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9:55 PM ET, August 28, 2015

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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
America Is So in Play  —  In The Wall Street Journal, columnist Peggy Noonan says America is so in play—Donald Trump's staying power in the polls reflects a change in the electorate only now coming into focus.
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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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Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Camp Claims It's Already Secured One-Fifth the Delegates Needed for Nomination  —  As Hillary Clinton's campaign seeks to project dominance in a field that could soon include Vice President Joe Biden, her top advisers are touting a decisive edge on a little-discussed metric: superdelegate commitments.
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Hillary: ‘Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump’
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Source: FBI ‘A-team’ leading ‘serious’ Clinton server probe, focusing on defense info  —  An FBI “A-team” is leading the “extremely serious” investigation into Hillary Clinton's server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information …
Jon Swaine / Guardian:
Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell  —  Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, had been held in Virginia jail without bail for nearly four months, accused of stealing a Mountain Dew, Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake  —  A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth …
Erik Ortiz / NBC News:
Owen Labrie, Former Student at Elite Prep School, Acquitted of Felony Sexual Assault  —  A former New Hampshire prep school student accused of raping a freshman girl as part of a campus tradition was acquitted Friday of the most serious charges against him.  —  Owen Labrie, now 19 …
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Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
MSNBC Panel Excoriates Hillary Over ‘Absolutely Disgusting’ Remarks: ‘If a Republican Did This, the World Would Come to a Halt’  —  MSNBC's “Morning Joe” panel strongly criticized Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's comments comparing Republicans to terrorist groups over their views on women.
Discussion: The Hill
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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
WTH, LAMESTREAM MEDIA!  STAY OUT OF MY BIBLE  —  WTH?  Lamestream media asks GOP personal, spiritual “gotchas” that they'd NEVER ask Hillary, or they'd feed the question to her and/or liberal cohorts before they asked it on-air (we know how these things work, lapdog media... the public's on to you) …
John Stoehr / Washington Spectator:
The Prophetic President  —  How Jimmy Carter's 1977 voting reform proposals revealed the dark Id of conservative Republicanism  —  James Earl Carter is nearing the end.  In an extraordinary press conference last week, the 39th president discussed his impending death from metastasizing liver cancer …
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Rick Perlstein / Talking Points Memo:
Jimmy Carter: Prophetic President
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Donald Devine / The American Conservative:
Donald Trump's Napoleon Moment  —  How America's “fatalists” drive the billionaire's seemingly unstoppable momentum.  —  Patrick Buchanan gets right to the core of the phenomenon called Donald Trump with his headline, “The Rebirth of Nationalism.”  —  Because of America's two-party system …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Lake Elsinore Man Bitten While Taking Selfie With Rattlesnake  —  A Lake Elsinore man could lose his hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake he was holding and taking pictures with, family members said Thursday.  —  Alex Gomez found the 4 foot long snake behind his home on Monday and decided to pick it up.
James Hibberd / EW.com:
THE WALKING DEAD TO SHOW AIRLINE ZOMBIE ATTACK IN STAND-ALONE SPECIAL  —  Exclusive: Mysterious new character to be introduced via stand-alone content  —  What if an episode of The Walking Dead was set on a passenger airliner before civilization had fallen?
Erick Erickson / Townhall.com:
RIP GOP  —  In 1854, confronted by the moral evil of slavery and the inability of the Whigs to provide clarity against it, the Republican Party formed.  Whig Party leaders either shifted their party allegiances or quit politics altogether.  Even Abraham Lincoln got out of politics for a time.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
‘Creeping Sharia’ Conspiracy Group Set To Sponsor Joint Cruz-Trump Rally In DC  —  A think tank founded by a notorious anti-Muslim activist is planning to co-sponsor an upcoming rally against the Iran deal headlined by Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump.
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection challenge  —  A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
A D.C. appeals court has lifted an injunction against the NSA phone call records program
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed:
DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting Black Lives Matter  —  On Friday the party will vote on a resolution condemning “extrajudicial killings of unarmed African American men, women and children.”  —  Michael B. Thomas / Getty Images  —  The Democratic National Committee is expected on Friday …
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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.”
Philip Messing / New York Post:
Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom  —  A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post.
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
ESPN IS A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT  —  ESPN - what happened to you?  Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!  —  By picking and choosing who they'll tolerate and who they'll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President  —  Will China's stock crash trigger another global financial crisis?  Probably not.  Still, the big market swings of the past week have been a reminder that the next president may well have to deal with some of the same problems that faced George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
 
 
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Charlie Neibergall / JSOnline:
Scott Walker outlines aggressive foreign policy in Citadel speech
Edwin Mora / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE— Benghazi Witness: U.S. Provided Arms to Jihadists Who Killed Americans in 9/11 Attack
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
New Hot Air-Townhall/Survey Monkey poll: Trump way up in GOP race, but Hillary struggles for lead in Dem field
Nita Bhalla / Reuters:
Medical charity MSF takes legal action against makers of Bollywood film “Phantom”
Discussion: India Insight and NPR
Los Angeles Times:
Bison attack: Man ‘played dead’ to escape after being gored
Discussion: Daily Mail and CBS Los Angeles
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Real Media Machine Behind Trump: Conservative Talk Radio
Discussion: Washington Post, Hot Air and Liberaland
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush
Discussion: Liberal Values and TheBlaze.com
Digital / Bridge Project:
NEW REPORT: Ten Years Later: A Look Back On The Koch Brothers & Hurricane Katrina
Discussion: Daily Kos and PoliticusUSA
Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
SUBWAY FRANCHISEE: I told Subway about Jared Fogle's interest in kids, and they did nothing
Discussion: KFOR-TV and Mediaite
 

 
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
The hangover from the Hollywood strikes has lasted longer than anyone anticipated, as studios, networks, and streaming services simply aren't buying as much

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

John Koblin / New York Times:
Antenna: ~25% of subscribers to US streaming video services, or 29M+ users, canceled 3+ of them in the past 2 years, as they increasingly jump between services

 
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