will not be whipping opposition.  —  With liberal groups furious over his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer has been quietly reaching out to dozens of his colleagues …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems rally around Schumer despite Iran stance  —  Democratic senators say Sen. Charles Schumer's opposition to President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran won't prevent him from becoming their next leader.  —  Even a potential rival to Schumer said Democratic senators who back the Iran deal …
Discussion: Politico
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Brian Williams' suspension is over  —  It's been six months since Williams was suspended without pay by NBC News for telling an exaggerated story about a helicopter mission during the Iraq War.  The network confirmed to CNNMoney that the suspension is over.
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Judy Kurtz / The Hill:   NBC ends suspension of Brian Williams
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump is Planned Parenthood's Favorite Republican  —  Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he supported the status quo when it comes to Planned Parenthood.  The group couldn't be more pleased.  —  Planned Parenthood gained an unlikely new booster on Tuesday morning: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
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Eliza Collins / Politico:
Donald Trump backs off Planned Parenthood defunding push
Suffolk University:
Poll: Trump Leads Iowa GOP Field but Shows Less Strength among Debate Viewers  —  With just six months until the Iowa caucuses, businessman Donald Trump (17 percent) leads the field of Republicans among likely GOP caucus voters, according to a poll from Suffolk University.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill / Politico:
How I helped Todd Akin win — so I could beat him later  —  It was August 7, 2012, and I was standing in my hotel room in Kansas City about to shotgun a beer for the first time in my life.  I had just made the biggest gamble of my political career—a $1.7 million gamble—and it had paid off.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
16 GOP candidates invited to CNN debate  —  Sixteen Republican presidential candidates — the entire GOP field, minus Jim Gilmore — have been invited to participate in the CNN/Reagan Library presidential debate on Sept. 16.  —  The debate will be split into two back-to-back debates …
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael Crowley / Politico:
How Obama could salvage the Iran deal  —  Even if Congress votes against the deal (and overrides a veto), Obama could halt many of the sanctions on his own.  —  Getty  —  If Congress votes down the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama says, the agreement will collapse and war will come “soon.”
Discussion: National Review
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
U.S. Congress and Its Leaders Suffer Public Discontent  —  Story Highlights  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Now on August recess, members of Congress returning to their districts may receive a skeptical reception from constituents, as 14% of U.S. adults approve of the job Congress is doing, down slightly from 17% in July.
Discussion: Politico and PoliticusUSA
Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker's $400 Million Arena Subsidy Belies His Tightfisted Image  —  Governor Scott Walker's fiscal conservatism will collide with the reality of sports-team subsidies when he commits Wisconsin taxpayers to pay $400 million for a new basketball arena.  —  At Wednesday's signing …
 
 
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
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Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
FBI Visits Denver Company Regarding Hillary Clinton Emails
Kathryn Jeffries / WJXX-TV:
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