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6:35 PM ET, August 27, 2015


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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
New poll showing Clinton beating everyone is reported as bad news for Hillary  —  A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Hillary Clinton coasting to a crushing victory in a three-way race against Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, winning 45 percent of the vote, compared with 22 for Sanders and 18 for Biden.
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and Daily Kos
Connecticut Post:
Q poll: Trump numbers soar, Hillary continues slide  —  A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Donald Trump widening his lead over other Republican presidential challengers and Vice President Joseph Biden running slightly better than Hillary Clinton against leading GOP contenders
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Inside Democratic Party, growing concerns about Clinton  —  Democrats weigh emails, connection to voters She addresses party meeting on Friday  —  Biden talks by phone with Democratic National Committee … MINNEAPOLIS  —  As Democratic Party insiders gather for their summer meeting …
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders
Discussion: Bearing Drift
Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Compares GOP Views On Women To Those Of Terrorist Groups
Discussion: Balloon Juice
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump planning a joint appearance to protest the Iran deal  —  GREENVILLE, S.C.—Donald Trump revealed Thursday that he's been coordinating with Ted Cruz for a joint appearance at an event opposing the Iran deal in Washington.  —  “We are talking to Ted Cruz …
Statement about Vester Flanagan's employment history at WDBJ7  —  Vester Flanagan was employed by WDBJ7 as a reporter between March 2012 and February 2013.Flanagan applied for the position using the air name of Bryce Williams.  As part of WDBJ's standard protocol his background check resulted in positive references.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Poynter.
Nina Golgowski / New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Video shows Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan in July road rage incident
Laura Nahmias / Politico:
After on-air killings, de Blasio calls for stronger gun laws, mental health services
Discussion: ABC News, KLFY-TV and Guardian
President Obama talks Va. shooting with Monica Malpass
Associated Press:
On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm
Discussion: 89.3 KPCC
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds  —  WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Report for Planned Parenthood finds sting videos manipulated  —  A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood has found that the sting videos targeting its tissue donation practices contain intentionally deceptive edits, missing footage and inaccurately transcribed conversations.
Asoleycerro / KTLA:
Driver Breaks Into Dance Following Downtown L.A. Pursuit  —  Cameras captured a driver breaking into dance following a pursuit in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.  —  Police attempted to stop the woman for driving erratically near Seventh Street and Towne Avenue around 10:10 p.m …
Discussion: FOX31 Denver, and WTKR-TV
Mike Allen / Politico:
Eric Cantor to endorse Jeb Bush  —  The former House majority leader will also be named a Virginia state co-chair of Bush's presidential campaign.  —  Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday evening and will be named a Virginia state co-chair …
Discussion: RedState
Melissa Binder / Oregonian:
St. Mary's reverses policy on gay employment after backlash over rescinded hire  —  Update: This post has been updated with the latest information about reconciliation between the school and Lauren Brown.  —  The St. Mary's Academy board voted Wednesday night to change the school's policy …
Washington Post:
Inside the Trump-Bush melodrama: Decades of tension and discomfort  —  Donald Trump spent a day in January 2014 hobnobbing with politicians at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The billionaire mogul touted legalizing gambling with state House Speaker Steve Crisafulli …
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
NLRB rules against business in pivotal joint-employer decision  —  The Obama administration is redefining what it means to be an employer.  —  The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday handed down one of the biggest decisions of the Obama presidency, ruling that companies …
Shadia Nasralla / Reuters:
Iran may have built extension at disputed military site: U.N. nuclear watchdog  —  Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity.
Noel Johnson / Public Interest Legal Foundation:
Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls  —  141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive  —  (Alexandria, VA) - August 27.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than people alive.
Michael Brown / Politico:
Stop blaming me for Hurricane Katrina  —  Ten years later, the name ‘Brownie’ is still identified with the government's failures.  Here's what really happened.  —  Getty.  —  SHARES  —  Had I left the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the spring of 2005, my life would be very different today.
Rick Madonik / Toronto Star:
Disabled man told subsidized housing is for Muslims only  —  City subsidizes 10 affordable housing buildings that only take residents from a certain ethnic, religious or cultural group.  —  Austin Lewis, 21, on Merton Street where he currently lives.  Lewis has been rejected for subsidized housing at a unit because he is not Muslim.
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Leaked emails show new Trump aide used to scorn him  —  Leaked emails show that the Iowan who is Donald Trump's new national co-chairman was throwing bombs at him as recently as last month, expressing grave misgivings about the authenticity of Trump's religious faith and his conservatism.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Pollsters dumbfounded by Trump  —  Polling experts agree on one thing when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential run: They've never seen anything like it.  —  The businessman's dominance of the Republican presidential race is forcing experienced political hands to question whether everything …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Donna Brazile praises Bush's Katrina response on flight with Obama  —  Donna Brazile, a prominent Democratic political operative, praised President George W. Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, just hours before President Obama's speech in New Orleans marking the storm's 10th anniversary.
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Oliver Darcy /
Reporter Presses Donald Trump to Name His Favorite Bible Verse — Take a Look at How He Responds
Troy Senik / Orange County Register:
The long, slow death of the rule of law in America
Discussion: Instapundit
Will Knight / MIT Technology Review:
New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone
Discussion: alicublog and Mashable
Fars News Agency:
Iran Underlines Strong Support for Palestinian Hamas
Ricky Martin / Fusion:
It's time for Latinos to unite against Donald Trump
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Top Racists And Neo-Nazis Back Donald Trump
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Tim Duy / Tim Duy's Fed Watch:
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Discussion: Mediaite and BizPac Review
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Lessons From the Murders of TV Journalists in the Virginia Shooting
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The havoc that Trump wreaks
Discussion: Applesauce and Wall Street Journal