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12:45 PM ET, August 25, 2016


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Nick Gass / Politico:
Coulter mocks Trump's immigration muddle  —  Ann Coulter revealed her sense of disgust with Donald Trump's latest comments on immigration in which he suggested an openness to changing his hard-line stance on illegal immigration.  —  Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity in a town hall event …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Coulter Goes to War with Trump And It Is Glorious  —  Liberals may die tonight because there are limited supplies of those injections they give you for acute schadenfreude toxicity.  Ann Coulter has been Donald Trump's biggest New York City white nationalist supporter.  She's transformed toadying into a militant act.
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Coulter: Trump's ‘softening’ on immigration remark a panic move  —  “panicked” when he said he was open to softening his immigration policies, according to conservative pundit and Trump ally Ann Coulter.  —  “It's just rhetoric but it's still annoying,” Coulter told The Hill Wednesday night.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Trump ‘softening’ on immigration? Many of his supporters don't seem to mind.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Sen. Sessions: I can ‘be supportive’ of Trump's immigration move
Discussion: The Hill
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot’  —  JACKSON, Miss. — Donald Trump has spent the week calling for African-Americans to uproot voter trends, reject “the bigotry” of Hillary Clinton, and vote for him in November.  But Wednesday night, Trump escalated the line of attack and labeled Clinton herself a “bigot.”
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump camp brushes aside ‘alt-right’ association
Discussion: ABC News and The Hill
Streiff / RedState:
BREAKING.  Donald Trump Is Not On the Ballot In Minnesota  —  Hard to believe, but its true.  As of today, the GOP has no candidate for president on the ballot in Minnesota.  —  It might be sheer incompetence or it might be a clever ploy by Trump to avoid a Mondale-esque 50 state blow …
Discussion: Politico
Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot  —  Just days after his supporters and motorcade were attacked by protesters in Minneapolis at a GOP fundraiser, the Minnesota Republican party has not submitted the names of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his vice presidential nominee Mike Pence …
Discussion: Political Wire and
Tegna / KARE-TV:
Trump, Pence not yet on MN ballot … ST. PAUL, Minn. - Don't plan to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?  You'll have options on the Minnesota ballot this November.  —  Tuesday was the deadline for non-major party candidates for President and Vice President to file the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot in Minnesota.
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Trump temporarily missing from Minnesota ballot
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week
Wall Street Journal:
Chelsea Clinton Plans to Stay on Board of Family Foundation  —  Clinton Health Access Initiative might also continue to accept foreign government and corporate funding  —  The Clinton Foundation is considering exceptions to its plan to stop accepting corporate and foreign donations …
Katy O'Donnell / Politico:
Ethicists scoff at Clinton Foundation transition plan
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
Mylan doubling the eligibility for patient assistance, effectively eliminating out-of-pocket expense for uninsured and under-insured patients  —  Company to cover up to $300 of out-of-pocket cost at pharmacy; reducing patient cost by 50% off Mylan list price
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Politics of Anaphylaxis  —  The real scandal of EpiPen pricing
Jon Miltimore /
Univ. of Chicago pushes back on trigger warnings, safe spaces  —  Letters sent to the incoming class of 2020 make it clear the University of Chicago isn't a fan of trigger warnings or safe spaces.  —  Academics around the country are embracing the relatively new trend of using trigger warnings …
Fox News:
U. of Chicago to frosh: No ‘safe spaces’ here
Discussion: Power Line, Mediaite and Hot Air
Annie Garau / Esquire:
Mike Pence Used to Draw Cartoons.  We Found Them.  They're Strange.  —  Behold the VP nominee's alter ego, Law School Daze  —  Before his P was penetrated by Donald's T, before thousands of women called him to chat about their menses, even before he lost Indiana more than $60 million …
Discussion: Mediaite
Fox News Insider:
Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Interview Preview Wikileaks Hillary Clinton Emails  —  Will new developments force the Clinton Foundation to close?  Laura Ingraham and Mike Huckabee have powerful insight on On The Record.  —  VP candidate Mike Pence, enters the No Spin Zone on a must-see O'Reilly Factor.
Biden says expects Guantanamo prison to close before Obama leaves office
Discussion: Political Wire
Massimo Calabresi / TIME:
What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower  —  Massimo Calabresi joined the Washington bureau of TIME in 1999 and has covered the CIA, State, Justice, Treasury, Congress and the White House.  He covered the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo as TIME's Central Europe bureau chief …
Discussion: RedState and Mediaite
John Sides / Washington Post:
How many votes will Trump give up by not running a professional campaign?  A lot.  —  Stories about the ramshackle nature of the Trump campaign are abundant.  A recent article called Donald Trump's organization “more concert tour than presidential campaign.”
Discussion: New York Magazine
NBC News:
Where will the Republican Party go after 2016?  —  The future of the Republican Party — with or without Donald J. Trump — is weighing heavily on the party's top elected officials, thought leaders and activists.  It's a topic sure to be dissected once the results on Election Day, November 8, 2016, are tallied.
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Senator's Outreach Ad To Black Voters Appears To Use Stock Video From Africa  —  A new ad highlighting Sen. Richard Burr's (R-NC) work in helping disadvantaged children in his state appears to feature black children from a school in Africa, not North Carolina.
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Debate Commission faces new challenge in selecting moderators  —  The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is in just over a month, and yet neither candidate knows who the moderator will be.  —  They won't know until after Labor Day, sources with knowledge of the matter told CNNMoney.
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students  —  The University of Missouri's (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
U.S. Soccer:
Hope Solo Suspended from U.S. WNT for Six Months  —  U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the U.S. Women's National Team for six months for conduct that is counter to the organization's principles.  —  The suspension for Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early …
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New York Times:
Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp to Share Some Data With Facebook
David Weigel / Washington Post:
What's the alt-right? A primer
Discussion: Mother Jones, Fusion and Hot Air
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
On Immigration Policy, Partisan Differences but Also Some Common Ground
Discussion: Daily Wire
Kristina Rebelo / New York Times:
Veteran Kills Himself in Parking Lot of V.A. Hospital on Long Island
Amy Forliti / Associated Press:
Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge
Discussion: Associated Press and Pamela Geller
 Earlier Items: 
Louise Boyle / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Jews are ‘adept at working the American political system’ …
Washington Post:
Is Rudy Giuliani okay?
Discussion: The Resurgent and TalkLeft
Apple Weighs iPhone Video Editing App in Renewed Push on Social
Kori Schake / Wall Street Journal:
The Disconnect Beneath the Praise for U.S. Military
Elle Hunt / Guardian:
Fisherman hands in giant pearl he kept under the bed for 10 years
Discussion: CNN, WGN-TV, NPR and The Week
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump gnaws at shorter leash