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11:20 AM ET, August 22, 2016


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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 …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Resurgent
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Clinton Camp Announces New $80 Million Fall TV Ad Buy
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
Dan Merica / CNN:   Clinton campaign not planning to air ads in Virginia, Colorado ahead of Election Day
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Clinton campaign reserving nearly $80 million in ads
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton, already dominant on the airwaves, reserves nearly $80 million more in TV time
Discussion: Daily Kos
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
Discussion: American Thinker
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
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
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
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 …
12-year-old running Trump campaign office in Colorado  —  WHEAT RIDGE, CO (KDVR/CNN) - Donald Trump's campaign has some young blood among its leadership.  —  And by young, that means 12 years old.  —  In one of the most important counties in swing state Colorado, Donald Trump is relying …
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: Washington Post and Althouse
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Donald Trump is finally raising money. So why isn't he spending it?
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Power Line
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 …
Discussion: and Hit & Run
Patrick Howley / Breitbart:
New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to “fix” its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton's failing health.  —  “Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself,” Rudy Giuliani recently said on Fox News …
Discussion: and BuzzFeed
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).
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 …
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.
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
‘Like a Furnace’: New Yorkers Sweat It Out as Reports of Hot Subway Cars Rise
Discussion: CBS New York
Daily Mail:
Trump opens up new front in war against ‘Morning Joe’ …
Discussion: Daily Wire
Catherine Ho / Washington Post:
Signs suggest Hillary Clinton may be more open to lobbyists in her administration
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
 Earlier Items: 
Biden's Public Backing for Erdogan to Mask Stern Private Message
Discussion: Hot Air
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: Political Wire
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.
New York Times:
Donald Trump, a ‘Rigged’ Election and the Politics of Race
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos

From Techmeme:

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B, which would be its largest acquisition ever

Washington Post:
Letter: OpenAI whistleblowers asked the SEC to probe OpenAI's allegedly restrictive NDAs barring staff from warning regulators about the risks its tech may pose

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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