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8:35 AM ET, September 15, 2015


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Ben White / Politico:
Wall Street's latest panic: Trump could win  —  With Bush and Clinton taking their lumps, financial executives face populist critics in both parties.  —  NEW YORK — Wall Street is growing increasingly terrified that Donald Trump — once viewed as an amusing summertime distraction …
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Can Donald Trump Be Stopped?  —  Like almost everyone I know who is working on, covering, or closely following the presidential election, I spend about 60 percent of my waking hours talking about Donald Trump.  People want to know if he can win, if he will win, and what might possibly derail his candidacy.
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 …
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Price Tag of Bernie Sanders's Proposals: $18 Trillion  —  Democratic presidential candidate's agenda would greatly expand government  —  WASHINGTON—Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose liberal call to action has propelled his long-shot presidential campaign, is proposing an array of new programs …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Bulls**t From Bernie  —  Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, spoke at Liberty University today.  You can read his speech here.  It is useful, in that it exposes the extent of Sanders's ignorance and radicalism.  Any deconstruction of a speech this bad must be selective.
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders Makes Rare Appeal to Evangelicals at Liberty University
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 …
Ashley Collman For / Daily Mail:
Devo band-member Jerry Casale sparks outrage for his Twin Towers-themed wedding cake
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.
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 …
America's Voting Machines at Risk … Technology has changed dramatically in the last decade, but America's voting machines are rapidly aging out.  In 2016, for example, 43 states will use electronic voting machines that are at least 10 years old, perilously close to the end of most systems' expected lifespan.
James Hibberd /
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER TO REPLACE DONALD TRUMP AS CELEBRITY APPRENTICE HOST  —  NBC has landed a huge name to replace Donald Trump as host of Celebrity Apprentice.  —  Former California governor and international movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger will take over the reality franchise, NBC announced Monday.
Discussion: BizPac Review, Full Feed and
Nick Gass / Politico:
Ben Carson explains why he apologized to Donald Trump
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Dems: Goodlatte is GOP's new guardian of gridlock  —  The House Judiciary Committee is bottling up the top Democratic priorities of immigration reform, gun control and voting rights under Chairman Bob Goodlatte.  —  Tackling a complete overhaul of the broken immigration system would result in …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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.
Sean McElwee / The Atlantic:
Why Non-Voters Matter  —  In 2014, just 41.9 percent of the voting-age citizen population of the United States voted.  But the people who voted are not only in the minority, they form an unrepresentative minority.  Millions of Americans are too young to vote.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Labour's Dead Center  —  Jeremy Corbyn, a long-time leftist dissident, has won a stunning victory in the contest for leadership of Britain's Labour Party.  Political pundits say that this means doom for Labour's electoral prospects; they could be right, although I'm not the only person wondering …
Discussion: Eschaton
Mark Cuban says he could ‘crush’ Donald Trump  —  Mark Cuban may have confidence in his ability to win, but he told CNNMoney he has no plans to run for the U.S. presidency.  —  The billionaire businessman also said in an email Monday that either he — or his longtime political favorite Michael Bloomberg …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Debt-Ridden Donald Trump Lost His “Ship Of Jewels” To A Saudi Prince
Amanda May Metzger / Glens Falls Post-Star:
After missing for nearly four decades, wedding ring comes full circle  —  • AMANDA MAY METZGER  —  The couple honeymooned at Lake George after their 1960 wedding and Jim grew up summering in a rented cabin in Cleverdale.  As they were starting their family …
Discussion: Daily Mail
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
Edward Taylor / Reuters:
Mercedes eyes driverless on-demand limousine service as potential market  —  German carmaker Mercedes-Benz sees business potential in offering on-demand limousine services using driverless cars, Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said, in what amounts to a direct challenge to Uber [UBER.UL].
Discussion: Mashable and The Verge
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Darren McCaffrey / Sky News:
Corbyn's Cabinet Chaos: The Inside Story
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Mail and Spectator
Clayton Jenkins / The Daily Beast:
My Police Academy Teaches the ‘War on Cops’ Myth
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic:
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration
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
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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
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
Inside Ethel Kennedy's cruel neglect of her troubled kids
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
Is Trump killing justice reform?