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11:30 AM ET, August 28, 2015

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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.”
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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Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Brings His Insult Show to South Carolina
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Enough Is Enough  —  When Donald Trump's security escorted …
Discussion: Slantpoint
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.
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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: Washington Post and Daily Kos
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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’
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Carson: There's a war on 'what's inside of women'  —  Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is dismissing the notion that there is a “war on women,” saying the real war is on “what's inside of women.”  —  “They tell you that there's a war on women,” Carson said at a rally in Little Rock, Ark. on Thursday.
Discussion: Political Wire
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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Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Maloney becomes sixth NY Dem to oppose Iran deal
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
10 Questions for President Obama About Iran
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Kerry pressures Iran to release former Marine from ‘unjust detention’  —  Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Iran to release former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, as the anniversary of his detention approaches on Saturday.  —  “This Saturday marks the four-year anniversary …
Discussion: Liberaland
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
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 …
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
ABC News:
Virginia On-Air Shooting: Survivor's Harrowing Tale of Facing Down Gunman  —  The woman who survived the horrific on-air shooting that left two journalists dead in Virginia earlier this week gave her husband a harrowing account of the fusillade.  —  Tim Gardner told ABC News that his wife …
Discussion: Guardian and Talking Points Memo
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says  —  The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences.  A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers.  A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP.
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
CNN:
4 dead, others missing after Tropical Storm Erika's deluge hits Dominica  —  Tropical Storm Erika blamed for deaths in Dominica  — Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm, but conditions are unpredictable and that could change  —  (CNN)Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Erika …
Discussion: nepr.net
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 …
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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The Local:
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Hungarian police arrest driver of lorry that had 71 dead migrants inside
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