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10:10 AM ET, August 12, 2015


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Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
Poll: Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in N.H., 44-37  —  N.H. Democrats lukewarm to her tough image  —  Photo by:  —  Boston Herald front page - Aug 12.  2016  —  Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire …
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 …
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.
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
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.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton will turn over email server to Justice Department
Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton to Turn Over Private Email Server to Federal Authorities
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
FBI Visits Denver Company Regarding Hillary Clinton Emails
Ken Dilanian / Associated Press:   Clinton campaign says email server to go to Justice Dept
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 …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Michigan gets full Trump show
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 …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems rally around Schumer despite Iran stance
Discussion: Politico
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
NBC ends suspension of Brian Williams  —  NBC has reportedly ended its on-air suspension of Brian Williams.  —  The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor and managing editor — who was suspended without pay after he admitted in February that a story he recounted several times about coming under enemy fire …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Brian Williams' suspension is over
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.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Trump Defends Planned Parenthood, Responds to GOP Critics on Hannity  —  Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity tonight and did everything from hit back at his conservative critics to defend Planned Parenthood to rip Hillary Clinton over her emails and foundation money.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weekly Standard
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump is Planned Parenthood's Favorite Republican
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
‘Speech Nuts’  —  Does the left like anything in the Bill of Rights?  —  By  —  “The First Amendment has something in common with the Second Amendment,” writes the New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh: “Both are unusually broad legal guarantees that mark a difference between America and the rest of the world.”
Discussion: Reason
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
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
EPA chief: Colorado mine spill ‘pains me’  —  The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sought to assure the public Tuesday that officials are taking seriously the mine waste spill it caused in a Colorado river.  —  Gina McCarthy said that the spill into the Animas River last week was …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and New York Times
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Facebook is working on a Twitter-like app that lets publishers send mobile breaking news alerts to the masses  —  Facebook is working on a stand-alone mobile news application that seems to be part of its Facebook for Business initiative.  —  This product, which sounds similar to Twitter …
Discussion: Daily Mail and Guardian
Bridget Bowman / Roll Call:
GAO Employees Indicted for School Lunch Fraud (Updated)  —  Five employees with the Government Accountability Office, and one GAO employee's spouse, were indicted Tuesday for working to illegally obtain reduced-price lunches for their children.  —  The indictment resulted …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Nick Gass / Politico:
Lawrence Lessig pondering 2016 bid because ‘the system is rigged’  —  Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig says he is mulling a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination because “the system is rigged” in favor of lobbyists and those able to exert their influence to a disproportionate degree.
Discussion: ABC News
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