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10:15 AM ET, August 30, 2016


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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Colin Powell's foundation and Hillary Clinton's are treated very differently by the media  —  In 1997, after a distinguished career in military service that culminated with stints as national security adviser under Ronald Reagan and chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton …
Discussion: New York Post and Pamela Geller
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 …
Donald Trump on Colin Kaepernick: He should find another country  —  On the eve of Donald Trump's Tuesday campaign rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, the Republican presidential candidate spoke with KIRO Radio's Dori Monson on a variety of topics, including why Boeing might leave Washington.
Associated Press:
Longtime Aide Huma Abedin Like ‘Second Daughter’ to Clinton
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
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 …
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
VIDEO - Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees  —  In a previously little-noticed video from February at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton suggested that the U.S. use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit.  —  “The truth is that the big loser in this over the long run is going to be Syria.
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:   White House defends vetting process for Syrian refugees
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The disastrous nonintervention in Syria
NBC News:
Poll: Donald Trump Chips Away at Hillary Clinton's National Lead  —  Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|  SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll  —  Clinton now enjoys 48 percent support, while Trump holds steady with 42 percent.
The Hill:
Trump's popularity with African-American voters polling at zero  —  Public Policy Polling released a preview of a new poll on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Monday night that showed Donald Trump  —  's favorability rating among African-American voters at 0 percent.  —  New PPP poll released on @maddow right now —
Steven Shepard / Politico:   Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points
New York Times:
Cutting Ties to the Clinton Foundation  —  Does the new batch of previously undisclosed State Department emails prove that big-money donors to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation got special favors from Mrs. Clinton while she was secretary of state?
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry  —  The Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked the F.B.I. on Monday to investigate evidence suggesting that Russia may try to manipulate voting results in November.
Craig Calcaterra /
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
Kellyanne Conway on Why Donald Trump's Calling Hillary Clinton a Bigot  —  On “With All Due Respect,” Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway discusses the GOP nominee's new campaign ad, his immigration plan, why he has referred to Hillary Clinton a bigot, and preps for the presidential debates.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Philiana Ng / Entertainment Tonight:
Derek Hough Confirms ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Return, Cheryl Burke Also Set for Season 23  —  Derek Hough is ready to return to the dance floor!  —  The six-time Dancing With the Stars champion took to Instagram on Monday to officially announce his season 23 return to ABC's reality competition series …
EU Press Room:
State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion  —  The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.  This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
Zhang Pengfei / CCTV News:
G20 Summit to deal with rising anti-globalization sentiment  —  The G20 Summit is to take place amid weak economic recovery and the lowest rate of global trade growth in three decades.  China would like to see G20 leaders resist protectionism and instead, seek economic growth through innovation and reform.
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: NBC News and Talking Points Memo
Chicago Tribune:
August most violent month in Chicago in 20 years  —  August is on pace to record more homicides in one month than has happened in 20 years.  —  In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet …
Discussion: WGN-TV
Associated Press:
IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds  —  HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.  —  On the other side of the mountain …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
EXCLUSIVE: Russia-Backed DNC Hackers Strike Washington Think Tanks  —  The same Kremlin-backed group that hacked the Pentagon, State Department, and DNC targeted DC insiders last week.  —  Last week, one of the Russia-backed hacker groups that attacked Democratic computer networks …
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Trump surrogate apologizes for tweeting cartoon of Clinton in blackface  —  An African-American pastor who has become a prominent surrogate for Donald Trump  —  apologized Monday night for sharing a cartoon of Hillary Clinton  —  in blackface earlier in the day.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
Sundance / The Last Refuge:
Gallup Poll: Donald Trump Currently Holds 32% of National Hispanic Vote...  Stop The Presses.....  There's something odd that seems to consistently happen when corporate Wall Street media narratives are in diametric opposition to factual reality; they begin a process of trying to quantify their fallacy.
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Trump said he could put several blue states in play.  It's clear he can't.  —  For months, Donald Trump and members of his political team promised to put reliably Democratic states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Oregon into play.  But now, with only two months until Election Day …
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.”
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.
Scott Bland / Politico:
George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system  —  While America's political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump team: There has always been, will always be a physical wall  —  Donald Trump has been “remarkably consistent” with his call to end illegal immigration, one of his top spokesmen said Tuesday, as the Republican nominee himself sought to underscore his commitment to building a wall …
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Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
1999: Jesse Jackson Praises Trump's Commitment To Minorities, ‘Under-Served Communities’ [VIDEO]
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Rachel Lu / The Federalist:
Why Is White Pride Creepy When Black Pride Isn't?
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
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
Rush Limbaugh:
The Primaries Are Over — And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Ault / Reno Gazette-Journal:
RGJ exclusive: Chris Ault on Kaepernick, “You never lead by sitting down”
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Mediaite
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
States of Cruelty  —  Something terrible has happened …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ed Mazza / The Huffington Post:
White Lives Matter To Be Listed As Hate Group By Southern Poverty Law Center
John Santucci / ABC News:
Fired Manager Corey Lewandowski Still Involved in Donald Trump Campaign
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Sarah Palin falls and cracks her head — and makes it all about Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Mediaite and