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1:05 PM ET, September 1, 2015

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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Trump pledges to reverse Obama's mountain renaming  —  Donald Trump promised Monday that he would return the name of North America's largest mountain to Mount McKinley, undoing President Obama's decision to call it Denali.  —  Calling Obama's act a “great insult to Ohio,” Trump …
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Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Mt. McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling  —  In 1901, William McKinley, 25th president of the United States, was struck down by an assassin's bullet six months into his second term.  There are towns and monuments and geographic features across America bearing his name …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and NBC News
Todd J. Gillman / Trail Blazers Blog:
Cruz points at Obama for deputy's murder, shrugs off “jackass” label from Speaker John Boehner
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Poll: Majority of Republicans thinks Obama is a Muslim  —  A majority of Republican voters, 54 percent, think that President Obama is a Muslim, according to a new survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).  —  Asked whether they thought Obama is a Christian or Muslim or if they were unsure …
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Will Femia / msnbc.com:
Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll  —  Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow.  While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Poll shows majority wants Congress to approve Iran deal
press.vatican.va:
Testo in lingua inglese  —  for the Promotion of the New Evangelization  —  With the approach of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton, the Great Defender  —  Hillary Clinton has obviously had a bad summer.  She's losing in New Hampshire to Bernie Sanders, even among women.  She's barely leading him in Iowa.  In a Quinnipiac poll of potential general election matchups, she's beating Donald Trump by only four points …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump Supporters Think Obama is A Muslim Born in Another Country  —  PPP's newest national poll finds Donald Trump just continuing to grow his lead over the GOP field.  He is at 29% to 15% for Ben Carson, 9% for Jeb Bush, 8% for Carly Fiorina, 7% for Marco Rubio, 6% each for Ted Cruz and John Kasich …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold  —  ANCHORAGE — President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation's polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap between …
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Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Vendor ABR Pays Off Clinics, Intact Fetuses “Just Fell Out”  —  #PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD BABY PARTS VENDOR ADVANCED BIOSCIENCE RESOURCES PAYS OFF CLINICS, INTACT FETUSES “JUST FELL OUT”  —  ABR, Oldest Supplier of Baby Parts, Paid “Advisor Fee” …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Walker: 'I've never talked about a wall' with Canada  —  Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), a 2016 GOP presidential contender, is walking back talk of building a wall on the U.S.-Canada border, days after calling it a “legitimate issue.”  —  “I've never talked about a wall at the north, I'm certainly not now.
Discussion: Fox Business
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be arriving: Apple is exploring getting into the original programming business.  —  Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. …
New York Times:
Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities  —  MILWAUKEE — Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city.  With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014.
Discussion: Wonk Wire and American Power
Dan Billow / WESH-TV:
Racial slur burned into Palm Bay man's front lawn  —  A Palm Bay man said he wanted to explode in anger when he saw what happened to his front lawn.  —  Police are now investigating after someone used a chemical to write a racial slur on the man's lawn in huge letters.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Ryan Sweet / TheStreet.com:
Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody's Election Model  —  Analysis by Dan White, senior economist at Moody's Analytics  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Our Moody's Analytics election model now predicts a Democratic electoral landslide in the 2016 presidential vote.
Jerusalem Post:
Showers installed outside Auschwitz remind visitors of gas chambers  — Natalie Portman: Holocaust is no more tragic than other genocides - Germany warns Facebook: Clamp down on Holocaust denial - or else  —  Management of the historical site believes showers to be a good way to help guests cool off during summer season.
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Ynetnews:
‘Showers’ placed at Auschwitz entrance
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
Discussion: Mediaite
David Ibanez / KSAT-TV:
KSAT.COM EXCLUSIVE: Unedited video of fatal deputy-involved shooting  —  Gilbert Flores shot, killed by deputies Greg Vasquez, Robert Sanchez  —  SAN ANTONIO - The unedited version of a video obtained by KSAT 12 News showing the fatal shooting of a man by two Bexar County sheriff deputies will now be made available for online viewing.
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
The Science Behind Trump-Mania  —  Donald Trump's startling transformation from reality TV star to serious presidential contender in the eyes of some key Republican voters happened because he's been able to sell himself as the straight-talker most candidates aspire to be, a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows.
Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble . . . and What Could Burst It?  —  With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can't escape the question.  Nick Bilton reports.  —  One Thursday morning in early June …
Discussion: Business Insider
BBC:
Palmyra's Temple of Bel destroyed, says UN  —  A satellite image confirms the main temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria has been destroyed by Islamic State (IS) militants, the UN says.  —  Syria's head of antiquities had suggested on Monday that the Temple of Bel was still standing …
BREITBART.COM:
Armed Black Panthers to Texas Cops: ‘We Will Start Creeping Up on You in the Darkness’  —  HOUSTON, Texas - Armed Black Panther members marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, “You're gonna stop doing what you're doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California
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Miles E. Johnson / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Goes Willie Horton on Jeb Bush
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National Review:
Still Pining for Mitt: Some GOP Donors Hoping Romney Will Jump in the Race
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Fox News:
State Department releases thousands of Clinton emails, 125 contain classified information
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Trump, Taxes and the G.O.P.
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Federal government's allowing Big Mountain Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesn't violate …
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Republicans are digging themselves a hole over immigration
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Navajo Nation preps lawsuit against EPA over mine spill
Phil Mushnick / New York Post:
ESPN punished Schilling for telling truth about Nazis and extremist Muslims
David / Crooks and Liars:
Liz Cheney: America Feels ‘Gratitude’ To My Dad ‘Matched Only By Our Love For Him’
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