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2:45 PM ET, September 7, 2015


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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Trump Is Right on Economics  —  So Jeb Bush is finally going after Donald Trump.  Over the past couple of weeks the man who was supposed to be the front-runner has made a series of attacks on the man who is.  Strange to say, however, Mr. Bush hasn't focused on what's truly vicious and absurd …
CBC News:
Conservative candidate Jerry Bance caught in CBC sting urinating in homeowner's coffee mug  —  ‘I deeply regret my actions on that day,’ Bance tells CBC News when contacted for comment  —  Conservative candidate caught urinating in homeowner's coffee mug 2:02
Discussion: Daily Mail and Mediaite
The Atlantic:
The Coddling of the American Mind … Something strange is happening at America's colleges and universities.  A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.
Paul Walsh / Star Tribune:
Walter Palmer speaks: Hunter who killed lion will resume Bloomington dental practice Tuesday  —  In his first interview since killing Cecil, the Eden Prairie big-game hunter reaffirmed that he took the lion in Zimbabwe in a legal hunt.  —  Video (01:24) : The U.S. dentist whose killing …
Brian Bakst / Associated Press:
US Hunter Tied to Cecil the Lion Killing Speaks Out  —  The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fueled a global backlash emerged Sunday for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.
Discussion: Towleroad and Telegraph
Kyle Olson / The American Mirror:
SHOCK POLL: Trump receives 25% of black vote in general election matchup  —  For all the talk about Donald Trump allegedly driving minorities away from the Republican Party, could he actually bring people in?  —  A SurveyUSA poll released Friday shows in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, Trump is ahead 45% to 40%.
Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Trump's GOP dominance continues  —  Trump's lead in the Republican presidential race has continued to grow  —  It has surely been the summer of Trump.  But as the summer winds down, the New York businessman doesn't appear to be going any way but up.  Trump has expanded his lead among registered voters …
Discussion: The Last Refuge and NBC News
Los Angeles Times:
Column Trump can't actually win, can he?
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Nick Gass / Politico:
Paid sick leave: Obama to issue order  —  <p>President Barack Obama will issue an executive order Monday that requires federal contractors to grant at least seven days of paid sick leave to their employees, including 300,000 who had none.</p><p>Obama is set to address the order during a Labor …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and ABC News
Gov. Cuomo's first deputy counsel - Carey Gabay - shot during pre-J'Ouvert Festival violence  —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first deputy counsel was shot Monday morning in the pre-festival violence that happened in Brooklyn Monday morning.  —  Carey Gabay, 43, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue near …
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Mail
Docs: Police chief ‘compared African-Americans to monkeys’  —  CLATSKANIE, Ore. (KOIN) — A decorated former chief of police remains in the hotseat after his own police officers alleged he made offensive, racist remarks on the job.  —  Former Clatskanie Police Chief Marvin Hoover, 56 …
Liz Mair / The Daily Beast:
This is How You Beat Donald Trump  —  Republican strategist Liz Mair lists 10 ways to blow the billionaire out of the water.  —  For months now, consultants and pundits have been opining about what would be necessary to take The Donald down.  We now have a glimpse into what Team Jeb will do …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Cynthia Blank / Reuters:
Elderly Jewish Couple Brutally Attacked in Holland  —  Holocaust survivors Samuel and Diana are confined to wheelchairs after being viciously beaten by anti-Semites in their own apartment.  —  Police in Holland (file)  —  Samuel (87) and Diana (86) Blug, two elderly Holocaust survivors …
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Jared Bernstein / The Atlantic:
America's Poorest Are Getting Virtually No Assistance
Discussion: Guardian
Lana Shadwick / BREITBART.COM:
Graffiti Calling for Violence Against Cops Spreads Across Texas
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chris Wallace smacks down Dick Cheney: Iran's nuclear build-up happened on your watch
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Liberaland
Daily Mail:
PETER HITCHENS: We won't save refugees by destroying our own country
Discussion: National Review and Vox Popoli
Los Angeles Times:
Column A new skirmish in the battle for Malibu beach access
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Leonard Pitts, Jr / miamiherald:
Leonard Pitts, Jr.: ‘Religious liberty’ cloaks intolerance
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
MUST SEE VIDEO=> MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS Complain and Dump Food Prepared by French Leftists
ABC News:
Harvard Professor Larry Lessig Says He's Running for President
Discussion: CNN, NPR and Politico
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative