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4:20 AM ET, August 29, 2015

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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.”
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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.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:   Peggy Noonan's Dominican Friend, Cesar, Works at the Deli Counter
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 …
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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 …
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.
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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 …
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Hillary: ‘Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump’  —  Hillary Clinton is taking aim at the Republican presidential front-runner, proclaiming Friday that “the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump.”  —  In a fiery speech to the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) …
Discussion: ABC News and JustOneMinute
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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) …
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?
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
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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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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
 
 
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Fox News:
Mexico warns Texas not to refuse its immigrants' babies U.S. birth certificates
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Charlie Neibergall / JSOnline:
Scott Walker outlines aggressive foreign policy in Citadel speech
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed:
DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting Black Lives Matter
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
Discussion: RedState and Townhall.com
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 and Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
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: PoliticusUSA and Daily Kos
Erick Erickson / Townhall.com:
RIP GOP  —  In 1854, confronted by the moral evil of slavery …
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Lake Elsinore Man Bitten While Taking Selfie With Rattlesnake
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related to North Korea, Congo, New E-mails Show
 

 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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