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9:55 AM ET, August 20, 2016

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Yahoo:
Bill Clinton at 70: possibly America's ‘first gentleman’  —  New York (AFP) - Former president Bill Clinton celebrates his 70th birthday Friday poised to make history as America's inaugural “first gentleman” should his wife win the election and propel the couple back into the White House, roles reversed.
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Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way  —  President Barack Obama announced plans to visit flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana just hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the state on Friday.
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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Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Trump Campaign Stays Mum on His Specific ‘Regret,’ Says ‘He May’ Apologize
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and RedState
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  —  The appointment of Breitbart news chief Stephen Bannon to head Donald Trump's presidential campaign this week marks the official entree of the so-called “alt-right” into the Republicans' top campaign.  —  For the Trump campaign …
Discussion: alan.com and Vanderbilt News
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign Manager On Manafort: “He Was Asked” To Resign
Discussion: Politico and Towleroad
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump's New Chief Steve Bannon Called Republican Leaders ‘C**ts’
Discussion: Daily News Bin, Guardian and Mediaite
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Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Judge Orders Written Testimony From Hillary Clinton on Emails
Discussion: Liberal Values
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 …
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
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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Tim Graham / NewsBusters:
WashPost Buries Iran-Ransom Admission in Middle of Page A-10 — Despite Ransom Paid for Post Reporter!  —  Friday's New York Times put Iran on the top of front page, left corner: “U.S. Concedes It Postponed Iran Payment: GOP Cites ‘Ransom’ to Free 3 Americans.”
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
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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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 …
Discussion: CNN and ImmigrationProf Blog
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.
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 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
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David Nierenberg / CNBC:
I've been a Republican since 1980 but I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
 
 
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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
Chris White / LawNewz:
In ‘Dumbest’ Move, Well-Known Harvard Prof Apparently Broke Ethics Rules in Apparent Shot at Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
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
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Media Matters for America:
Joe Scarborough Tries To Convince His Panel That The “Screaming, Racially Insensitive” …
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