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8:40 PM ET, August 30, 2016


 Top Items: 
FBI Recovers 30 Hillary Clinton Emails Involving Benghazi Attack  —  These emails were not previously provided by Clinton to the State Department  —  (WASHINGTON)— The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya …
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.
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?
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.
German Lopez / Vox:   A new poll shows most Republicans appear to regret nominating Donald Trump
CBS News:
Pro-Trump pastor regrets cartoon of Clinton in blackface, but “not the message”
Ariel Edwards-Levy / The Huffington Post:
Republican Voters Wish They'd Picked A Different Nominee
Discussion: and Talking Points Memo
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 …
Sasha Savitsky / Fox News:
Chris Brown posts Instagram rant from inside his house as police wait outside
Discussion: The Right Scoop
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,” …
PBS NewsHour:
The Trump campaign has a ground-game problem  —  As the presidential election marathon breaks into a final sprint, the Trump campaign faces a jaw-dropping gap in the ground game: Hillary Clinton currently has more than three times the number of campaign offices in critical states than does Donald Trump.
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
Aaron Kall / The Hill:
You're hired: Cuban best Trump stand-in for Clinton debate prep  —  With the first Presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York less than a month away, the Clinton campaign still hasn't settled on who will play Donald Trump  —  during their preparation sessions in the lead up to the big night.
Discussion: Business Insider, AOL and
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Teen births are plummeting — and the reason is incredibly simple  —  The teen birthrate has plummeted rapidly since the mid-2000s — and a new study suggests better use of birth control is entirely responsible.  —  There are 42 percent fewer teen births now than just seven years ago.
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.
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 …
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune:
Rick Perry Talks “Dancing With The Stars,” Senate Speculation
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Kim Has Officials Killed by Anti-Aircraft Gun, Paper Says  —  North Korea officials were purged over graft, project, it says  —  Follows defection of high-level diplomat to South Korea  —  Two senior North Korean officials were executed with an anti-aircraft gun in early August on the orders …
Discussion: Guardian and The Daily Caller
David Brody /
Only On The Brody File: Michele Bachmann Says “God Raised Up” Trump To be GOP Presidential Nominee  —  Michele Bachmann, who is one of Donald Trump's close evangelical advisors tells The Brody File that, “God raised up” Trump to be the GOP presidential nominee.  Here's what she says:
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Trump Ally: No Voting Rights For Women Using Free Birth Control & Welfare Recipients  —  Wayne Allyn Root, a Donald Trump admirer who often claims to be in frequent contact with the GOP candidate has led campaign rallies for him in Nevada, said yesterday that people who receive federal benefits …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McCain braces for squeaker in today's primary  —  He's expected to prevail, but a big win would go a long way to calm Republicans anxious about a potential upset.  —  PHOENIX — John McCain is hoping for a blowout in his Senate primary on Tuesday.  He's bracing for a squeaker.
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 …
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Hannity rants against Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, and the Never Trump movement: 'I'll blame you' if Clinton wins!  —  Sean Hannity on Tuesday laced into Glenn Beck, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and the so-called Never Trump movement at large, saying on his radio program that he will hold those who refused …
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Rudy Giuliani / USA Today:
I'm performing a public service  —  Secretary Clinton has been hiding from press scrutiny.  —  The reason I raised the issue of inadequate health disclosures is because Secretary Clinton has been hiding from press scrutiny, and Americans are wondering why.
Neil Eggleston / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama Grants 111 Additional Commutations, the Most Commutations Granted in a Single Month  —  Earlier this month, President Obama granted commutation to 214 federal inmates, the most commutations granted in a single day by any President in this nation's history.
Erik Larson / Washington Post:
Trump loses latest bid to derail university fraud lawsuit  —  Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University on May 23, 2005.  —  Donald J. Trump and his now-defunct real-estate university …
Discussion: Raw Story and
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Exclusive: Kochs pull ads from Ohio Senate race  —  The powerful network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is canceling advertising in the Ohio Senate race, a sign that Republican Sen. Rob Portman  —  is viewed as increasingly likely to win.
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 …
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
Toronto Star:
Three Quebecers charged with smuggling $30M in cocaine on cruise ship in Australia  —  A search of the ship's nearly 2,000 compartments allegedly lead to the discovery of 95 kilograms of the drug in the suitcases of André Tamine, 63, Isabelle Lagacé, 28, and Melina Roberge, 22 — all originally from Quebec.
Fox News Insider:
Larry the Cable Guy: ‘Hillary Will Be the End of the Country’  —  Larry the Cable Guy dropped by “Fox and Friends” today to share some laughs and give his thoughts on the 2016 race.  —  The superstar “Blue Collar” comedian said that this election year is “crazy,” and he's torn between Donald Trump …
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Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Pence dismisses concerns about Clinton's health, stokes fears of ‘rigged’ election
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump print pool rotation includes blacklisted outlets
Discussion: CNNMoney and Political Wire
Angelique Chrisafis / Guardian:
French PM suggests naked breasts represent France better than a headscarf
Discussion: Reuters, The Atlantic and Refinery29
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Ordered by EU to Repay $14.5 Billion in Irish Tax Breaks
Kevin Quinn /
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
James Hibberd /
Woody Allen's Mysterious TV Show Releases First Photos
Discussion: Refinery29
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Clinton National Lead Steady
Liam Stack / New York Times:
White Lives Matter Has Been Declared a Hate Group
Joan Walsh / The Nation:
The Media Are Doing an Abysmal Job of Covering Donald Trump's Racism
New York Post:
Texts reveal Anthony Weiner knew his marriage was ‘busted’
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Rubio won't commit to serving 6-year term