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3:50 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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Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner ‘Deeply Disappointed’ That Obama Just Renamed Mt. McKinley  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said on Monday morning he was “deeply disappointed” by President Barack Obama's decision to rename North America's tallest peak.  —  Here's his statement in full:
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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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
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.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Kanye West: I'm running for president in 2020
Deena Zaru / CNN:
Kanye West declares 2020 presidential bid at VMAs
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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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 …
Washington Post:
What happened to Scott Walker?
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
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CNN:
Dick Cheney addresses Clinton controversy
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
State to release largest batch of Clinton emails so far
Discussion: ABC News
Los Angeles Times:
China and Russia are cross-indexing hacked data to target U.S. spies, officials say  —  Foreign spy services, especially in China and Russia, are aggressively aggregating and cross-indexing hacked U.S. computer databases — including security clearance applications, airline records …
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts
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 and Daily Mail
Yahoo! News:
Turkish court arrests British reporters on ‘IS terror’ charges  —  Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) - A court in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast Monday remanded in custody on terror charges two British journalists working for US-based media outlet Vice News, in a case that has sparked fresh concern about press freedoms.
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Instapundit
The Sunday Times:
Golden Hynde  —  She ran wild with the Sex Pistols, topped the charts with the Pretenders and bared nearly all with Vivienne Westwood.  Chrissie Hynde's shocking new memoir is a raw account of the booze-fuelled life of the ultimate rock goddess  —  Krissi Murison  —  Portrait by Dean Chalkley
Orange County Register:
IRS scandal: Time to fish or cut bait  —  Four months ago, Loretta Lynch was sworn in as U.S. attorney general, replacing the feckless Eric Holder.  —  We think that's more than sufficient time for Ms. Lynch to have completed her onboarding.  The no-longer-new AG should get on with the business Mr. Holder left in her inbox.
 
 
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