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1:25 PM 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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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton resets campaign strategy  —  Hillary Clinton is resetting her campaign strategy with aggressive attacks against Republicans to move the conversation away from questions about the email controversy that has dogged her for months.  —  By comparing Republicans to terrorists and calling the GOP …
Discussion: RedState, ABC News and America Rising
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 …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Rivals Critical of Democratic Party Politics
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Althouse
New York Times:
Martin O'Malley Rails at Democrats for Debate Schedule ‘Rigged’ to Aid Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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: The PJ Tatler and Business Insider
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.
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Faith Karimi / CNN:
Man held in killing of Texas sheriff's deputy  —  (CNN)A man “believed to be the alleged gunman” in the killing of a uniformed Houston-area sheriff's deputy was in custody and being questioned Saturday morning, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.
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
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
House moving toward vote to defund Planned Parenthood  —  House Republican leaders are planning a vote to freeze funding for Planned Parenthood this fall, according to GOP aides, a move that could help mitigate an inter-party battle and avoid a government shutdown.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Robert Taylor / KSAT-TV:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Fatal deputy-involved shooting  —  Bexar deputies shot, killed man while responding to disturbance call  —  SAN ANTONIO - KSAT12 News has obtained exclusive cellphone video capturing a fatal Bexar County sheriff's deputy-involved shooting Friday in the 24400 block of Walnut Pass.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Guardian
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.”
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 …
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Thai Police Announce Arrest in Bangkok Shrine Bombing  —  BANGKOK — The Thai police on Saturday arrested a foreign man who they said was likely to have been involved in the deadly bombing of a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.  —  “We are quite confident that this person is probably linked to the blast …
Discussion: nepr.net
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.
 
 
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Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps
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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
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Donald Devine / The American Conservative:
Donald Trump's Napoleon Moment
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Source: FBI ‘A-team’ leading ‘serious’ Clinton server probe, focusing on defense info
 

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

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

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
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