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10:30 AM ET, August 28, 2015

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Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Donald Trump Weighing Whether to Sign Pledge to Back Republicans' Eventual Nominee  —  GREENVILLE, S.C. — Donald J. Trump said in an interview on Thursday that he would soon decide whether to sign a pledge to support the ultimate Republican presidential nominee, something the South Carolina Republican Party …
Discussion: Political Wire and ABC News
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Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
Donald Trump Says He and ‘Friend’ Ted Cruz Are ‘Doing Something Very Big Over the Next Two Weeks in Washington’
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Brings His Insult Show to South Carolina
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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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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Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump explains why he's hitting Jeb harder than other rivals  —  <p>Donald Trump explained his attacks toward Jeb Bush on Friday, saying that he had taken for granted that the former governor of Florida was going to be his chief rival.</p><p>Asked to answer why he has continually referred …
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
Report: LGBT Rainbow Hate-Flag Found In WDBJ Killer's Virginia Apartment
Discussion: Addicting Info and Raw Story
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: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
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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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
10 Questions for President Obama About Iran
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Maloney becomes sixth NY Dem to oppose Iran deal
Discussion: Hot Air and Algemeiner.com
The Local:
German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves  —  For many, opening the cupboard to find someone else in your family or flatshare has finished the Nutella jar is the stuff of nightmares.  But one man in Germany has come up with a way to help Nutella lovers protect their hoard from wandering spoons and fingers.
Discussion: Refinery29
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 …
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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Dan Merica / CNN:
On women's health, Clinton compares Republicans to ‘terrorist groups’  —  Cleveland (CNN)Hillary Clinton compared Republican presidential candidates who hold conservative views on abortion and women's reproductive rights to “terrorist groups” in a Cleveland speech on Thursday.
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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Richard Rubin / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Wants to Raise His Own Taxes, But Would He Kill the 1031 Real Estate Break?  —  Billionaire Donald Trump, who built his fortune in real estate, told Bloomberg Politics this week that he wants to raise his own taxes.  One way to do it is a bipartisan proposal that would blow …
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Eric Cantor to endorse Bush
Discussion: Bearing Drift and Instapundit
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 …
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
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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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
 
 
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Noel Johnson / Public Interest Legal Foundation:
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