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5:40 PM ET, August 19, 2016

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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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Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
President Obama to Visit Flood-Ravaged Baton Rouge  —  President Obama is expected to travel to Baton Rouge next Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the devastating flood damage in the state.  —  The White House said in a press release the President was updated Friday morning by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson …
cbs8.com:
Clinton calls La. governor to discuss floods
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and AOL
USA Today:
Louisiana flooding is worst disaster since Sandy, but people aren't talking about it
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 …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Paul Manafort Thrown From Trump Crazy Train
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Paul Manafort Quits Donald Trump's Campaign After Tumultuous Run
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
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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 …
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
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Top DNC fundraiser to depart following shakeup
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 and Joe.My.God.
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Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos Raised $100K for Charity, Deposits it in His Bank Account
Discussion: RedState and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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
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,” …
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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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
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
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 …
Media Matters for America:
Joe Scarborough Tries To Convince His Panel That The “Screaming, Racially Insensitive” Trump Is Just A “Character He's Playing”  —  JOE SCARBOROUGH (HOST): Fake it 'til you make it.  Fake it until you make it.  And that is a question.  I will say, though, one of the great ironies of this campaign …
Discussion: Politicus USA and Daily Wire
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 …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
FEMA halts Katrina payments to Mississippi  —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will halt nearly $30 million in grants to a program aimed at helping Mississippi recover from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina after the agency's inspector general raised questions about oversight.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 
 
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Thomas Phippen / The Daily Caller:
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Yael T. Abouhalkah / Kansas City Star:
New jobs report is an utter disaster for Kansas and Brownback
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Daniel Nussbaum / Breitbart:
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Catches ‘Kelly File’ in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges
Discussion: Mediaite
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Federal Judge Says Religion Gives You A Right To Discriminate
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Sandy Rios: If Target Boycott Fails, ‘We Will Not Be Able To Go To The Bathroom Anywhere’
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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Shake-Up Reflects Hedge-Fund Manager's Growing Influence
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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
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