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11:15 AM ET, August 29, 2015

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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Sanders: DNC using debates to rig primary  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) believes the Democratic Party is using its limited primary debate schedule to rig the nomination process.  —  “I do,” Sanders reportedly responded when asked Friday whether he agrees with former Maryland …
Discussion: Washington Post and Guardian
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
O'Malley challenges DNC over ‘rigged’ debate schedule  —  Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley thinks the Democratic Party's decision to limit the number of primary debates is tantamount to rigging the nomination process.  —  “Four debates and only four debates — we are told, not asked …
Washington Post:
Democratic challengers launch attacks against Clinton, party leadership  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to cement her standing as the rightful leader of the Democratic Party here Friday, but two of her challengers launched a fierce counterattack against her and a party establishment …
Discussion: Power Line and Prairie Weather
New York Times:
Martin O'Malley Rails at Democrats for Debate Schedule ‘Rigged’ to Aid Hillary Clinton  —  MINNEAPOLIS - Martin O'Malley had one clear chance to make waves within the Democratic National Committee, and he seized it, delivering a fiery speech Friday that condemned his party's leadership …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Rivals Critical of Democratic Party Politics
Discussion: Political Wire and Althouse
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Hillary: ‘Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump’
Discussion: ABC News and JustOneMinute
Matthew Dallek / Yahoo:
Trumpalooza: We've seen this show before  —  From left: Ross Perot, Ed Clark, Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, George Murphy and Meg Whitman.  (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: AP)  —  If all you knew about Donald Trump's presidential campaign came from commentary in the media …
Discussion: Politico
Faith Karimi / CNN:
Texas deputy killed ‘execution-style’ while fueling patrol car, authorities say  —  [Breaking news update 8:42 a.m.]  —  Authorities have a man in custody who is “believed to be the alleged gunman” in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Trump rips Clinton aide Abedin and ‘perv’ husband Weiner  —  Donald Trump on Friday took aim at longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, poking fun at her marriage to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who he called a “perv” and a “sleazebag.”  —  Speaking to donors in Boston …
Eugene Scott / CNN:
Church says Donald Trump is not an ‘active member’  —  Trump on Charleston forgiveness: ‘an incredible moment’  —  Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he attends a church in Manhattan, but the church released a statement saying the real estate developer is not an “active member.”
Jess Bidgood / New York Times:
Owen Labrie of St. Paul's School Is Found Not Guilty of Main Rape Charge  —  CONCORD, N.H. — The prep school graduate accused of raping a younger student at the elite St. Paul's School dropped his head and sobbed for the first time since the start of his trial: He had been found not guilty …
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Orin Kerr / Washington Post:
A misleading story about Justice Thomas  —  The home page of the New York Times has this provocative link:  —  The story begins by presenting Justice Thomas as a real outlier: … It continues: … Sounds significant, right?  The implication is that Justice Thomas is not doing his job.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs  —  <p>Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned.</p><p>There are different versions of what transpired.
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Stephen R. Kelly / Washington Post:
When Mexicans crossed our border to feed Americans in need  —  Stephen R. Kelly, a former U.S. diplomat who served in Mexico from 2004 to 2006, teaches at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.  —  In a scene that would have given Donald Trump heart palpitations …
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Lawyers plan challenge to arrests based on secret cellphone tracking  —  Defense lawyers in Baltimore are examining nearly 2,000 cases in which the police secretly used powerful cellphone tracking devices, and they plan to ask judges to throw out “a large number” of criminal convictions as a result.
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.
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
The Republicans' Red Scare  —  <p>GOP presidential candidates have a new country to bash: the People's Republic of China. </p> <p>This week's Chinese stock market crash — and the resulting turmoil in U.S. markets — prompted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to demand the White House cancel next month's state visit by China's president.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President
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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John Sides / Washington Post:
Why does Trump remain atop the polls? You can still blame the media.
Discussion: Daily Kos and New Republic
Fox News:
Mexico warns Texas not to refuse its immigrants' babies U.S. birth certificates
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Morgan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
Paxton Pleads Not Guilty; Lawyer Quits Case
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection challenge
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
Charlie Neibergall / JSOnline:
Scott Walker outlines aggressive foreign policy in Citadel speech
James Hibberd / EW.com:
THE WALKING DEAD TO SHOW AIRLINE ZOMBIE ATTACK IN STAND-ALONE SPECIAL
Discussion: The Verge and Mashable
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed:
DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting Black Lives Matter
Donald Devine / The American Conservative:
Donald Trump's Napoleon Moment
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Nita Bhalla / Reuters:
Medical charity MSF takes legal action against makers of Bollywood film “Phantom”
Discussion: India Insight and nepr.net
Los Angeles Times:
Bison attack: Man ‘played dead’ to escape after being gored
Discussion: Daily Mail and CBS Los Angeles
Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
MSNBC Panel Excoriates Hillary Over ‘Absolutely Disgusting’ …
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and CANNONFIRE
 

 
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