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3:25 PM ET, August 19, 2016

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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign  —  Donald Trump's campaign is still trembling from its shakeup this week.  —  Trump on Friday announced that campaign Chairman Paul Manafort had resigned, two days after the Republican nominee put in place a new leadership structure that appeared to minimize Manafort's role.
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns  —  Trump campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort resigned on Friday, following a staff shake-up this week that reduced his role in the campaign.  —  GOP nominee Donald Trump confirmed the resignation in a statement Friday morning …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Paul Manafort Quits Donald Trump's Campaign After Tumultuous Run  —  Paul Manafort, installed as the chief strategist for Donald J. Trump's campaign after the firing of his original campaign manager, handed in his resignation on Friday morning.  —  Mr. Manafort left after a major shake …
Associated Press:
Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump's campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine's ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Paul Manafort Thrown From Trump Crazy Train  —  In the end, a 48 hour period in August may be remembered as the moment that Donald Trump stopped trying to win the presidency.  —  On Wednesday, Trump announced that he had hired as the “CEO” of his campaign Steve Bannon …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Told F.B.I. Colin Powell Advised Her to Use Private Email  —  Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at the State Department, Hillary Clinton told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account
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Ethan Barton / The Daily Caller:   Clinton's State Department Blew $6 Billion In Contracts, And We're About To Learn Why
Andrea Mitchell / NBC News:
Clinton Told FBI Colin Powell Recommended Private Email: Sources
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump blasts ‘rigged’ Clinton system in first general election TV ad  —  Donald Trump's campaign rolled out its first general election ad Friday, part of a buy totaling nearly $5 million in battleground states where he is currently trailing Hillary Clinton.  Its message: Trump will keep …
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Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Donald Trump Slams President Obama for Vacationing Instead of Visiting Flood-Ravaged Louisiana  —  Donald Trump today slammed President Obama for not interrupting his vacation to visit Louisiana after deadly flooding in Baton Rouge and parts of Lafayette.  —  While speaking with volunteers …
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The Advocate:
Louisiana's Republican delegation casts votes at GOP Convention
ABC News:
Former Breitbart Staffer to Powerhouse Politics: Bannon Ran Meetings That Sounded Like White Supremacists Talking  —  A former Breitbart News spokesman slammed Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive, Stephen Bannon, for allegedly using racist rhetoric during editorial meetings at Breitbart …
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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:   Trump Shake-Up Reflects Hedge-Fund Manager's Growing Influence
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
How One Family's Deep Pockets Helped Reshape Donald Trump's Campaign
Discussion: ThinkProgress and WNYC News
The Daily Beast:
Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Takes $100,000 for Charity, Gives $0  —  The alt-right icon promised to give scholarships to white men, but almost a year later he still hasn't filed with the IRS or handed out a penny.  —  Months after he was supposed to give away more than $100,000 …
Discussion: Daily Wire, Mediaite and Joe.My.God.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's ugly and dishonest new TV ad shows he isn't changing a thing  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  Last night, Donald Trump delivered a speech in which he spoke in soothing tones about the need to unify the country and expressed “regret” about any remarks that have caused “personal pain,” …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Half-Indian man escorted out of Trump rally  —  Charlotte (CNN)A man who identified himself as half-Indian was escorted out of a Donald Trump rally on Thursday out of concern that he was a protester, but the man insisted he was a Trump supporter and said he feels that he was racially profiled.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Mediaite
Kai Reed / WBALTV:
Dog dies after shielding infant from fire  —  Firefighters rescue child from second floor of home  —  An 8-month-old infant is in serious condition after a fire late Sunday in Baltimore.  —  The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family.
Alice Speri / The Intercept:
The Justice Department Is Done With Private Prisons.  Will ICE Drop Them Too?  —  The Justice Department's announcement on Thursday that it would seek to end the use of private contractors to run its federal prisons was a monumental one that quickly sent private prison stocks plunging …
Mike Vaccaro / New York Post:
Ryan Lochte is everything the world hates about Americans  —  MORE FROM:  —  This was late one night — actually, early one morning — in the summer of 2004, at a bustling tavern in Plaka, the social heart of Athens during the Olympics.  We could see the Parthenon from our table …
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Smoking Gun Memo Could Bolster Voting Rights Case Against North Carolina  —  North Carolina's Republican Party has had an interesting response to a recent appeals court ruling that said a number of voting restrictions passed by the state's GOP legislature were enacted with the intent …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm  —  On Monday, a hacking group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the NSA.  Based on never-before-published documents provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Discussion: The Atlantic, Forbes, The Verge and Mashable
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton  —  House Republicans are doubling down in their effort to bring perjury charges against Hillary Clinton  —  over her testimony last year to the House Select Committee on Benghazi.  —  GOP lawmakers have claimed that the Democratic presidential nominee broke …
Discussion: Infowars and AFF
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Trump supporters far less confident than Clinton backers that votes will be counted accurately  —  In a campaign marked by skepticism toward the political process, only about half of all registered voters (49%) are “very confident” that their vote will be accurately counted in the upcoming election.
U.S. Federal Election Commission:
FEC Adopts Interim Verification Procedure for Filings Containing Possibly False or Fictitious Information  —  WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission today announced an interim procedure staff will follow to verify information in filings from the 2016 election cycle that appear to be unlawfully false or fictitious.
 
 
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Federal Judge Says Religion Gives You A Right To Discriminate
Brian Miller / fed-soc.org:
Who's ‘Weaponizing the First Amendment’—the Left or the Right?
Discussion: RedState
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Sandy Rios: If Target Boycott Fails, ‘We Will Not Be Able To Go To The Bathroom Anywhere’
Discussion: Raw Story
David Nierenberg / CNBC:
I've been a Republican since 1980 but I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
Media Matters for America:
Joe Scarborough Tries To Convince His Panel That The “Screaming, Racially Insensitive” …
Discussion: Daily Wire and Politicus USA
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Two Fox News senior vice presidents leaving the company
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Cruz's Image Among Republicans Tanks After GOP Convention
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Karen Heller / Washington Post:
I don't need air conditioning, and neither do you
 Earlier Items: 
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
D.C. post office allegedly doubled as weed distribution center
Discussion: The Daily Caller
EurActiv.com:
US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon, Infowars and RT
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
As Gawker Learned, Media Corporations Aren't Above the Law
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Althea Legaspi / Rolling Stone:
Frank Ocean Unveils Contemplative ‘Endless’ Visual Album Stream
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in several cities
Peter D. Hart / Wall Street Journal:
Behind the Polls: The Message in a Longtime Conservative Tilting Away From Trump, Toward Clinton
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

 
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