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12:30 PM ET, September 2, 2016


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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Revenge of Roger's Angels  —  How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media.  —  It took 15 days to end the mighty 20-year reign of Roger Ailes at Fox News, one of the most storied runs in media and political history.  Ailes built not just a conservative …
Media Matters for America:
Media Matters President Bradley Beychok Responds To Report That Fox Sought Our Reporter's Phone Records  —  Fox News sought the phone records of Media Matters senior reporter Joe Strupp through “legally questionable means” in order to identify his anonymous network sources, according to a new report.
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Report: Trump edited speech after Mexican leader's wall tweet  —  reportedly revised his highly anticipated immigration speech Wednesday after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, following a meeting between the two, tweeted that the country would not pay for a wall along the U.S.'s southern border.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Eric Trump: ‘Pretty amazing’ that Hispanic surrogates withdrew support after speech
Discussion: Washington Post
Steven Shepard / Politico:   GOP insiders: Trump's trip was a hit
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Emails Raise New Questions About Clinton Foundation Ties to State Dept.  —  WASHINGTON — A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department agreed to try to obtain a special diplomatic passport for an adviser to former President Bill Clinton in 2009, according to emails released Thursday …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The New York Times Screws Up Its Clinton Coverage, Part Infinity  —  Hey, look, there goes the plot.  —  Oh, for the love of god, mother Times.  Are you freaking kidding me?  —  It's long past the point where many of our major news publications be sent to the dogtrack with their names pinned …
Commission on Presidential Debates:
Format  —  The format for the debates, announced on July 7, 2016, will be:  —  First presidential debate  —  The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate.
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Presidential Debate Moderators Announced  —  The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the names of the moderators of the four showdowns that are scheduled in the coming weeks.  —  The first presidential debate will be moderated by NBC's “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt.
Presidential debate moderators announced  —  This year's three presidential debates will be moderated by NBC's Lester Holt, CNN's Anderson Cooper and ABC's Martha Raddatz, and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.  —  The vice presidential debate moderator is Elaine Quijano of CBS News.
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Chris Wallace, Anderson Cooper among presidential debate moderators
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
Yamiche Alcindor / New York Times:
Leaked Script Shows What Advisers Want Donald Trump to Say at Black Church  —  DETROIT — Donald J. Trump's visit to a black church here on Saturday will be a major moment for a candidate with a history of offending the sensibilities of black Americans.  —  His team is leaving nothing to chance.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The national economic implications of a taco truck on every corner  —  A supporter of Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC's “All In” on Thursday night to offer a vision of a bleak, delicious future. … “My culture is a very dominant culture, and it's imposing — and it's causing problems,” …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Latinos for Trump founder warns of ‘taco trucks on every corner’
Gabrielle Union / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed ‘Birth of a Nation’ actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly  —  Gabrielle Union arrives at the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center.  (Los Angeles Times)  —  Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold …
One secret of Trump's low-cost campaign: free labor  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has run an unusually cheap campaign in part by not paying at least 10 top staffers, consultants and advisers, some of whom are no longer with the campaign, according to a review of federal campaign finance filings.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump enlists veteran operative David Bossie as deputy campaign manager
Tessa Berenson / TIME:
Henry Kissinger and George Shultz Mull Hillary Clinton Endorsement  —  The two Republican former Secretaries of State disapprove of Donald Trump  —  Foreign policy gurus Henry Kissinger and George Shultz are considering a joint endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: National Review
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Putin DENIES Russia involved in DNC hack …
Putin Says DNC Hack Was Public Service, Russia Didn't Do It  —  Stepan Kravchenko John Micklethwait Jake Rudnitsky  —  ‘Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?’  Putin says  —  Putin says he 'couldn't imagine' DNC bias was newsworthy  —  Vladimir Putin said the hacking …
Putin Blasts Trump and Clinton for ‘Shock’ Campaign Tactics
Discussion: Politico and Joe.My.God.
NBC News:
Colin Kaepernick Pledges $1 Million to Charity as Anthem Protest Spreads  —  FROM AUG. 29: Kaepernick's Protest Sparks National Uproar 1:57  —  San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick is putting his money where his mouth is — pledging to donate $1 million to community organizations Thursday.
Josh Peter / USA Today:
Colin Kaepernick: I'm not anti-American, will donate $1 million
Discussion: and The Gateway Pundit
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Garrison Keillor writes scathing letter to Trump  —  Former “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor penned a scathing letter to Donald Trump  —  on Wednesday, accusing him of only running for president to win the respect of Manhattan elites.  —  “If you were to win election …
Daily Mail:
Melania Trump: A retraction  —  On August 20, 2016, an article was published in the Daily Mail newspaper titled 'Racy photos, and troubling questions about his wife's past that could derail Trump.'  —  The article discussed whether allegations being made about Melania Trump could negatively affect …
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
GOP Senator: Trump May Not Be The Right Messenger For The Party  —  WASHINGTON — Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy Thursday acknowledged that Donald Trump may not be the best messenger for Republicans going into November's elections, and bluntly warned Republicans should be prepared to try …
New York Times:
This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined.  Why?  —  LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Donnie Gaddis picked the wrong county to sell 15 oxycodone pills to an undercover officer.  —  If Mr. Gaddis had been caught 20 miles to the east, in Cincinnati …
Russia's Supreme Court rules that the USSR did not invade Poland in 1939  —  Russia's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Perm blogger Vladimir Luzgin for reposting a text which states that both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939.
Discussion: Instapundit
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Guess which candidate's foundation was caught in an illegal campaign funding scheme?
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Tobacco Industry Works to Block Rules on E-Cigarettes
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Associated Press:
Clinton Offers Plan to Prevent ‘Excessive’ Drug Price Hikes
Discussion: Politico
South Florida / Sun-Sentinel:
Gun-wielding homeowner confronts driver playing Pokemon Go on his property, police say
Discussion: CBS San Francisco and 6
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Boom! Benghazi Hero: “I've Seen the Video” - Obama, Hillary Watched Attack Live, Then Lied (VIDEO)
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
August Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know
Discussion: The Atlantic and Stocks to Watch
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
How Donald Trump has discredited much of conservative media
Discussion: Booman Tribune and CNNMoney
American Prospect:
The Unpopular, Successful Auto Bailout
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Gass / Politico:
Fox & Friends hosts rip Kaine for avoiding show
Charlie Nash / Breitbart:
Free Speech Social Network Gab Growing as Twitter, Facebook Censor Users
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton's advisers tell her to prep for a landslide