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10:25 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 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.
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 …
Lee Stranahan / Breitbart:   Hillary Clinton's Top Aide Huma Abedin Published Articles that Blamed USA for 911, Blamed Women For Violence
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Clinton Camp Announces New $80 Million Fall TV Ad Buy  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign is ramping up its presence on the airwaves.  —  According to an aide, the campaign has reserved $80 million worth of TV ad space in battleground states to take them through the fall campaign.
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Clinton campaign reserving nearly $80 million in ads
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton, already dominant on the airwaves, reserves nearly $80 million more in TV time
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Associated Press:
Texas judge temporarily blocks Obama's transgender directive
Discussion: KFOR-TV
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: Daily Kos and Politico
Stephen Montemayor / Star Tribune:
Pills seized from Paisley Park contained illicit fentanyl, same drug that killed Prince  —  Level of fentanyl found in musician's body was so great no one could have survived it.  —  Pills marked as hydrocodone that were seized from Paisley Park after Prince's overdose death actually contained fentanyl …
Amy Forliti / Associated Press:
Discussion: AOL
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: 'No, I'm not flip-flopping' on immigration  —  Donald Trump on Monday insisted his immigration policy is not changing, as the Republican nominee embarks on a week intended to explain and expand upon his proposals, which up until this point have focused on the construction of a wall between …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:   In the latest shift, Trump campaign wavers on mass deportations
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 …
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 …
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: Hullabaloo and Power Line
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).
Mitch Prothero / BuzzFeed:
Why Europe Can't Find The Jihadis In Its Midst … BRUSSELS, Belgium —  The assignment given to the Belgian police in the summer of 2014 was straightforward but high stakes: Follow two men suspected of involvement with ISIS through the streets of Brussels.  Find out who they meet, record what they say.
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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Patrick Howley / Breitbart:
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Anne Kim / Washington Monthly:
How States Are Solving the Retirement Crisis
Discussion: Eschaton
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Ukrainian-Americans, Long Fond of the G.O.P., Greet Donald Trump With Despair
Discussion: Daily Wire
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Southern Command Warns Sunni Extremists Infiltrating From South
Discussion: Daily Wire
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Democrats debate the size of a Clinton victory
Biden's Public Backing for Erdogan to Mask Stern Private Message
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Clinton on winning side on climate change
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Said to Begin Preparation for First Debate Against Clinton
Discussion: Washington Post, Political Wire and AOL
Daily Mail:
Terror on the Tigris: A gripping dispatch from our reporter, a captured jihadi rifle in his hands …
Discussion: Guardian
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
CBS News:
Poll: Hillary Clinton extends lead in Ohio
Discussion: AOL, The Hill and Gothamist

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Tim Reynolds / Associated Press:
The NBA's Board of Governors approves the league's next media rights deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon Prime Video; WBD could still match one of the deals

Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Sources: WBD will lay off ~1,000 employees across sectors including finance, business affairs, and production; source: fewer than 10 Max staffers are affected

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