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12:15 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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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 …
Discussion: Hot Air
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Rivals Critical of Democratic Party Politics  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton staked her claim on Friday to lead Democrats in 2016 and beyond, delivering a fiery speech to hundreds of party officials in which she attacked Donald J. Trump and other Republicans for …
Washington Post:
Democratic challengers launch attacks against Clinton, party leadership
Discussion: Power Line and Prairie Weather
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps  —  The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
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 …
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.
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.
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Nahal Toosi / Politico:
The Republicans' Red Scare
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:
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Darren Sands / BuzzFeed:
DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting Black Lives Matter
 Earlier Items: 
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
Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
MSNBC Panel Excoriates Hillary Over ‘Absolutely Disgusting’ …