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9:30 PM ET, August 31, 2015

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Aaron MaK / Politico:
Obama vs. McKinley  —  <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 was particularly strong in Ohio …
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Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Karl Rove: Obama Wouldn't Be President If McKinley Hadn't Annexed Hawaii  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove said Monday that President Obama should be “more gracious” to the man whose name he just stripped from North America's tallest peak.  —  After all, Rove told Time magazine …
Discussion: The Stranger …
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Obama renames nation's highest mountain
Discussion: Shark Tank, Facebook and Mashable
Tessa Berenson / TIME:
Karl Rove Thinks Obama Needs a New Way to Honor McKinley
Discussion: Slantpoint
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called 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 …
Patrick Howley / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Shared An Email Network With The Clinton Foundation
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
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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
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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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
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and PoliticusUSA
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz On Anti-Cop Violence: We're Seeing The ‘Manifestation’ Of Obama's Rhetoric
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
Michael Seewald / The Seewald Family:
Grief, Shame, And Taking The LORD's Name In Vain  —  The recent hack into the adultery website Ashley Madison, and subsequent release to the internet the information of millions of users, turned up some interesting names.  None of these names was more attention grabbing than Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame.
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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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?
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.
Discussion: Politico
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Carson ties Trump at the top in Iowa poll
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Judge Allows Moral, Not Just Religious, Contraception Exemptions  —  WASHINGTON — Employers do not need to provide insurance coverage for contraception even if their objections are moral rather than religious, a federal judge here ruled on Monday.  —  The case concerned a group called March for Life …
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Agency / Telegraph:
Jeremy Corbyn calls death of Osama bin Laden a ‘tragedy’  —  Would-be Labour leader under fire for criticising US killing of Al-Qaeda leader, as George Osborne warns he poses a ‘threat to national security’  —  Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a “tragedy” …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Supreme Court Denies Kentucky Clerk's Request To Halt Same-Sex Marriage Order  —  Justice Elena Kagan referred the request from Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis to the full court, which denied the request on Monday evening.  —  Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis  —  Timothy D. Easley / AP
 
 
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Republicans Wary of Donald Trump's Populist Tone on Taxes
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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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Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
How Trump could turn the presidency into a ‘litigation circus’
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CNN:
Dick Cheney addresses Clinton controversy
Orange County Register:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A Heckuva Job
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