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3:25 PM ET, August 20, 2016

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Susanne Craig / New York Times:
Trump's Empire: a Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties  —  On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one.  —  But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze …
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 …
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
A tale of two Louisiana disasters and media bias  —  If ever there was a contrast to make around “then-and-now” media coverage of a Republican and Democratic president put in similar situations and their respective reactions to it, this one definitely makes the Top 5.
Discussion: NewsBusters and The Daily Caller
Washington Times:
Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Republicans prep ‘break glass’ emergency plan as Trump tumbles  —  Republicans, worried about preserving their House and Senate majorities in the face of fierce headwinds, are accelerating their plans to distance themselves from Donald Trump - and may soon concede, if only implicitly, his defeat.
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Trump's Sickening attacks on Clinton's health  —  Donald Trump — he who likes to fly home at night in the comfort of his own plane to sleep in the comfort of his own bed — is at it again on the question of Hillary Clinton's stamina, or alleged lack thereof.
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Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:   Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way
Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
Clinton Foundation Already Set to Break Promise to Ban Foreign Donations
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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Kimberly Hutcherson / CNN:
Judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Discussion: Slate, The Right Scoop and AOL
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.
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The Christian / Christian Science Monitor:
Trump hands his campaign to the ‘alt-right’ movement
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Vanderbilt News
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign Manager On Manafort: “He Was Asked” To Resign
Discussion: Towleroad and Politico
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Justice Department Says Poor Can't Be Held When They Can't Afford Bail  —  Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court.
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Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Judge Orders Written Testimony From Hillary Clinton on Emails
Discussion: Liberal Values
Richard Yeselson / Vox:
The all-American Donald Trump: why Trump's rise could only happen here  —  Many smart analysts across the political spectrum have rightly situated Donald Trump's run for president in the international context of the ethno-nationalist parties found throughout Western Europe.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jerry Falwell Jr / Washington Post:
Trump is the Churchillian leader we need  —  Jerry Falwell Jr. is president of Liberty University.  —  In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, American voters were forced to choose between a liberal Democrat and weak establishment Republicans.  Democrats won both times.
Seth Barrett Tillman / THE NEW REFORM CLUB:
Trump, Academia, and Hyperbole  —  I have written about 30 academic publications, and I guess there are 100s, if not 1000s, of citations to the Constitution in them.  It is possible that somewhere amongst them, I miscited the Constitution.  Mistakes happen.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
‘Idiocracy’ Director Mike Judge: Fox Killed Our Anti-Trump Camacho Ads  —  Back in February, screenwriter Etan Cohen (not to be confused with Ethan Cohen), who's written the celebrated comedy offerings King of the Hill, Idiocracy, and Tropic Thunder, fired off a tweet in reference …
New York Times:
Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Travel to Active Zika Zone in Miami Beach  —  MIAMI — Federal health authorities suggested Friday that pregnant women and their partners consider postponing travel to all of Miami-Dade County after Florida identified a second zone of local Zika transmission …
Discussion: NBC News and Common Dreams
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Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
In Florida, Pregnant Women Cover Up and Stay Inside Amid Zika Fears
Discussion: Gothamist, Daily Kos and The Week
 
 
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Ann Doss Helms / Raleigh News & Observer:
Teen Trump fan, ejected from Charlotte rally, says he was profiled
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