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9:50 AM ET, August 28, 2015

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Politico:
The Invincible Trump  —  As the controversies pile up, Trump's favorability soars.  —  What hasn't killed Donald Trump has only made him stronger.  —  Right off the bat, there was the shocking statement about the Mexican government sending over immigrant “rapists.”
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser  —  Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller.
Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
Donald Trump Says He and ‘Friend’ Ted Cruz Are ‘Doing Something Very Big Over the Next Two Weeks in Washington’
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Donald Trump Weighing Whether to Sign Pledge to Back Republicans' Eventual Nominee
Discussion: Political Wire and ABC News
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related to North Korea, Congo, New E-mails Show  —  ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton's lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval …
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Washington Post:
How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe  —  As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Biden Can't Beat Clinton, But He Can Be the Party's Backup  —  Politics can be unfair.  Consider Joe Biden.  Being Vice-President is a thankless job— “not worth a bucket of warm piss,” in Vice-President John Nance Garner's famous words.  The office, constitutionally ill-defined and so humbling …
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
New poll showing Clinton beating everyone is reported as bad news for Hillary
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
Report: LGBT Rainbow Hate-Flag Found In WDBJ Killer's Virginia Apartment  —  The Daily Telegraph has learned that “police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag” from the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan Wednesday.  In an apparent hate crime, Flanagan is the 41 year-old black journalist …
Discussion: Addicting Info and Raw Story
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New York Post:
Reporter's everyday comments deemed racist by on-air killer  —  Innocent comments made by slain reporter Alison Parker (left) incited Vester Lee Flanagon's racism fueled shooting.  —  ROANOKE, Va. — The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.”
Discussion: BizPac Review and Daily Mail
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Survey: Most disapprove of moving forward on Iran without Congress  —  A vast majority of the public would oppose the White House moving forward with the nuclear deal with Iran without the support of Congress, according to a new survey released by an organization critical of the deal.
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Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Maloney becomes sixth NY Dem to oppose Iran deal
Discussion: Hot Air and Algemeiner.com
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:   10 Questions for President Obama About Iran
S. E. Cupp / Townhall.com:
Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump  —  There are a few existential questions which man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here?  What happens when we die?  And why do kids go ape for “Frozen”?  —  To these we may add another …
Discussion: Mediaite
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Enough Is Enough  —  When Donald Trump's security escorted the Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference on Tuesday, I decided that I was officially done.  —  Maybe I should have been long before that.  —  Maybe I should have been done the one and only time I ever met Trump …
Discussion: Slantpoint
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Eric Cantor to endorse Bush  —  Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush's presidential bid and join his campaign as a Virginia co-chair, Bush's campaign confirmed to The Hill.  —  A source close to Cantor added that the former majority leader will appear alongside Bush during …
Discussion: Bearing Drift and Instapundit
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Kathryn Rubino / Above the Law:
The Ninth Circuit Hearts John Oliver  —  It was only earlier this week that I was thanking the heavens for John Oliver's unique brand of humor and ability to brighten the dog days of summer.  Apparently I'm not the only one that appreciates his work.  —  Judging by her recent decision …
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 …
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Federal judge blocks Obama's water rule  —  A federal judge in North Dakota acted late Thursday to block the Obama administration's controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect.  —  Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota found …
Discussion: ABC News, Moe Lane, Power Line and Forbes
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Reporter Presses Donald Trump to Name His Favorite Bible Verse — Take a Look at How He Responds  —  Presidential candidate Donald Trump declined to name his favorite Bible verse during a Wednesday interview, despite being pressed by Bloomberg Managing Editor Mark Halperin.
Lindsey Hilsum / Guardian:
Hungarian police arrest driver of lorry that had 71 dead migrants inside  —  Four detained after death toll in Austrian motorway tragedy is raised from initial estimate of about 50 victims  —  Hungarian police have arrested the driver of a lorry found on an Austrian motorway with the decomposing bodies …
Discussion: RedState
Tom Lyden / KMSP:
Minnesota terror suspect gets a Class A trucking license  —  Amir Meshal at Interstate Truck Driving School in South St. Paul, Minn.  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A Minnesota man, who Homeland Security identifies as a terror suspect who is on the “No Fly” list, now has his Class A commercial license …
 
 
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James Queally / Los Angeles Times:
Manson family member Bruce Davis found eligible for parole
Noel Johnson / Public Interest Legal Foundation:
Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls
Troy Senik / Orange County Register:
The long, slow death of the rule of law in America
Discussion: Instapundit
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds