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10:35 PM ET, August 24, 2015


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John Fund / National Review:
Democrats Look at Plan B: Biden as a One-Term President, with Warren as His VP  —  Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence.  The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest.
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Joe Biden 2016 Speculation Heats Up Following Elizabeth Warren Meeting
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Common Dreams
Nick Gass / Politico:
White House: Obama might endorse in Democratic primary
Discussion: Mashable, The Week and Fox News
Rachel Vorona Cote / Jezebel:
Frat Boys Designate House ‘Freshman Daughter Drop Off,’ Helpfully Offer to F**k Moms, Too  —  Freshman women at Old Dominion University were given a very special welcome last week when they arrived on campus: Large banners that read “Rowdy and fun/Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
State GOP leaders plot to tie Donald Trump's hands  —  Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump's candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him.  —  The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions …
Discussion: Fox News
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:   Howard Stern predicts Trump will win GOP nod: ‘People dig him’
Erik Larsen / Asbury Park Press:
Belmar diners leave waitress taunting note and no tip  —  BELMAR — A 20-year-old Rutgers University student who is waiting tables at D'Jais Bar & Grill this summer to help put herself through school, got an unwelcome lesson in the humanities this past week.
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Pares Losses After 1,089-Point Plunge But Still Down Sharply in Global Rout  —  U.S. stocks pared some of Monday's steep losses after a rocky morning during which the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly plummeted more than 1,000 points.
Brianna Ehley / Politico:   Pat Robertson: Market swoon is God's punishment
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Donald Trump seizes on stock-market plunge
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Stocks about 2% lower, tech stocks give back slight gains
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president.  At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.
The Intercept:
Email from a Married, Female Ashley Madison User  —  Ever since I wrote on Thursday about the Ashley Madison hack and resulting reactions and consequences, I've heard from dozens of people who used the site.  They offer a remarkably wide range of reasons for having done so.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Stranger …
Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
Ashley Madison: ‘Suicides’ over website hack
Malia Zimmerman / Fox News:
DHS has no record of State Dept. giving info for Clinton server audit, despite rules  —  The State Department does not appear to have submitted legally required information regarding Hillary Clinton's secret computer server to the Department of Homeland Security during her term as secretary, has learned.
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Clinton in 2011: ‘Hackers Break Into ... Personal Email Accounts’
Discussion: Power Line and BizPac Review
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Keeping Secrets  —  Hillary Clinton, in her memoir “Living History …
Discussion: Bloomberg View
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Scott Walker: Obama should show ‘some backbone’ by canceling Chinese state visit  —  Angry anti-China rhetoric from U.S. politicians escalated Monday as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on President Obama to cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the White House next month.
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Walker Calls On Obama To Cancel Chinese President's Trip Amid Market Woes
Discussion: TIME
Ben Carson / USA Today:
BlackLivesMatter misfire  —  Our righteous anger misdirected at politically convenient targets, not real culprits.  —  The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy.  The “BlackLivesMatter” movement is focused on the wrong targets …
Steve Mistler / The Portland Press Herald:
Opponent of same-sex marriage reveals donors to 2009 Maine campaign  —  Monday's disclosure marks the end of the National Organization for Marriage bid to conceal donors to its successful campaign to overturn Maine's first marriage equality law.  —  A national group that successfully campaigned …
Tammy Vigil / FOX31 Denver:
Restaurant customer receives offensive message on receipt  —  DENVER — A woman arrives hungry at a Denver restaurant Friday and leaves with an inappropriate message that feeds her anger.  —  We've seen this happen before across the country: restaurant staff write ugly words on customer receipts.
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Victoria's Secret lingerie model Adriana Lima sparks outrage after she is duped into terror group video salute  —  A Victoria's Secret lingerie model has sparked outrage after she was filmed seemingly endorsing a terrorist group which plotted to murder Pope John Paul II.
Johnathan Manning / KPLC-TV:
Daigle has lengthy criminal history, including previous charge of battery of a police officer  —  The man suspected in a shooting of a state trooper near Bell City Sunday afternoon was previously charged with battery of a police officer.  —  Kevin Daigle, 54, has a lengthy criminal history …
John Bacon / USA Today:
Louisiana trooper dies after being shot, taunted
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Michael Crowley / Politico:
Israel says Iran is sponsoring rocket attacks  —  As Congress nears a vote on the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel says Tehran is responsible for a “indiscriminate and premeditated terrorist attack” from Syrian territory.  —  Israel says Iran was behind rocket attacks into its territory from Syria last week …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Jerusalem Post
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Steve King Claims Obama ‘Apologized To Africa For Slavery’ When 'There's Nothing To Apologize For'  —  Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has been very impressed with Donald Trump's candidacy, joined Minnesota talk radio host Dan “Ox” Ochsner earlier this month to discuss Trump's far-right positions …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Conservative lawmaker may seek vote to oust Boehner  —  Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he or another conservative lawmaker may seek a privileged vote next month to oust Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) from his leadership position.  —  Meadows told The Daily Signal that he or another conservative lawmaker …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Signal
Mytheos Holt / The Federalist:
The Hugo Awards: Why The #WaronNerds Is A War on Art  —  What's the difference between ISIS and social justice warriors?  Well, one recruits its members from the most pathetic, disaffected, pathological members of society, claims to stand against shadowy conspiracies and bullying by the West …
Discussion: Hit & Run, 89.3 KPCC and Wired
Ashley Halsey III / Washington Post:
American Airlines workers say they face racial taunts, discrimination  —  Black American Airlines employees at Reagan National and Philadelphia International airports say they have been subjected to racial taunts and are routinely assigned unsafe equipment and the most difficult tasks.
Discussion: Daily Kos and CBS DC
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Camp On ‘White Power’ Shouts At Rally: People Like Our Message (VIDEO)
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mediaite
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Fearful and the Frustrated  —  Donald Trump's nationalist …
Discussion: Addicting Info
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