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1:10 PM ET, August 16, 2015


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Morris Dees / Southern Poverty Law Center:
We've lost a champion  —  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary civil rights activist Julian Bond, SPLC's first president.  He was 75 years old and died last evening, August 15, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  —  From his days as the co-founder and communications director …
Roy Reed / New York Times:
A Charismatic Leader of the Civil Rights Movement  —  Julian Bond, a former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights …
Faith Karimi / CNN:
Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75  —  Julian Bond, civil rights leader, dies at 75  —  (CNN)Julian Bond, a lifelong civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died.  He was 75.  —  Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Associated Press:   Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75
NBC News:
Donald Trump: Undocumented Immigrants ‘Have to Go’  —  Donald Trump would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.  —  “We're going to keep …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Sanders rips Trump: ‘We left the helicopter at home’
Discussion: ABC News and Raw Story
Daily Mail:
Donald Trump puts $7m Sikorsky helicopter in parking lot near Iowa State Fair
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Sanders: I'll fight hardest to end racism
Discussion: Des Moines Register
Alexandra Jaffe / NBC News:
Donald Trump: It Would Be A ‘Miracle’ If Hillary Continues Run  —  Donald Trump said it would be a “miracle” if Hillary Clinton is able to continue her run for president in the wake of the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server to conduct official business as Secretary of State — but if she does, he'll beat her.
Ruth Sherlock / Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton steals the show at Iowa Democrats meet  —  Former secretary of state delivered the best speech of her presidential campaign at the Iowa Wing Dings dinner  —  Standing before a giant American flag, her arms outstretched before the cheering crowd, she broke into a wide irrepressible smile.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Washington Post:
Backers fear old weaknesses stalk Clinton campaign
Tom Haudricourt / JSOnline:
Brewers minor-leaguer makes baseball history by coming out publicly as gay  —  David Denson tips his hat to the crowd during the Pioneer League all-star game in August.  Denson hit a home run and was named MVP of the game against the Northwest League all-stars.  —  David Denson says it was a relief to tell Helena teammates
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Sharpton calls for black churches to lobby on Iran deal  —  Rev. Al Sharpton will push America's black churches to lobby in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says.  —  Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama's pact with Tehran this weekend, according to The Huffington Post.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Jeff Flake comes out against Iran deal
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Joe Biden strategy for White House run taking shape  —  'I think he's getting closer to saying yes,' one Biden ally says.  —  CHICAGO — With his blessing, confidants to Vice President Joe Biden have begun strategizing about travel to early primary states and identified potential donors …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Donald Trump is the perfect “moderate”  —  At the New York Times, Josh Barro argues that Donald Trump is a moderate Republican.  —  Here's the argument: Trump's affect is much more confrontational than his (occasionally self-contradictory) policy pronouncements.
Fox News:
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Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Donald Trump bad-mouths his rivals  —  The billionaire real estate mogul attacks Bush, and Paul, and Walker, and Graham, and Fiorina.  —  HAMPTON, N.H. — Donald Trump, doing a giddy victory lap after surviving another seemingly campaign-sinking controversy, went on a tear on Friday night, delivering take-downs of many of his rivals.
Discussion: ABC News
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