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11:50 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.
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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: Balloon Juice, The Week and Jay Bookman
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Judge orders State to coordinate with FBI about Clinton server
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 …
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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 …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Goes Off At ABC Reporter Over Questions On Term ‘Anchor Babies’  —  Donald Trump lashed out at ABC reporter Tom Llamas on Thursday after the network aired segments critical of the presidential candidate's use of the term “anchor babies” to describe the children of undocumented immigrants.
Candace Smith / ABC News:
Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Unapologetic for ‘Anchor Baby’ Language
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Debt Is Good  —  Rand Paul said something funny the other day.  No, really — although of course it wasn't intentional.  On his Twitter account he decried the irresponsibility of American fiscal policy, declaring, “The last time the United States was debt free was 1835.”
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.
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.
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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
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Jonathan Franzen ‘considered adopting Iraqi orphan to figure out young people’  —  Novelist said the idea came to him as he felt he could not identify with ‘cynical and angry’ younger generation, but he was persuaded against it by his editor  —  In a setup that would not look out of place in fiction …
Discussion: Mediaite, Mashable and The Week
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
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion
Discussion: LifeNews.com and RedState
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Draws Big Crowds to His ‘Political Revolution’  —  DUBUQUE, Iowa — As 1,800 mad-as-hell supporters jumped out of their seats and pumped their fists last Sunday, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered the message they had come to hear.  —  We will “give these guys an offer …
Discussion: The Week and PoliticusUSA
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 …
TIME:
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.
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Donald Trump has already peaked
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
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 …
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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
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Rand Paul explains why he wants to stop ‘birthright citizenship’
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Goodwill goes upscale with new boutiques
Discussion: New York Magazine and 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
Marin Cogan / New York Magazine:
Mike Elk Tried to Unionize Politico's Staff …