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10:10 PM ET, September 14, 2015


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Nick Gass / Politico:
Ben Carson explains why he apologized to Donald Trump  —  Ben Carson is turning the other cheek.  —  The retired neurosurgeon explained his apology to Donald Trump in a new interview, saying that he was not questioning the real estate mogul's faith but rather talking about his own.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Raw Story:
Arnold Schwarzenegger to take over for Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice
Discussion: Deadline, UPROXX and Progress Pond
James Hibberd /
Discussion: BizPac Review, Full Feed and
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Poll: Public wants to avoid shutdown over Planned Parenthood  —  A huge majority wants Congress to keep the government open, regardless of whether that means providing funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.  —  The poll finds that 71 percent of adults …
McConnell's fall mandate: Keep calm, avert catastrophe  —  In a POLITICO interview, the Senate leader says the GOP can do big things — in 2017.  Until then, his agenda is more modest.  —  Mitch McConnell wants his party playing the long game.  —  To hear the Senate majority leader tell it …
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
GOP: Defund Planned Parenthood even if it didn't break the law
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Juan Williams / The Hill:
The GOP at war  —  Forget presidential politics.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Anthony Weiner's so gross even PR flacks are disgusted by him  —  Anthony Weiner is so toxic that the powerhouse public-relations firm that hired him is losing top-flight talent, sources tell The Post.  —  Arthur Schwartz, one of the top executives at MWW, quit after the p.r. firm put …
Eamon Javers / CNBC:
Mark Cuban: I could beat Trump AND Clinton  —  Mark Cuban to CNBC: I would crush Donald  —  Republican candidates will hit the stage Wednesday night in their next debate.  CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Mark Cuban said he would crush Donald Trump if he were head to head with him in a race.
Discussion: Hot Air and OnPolitics
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Debt-Ridden Donald Trump Lost His “Ship Of Jewels” To A Saudi Prince
Discussion: Liberaland
David Kamp / Vanity Fair:
Why Late-Night Television Is Better than Ever  —  Late-night comedy has seen a disorienting—some feared fragmenting—shuffle over the last two years as Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart gave up their chairs.  But, writes David Kamp, a mix of new faces, shows, and platforms has only revitalized the format.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Poll: Sharp erosion in Clinton support among Democratic women  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hillary Rodham Clinton is suffering rapid erosion of support among Democratic women — the voters long presumed to be her bedrock in her bid to become the nation's first female president.
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?
Discussion: RedState
Timothy D. Easley / ABC News:
Discussion: NPR, UPROXX, and Daily Kos
Mike Wynn / USA Today:
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis won't authorize licenses
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Why is the media more interested in Hillary's email than in Jeb's profoundly dishonest tax pitch?  —  The formative experience of my political life was the 2000 presidential campaign, in which the media mercilessly persecuted Al Gore over a series of trivial exaggerations and now-forgotten pseudo-scandals …
Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Important Win for Fair Use in ‘Dancing Baby’ Lawsuit  —  Appeals Court Affirms That Copyright Owners Must Consider Fair Use in Online Takedowns  —  San Francisco - A federal appeals court in San Francisco today affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice.
Discussion: The Verge and 89.3 KPCC
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Democrats Lay Groundwork to Expand Use of ‘Super PACs’  —  Democrats are laying the groundwork for an ambitious reorganization of their struggling network of “super PACs” that would exploit the loopholes and legal gray areas that Republicans have already used to raise hundreds of millions …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Perry Gets Winnowed
Devo Co-Founder — 9/11 Themed Wedding ... Box Cutters Anyone?  —  9/11 THEMED WEDDING  —  ... Box Cutters Anyone?  —  9/14/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  The co-founder of Devo and his bride hung their faces off a Twin Towers cake to celebrate their marriage with the most bizarre …
Discussion: Page Six, Gothamist and UPROXX
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: New State Department Documents Reveal Hillary Clinton Email Gap  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released newly obtained Department of State documents showing a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year.
Discussion: Power Line, Daily Mail and Hot Air
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Now-classified Clinton emails sitting on Google servers
Discussion: Hot Air and TalkLeft
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic:
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration  —  Never marry again in slavery.  — Margaret Garner, 1858 Wherever the law is, crime can be found.  — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1973 Chapters “Lower-class behavior in our cities is shaking them apart.”  “We are incarcerating too few criminals.”
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
Inside Ethel Kennedy's cruel neglect of her troubled kids  —  Ethel Kennedy in 1969.  —  Since Robert F. Kennedy's assassination on June 6, 1968, his widow, Ethel, has been his torchbearer.  Unlike her late sister-in-law, Jackie, she never remarried, never sought a path or identity that was hers alone.
Clayton Jenkins / The Daily Beast:
My Police Academy Teaches the ‘War on Cops’ Myth  —  In my rural red state police academy, instructors preach about ‘officers dying left and right’—even though the numbers show this isn't happening.  —  The trumpets of the thin blue line and right-wing news sources have been sounding, piping out warnings of a “War on Police.”
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
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Sydney Morning Herald:
Malcolm Turnbull defeats Tony Abbott in Liberal leadership spill to become prime minister
Ambert Rodriguez / Jeb 2016:
Strengthening Cybersecurity
Discussion: OnPolitics
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
A pregnant woman wanted her tubes tied. Her Catholic hospital said no.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Lucas Tomlinson / Fox News:
Russia shipping tanks into Syria, in ‘first clear sign of offensive weapons’
Danny Wicentowski / News Blog, Riverfront Times:
The Ferguson Commission Has Released its Long-Awaited Report. Now What?
Discussion: The Atlantic and Raw Story
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
U.S. drops to 16th on ‘economic freedom’ list, behind Canada, Chile
John O'Brien / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Child victims partly to blame in priest sex-abuse cases, Syracuse bishop testified
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
Cleaning Up After the Obama Team's Iran Deal
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
Is Trump killing justice reform?