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5:15 PM ET, August 31, 2015

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Nick Gass / Politico:
GOP blasts Obama's Denali name change  —  <p>Republicans are criticizing President Barack Obama's decision to rename the tallest mountain in the United States to Denali, after the peak bore the name of Republican President William McKinley for more than a century.</p><p>The outcry …
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Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called Denali  —  President Obama announced on Sunday that Mount McKinley was being renamed Denali, restoring an Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance to the tallest mountain in North America.  —  The move came on the eve of Mr. Obama's trip to Alaska …
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:   Obama Renames Mount McKinley ‘Denali’
Nick Gass / Politico:
Steve Schmidt: Donald Trump ‘emasculating’ Jeb Bush  —  <p>Donald Trump is "emasculating" former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with his attacks and his performance in state and national polling, prominent Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Monday.</p><p>" Look …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Carson ties Trump at the top in Iowa poll  —  <p>Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied at the top of the Republican field in a new survey of likely Iowa caucus-goers with 23 percent each, according to the results of a <a href="http://www.monmouth.edu/assets// 32212254770/32212254991/32212254992 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A Heckuva Job  —  There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005, and the political fallout shouldn't be near the top of the list.  Still, the disaster in New Orleans did the Bush administration a great deal of damage …
John King / CNN:
1. A glaring omission as Obama's party holds its summer meeting
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
Malia Zimmerman / Fox News:
Mystery deepens into how classified emails got onto Clinton's unclassified server  —  The daily revelations over classified information finding its way onto Hillary Clinton's personal email server are raising perplexing questions for former government officials who wonder how classified information …
Discussion: “The Lid”
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Anne M. Tompkins / USA Today:
Petraeus prosecutor: Clinton has committed no crime  —  Unlike Petraeus, Clinton did not “knowingly” store or share classified information in violation of the law.  —  Former attorney general Michael Mukasey recently compared the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server …
Discussion: Hit & Run and RedState
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
State marks 150 more of Clinton's emails as classified
Discussion: ABC News
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: 'There's not a smidgen of evidence' that I'm anti-semitic  —  President Obama said he is personally hurt by the anti-semitism accusations he has faced since signing the nuclear deal with Iran.  —  Obama told the Jewish publication Forward “there's not a smidgen of evidence” to back up the charge.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Algemeiner.com
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Associate / Associated Press:
Obama: Attacking Jews Over Iran Deal Like Saying He's ‘Not Black Enough’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Nick Gass / Politico:   Obama: It hurts when people call me anti-Semitic
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Carson catches Trump in Iowa  —  Donald Trump and Ben Carson are tied for the lead of Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Monday.  —  The survey found Trump and Carson taking 23 percent support each.
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Washington Post:
What happened to Scott Walker?
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Black Lives Matter Disavows Democratic Party's Show Of Support  —  Activists are not returning the DNC's love.  —  Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement rejected the Democratic Party's recent statement of support …
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Ali Elkin / Bloomberg Business:
Next Stop for Kanye West: FEC Paperwork?  —  Not quite.  —  t alielkin  —  Though perhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the nation's highest office.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Mediaite and MTV
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Kanye West: I'm running for president in 2020
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
The Rehabilitationists … IN NOVEMBER 2013, a who's who of America's conservative legal establishment descended on the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., for an annual meeting of the Federalist Society, the most influential conservative legal organization in the country.
New York Post:
Developer slammed Porsche into pole, left friend to die, cops say  —  Sean Ludwick was involved in a deadly crash in Sag Harbor on Sunday.  —  A Manhattan developer who drunkenly slammed his Porsche into a utility pole in Sag Harbor, killing his passenger, was held on $1 million bond Monday, police said.
Discussion: Gothamist
Shannon Pettypiece / Bloomberg Business:
Wal-Mart Cuts Some Workers' Hours After Pay Raise Boosts Costs  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees' wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check.
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
How Trump could turn the presidency into a ‘litigation circus’  —  Yahoo illustration (Photos by AP, Getty)  —  Kathleen Meese, an upstate New York schoolteacher, plunked down $25,000 five years ago for “Gold Elite” courses at Trump University — a for-profit educational outfit owned …
Discussion: Hudson Institute and Rush Limbaugh
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  Presidential candidate Rick Perry now has just one paid staffer left on his Iowa team, but plans to continue seeking Iowans' votes for the GOP caucuses, aides told The Des Moines Register Monday morning.  —  “We are continuing our Iowa campaign, with several September dates planned …
 
 
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Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Attack Video Hits Jeb On ‘Act Of Love’ Remark: ‘FORGET LOVE’
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CNN:
Dick Cheney addresses Clinton controversy
Orange County Register:
IRS scandal: Time to fish or cut bait
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