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9:40 AM ET, September 15, 2015

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CBS News:
New poll: Donald Trump still leads, but Ben Carson makes strong gains  —  Shares -  —  At 27 percent nationally, Donald Trump maintains his frontrunner status among Republican primary voters, but Ben Carson is now close behind him, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds.
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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.
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 …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook, presented by Qualcomm - 1 DAY TILL DEBATE: What Trump might say to Tapper - PHOTO BOMB: Why you're suddenly seeing so many nostalgic Hillary pics - BILL CLINTON's take on DAVID BROCK book -B'DAY: Sara Taylor Fagan, Ashley Parker  —  By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com) …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
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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
Ashley Lee / Hollywood Reporter:
Donald Trump for President?  Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Sandra Bullock Sound Off at TIFF  —  Bryan Cranston, Naomi Watts, Ellen Page, Geoffrey Rush and Davis Guggenheim assess the starry political scene, while suggesting who from Hollywood should jump to the Hill.
TMZ.com:
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 …
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Ashley Collman For / Daily Mail:
Devo band-member Jerry Casale sparks outrage for his Twin Towers-themed wedding cake
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
Feeds:
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.
Libby Nelson / Vox:
POLICY & POLITICS  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — People concerned about liberal political correctness on college campuses have a powerful ally: President Obama.  —  At a town hall here on college affordability on Monday afternoon, one student asked Obama to respond to Republican presidential …
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
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 …
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.
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.
Annie Karni / Politico:
How Hillary Clinton is using old photographs to make herself more ‘relatable’  —  In a bid to burnish her image with voters, the Clinton campaign is flooding the Internet with nostalgic pictures of the Democratic front-runner.  —  Splashed across social media and the airwaves, the photos are hard to miss.
Discussion: Political Wire and New York Times
Amanda May Metzger / Glens Falls Post-Star:
After missing for nearly four decades, wedding ring comes full circle  —  • AMANDA MAY METZGER ametzger@poststar.com  —  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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Works With Google To Let Mobile Web Users Get Push Notifications Via Chrome  —  A big reason developers hate mobile websites is that they lack the push notifications which help re-engage people with native apps.  That was a serious problem for Facebook.
Discussion: Engadget, 9to5Google and The Verge
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 …
Bastien Inzaurralde / Guardian:
West 'ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria's Assad step aside'  —  Exclusive: Senior negotiator describes rejection of alleged proposal, since when tens of thousands have been killed and millions displaced  —  Russia proposed more than three years ago that President Bashar al-Assad …
Discussion: Hot Air and War in Context
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Republicans think Donald Trump is trustworthy, empathetic, and well suited to presidency  —  The new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds Donald Trump way ahead of his rivals with 33 percent support among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents.  But perhaps the most remarkable finding …
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.
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 …
New York Times:
For Those Who Remain in Syria, Daily Life Is a Nightmare  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — Every morning, at the dawn call to prayer, women and children move silently from the Damascus suburb of Douma to the surrounding farm fields, seeking safety from the day's bombardments by the Syrian government.
Discussion: Slantpoint
 
 
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
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