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2:50 PM ET, September 1, 2015


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Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake  —  Share Update: … FOX LAKE, Ill. — A manhunt is underway for three armed suspects after a Fox Lake police officer was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning, sources tell WGN.  —  At a brief news conference Tuesday …
Chicago Tribune:
Fox Lake police officer shot and killed, manhunt underway in Lake County  —  A Fox Lake police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning, and a massive manhunt with dogs and helicopters was underway along Rollins Road in Lake County.  —  The officer was on routine patrol and radioed shortly …
Todd Feurer / CBS Chicago:
Manhunt In Fox Lake After Police Officer Shot And Killed
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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 …
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 …
Will Femia /
Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
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 …
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Mt. McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and NBC News
Claire Galofaro / Associated Press:
Judge Orders Clerk, Her Entire Staff To Court After Refusing Licenses Yet Again (VIDEO)  —  MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God's authority” and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff …
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” …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president
Steven Ertelt /
9th Shocking Video: Planned Parenthood Sells Intact Aborted Babies, One “Just Fell Out” of the Womb
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.
Bernie Quigley / The New York Observer:
Will Mitt Romney Jump In?  —  As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt  —  There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran for president in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race.
Discussion: Allen B. West and Althouse
Miles E. Johnson / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Goes Willie Horton on Jeb Bush
Jonathan Tamari /
Sen. Casey to support Iran nuclear deal  —  WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey will support the international nuclear agreement with Iran, he said Tuesday, becoming the 32d Senate Democrat to announce plans to do so and moving the deal to within two votes of being able to withstand Congressional objections.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Poll shows majority wants Congress to approve Iran deal
Official Google Blog:
Google's look, evolved  —  So why are we doing this now?  Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC.  These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day.
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 and 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.
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
Marissa's Tumblr:
Happy personal news  —  With great happiness, Zack and I have some exciting news to share - I'm pregnant!  In fact, I'm expecting identical twin girls, likely arriving in December.  The twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors.
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Paige St. John / Los Angeles Times:
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Fiorina, Christie battle for spot on main debate stage
Discussion: Politico and Fox News
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C-Tran agrees to $2M settlement in 2012 death
Discussion: Q13 FOX News
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Tomorrow Arrives for New York City's Yellow Cab Standard
Discussion: Gizmodo
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244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
New York Times:
Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities
Discussion: Wonk Wire and American Power
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Discussion: Business Insider
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Republicans are digging themselves a hole over immigration
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ryan Sweet /
Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody's Election Model
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold