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11:20 AM ET, September 15, 2016

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Tom Fontaine / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Trump Jr. to Trib: Dad will ‘separate’ from business interests if elected  —  Donald Trump Jr. talks about his father's campaign with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review at the Trib's office on the North Shore, Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  —  BY TOM FONTAINE  —  Donald Trump Jr. dismissed …
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Powell in leaked email slams Bill Clinton on continuing affairs with ‘bimbos’  —  A website claiming to have hacked former Secretary of State Colin Powell's private emails has published correspondence that appears to show Powell accusing President Bill Clinton  —  of adultery.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Five dramatic revelations from Powell's leaked emails  —  Candid emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell are causing a stir across the country with their blunt assessment of a host of Washington's stars.  —  The emails, released by hackers behind a WikiLeaks-type website believed …
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Jr: My Dad's ‘12,000-Page’ Tax Return Would Prompt Too Many Queries  —  Donald Trump Jr. said that one reason his father has yet to receive his tax returns, in a break from four decades of precedent for presidential candidates, was that the complicated documents would provoke too many questions.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
NEW YORK - Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this one.  —  An email hacked from Colin Powell's Gmail account has him writing that he had just returned from the famed Bohemian Grove — a place the Washington Post once described as “where the rich and powerful go to misbehave” …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton offers Powell ‘sympathy’ after email hack
Discussion: ABC News
Ezra Dulis / Breitbart:   Exclusive - Donald Trump Jr: Hillary Wants to ‘Shut Down’ PA Energy Production to Benefit Saudis
CBS News:
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in tight race nationally - CBS/NYT poll  —  With the first debate less than two weeks away, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a tight race for the presidency nationally.  Clinton has just a 2-point edge in a two-way match-up among likely voters.
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Josh Barro / Business Insider:
My gut worry about the polling shift toward Donald Trump
Discussion: AOL
CNN:
CNN/ORC polls: Trump's national gains extend to Florida, Ohio
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump on Flint pastor: ‘She was like a nervous mess’  —  The pastor in Flint, Michigan, who interrupted Donald Trump as he ripped into Hillary Clinton on Wednesday “was like a nervous mess” as she introduced him, the Republican nominee said Thursday, adding that he “figured something was up.”
Discussion: New York Times, Daily Kos and The Week
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Scott Detrow / NPR:
Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor — But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter  —  Donald Trump is lashing out against an African-American pastor who interrupted him Wednesday to chide him for campaigning in her Flint, Mich., church.  —  “Something was up,” Trump told Fox and Friends on Thurday morning.
Discussion: Washington Post and Daily Kos
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Not in my house, pastor tells Trump
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
The Huffington Post:
Donald Trump Wants Peter Thiel On The Supreme Court, Sources Say  —  The eccentric billionaire endorsed Trump in a speech at the Republican National Convention this summer.  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post  —  Donald Trump has made it clear he will nominate Peter Thiel …
Washington Post:
Donald Trump, scam artist … THE TRUMP campaign believes this editorial is not journalism.  It is “badgering.”  That is how campaign manager Kellyanne Conway described on Tuesday some simple questions The Post and others have asked Mr. Trump and his circle over the past several months about his supposed philanthropic activities.
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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump bought a 6-foot-tall portrait of himself with charity money. We may have found it.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Despite gestures, Trump is still the least transparent U.S. presidential candidate in modern history
Prachi Gupta / Cosmopolitan:
Ivanka Trump on Her Father's New Child Care and Maternity Leave Policy  —  Cosmopolitan.com spoke to the 34-year-old Trump Organization executive about the plan she heavily influenced.  —  On Tuesday night, Donald Trump released a child care and maternity leave plan that offers new mothers six weeks …
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KRCG:
State senator sits in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick  —  State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, sat down during the Pledge of Allegiance at the Missouri state capitol Wednesday.  —  “I decided to not stand for the pledge of allegiance today to stand in solidarity with the cause of injustice …
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Jon Street / TheBlaze.com:
State Senator Refuses to Stand During Pledge of Allegiance in ‘Solidarity’ With Colin Kaepernick
Nick Gass / Politico:
Huckabee: Clinton health ‘cover-up’ like Nixon  —  Donald Trump surrogate Mike Huckabee pounced on Bill Clinton's mistaken pronouncement of his wife's condition as the “flu” rather than the diagnosed case of pneumonia, suggesting Thursday that there is a “cover-up” about the Democratic nominee's health similar …
Discussion: Political Wire and Hot Air
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Annie Karni / Politico:   Bill Clinton is no longer the closer
Joseph W. McQuaid / UnionLeader.com:
An Editorial — Joseph W. McQuaid, Publisher: A better choice for President (No need to hold your nose)  —  New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher … In 1972, Union Leader Publisher William Loeb found himself having to recommend either President Richard Nixon or challenger George McGovern.
Emily Guskin / Washington Post:
Poll: Nearly half of Americans say voter fraud occurs often  —  Nearly half of Americans say that voter fraud occurs at least somewhat often according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a viewpoint at odds with studies showing it rarely occurs in U.S. elections.
Discussion: electionlawblog.org
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Julie Phelan / ABC News:
Pessimistic or Optimistic? Election-Wise, It Matters (POLL)
Discussion: Hot Air
Rachael Bade / Politico:
GOP negotiators reach deal to postpone IRS impeachment vote  —  House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte have reached a tentative compromise to postpone a vote to impeach the IRS commissioner, sources familiar with the talks told POLITICO.
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Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
House Republicans Face New Tests of Their Irrelevance
Associated Press:
Boy, 13, fatally shot by police after pulling out BB gun  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer responding to a reported armed robbery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy when the teen pulled a firearm from his waistband that was later determined to be a BB gun, police said Thursday.
Rich Lowry / Politico:
Time to Face It: Trump Really Could Win This  —  If Democrats are starting to panic, they should.  What else do they have to throw at him?  —  If you aren't seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you aren't paying attention.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The Time Trump's Campaign Manager Called Americans “a Bunch of Pigs”  —  Immediately after the news broke that Hillary Clinton had said that half of Donald Trump's supporters were racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamophobic and belonged in a “basket of deplorables,” Kellyanne Conway …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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The Hill:
Hillary Clinton faces dilemma following ‘deplorables’ remark
Discussion: Hot Air, Politico and The Daily Caller
Hannah Parry / Daily Mail:
Now Mexico wants to build a border wall with Central America to keep out illegal immigrants …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Clinton Foundation President: ‘No Question’ Donors Received ‘Courtesy Appointments’ [VIDEO]
Discussion: Clayton Cramer
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Author Ed Klein: Hillary Frequently Faints, Huma Brings Her Cold Compresses for Her Head (VIDEO)
Discussion: BizPac Review
Associated Press:
WITNESS SAYS PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT ORDERED KILLINGS OF 1,000
Discussion: alan.com and Associated Press
Christine Rushton / Los Angeles Times:
Video shows aftermath of 69-year-old woman punched at a Trump rally
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 Earlier Items: 
Calvin Tomkins / New Yorker:
Gold Toilet  —  Five years ago, the artist Maurizio Cattelan announced …
Discussion: Boing Boing and New York's PIX11
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
‘I hate palm trees’: The sentimental journey of Harry Reid
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Why Florida is still in play for Trump
The Intercept:
Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion
Discussion: New York Magazine