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9:30 PM ET, August 20, 2015


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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
John Kasich camp revels in dirt-digging from Jeb  —  Bush campaign dismisses research into Kasich's Ohio record as standard fare.  —  Jeb Bush's campaign contends it's not sweating the rapid climb of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has emerged as his top threat in New Hampshire not named Donald Trump.
Los Angeles Times:
Jeb Bush says ‘anchor babies,’ Hillary Clinton responds on social media … 4:38 P.M.  —  Donald Trump sees no problem with using the term ‘anchor baby’  —  4:29 P.M.  —  KURTIS LEE  —  Hillary Clinton responds to Jeb Bush's ‘anchor babies’ reference … 1:07 P.M.
Candace Smith / ABC News:
Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Unapologetic for ‘Anchor Baby’ Language
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Politico
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:   Donald Trump has already peaked
Washington Post:
Bush and Trump face off in N.H. — and The Donald is winning
And Globe /
Two South Boston brothers allegedly beat homeless man  —  The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived early Wednesday.  His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.  —  Police said two brothers from South Boston ambushed …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Suspect Cites Trump As Inspiration In Boston Anti-Hispanic Hate Crime
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Moderate Voice
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Donald Trump: ‘Shame’ if illegal immigration crusade inspired beatdown by Southie brothers
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hackers Dump More Ashley Madison Data  —  Over the past few days, people have been digging through 10GB of data apparently sourced from the extramarital dating site Ashley Madison, and its parent site Avid Life Media.  —  Now the hackers behind that breach, who call themselves “Impact Team …
Amanda Marcotte / Talking Points Memo:
Why Can't All Ashley Madison Hacking Victims Be Josh Duggar?  —  The long-awaited data dump of private information for 32 million users of Ashley Madison, a dating website specifically aimed at married people looking to cheat, has arrived, and the internet is gleeful.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump moves rally to 50,000-capacity stadium  —  GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is again moving his Friday evening rally in Mobile, Ala., to a venue with more seating amid overwhelming demand, according to a Thursday news report.  —  Trump is now conducting a Friday night pep rally …
Discussion: WKRG-TV
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump: “A Lot” Of “Gang Members” In Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago Are “Illegal Immigrants”  —  “We're gonna get them out so fast, out of this country.  So fast.”  —  Matthew Busch / Getty Images  —  Donald Trump says many of the “gang members” in Chicago, Ferguson, and Baltimore are undocumented immigrants.
Discussion: Raw Story
J.B. Biunno / WKRG-TV:
Trump Rally Moved to Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Tens of Thousands Expected
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Now We Know Why Reporters Won't Cover The Planned Parenthood Videos  —  Earlier this week, a seventh video detailing Planned Parenthood's gruesome organ-trafficking operation was released.  In it, a former procurement technician who worked with the organization described how Planned Parenthood harvested …
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion
Maane Khatchatourian / Variety:
Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Manslaughter Charge in Deadly Malibu Crash  —  Caitlyn Jenner could be charged with manslaughter following her car accident in Malibu earlier this year that left one dead.  —  “The case will be submitted to the district attorney next week,” said Lt. Shaun Mathers …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge says Hillary Clinton's private emails violated policy  —  A federal judge indicated Thursday that he believes Hillary Clinton violated government policy by storing official emails on a private server when she worked as secretary of state.  —  During a hearing on a Freedom of Information Act case …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Judge orders State to coordinate with FBI about Clinton server
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Meet ‘Deez Nuts,’ the Teen Presidential Candidate Punking America  —  Mr. Nuts appears to be a high school sophomore who will take his joke candidacy ‘as far as America wants to take it’  —  News broke this week that an independent presidential candidate going by the name of “Deez Nuts” …
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Charles Barkley says he prefers John Kasich
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump grows lead in NC; GOP leads most match ups
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Progressive Groups Ask Obama To End Bush-Era Religious Protection  —  Obama asked to reverse legal memo providing exemption to nondiscrimination laws for religious groups seeking federal grants.  The letter, provided exclusively to BuzzFeed News, is signed by 130 civil rights and other groups.
Jack Jenkins / ThinkProgress:
130 Religious, Secular Groups Demand Obama Stop Using ‘Religious Liberty’ To Justify Discrimination
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Behind TIME's Cover Shoot with Donald Trump and an American Bald Eagle  —  Presidential candidate Donald Trump poses with the American symbol in this week's magazine  —  When Martin Schoeller scrolled through the 28 close-up portraits he had taken of Donald Trump, he was struck to see that they were all identical.
Max Fisher / Vox:
The AP's controversial and badly flawed Iran inspections story, explained  —  On Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press published an exclusive report on the Iran nuclear program so shocking that many political pundits declared the nuclear deal dead in the water.
Jason Howerton /
‘Enough’: Ted Cruz's Blistering Message After Learning of Bombshell Report on Iran's Secret ‘Backroom’ Deal
CDFW News:
Photo Shows Wolf Pups in Northern California  —  Jordan Traverso, CDFW Communications, (916) 654-9937  —  Matt Baun, USFWS Communications, (530) 841-3119  —  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has photographic evidence of five gray wolf pups and two adults in Northern California.
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
LA ‘black ball’ reservoir rollout potential ‘disaster’ in the making, say experts  —  LA's scheme to cover a reservoir under 96 million “shade balls” may not be all it is touted to be, experts told, with some critics going so far as to refer to the plan as a “potential disaster.”
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Rand Paul explains why he wants to stop ‘birthright citizenship’  —  In his ongoing war with Donald Trump, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has portrayed the tycoon-cum-candidate as a chameleon, a late-comer to conservative policies that Tea Party activists (like Paul) advocated for years.
Red-state Democrats back Obama on Iran  —  They appear unfazed by potential backlash over possibly the most consequential foreign policy vote in a decade.  —  Sen. Claire McCaskill on Thursday become the latest in a string of red-state and centrist Democrats to endorse the Iran nuclear agreement …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Doug Criss / CNN:
Black or white?  Is Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King lying about his race?  —  Questions about Black Lives Matter activist  —  (CNN)He's either the male version of Rachel Dolezal, or the victim of a conservative conspiracy.  —  Those are the two views the world has of Shaun King …
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Florida Today:
In their 80s, Brevard couple eats 60-year-old cake
Discussion: Daily Mail and Associated Press
Andrew Khouri / Los Angeles Times:
Goodwill goes upscale with new boutiques
Discussion: Daily Mail and NBC News
Natalie Robehmed / Forbes:
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Marin Cogan / New York Magazine:
Mike Elk Tried to Unionize Politico's Staff …
Dana Rubinstein / Politico:
Staten Island congressman calls tunnel talk ‘disheartening’
Discussion: Second Ave. Sagas
Ryan Girdusky / Red Alert Politics:
Federal tax lien against illegal alien Jose Antonio Vargas challenges his argument for immigration reform
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare Have a Problem: House Republicans
Philip Eil / The Atlantic:
The Unlikely Reanimation of H.P. Lovecraft
Discussion: Moe Lane and Boing Boing