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10:40 PM ET, August 30, 2015

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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 …
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Alexandra Jaffe / NBC News:
Scott Walker: Politicians ‘Trying To Distract’ With Birthright Citizenship  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker again declined to clarify his position on birthright citizenship, arguing that it's necessary to secure the border and enforce immigration laws before addressing the issue.  —  30:30
Discussion: Mashable and Guardian
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Sanders: ‘I can get beyond the noise’ to pass gun rules  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that his record makes him the best qualified presidential candidate to push through new limits on guns.  —  Despite criticism that the independent Vermonter has been to the right of many liberals on gun rules …
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Christie: Hillary's ‘a disgrace’
Discussion: Political Wire
Reuters:
Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Sen Bernie Sanders on gun control: “I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue.
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Bobby Jindal
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class  —  THE Donald Trump phenomenon is a great gift to pundits because it can be analyzed and criticized in so many different ways.  But two shorthands seem particularly useful.  First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency.
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump
Discussion: Hot Air
Erica Martinson / Anchorage Daily News:
President Obama OKs renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali  —  It's official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley.  —  With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name …
Discussion: NBC News and The PJ Tatler
By Thr / Hollywood Reporter:
He directed ‘Scream’ and the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ films.  —  Wes Craven, the famed writer-director of horror films known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movies, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer.  He was 76.  —  Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger character horrified viewers …
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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Senator Jeff Merkley / Medium:
My Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal  —  Just after Labor Day, the U.S. Congress will consider a vital question: whether to support or reject an international agreement intended to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon.  —  This objective is critical to our national security.
New York Post:
‘Hillary for Prison’ signs keep getting stolen in the Hamptons  —  Andy Sabin has resorted to protecting his “Hillary for Prison” signs with an electric fence.  —  This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence.
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:
Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
Larry Kudlow Says He Would Challenge Blumenthal Over Iran Deal  —  Blumenthal is undecided on the Iran deal.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  Conservative economist and media figure Larry Kudlow says he's talked to national Republicans about running for Senate in Connecticut.
Discussion: Political Wire and Moe Lane
 
 
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
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HCSO: Suspect arrested, charged in shooting death of sheriff's deputy
Laura Prudom / Variety:
‘The Walking Dead’ Standalone Web Series Will Connect with ‘Fear’
Discussion: Daily Mail
Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
Slain Reporter's Dad Says He'll Need a Gun to Fight for Gun Control
Abby Sewell / Los Angeles Times:
Missing hiker found injured but alive after nine days in Sierra National Forest
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Artificial Unintelligence  —  In the early stages of the Lesser …
Discussion: Slantpoint and Marginal REVOLUTION
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama
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