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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
Discussion: The Stranger …
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Obama renames nation's highest mountain
Tessa Berenson / TIME:
Karl Rove Thinks Obama Needs a New Way to Honor McKinley
Discussion: Slantpoint and Associated Press
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 …
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Congressman tells second-graders about child suicide bombers  —  Several parents say they are shocked by comments Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) made to second- and third-graders about suicide bombings and nuclear weapons last week.  —  The congressman was giving a presentation to students …
Discussion: Mediaite
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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Holly Yan / CNN:
Suspect due in court after sheriff's deputy ambushed, killed
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: CBS Chicago
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.
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 …
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
David / Crooks and Liars:
Liz Cheney: America Feels ‘Gratitude’ To My Dad ‘Matched Only By Our Love For Him’  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney embraced his Darth Vader persona in a recent interview with CBS, arguing that politicians with “warmth and friendliness and so forth” could not protect the country.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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CNN:
Dick Cheney addresses Clinton controversy
Jane Eisner / The Forward:
The Full Transcript of Forward Editor-in-Chief's Interview With Obama  —  Here is the transcript of Jane Eisner's interview with President Obama on Friday, August 28 in the Oval Office.  The questions have been edited slightly for clarity.  His responses are published here in full.
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Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
West Point law professor who called for attacks on ‘Islamic holy sites’ resigns  —  William C Bradford departs institution that hired him in August following report on his call for scholars to be treated as ‘enemy combatants’  —  A law professor who published an inflammatory article urging attacks …
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 Kim Davis to the full court, which denied the request on Monday evening.  —  Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis  —  Timothy D. Easley / AP
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?
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 …
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.
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
 
 
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Mona Charen / The Federalist:
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
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Discussion: Politico
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