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5:20 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 …
Patrick Condon / Star Tribune:
Donald Trump fundraising event in Minneapolis draws GOP donors, protesters to Convention Center  —  Donald Trump roiled Minnesota politics for a few hours Friday night without ever showing his face in public.  —  The New York businessman made his first visit to the state …
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Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Protesters push, spit on Trump donors at Minn. fundraiser … Protesters pushed, verbally harassed and spat on donors attending a Donald Trump  —  fundraiser in Minneapolis on Friday night, the Star Tribune reported.  —  The Minneapolis Convention Center area became unruly as attendees left …
Discussion: Breitbart and Liberty Unyielding
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.
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  —  (2013) Judge says Sheriff Arpaio was profiling  —  (CNN)Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could soon be facing criminal charges himself.  —  Federal Judge G. Murray Snow has asked the US Attorney's Office …
Discussion: Slate, AOL and The Right Scoop
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Judge Refers Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Criminal Prosecution  —  PHOENIX — A federal judge on Friday referred Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his second-in-command for criminal prosecution, finding that they ignored and misrepresented to subordinates court orders designed to keep the sheriff's office from racially profiling Latinos.
Bloomberg:
Obama to Tour Flooded Louisiana Region After Trump's Visit  —  President stuck to vacation activities in Martha's Vineyard  —  Obama heading to Baton Rouge next week, White House says  —  President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge next week, the White House said on Friday …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
A tale of two Louisiana disasters and media bias
Discussion: NewsBusters and The Daily Caller
Washington Times:
Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate
Kurt Bardella / The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE Bardella: On Steve Bannon and why I'm voting for Hillary  —  When I began my relationship with Breitbart News it was with the understanding that the legacy of Andrew Breitbart would be honored in creating a news site with thoughtful content written with at least a semblance …
Discussion: Washington Times
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Win or lose, Trumpism may be here to stay in the GOP
The Christian / Christian Science Monitor:
Trump hands his campaign to the ‘alt-right’ movement
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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Yahoo:   Bill Clinton at 70: possibly America's ‘first gentleman’
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way
Discussion: Faith and Heritage
Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
Clinton Foundation Already Set to Break Promise to Ban Foreign Donations
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.
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.
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
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Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Judge Orders Written Testimony From Hillary Clinton on Emails
Discussion: Liberal Values
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Know English?  For New York Cabdrivers, That's No Longer Required  —  Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country.  Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali to Urdu.
Discussion: New York's PIX11
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: Daily Kos, Gothamist and The Week
 
 
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