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1:00 AM ET, August 31, 2015

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Washington Post:
What happened to Scott Walker?  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surged into the top tier of the Republican presidential race with a fiery speech in the depths of winter in Iowa.  But his candidacy has wilted in the heat of a summer dominated by Donald Trump, with loyalists and supporters …
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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 …
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: Slate, Mashable and Guardian
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Trump blazes to lead; Carson quietly rises
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Donald Trump is set to blow up GOP orthodoxy — again  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  First Donald Trump antagonized the Republican establishment with his proposals on immigration.  Then he irritated some with his stands on trade and Social Security.
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and Hot Air
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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.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump
Discussion: Hot Air
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, CNN and PoliticusUSA
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Nick Gass / Politico:   Christie: Hillary's ‘a disgrace’
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
Discussion: American Power and PoliticusUSA
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Hill, PoliticusUSA, Guardian and NPR
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.
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.
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:
 
 
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Maria L. La Ganga / Los Angeles Times:
This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea
Discussion: Daily Mail