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3:15 AM ET, August 20, 2016

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Bill Palmer / Daily News Bin:
Donald Trump goes to Louisiana flooding site, spends a minute handing out Play-Doh, leaves  —  The Governor of Louisiana warned Donald Trump not to visit the flooded disaster area of the state if he was only coming for a photo op, which would have created a traffic jam and diverted law enforcement away …
Discussion: 24Ahead and CANNONFIRE
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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.
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
Washington Times:
Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate  —  President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he's watching to make sure they don't engage in racial discrimination.
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Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
President Obama to Visit Flood-Ravaged Baton Rouge
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Donald Trump Slams President Obama for Vacationing Instead of Visiting Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
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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 …
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 …
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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Fox News:
Judge orders Clinton to provide written answers to questions on private email use
Ethan Barton / The Daily Caller:   Clinton's State Department Blew $6 Billion In Contracts, And We're About To Learn Why
Ann Doss Helms / Raleigh News & Observer:
Teen Trump fan, ejected from Charlotte rally, says he was profiled  —  An 18-year-old Charlotte college student who was ejected from Thursday's Donald Trump rally says he went from avid backer to disillusioned opponent after Trump's security staff accused him of being a known protester.
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Half-Indian man escorted out of Trump rally
Discussion: Mediaite and The Atlantic
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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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by eight points: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Week and Guardian
David Nierenberg / CNBC:
I've been a Republican since 1980 but I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
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.
Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
Clinton Foundation Already Set to Break Promise to Ban Foreign Donations  —  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Clinton foundation's flagship project, may chose to ignore the organization's recent decision to stop accepting money from foreign governments and cooperations.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hillary Clinton's Ethics Problems Are Worse Than She Understands
Thomas Phippen / The Daily Caller:
Bill Plagiarizes Hill's Cookie Recipe In ‘First Lady’ Cookie Contest
Discussion: NPR and The Week
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’
RADAR:
BUSTED!  Angry Dad Barack RIPS Malia For ‘Pot’ Smoking Video Scandal  —  Find out how the president is laying down the law!  —  The party's over for Malia Obama!  After RadarOnline.com released the shocking video of an eyewitness accusing President Obama's 18-year-old daughter of smoking pot …
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:
Discussion: Mediaite
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: Daily News Bin, Mediaite and Guardian
Megan Cassidy / Arizona Republic:
Federal judge refers Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt  —  A federal judge said Friday that he will refer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the U.S. Attorney's Office to be charged with criminal contempt of court.  —  The decision comes after U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow found …
 
 
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Jennifer Jones / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton talks more like a man than she used to
Steven Nelson / US News:
Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub
Discussion: Politico
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
Daniel Nussbaum / Breitbart:
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Catches ‘Kelly File’ in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges
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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
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