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1:00 AM ET, August 30, 2016

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Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump Blames Hillary Clinton for Anthony Weiner's Sexts  —  If you were a presidential candidate who polled low among women, who was on your third wife, who had a reputation for womanizing and a professional relationship with a man who'd recently been axed from his job for sexual harassment …
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Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal  —  Huma Abedin, the wife of the former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, announced on Monday that the couple were separating in the wake of a report that Mr. Weiner had been involved in another sexting scandal.
Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin: 'She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff'
Discussion: Guardian and Hullabaloo
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Huma Abedin's mom linked to shocking anti-women book
Media Matters for America:   “She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff”: Rush Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin For Her Husband's Sexual Tweets
Chris Spargo / Daily Mail:
Humiliated Huma FINALLY dumps sexting Weiner: Hillary's top aide separates from her husband …
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points  —  Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 points among likely voters in a new poll released Monday — the latest public survey to confirm that Clinton has a consistent lead with just over 10 weeks until the general election.
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Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton's Lead Cut in Half in New National Poll
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Matthew J. Dowd / Wall Street Journal:
Seven Things About the 2016 General Election Campaign So Far
Discussion: The Atlantic and BizPac Review
Richard Natale / Variety:
Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83  —  Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford …
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Daniel Lewis / New York Times:
Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’
Nathan McDermott / BuzzFeed:
Trump On Kaepernick: “Maybe He Should Find A Country That Works Better For Him”  —  Donald Trump, asked about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal on Saturday to stand during a performance of the national anthem, says maybe Kaepernick “should find a country that works better for him.”
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Chris Ault / Reno Gazette-Journal:
RGJ exclusive: Chris Ault on Kaepernick, “You never lead by sitting down”
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Mediaite
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems  —  The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems …
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate  —  Hillary Clinton's advisers are talking to Donald J. Trump's ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal,” seeking insights about Mr. Trump's deepest insecurities as they devise strategies to needle and undermine …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign CEO Once Blasted “Bunch Of Dykes” From The “Seven Sisters Schools”  —  Donald Trump's campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said during a 2011 radio interview that progressives vilify prominent women in the conservative movement because they are not “a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools.”
Discussion: New Century Times and Joe.My.God.
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign CEO Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment In '90s Legal Dispute
Discussion: Mediaite
Craig Calcaterra / NBCSports.com:
Jackie Robinson: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem.  I cannot salute the flag”  —  In 1972 Jackie Robinson wrote his autobiography.  In it he reflected on how he felt about his historical legacy as a baseball player, a businessman and as a political activist.
Discussion: The Root and Mediaite
Lydia Willgress / Telegraph:
Teenage girl killed herself amid fears she would be branded racist over joke photo she sent friends, inquest hears  —  A talented teenage gymnast committed suicide after becoming concerned she would be branded “racist” after taking a joke photograph and sharing it with friends, an inquest heard.
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Sarah Palin falls and cracks her head — and makes it all about Hillary Clinton  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Former half-term Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hit a new low — literally — on Sunday when she wrote on Facebook …
Discussion: Mediaite and alan.com
John Santucci / ABC News:
Fired Manager Corey Lewandowski Still Involved in Donald Trump Campaign  —  As Donald Trump arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, for a rally a week ago, he stepped out of his motorcade and was greeted by a familiar face: Corey Lewandowski.  —  Lewandowski had been fired in late-June after serving as Trump's first campaign manager.
Ed Mazza / The Huffington Post:
White Lives Matter To Be Listed As Hate Group By Southern Poverty Law Center  —  “We are listing them because they are clearly white supremacists.”  —  White Lives Matter will soon be listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  —  SPLC said the status will be reflected …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump campaign demands ‘dinner with Trump’ super PAC cease and desist  —  Donald Trump's campaign sent a cease-and-desist letter on Monday to a super PAC unaffiliated with the campaign that has lured more than $1 million in donations by offering the Republican nominee's supporters a chance …
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Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
Trump Ad Credits Tax Plan He Doesn't Support  —  Donald Trump's new $10 million TV ad cites two contradictory tax plans — one that Trump has explicitly ruled out and another that he has yet to endorse — raising more questions about what policies the GOP presidential nominee supports.
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Democrats delay ad spending on Ohio Senate race  —  The Democratic Party's national Senate campaign arm has canceled more than a week of television ads that were set to run next month in the key battleground of Ohio, where former governor Ted Strickland (D) has struggled to gain traction against incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R).
Discussion: Political Wire
Nathaniel Herz / Alaska Dispatch News:
U.S. Rep. Don Young's ownership in his family's farm, with gas leases, wasn't disclosed for years  —  U.S. Rep. Don Young failed for 25 years to disclose his inherited one-third interest in a family farm in California that netted him at least $250,000 when he sold it last year.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
Department of Transportation:
2015 Traffic Fatalities Data Has Just Been Released: A Call to Action to Download and Analyze  —  This post is cross-posted at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog.  —  35,092.  —  That is the number of people who died on our nation's highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.
Discussion: New York's PIX11 and NPR
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Mike Huckabee Shares Link Claiming Hillary Is ‘Hiding Medical Devices’ Under Clothing  —  Donald Trump supporter and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee shared a link on his Facebook page Sunday claiming Hillary Clinton is hiding medical devices under her clothing.
 
 
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Rush Limbaugh:
The Primaries Are Over — And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country
Discussion: Hot Air, dailyrushbo.com and RedState
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Virginia School District Asks Supreme Court To Hear Transgender Bathroom Policy Case
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
States of Cruelty  —  Something terrible has happened …
Discussion: New York Magazine
CBS North Carolina / WNCN:
Man dead in Raleigh police-involved shooting; officer shot in leg
Discussion: WISH-TV and WKRN-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
David Duke Robocall Urges Voters To Vote For Him And Donald Trump
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Obama will bypass Senate, ratify Paris climate accord himself during trip to China: report
Liam Quinn / Daily Mail:
Mass evacuation at LAX caused by ZORRO: Man dressed up as masked hero brandishing a plastic …
Discussion: RedState