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5:30 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.
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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 …
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Eric Bradner / CNN:
Scott Walker: U.S.-Canada wall a ‘legitimate’ idea  —  Washington (CNN)It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's “legitimate” to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as well.  —  The Republican presidential contender said the idea …
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
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Jake Tapper / CNN:
Sen Bernie Sanders on gun control: “I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue.  In fact, I have been strong on this issue"  —  Today on CNN's State of the Union, 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), joined anchor, Jake Tapper.
Maria L. La Ganga / Los Angeles Times:
This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea  —  This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.  —  In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising …
Discussion: Daily Mail
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
The Most Liberal (Entertainment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury) And Conservative (Oil & Gas, M&A, Energy) Lawyers By Practice Area; Law Professors Are The Most Liberal Among 61 Groups  —  Adam Bonica (Stanford), Adam S. Chilton (Chicago) & Maya Sen (Harvard), The Political Ideologies of American Lawyers:
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 …
Caitlin Dickson / Yahoo:
Sarah Palin gushes over Donald Trump in highly anticipated interview  —  Sarah Palin and Donald Trump showered one another with compliments Friday night during a highly anticipated interview on the One America News Network.  —  “I've said it since the day he made the sacrifice to hit the campaign trail …
Greg Garrison / al.com:
‘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.
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
Reuters:
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.
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting: report
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Discussion: Daily Mail
Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
Slain Reporter's Dad Says He'll Need a Gun to Fight for Gun Control
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Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
ISIS and the Curse of the Iraq War
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Artificial Unintelligence  —  In the early stages of the Lesser …
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama
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New York Times:
Texas Deputy Killed ‘Because He Wore a Uniform,’ Sheriff Says