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10:30 PM ET, August 19, 2016

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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign Manager On Manafort: “He Was Asked” To Resign  —  Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said former campaign chair Paul Manafort was asked to resign on Friday.  —  She noted that the decision was mutual, but said the last couple weeks on the Trump campaign had been tumultuous.
Discussion: Politico and Towleroad
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Win or lose, Trumpism may be here to stay in the GOP  —  The latest shake-up in Donald Trump's presidential campaign has jolted the Republican establishment out of denial to a new realization: Whatever happens to their nominee in November, Trumpism may well endure as a source of foment in their party.
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Paul Manafort Thrown From Trump Crazy Train
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Paul Manafort Quits Donald Trump's Campaign After Tumultuous Run
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Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Donald Trump Slams President Obama for Vacationing Instead of Visiting Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
President Obama to Visit Flood-Ravaged Baton Rouge
cbs8.com:
Clinton calls La. governor to discuss floods
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit, AOL and Politico
CNN:
Road to 270: Electoral College map  —  If Donald Trump was to win all the remaining battleground states on the map, he'd still be shy of the 270 votes needed to win the White House which means he is going to have to pick off at least one of the states currently leaning in Hillary Clinton's direction …
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Half-Indian man escorted out of Trump rally
Discussion: The Atlantic and Mediaite
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump blasts ‘rigged’ Clinton system in first general election TV ad
Evan Perez / CNN:
First on CNN: Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe  —  Washington (CNN)FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible US ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, including the work of Paul Manafort's firm …
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Top Firms Lawyer Up In Ukraine-Manafort Lobbying Controversy  —  “I think the big question is going to be did they know that the money came from a Ukrainian political party.”  —  WASHINGTON — Two powerful Washington lobbying firms are engaging outside counsel after becoming embroiled …
Yael T. Abouhalkah / Kansas City Star:
New jobs report is an utter disaster for Kansas and Brownback  —  The new July jobs report released Friday is an utter disaster for Kansans and embattled Gov. Sam Brownback.  —  Here are the lowlights.  —  The state lost 5,600 jobs from June to July.  —  The unemployment rate jumped to 4.1 percent from 3.8 percent in June.
Max Read / New York Magazine:
Did I Kill Gawker?  —  Or was it Nick Denton?  Hulk Hogan?  Peter Thiel?  Or the internet?  —  It feels a bit strange to say this now, but in the spring of 2014 there was no better place to work than Gawker.  For a certain kind of person, at any rate — ambitious, rebellious, and eager for attention, all of which I was.
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
As Gawker Learned, Media Corporations Aren't Above the Law
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Matt Drange / Forbes:
Former Gawker Editor Lashes Out At Peter Thiel, Calls Freeze On His Checking Account ‘Ludicrous’
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump predicts he can win 95 percent of the black vote  —  Donald Trump promised Friday night that if elected president, he will win 95 percent of the African-American vote in his reelection bid.  —  Renewing his effort to reach out to black voters at a rally Friday evening …
Discussion: AOL, Daily Kos and Joe.My.God.
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Judge Orders Written Testimony From Hillary Clinton on Emails  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday ordered Hillary Clinton to provide written testimony under oath about why she set up a private computer server to send and receive emails while secretary of state, ensuring that the issue …
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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
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by eight points: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.  —  The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent …
Discussion: The Week and Guardian
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David Nierenberg / CNBC:
I've been a Republican since 1980 but I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
Chris White / LawNewz:
In ‘Dumbest’ Move, Well-Known Lib Prof Broke Ethics Rules in Apparent Shot at Trump  —  A series of tweets by well-known Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe caused a bit of firestorm online amongst legal ethics experts.  —  It started on Tuesday when Prof. Tribe sent out this Tweet:
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.
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump's New Chief Steve Bannon Called Republican Leaders ‘C**ts’  —  Donald Trump's new campaign boss—the guy white supremacists are so excited about—once described D.C.'s top Republicans as “c**ts.”  —  Stephen Bannon, the Trump campaign's new chief executive as of Wednesday …
Discussion: Guardian and Mediaite
Steven Nelson / US News:
Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub  —  The photos contained ‘confidential’ information, the lowest level of classification.  —  Kristian Saucier was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier this year to taking and retaining photos containing “confidential” information.
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Nussbaum / Breitbart:
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Catches ‘Kelly File’ in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges  —  MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox News' Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on Wednesday, the third time this month in which Maddow has tied or beaten Megyn Kelly's show in the all-important demo …
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 …
 
 
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Jennifer Jones / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton talks more like a man than she used to
Discussion: Cambridge Journals
Richard Clarke / ABC News:
Yes, It's Possible to Hack the Election
Phillip Ericksen / Waco Tribune-Herald:
Starr out as Baylor law professor
Discussion: Above the Law and Mediaite
Thomas Phippen / The Daily Caller:
Bill Plagiarizes Hill's Cookie Recipe In ‘First Lady’ Cookie Contest
Discussion: NPR and The Week
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hillary Clinton's Ethics Problems Are Worse Than She Understands
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Federal Judge Says Religion Gives You A Right To Discriminate
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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
Media Matters for America:
Joe Scarborough Tries To Convince His Panel That The “Screaming, Racially Insensitive” …
Discussion: Politicus USA and Daily Wire
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Two Fox News senior vice presidents leaving the company
Karen Heller / Washington Post:
I don't need air conditioning, and neither do you
Discussion: Daily Wire
 

 
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