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10:20 AM ET, August 21, 2015


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Jonathan Allen / Reuters:
Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest  —  For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids.
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
Democratic Blues  —  Barack Obama will leave his party in its worst shape since the Great Depression—even if Hillary wins.  —  SHARES  —  As historians begin to assess Barack Obama's record as president, there's at least one legacy he'll leave that will indeed be historic—but not in the way he would have hoped.
Discussion: The Week and Jay Bookman
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
Shaun King / Daily Kos:
Race, love, hate, and me: A distinctly American story  —  Me. 14 years old.  Sophomore in high school  —  Over the past 72 hours I have been attacked with lies by the conservative media, lies that have been picked up by the traditional media and spread further.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Jeb Bush: ‘Anchor babies’ isn't offensive  —  KEENE, N.H. — A feistier, combative Jeb Bush said Thursday that he doesn't believe the term “anchor babies” is offensive and blamed Democrats for perpetuating the idea that it's a loaded term.  —  In one of his most aggressive exchanges with reporters to date …
Candace Smith / ABC News:
Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Unapologetic for ‘Anchor Baby’ Language
Discussion: Politico
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Donald Trump has already peaked
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary vs. media malpractice  —  The political coverage of the 2016 campaign has reached epic levels of sloppiness and shallowness, at a moment when public opinion toward major media has reached catastrophically low levels of trust, according to surveys from Gallup.
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 …
Discussion: RedState
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion
Discussion: RedState and
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: Washington Monthly and Raw Story
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump moves rally to 50,000-capacity stadium
Discussion: WKRG-TV
J.B. Biunno / WKRG-TV:
Trump Rally Moved to Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Tens of Thousands Expected
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Inside the GOP field's new strategies to ride out the Trump tornado … The 2016 Republican primary has turned into a puzzle about how to deal with Donald Trump.  —  The new dynamic has come into focus this week as Trump's opponents debut strategies for engaging the white-hot front-runner whom they believe …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
In Letter, Obama Tells Congress U.S. Will Still Press Iran  —  WASHINGTON — In his most comprehensive effort to assure wavering Democrats, President Obama wrote in a letter to Congress that the United States would unilaterally maintain economic pressure and deploy military options if needed …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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Jeremy Corbyn / Guardian:
Jeremy Corbyn to apologise for Iraq war on behalf of Labour if he becomes leader
Discussion: Spectator and LabourList
Tristan Lejeune / The Hill:
Poll: Biden fares as well as Clinton against GOP in swing states
Discussion: RedState
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