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4:05 PM ET, August 30, 2016

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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?
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Evan Perez / CNN:
FBI to release report on Hillary Clinton email investigation as soon as Wednesday  —  The FBI expects to publicly release as soon as Wednesday the report the bureau sent to the Justice Department in July recommending no charges in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, according to multiple law enforcement officials.
Eric Russell / The Portland Press Herald:
LePage says he is considering resignation, apologizes  —  The governor says he doesn't know whether he will finish his second term because of the impact of his recent statements on race and drugs, and his attack on Rep. Drew Gattine.  —  Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday …
NBC News:
Is Donald Trump Gaining on Hillary Clinton?  —  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.
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Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Pennsylvania  —  Democrats Lead for Both President and Senate  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Pennsylvania is currently looking positive for Democrats according to the Monmouth University Poll .  Hillary Clinton has an 8 point lead over Donald Trump …
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD seeks search warrant for Chris Brown's home after 911 call  —  Singer Chris Brown in court for a probation hearing in 2012.  (David McNew / Getty Images)  —  Los Angeles police are seeking a search warrant for singer Chris Brown's Tarzana home to look for a weapon he allegedly used …
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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 …
New York Post:
Texts reveal Anthony Weiner knew his marriage was ‘busted’  —  In her statement, released through Clinton's campaign Monday morning, Abedin, 41, announced that she had reached her breaking point “after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage.”
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Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Weiner and Trump, Partners in Compulsion
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Daily Kos
James West / Mother Jones:
Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally  —  Republican nominee Donald Trump has placed immigration at the core of his presidential campaign.  He has claimed that undocumented immigrants are “taking our jobs” and “taking our money,” …
Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:
How Much Is Donald Trump Hurting the G.O.P.?  Here's a Way to See  —  There is no reason to speculate about whether nominating Donald J. Trump has cost the Republican Party support in this presidential election.  There is plenty of data to demonstrate that it has.
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Ariel Edwards-Levy / The Huffington Post:
Republican Voters Wish They'd Picked A Different Nominee
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Vox
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Rubio won't commit to serving 6-year term  —  Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection.  And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost.
Discussion: Naked Politics
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Tim McManusESPN / ESPN:
Myke Tavarres plans to sit out national anthem Thursday  —  Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has decided to join Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the national anthem.  —  Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said he almost sat during the anthem ceremony preceding Saturday night's game …
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Washington Post:
Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his
Discussion: The Atlantic, Raw Story 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 …
Matt Fuller / The Huffington Post:
House Conservatives Plot Coup Against Speaker Paul Ryan  —  Gulp.  Here they go again.  —  Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  WASHINGTON House Speaker Paul Ryan's re-election to his leadership post in January is fast turning into a potential showdown between establishment Republicans …
Sam Levine / The Huffington Post:
Chuck Grassley Says He Could Be Persuaded To Hold Lame Duck Hearing For Merrick Garland  —  He said he could be convinced if a majority of senators supported it.  —  Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post  —  WASHINGTON Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Gary Detman / WPEC:
Vladimir Putin arrested at Publix  —  Vladimir Putin is facing trespassing charges.  —  Not Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.  But Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach, according to the police report.  —  Police responded to a Publix supermarket in downtown West Palm Beach following a report of a man screaming at employees.
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 …
Joan Walsh / The Nation:
The Media Are Doing an Abysmal Job of Covering Donald Trump's Racism  —  Too many outlets have equated Hillary Clinton's speech documenting Trump's racism with his baseless accusation that she is a bigot.  —  By ,  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (left) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Discussion: Scripting News
Scott Alexander / Slate Star Codex:
Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs  —  [Content note: this is pretty much a rehash of things I've said before, and that other people have addressed much more eloquently.  My only excuse for wasting your time with it again is that SOMEHOW THE MESSAGE STILL HASN'T SUNK IN.
James Hibberd / EW.com:
Woody Allen's Mysterious TV Show Releases First Photos  —  Exclusive photos, details of upcoming Amazon series starring Miley Cyrus  —  Woody Allen's first-ever TV series has been more mysterious than any J.J. Abrams project.  But now EW has the first photos from the show (below) …
Discussion: Refinery29
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 …
journals.plos.org:
Comparison of Outcomes before and after Ohio's Law Mandating Use of the FDA-Approved Protocol for Medication Abortion: A Retrospective Cohort Study  —  Figures  —  Abstract  —  Background  —  In February 2011, an Ohio law took effect mandating use of the United States Food and Drug Administration …
Kevin McDermott / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Ed Martin says Muslims ‘blow things up’  —  Ed Martin, who ran for Missouri attorney general four years ago and now is the chief spokesman and ally to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, said at a Tea Party rally in the St. Louis area Sunday:  —  “You're not racist if you don't like Mexicans.
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
 
 
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Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Trump Ally: No Voting Rights For Women Using Free Birth Control & Welfare Recipients
Discussion: Raw Story and NewsRadio WINA
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Clinton National Lead Steady
Carla Field / WYFF-TV:
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Alexanderrusso / Washington Monthly:
Washington Post Journo Reflects On 20 Years Covering Education
Discussion: Mother Jones
Liam Stack / New York Times:
White Lives Matter Has Been Declared a Hate Group
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Root
Jessica Sidman / Washingtonian:
The Trump Hotel Lost Two Celebrity Restaurants. Here's the Behind-the-Scenes Drama to Replace Them
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Hillary Clinton Celebrated Confederate Flag Day Every Year as Arkansas First Lady
Emma Roller / New York Times:
When Is a Scandal Really a Scandal?  —  The crown prince …
Discussion: Washington Post and AOL
Abby Broyles / KFOR-TV:
GRAPHIC: Oklahoma City mother accused of killing daughter by forcing crucifix down her throat
Discussion: Raw Story, Associated Press and WWLP-TV
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Trump said he could put several blue states in play. It's clear he can't.
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The disastrous nonintervention in Syria
EU Press Room:
State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion