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2:10 PM ET, August 30, 2015


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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.
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.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll  —  Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and businessman Donald Trump are neck-and-neck for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination in Iowa, a new poll says.  —  The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied …
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 …
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton in Iowa
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Bobby Jindal  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  —  MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC CORRESPONDENT: Our thanks to John.  Let's go to straight to Senator Bernie Sanders.  Senator, good morning.  You saw those new poll numbers.  Is Hillary Clinton's campaign in trouble?
Discussion: Politico, PoliticusUSA and The Hill
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Sen Bernie Sanders on gun control: “I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue.
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 …
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Open To Building Wall Along Border With Canada  —  Walker said building a northern wall is a “legitimate” issue to look at.  —  Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a staunch advocate of beefing up security on the southern border …
Greg Garrison /
‘All Lives Matter’ march draws more than 20,000 to Birmingham  —  Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting “All Lives Matter” marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning.
Discussion: Mediaite
Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages  —  Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.
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.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting: report
Discussion: RedState
Abby Sewell / Los Angeles Times:
Missing hiker found injured but alive after nine days in Sierra National Forest  —  A hiker who had been missing for nine days in the Sierra National Forest was found Saturday, injured but alive.  —  Miyuki Harwood, 62, had become separated from a group of hikers on a Sierra Club outing on Aug. 20 …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump  —  Washington — PITY Poppy.  —  When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton.
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 …
New York Times:   Texas Deputy Killed ‘Because He Wore a Uniform,’ Sheriff Says
Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops
Fox News:
Bush fundraisers exit campaign amid sagging poll numbers, Miami says move voluntary  —  Three of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's fundraising consultants have left the campaign, Fox News confirmed Saturday.  —  The consultants are Kris Money, Trey McCarley and Debbie Alexander …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Donald Trump: ‘This is a movement’
Discussion: Liberaland and The Hill
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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