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9:40 AM ET, August 30, 2015

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Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Clinton leads, but Sanders draws near … Liberal revolutionary Bernie Sanders, riding an updraft of insurgent passion in Iowa, has closed to within 7 points of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race.  —  She's the first choice of 37 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers …
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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Ben Carson Edging Close to Front-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll  —  Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 nomination balloting contest.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Power Line
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Trump blazes to lead; Carson quietly rises … Donald Trump has built up tremendous support in Iowa — he's very wealthy, he loves the Bible and he'd be just terrific as president of the United States.  And he's very handsome.  —  That's according to interviews with some likely GOP caucusgoers in Iowa.
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton in Iowa  —  Hillary Clinton's once-prohibitive advantage in Iowa has slipped enough to jeopardize her front-runner status and Bernie Sanders has moved to within striking distance, revealing a Democratic presidential field in unexpected flux …
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
Houston Chronicle:
Capital murder charges files in deputy's death  —  A 30-year-old Cypress man has been charged with capital murder in the Friday killing of a 47-year-old Harris County Sheriff's deputy who had stopped at a gas station he frequented in northwest Harris County.
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BREITBART.COM:
Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops
New York Times:   Texas Deputy Killed ‘Because He Wore a Uniform,’ Sheriff Says
Washington Post:
Dems say party chair blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz prevented consideration of a resolution at the party's summer meeting here that praised President Obama and offered backing for the nuclear agreement with Iran, according to knowledgeable Democrats.
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting: report  —  Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party's summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran …
Discussion: RedState
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Democrats Make A $15 National Minimum Wage An Establishment Principle
Discussion: Addicting Info
Gregory Cowles / New York Times:
Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain's Quirks  —  Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain's strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients' disorders …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Donald Trump: ‘This is a movement’  —  <p>Donald Trump says it's not all about him.  No, seriously. </p><p>Campaigning in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump on Saturday paid homage to his supporters — claiming they are a part of “a movement” and using colorful language to beg for their support. </p><p …
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: I'm winning because Americans are ‘tired of being the patsies’
Discussion: Liberaland
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama  —  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has become a lightning rod for controversy under President Obama, with its aggressive actions fueling sustained warfare between business and labor.  —  From the labor board's bitter fight …
Jackie Kucinich / The Daily Beast:
Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns  —  Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while.  Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades.  No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.  —  “Something is deeply wrong,” Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday.
Kate Mather / Los Angeles Times:
‘Django’ actress gets community service after judge calls apology to LAPD ‘insincere’  —  When an actress and her boyfriend pleaded no contest to charges stemming from an arrest last fall, there was a catch: They had to apologize to the Los Angeles police officers they accused of mistreating the actress because of her race.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer  —  At the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, Jackson Hole, Wyoming  —  U.S. Inflation Developments  —  I am delighted to be here in Jackson Hole in the company of such distinguished panelists and such a distinguished group of participants.
 
 
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John Cassidy / New Yorker:
ISIS and the Curse of the Iraq War
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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$100K settlement in chicken manure case
Laura Donnelly / Telegraph:
A nap a day could save your life, research suggests
Associated Press:
Turkey carries out first air strikes as part of anti-Isis US coalition
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Bruce Alpert / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Transcript of President Obama's Katrina speech
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Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Owned by Union, Amalgamated Bank Gives Lift to the Left
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
House moving toward vote to defund Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Hot Air and PoliticusUSA
Robert Taylor / KSAT-TV:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Fatal deputy-involved shooting
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Raw Story