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7:50 AM ET, August 28, 2015


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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.
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.”
Jason Howerton /
Donald Trump Says He and ‘Friend’ Ted Cruz Are ‘Doing Something Very Big Over the Next Two Weeks in Washington’
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.
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Biden Can't Beat Clinton, But He Can Be the Party's Backup
Discussion: Moe Lane and Prairie Weather
Washington Post:
How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe
Discussion: Fox News, ABC News and America Rising
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.
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Maloney becomes sixth NY Dem to oppose Iran deal  —  Rep. Carolyn Maloney announced Thursday she will oppose the Iran nuclear agreement.  —  She is the sixth New York House Democrat to publicly oppose the deal.  —  “There are strong arguments for and against the agreement but …
Discussion: Hot Air and
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
10 Questions for President Obama About Iran
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Amb. Samantha Power / Politico:   Congress, Don't Isolate America Again Over Iran
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
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 …
S. E. Cupp /
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
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 …
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 /
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.
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 …
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
Leo Shane III / MilitaryTimes:
DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops  —  Democrats' election outreach efforts to veterans may need to start with a refresher course on what U.S. troops look like.  —  For starters, they don't wear Polish military uniforms.  —  Until Thursday, the Democratic National Committee's …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
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” of undercover videos …
Gilad Edelman / Slate:
New York Bagel Places Put Way Too Much Cream Cheese on Their Bagels  —  Why?  —  There's nothing quite like a good New York bagel with cream cheese.  First, you bite through the crisp outer crust; then you move on to the chewy, bubbly crumb; and finally, of course, everything is overpowered by an enormous mouthful of cold white goop.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Welcome to the World, Drone-Killing Laser Cannon
Discussion: The Verge and Vox Popoli
NBC News:
The Inside Story of the Takedown of Prison Escapee Richard Matt
Discussion: Daily Mail and Mediaite
Ted Cox / DNAinfo Chicago:
Health Professionals Urge Rahm to Step In, End Dyett Hunger Strike
Discussion: Slantpoint
James Queally / Los Angeles Times:
Manson family member Bruce Davis found eligible for parole
Statement about Vester Flanagan's employment history at WDBJ7
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Poynter.
Noel Johnson / Public Interest Legal Foundation:
Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls
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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
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Leaked emails show new Trump aide used to scorn him