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8:00 AM ET, August 12, 2015

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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
Discussion: Associated Press
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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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Black Lives Matter protesters try to disrupt Hillary Clinton event  —  KEENE, N.H. — Five demonstrators with the Black Lives Matter movement who had planned to disrupt Hillary Clinton's campaign event here were barred from entering after they arrived too late to make it past the Secret Service screening.
Discussion: NewsBusters and Oliver Willis
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.
Rasmussen Reports:
Has ‘The Donald’ Peaked?  —  Donald Trump remains the leader in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but his support has fallen by a third over the past week-and-a-half.  Carly Fiorina is now near the front of the pack.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Trump …
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:   Michigan gets full Trump show
Susan Page / USA Today:
Iowa poll: Trump leads the field, but his standing in GOP dented by debate
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
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Schumer: Go back and get better Iran deal
Discussion: CNN and Washington Free Beacon
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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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Issues Unconditional Surrender  —  We were told it was a fight Trump could never win - a picked battle with the most trust institution in conservative America: Fox News.  The numbers made it clear.  Trump was done.  It was only a matter of time.  —  And yet here we have it: Fox's unconditional surrender.
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
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
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.
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
How Obama Misled Us about the Concessions He Was Making to Iran  —  If what senior Iranian officials are saying is true, the Obama administration's duplicity in explaining its nuclear negotiations with Iran is even more staggering than we realized.  —  In a new report, MEMRI …
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Abbas Milani / The Atlantic:
What the Iran-Deal Debate Is Like in Iran
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rick Perlstein / Talking Points Memo:
The Forgotten Story of America's Other Racist Flag  —  You know that racist flag?  The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth?  And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage?  It's past time to pull it down.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Lawrence Lessig wants to run for president — in a most unconventional way  —  Presidential candidates usually don't run on promises to vacate the White House once they get in office, but that's what Lawrence Lessig said he might do as he begins exploring a protest bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
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Blaine Friedlander / Washington Post:
A phenomenal Perseid meteor shower peaks this week — here's how to watch
Discussion: Slate and Balloon Juice
Chris Norwood / Anniston Star:
UPDATED: Barton recovering; declines to discuss alleged sex tape
Jordan Frasier / NBC News:
Jeb Bush to Target Hillary Clinton in Foreign Policy Speech
Discussion: Informed Comment and The Week
Paul Flynn / Out Magazine:
Eddie Redmayne: An Education
Discussion: Guardian and Slantpoint
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Brian Williams' suspension is over
 Earlier Items: 
Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
FBI Visits Denver Company Regarding Hillary Clinton Emails
Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker's $400 Million Arena Subsidy Belies His Tightfisted Image
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hit & Run
Kathryn Jeffries / WJXX-TV:
Lost dog from Texas travels 900 miles, found in Orange Park
Discussion: Associated Press and ABC News
Walter Russell Mead / The American Interest:
The Nihilistic Populism of Donald Trump
Discussion: USA Today