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6:40 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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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Ohioans fuming over Mt. McKinley name change  —  Ohio lawmakers are voicing disappointment with President Obama's decision to rename Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali, the name used by nearby natives.  —  “There is a reason President McKinley's name has served atop the highest peak …
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Karl Rove: Obama Wouldn't Be President If McKinley Hadn't Annexed Hawaii
Discussion: The Stranger …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called Denali
Tessa Berenson / TIME:
Karl Rove Thinks Obama Needs a New Way to Honor McKinley
Discussion: Slantpoint
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:   Obama Renames Mount McKinley ‘Denali’
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 …
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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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
State marks 150 more of Clinton's emails as classified
Discussion: ABC News
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 …
Discussion: NOLA River
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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Jeff Wald / CBS Minnesota:
Black Lives Matter Chant Called ‘Disgusting’ By Police Leader  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Traffic disruptions and loud messages aren't the only things memorable about Saturday's Black Lives Matter march to the gates of the Minnesota State Fair.  —  One of the chants heard from protesters is being called …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
A 24-year-old black Republican has launched a ‘Ready for Kanye’ PAC  —  On Sunday night, Kanye West got a five-year jump on the next presidential election.  “I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” he said, after accepting a lifetime achievement prize at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Kanye West: I'm running for president in 2020
Ali Elkin / Bloomberg Business:
Next Stop for Kanye West: FEC Paperwork?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Mediaite and MTV
Mark Potok / Southern Poverty Law Center:
Group Attacking Planned Parenthood Linked to Extremists  —  The founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which disingenuously describes itself as a “group of citizen journalists,” is David Daleiden, who was previously the director of research for Live Action News …
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
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.
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.
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
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: Rush Limbaugh and Hudson Institute
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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Dick Cheney addresses Clinton controversy
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