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8:25 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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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: Fox News and ABC News
Columbia Daily Spectator:
Obama's coming back to town in 2017, and more highlights from convocation  —  COLUMBIA OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE INSTAGRAM  —  Updated, Aug. 31 at 7:27 p.m.: The University just dropped a statement regarding Bollinger's remarks — and the University says it has no formal association with the president, yet.
Discussion: Political Wire and CBS Chicago
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Kimberly Hefling / Politico:
Columbia University president causes stir with Obama announcement  —  <p>Columbia University President Lee Bollinger caused a stir Monday by reportedly announcing that President Barack Obama will be coming to the New York-based campus in 2017.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Spectator student newspaper <a href="http …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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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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 …
Associate / Associated Press:
Obama: Attacking Jews Over Iran Deal Like Saying He's ‘Not Black Enough’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's “not black enough.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: 'There's not a smidgen of evidence' that I'm anti-semitic
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.
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Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
Bowing To Demands Of Wall Street, Walmart Cuts Hours To Trim Costs
Discussion: Daily Kos
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
Discussion: NOLA River
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.
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
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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Ali Elkin / Bloomberg Business:
Next Stop for Kanye West: FEC Paperwork?
KPHO-TV:
Matt Salmon facing parents' anger over civics presentation to young kids  —  Several parents are demanding answers from Congressman Matt Salmon, saying they cannot believe what the lawmaker said to young school children during a visit to a Gilbert school.  —  “It should have probably …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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 …
Todd J. Gillman / Trail Blazers Blog:
Cruz points at Obama for deputy's murder, shrugs off “jackass” label from Speaker John Boehner  —  Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters before an appearance at the Draft House in Concord, N.H., on Aug. 31, 2015.  (staff/Todd J. Gillman)  —  MILFORD, N.H. - Sen. Ted Cruz today blamed President Obama …
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
 
 
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
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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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