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8:50 AM 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
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
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.
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
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Republicans are digging themselves a hole over immigration  —  It was just a matter of time before one of the keen-eyed Republican candidates for president spotted the menace that looms over this country, threatening our national security with blasts of Arctic air and proof that socialized medicine works: Canada.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Carson catches Trump in Iowa
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Increase Taxes? Talk by Donald Trump Alarms G.O.P.
Discussion: Washington Post and Bearing Drift
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.
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
Discussion: 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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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 …
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. …
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 …
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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 …
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Navajo Nation preps lawsuit against EPA over mine spill  —  The Navajo Nation is preparing for a legal battle against President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  —  The tribe contends that the EPA's Aug. 5 accident in Colorado, which made national headlines after turning portions …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Poll shows majority wants Congress to approve Iran deal  —  A new survey shows that a majority of Americans wants Congress to uphold the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.  —  According to the survey from the University of Maryland, 55 percent of respondents said that Congress …
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.”
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
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
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
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
Bowing To Demands Of Wall Street, Walmart Cuts Hours To Trim Costs  —  After raising the minimum wage for its lowest compensated workers, Walmart is now cutting some workers' hours to try to trim costs.  —  Store managers were recently told to cut back on hours to reduce costs …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Ryan Sweet / TheStreet.com:
Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody's Election Model
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Donald Trump: Pat Buchanan's Heir
Discussion: Fox News
Phil Mushnick / New York Post:
ESPN punished Schilling for telling truth about Nazis and extremist Muslims
Mona Charen / The Federalist:
What The Left And Right Don't Get About Campus Rape
Discussion: National Review
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Judge Allows Moral, Not Just Religious, Contraception Exemptions
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Hot Air
David Weigel / Washington Post:
A 24-year-old black Republican has launched a ‘Ready for Kanye’ PAC