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5:05 AM ET, August 21, 2015


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Candace Smith / ABC News:
Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Unapologetic for ‘Anchor Baby’ Language  —  Jeb Bush isn't backing down over his usage of the phrase “anchor babies,” a controversial term both and fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump have both used.  —  In one of his testiest exchanges to date …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
John Kasich camp revels in dirt-digging from Jeb
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:   Donald Trump: ‘Shame’ if illegal immigration crusade inspired beatdown by Southie brothers
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
BREAKING: Nuclear Stuff Really Complicated  —  This is, quite honestly, a big deal.  The opponents of the Iran nuclear deal are doing fairly well in the media-pundit-sphere.  But they've had an extremely difficult time making substantive arguments against the deal because according to almost …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Max Fisher / Vox:
The AP's controversial and badly flawed Iran inspections story, explained
Jason Howerton /
‘Enough’: Ted Cruz's Blistering Message After Learning of Bombshell Report on Iran's Secret ‘Backroom’ Deal
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Donald Trump has already peaked
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
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 …
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
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.
Jeremy Corbyn / Guardian:
Jeremy Corbyn to apologise for Iraq war on behalf of Labour if he becomes leader  —  Exclusive: Leadership frontrunner tells Guardian he will apologise for ‘deception’ in run-up to 2003 invasion and to Iraqi people for suffering  —  The Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is to issue …
Discussion: Spectator and LabourList
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Tristan Lejeune / The Hill:
Poll: Biden fares as well as Clinton against GOP in swing states
Discussion: RedState
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: NBC News
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Charles Barkley says he prefers John Kasich
Natalie Robehmed / Forbes:
The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2015: Jennifer Lawrence Leads With $52 Million
Discussion: Guardian, Mashable and
Marin Cogan / New York Magazine:
Mike Elk Tried to Unionize Politico's Staff …
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
North Korea and South Korea Trade Fire Across Border, Seoul Says
Discussion: The Atlantic and NPR
 Earlier Items: 
Dana Rubinstein / Politico:
Staten Island congressman calls tunnel talk ‘disheartening’
Discussion: Second Ave. Sagas
Red-state Democrats back Obama on Iran
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare Have a Problem: House Republicans
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
LA ‘black ball’ reservoir rollout potential ‘disaster’ in the making, say experts
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Meet ‘Deez Nuts,’ the Teen Presidential Candidate Punking America