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9:00 AM ET, August 22, 2016


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Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton's ‘People Have Been Trying to Pin’ Email Scandal on Him  —  Hillary Clinton's email scandal continues.  —  On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account …
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Colin Powell sets record straight on involvement in email scandal  —  MORE FROM:  —  Colin Powell has broken his silence about his alleged involvement in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, saying her team is falsely trying to blame him.  —  When asked by the FBI about her email use …
Cyra Master / The Hill:
Powell: Clinton ‘trying to pin’ her email use on my advice  —  's campaign has been trying to use him to help justify her use of a private email server while she was secretary of State.  —  The Democratic presidential nominee reportedly told FBI investigators that Powell …
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for 10 years  —  Huma Abedin, longtime aide to former US Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton,  —  MORE FROM:  —  Hillary Clinton's top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief …
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Huma Abedin denies active role at radical Muslim journal  —  MORE FROM:  —  Top Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin played no formal role in a radical Muslim journal — even though she was listed as an editor on the hate-filled periodical's masthead for a dozen years, a campaign rep claimed Sunday.
Discussion: The Week and BizPac Review
Lee Stranahan / Breitbart:
Hillary Clinton's Top Aide Huma Abedin Published Articles that Blamed USA for 911, Blamed Women For Violence
Discussion: Instapundit
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Clinton campaign reserving nearly $80 million in ads  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign this week is reserving almost $80 million in television advertising for the fall campaign season, according to a senior campaign official.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton, already dominant on the airwaves, reserves nearly $80 million more in TV time
Discussion: CNN
Alana Abramson / ABC News:
Trump Has Strong Fundraising Month, but Doesn't Catch up to Clinton
Discussion: Politico, Political Wire and Althouse
Jessica Hamilton / Houston Chronicle:
White Lives Matter group protests outside NAACP in Houston's Third Ward  —  The Confederate flag waved in front of the NAACP office Sunday.  The red flag with its blue X holding white stars hung over the shoulder of a White Lives Matter member who was joined by others in his group in a protest …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Hope for Trump: GOP winning registration race in key states  —  For weeks, Donald Trump has watched his poll standing in battleground states plummet, from Pennsylvania, where his strength among Rust Belt families was supposed to turn a blue state competitive, to North Carolina …
New York Times:
Donald Trump, a ‘Rigged’ Election and the Politics of Race
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks  —  Donald J. Trump is leaning heavily on Republican Party organizations to provide crucial campaign functions like getting out the vote, digital outreach and fund-raising, at a time when some leading Republicans have called …
Discussion: Althouse
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Donald Trump is finally raising money. So why isn't he spending it?
Discussion: Power Line and Hullabaloo
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Sean Hannity Turns Adviser in the Service of Donald Trump  —  During major inflection points in Donald J. Trump's campaign, the advisers, family members and friends who make up his kitchen cabinet burn up their email accounts and phone lines gaming out how to get his candidacy on track (and what counsel he might go along with).
New York Times:
After Shake-Up by Trump, Clinton Camp Keeps Wary Eye on ‘Conspiracy Theories’  —  It took just a few hours, after Donald J. Trump announced a major staff shake-up last week, for Hillary Clinton's campaign team to settle on a new buzzword.  —  “He peddles conspiracy theories,” her campaign manager …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Said to Begin Preparation for First Debate Against Clinton  —  Donald J. Trump prides himself on his debate performances in the Republican primaries, and he has often boasted about his lack of serious preparation for them.  —  But Mr. Trump began preparing on Sunday …
Discussion: Political Wire and AOL
Tom Korosec / Bloomberg:
Obama's Transgender Bathroom Policy Blocked by Federal Judge  —  Texas wins halt to transgender student restroom mandate  —  Judge says U.S. failed to follow rule-making procedures  —  The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Clinton on winning side on climate change  —  NASA announced last week that July 2016 was the hottest month in the recorded history of planet Earth.  And last month, the agency reported that the first six months of this year was, overall, the hottest half-year in recorded history.
Biden's Public Backing for Erdogan to Mask Stern Private Message  —  U.S. ties to NATO ally strained by Gulen extradition demand  —  ‘All foreign policy is personal’ to Biden, top adviser says  —  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will find himself in a familiar role when he flies to Turkey this week …
Discussion: Hot Air
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
92 Year-Old Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Releases New Book: “The Conservative Case for Trump”  —  by Phyllis Schlafly,  —  Ed Martin,  —  and Brett M. Decker  —  92 year-old conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly officially endorsed Donald Trump in St. Louis in March.
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Mitch Prothero / BuzzFeed:
Why Europe Can't Find The Jihadis In Its Midst
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Daily Mail:
Terror on the Tigris: A gripping dispatch from our reporter, a captured jihadi rifle in his hands …
Discussion: Guardian
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Clinton's economic plans likely to boost her corporate donors
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Report: Trump discussed continuing ‘Apprentice’ from White House
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
This couple didn't tip their Latina server. They left a hateful message instead.
Erick Trickey / Politico:
Charlie Sykes' Air War
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Tancredo / Breitbart:
Will the Mormon Church's Support for Muslim Immigration Block Trump's Victory?
Discussion: RedState and The Resurgent
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
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Discussion: Balloon Juice and
CBS News:
Poll: Hillary Clinton extends lead in Ohio
Discussion: The Hill, AOL and Gothamist
Associated Press:
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Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks: FAS
Discussion: Power Line, Vox Popoli and Instapundit

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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

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