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8:55 AM ET, August 30, 2016


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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.
Chris Ault / Reno Gazette-Journal:
RGJ exclusive: Chris Ault on Kaepernick, “You never lead by sitting down”
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Mediaite
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.”
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign CEO Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment In '90s Legal Dispute
Discussion: Mediaite and Guardian
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
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
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
White House defends vetting process for Syrian refugees  —  The White House on Monday defended the Obama administration's decision and vetting process for admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States.  —  “This administration did succeed in meeting this goal …
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
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.
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 …
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
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 —
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
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
Lauretta Brown / CNSNews:
Kerry: 'Media Would Do Us All a Service If They Didn't Cover' Terrorism as Much  —  ( - Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday during an appearance in Bangladesh that the media could “do us all a service” if they didn't cover terrorism “quite as much.”
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Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
EXCLUSIVE: Russia-Backed DNC Hackers Strike Washington Think Tanks
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Infowars
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
1999: Jesse Jackson Praises Trump's Commitment To Minorities, ‘Under-Served Communities’ [VIDEO]
Rachel Lu / The Federalist:
Why Is White Pride Creepy When Black Pride Isn't?
Fox News:
ObamaCare coverage options disappearing across country, report finds
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Rush Limbaugh:
The Primaries Are Over — And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country
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: 
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Huma Abedin's mom linked to shocking anti-women book
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Mike Huckabee Shares Link Claiming Hillary Is ‘Hiding Medical Devices’ Under Clothing
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news
Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin: 'She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff'
Discussion: Guardian, New York Times and Hullabaloo