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12:15 PM ET, September 2, 2015


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Washington Post:
Clinton, using private server, wrote and sent e-mails now deemed classified  —  While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information …
Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's image continues to decline  —  It's been a bad summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton's polling numbers, and a new Washington Post-ABC News poll brings additional bad news for her brand.  —  But it also shows something else: She continues to be popular among a broad coalition of Democrats …
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL)  —  Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump's personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines.
Discussion: Politico
Cathy Hernandez /
HPD: Man fatally shot while taking selfies with gun  —  HOUSTON -  —  A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.  —  Family members said the victim is 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Bush, Once Sunny, Is Under Trump's Cloud  —  WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. — When Jeb Bush stopped by the Hampton Synagogue here on Saturday, he was expected to offer a critique of the Iran deal and a short version of his stump speech to the Orthodox congregation.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Patricia Mazzei / Tampa Bay Times:
In Miami — and en Español — Jeb Bush punches back at Donald Trump's ‘blah blah blah’
Discussion: Politico
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Obama prevails on Iran deal  —  <p>Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced Wednesday that she would back President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran — becoming the 34<sup>th </sup>vote in the Senate in favor of the agreement and ensuring that the accord will be protected from attempts …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Niels Lesniewski / The World's Greatest …:
Iran Deal Done: With Mikulski, Obama Has All the Votes He Needs
Mark Preston / CNN:
CNN amends GOP debate criteria  —  Washington (CNN)CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage.  —  The cause: a lack of national public polling following …
Steven Nelson / US News:
Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times  —  A fellow gay marriage-resisting county clerk says 'that's forgivable.'  —  Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, is pictured at her office in Morehead, Ky., on Tuesday.  —  The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Rand Paul says KY clerk's gay marriage protest is ‘part of the American way’
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
The Coming Liberal Disaster at the Supreme Court  —  The beleaguered liberals on the Supreme Court had a great deal to celebrate in the term that ended in June.  Two epic cases, and even some lesser ones, went their way.  In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Justices ruled, five to four …
Discussion: Hot Air
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Joe Biden Delusion  —  Many politicians seem intent on holding themselves as far back from us as possible, on parceling themselves out in only the smallest and most controlled bits.  Even as they implore us to love them and insist that we trust them, they're stingy.  Cagey.  Coiled.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
The man plotting Biden 2016
Kieran Corcoran For / Daily Mail:
Hillsboro High School students protest over Lila Perry using girls' bathroom  —  Almost 200 high school students in Missouri walked out of their classes to protest one a transgender student in senior year being allowed in the girls' bathroom.  —  Members of the Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro …
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Nearly half want to round up immigrants  —  Round them up, nearly half of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers say.  —  Forty-seven percent say it's a good idea to gather up an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally and send them to their home country.
Discussion: Political Wire, CNN, EcoWatch and NOLA River
Lanny J. Davis / The Hill:   Hats off to Sanders in Iowa poll, but Clinton has good news, too
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Sony Altered ‘Concussion’ Film to Prevent N.F.L. Protests, Emails Show  —  When Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to make a movie focusing on the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head — and the N.F.L.'s efforts toward a cover-up …
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Megyn Kelly's Murrow moment  —  Donald Trump has a history of hurling verbal abuses against women that should be condemned by every Republican officeholder at every level of government — especially GOP women — and thoroughly reported by those who consider themselves professional journalists.
Trevor J. Mitchell / Springfield News-Leader:
Police: Man went door-to-door with rifle, American flag  —  Police say a man stole a rifle and an American flag from a Springfield home, and then — holding both — went door-to-door screaming that he was looking for his wife and child.  —  Vernon Jordan, 49, was charged Tuesday with burglary …
Aleister / Progressives Today:
NOT THE ONION: The Associated Press Claims Obama STARED DOWN A GLACIER in Alaska  —  According to the Associated Press, Obama has the magical ability to stare down glaciers.  This isn't a joke.  It's an actual report from the AP.  —  To liberals in media,  —  Obama is like a superhero or something:
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Fox News' Harris Faulkner Sues Hasbro For $5M Over Harris Faulkner Hamster  —  The 6-time Emmy winner is not happy at all about the “demeaning and insulting” Hasbro toy hamster that has both her name and, she claims, her look.  In fact, Fox News Channel's Harris Faulkner is taking …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Mediaite
Susannah Snider / US News:
10 Law Schools That Leave Grads With the Least Debt  —  On average, borrowers in the law school class of 2014 took on $111,899 in debt, according to U.S. News data.  —  At Utah's Brigham Young University, law school borrowers in the class of 2014 graduated with just $54,203 in debt.
Discussion: Above the Law
Richard A. Arenberg / The Hill:
Heading for a filibuster Christmas?  —  As the Senate returns after Labor Day from its August recess, there is little sign that the “Filibuster Summer” will not become the 'Filibuster Autumn" and perhaps even the “Filibuster Christmas.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) …
Discussion: Washington Post
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump tangles with the Club for Growth  —  <p>Donald Trump unleashed his latest Twitter fire against Club for Growth, an anti-tax conservative 501(c)4 group that Republican candidates usually seek out as allies.</p><p>In two tweets Tuesday night, the Republican presidential candidate …
Discussion: Political Wire
Institute for Policy Studies:
Executive Excess 2015: Money to Burn  —  This report reveals how our CEO pay system rewards executives for deepening the global climate crisis, based on in-depth analysis of the 30 largest publicly held U.S. oil, gas, and coal companies.  —  See shareable graphics below.  —  Key findings:
Discussion: Guardian and InsideClimate News
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Seth Abramovitch / Hollywood Reporter:
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
U.S. launches secret drone campaign to hunt Islamic State leaders in Syria
Discussion: Fox News
Ken Shepherd / NewsBusters:
Black Lives Matter Activist: 'Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’ Chant Was In ‘Playful’ Context
Discussion: Mediaite
Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Gun control groups accused of ‘swatting’ open-carry permit holders, putting lives at risk
Discussion: Hot Air
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Alleged child abuser kills himself as marshals close in, authorities say
Discussion: Telegraph
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Medium:
My thoughts on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Discussion: New York Times and WNYC News
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
China risks an economic discontinuity
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
WH staffer indicted on assault charges
Discussion: whorunsGov, Fox News and Mediaite
James S. Robbins / USA Today:
Hillary Clinton is not an email crook: Column
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