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12:30 PM 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
Nick Gass / Politico:
Huckabee: Clinton health ‘cover-up’ like Nixon
Discussion: Political Wire and Hot Air
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: I wouldn't talk about health if tests were bad
Discussion: New York Magazine and Daily Kos
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton offers Powell ‘sympathy’ after email hack
Discussion: ABC News
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Giovanni Russonello / New York Times:
Poll Shows Tight Race for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton  —  With less than eight weeks before Election Day, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tight contest, with both candidates still struggling to win the confidence of their respective bases, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.
Morgan Winsor / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in Tight Race, New Poll Shows
Josh Barro / Business Insider:
My gut worry about the polling shift toward Donald Trump
Discussion: AOL
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.”
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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.
CBS Philly:
Donald Trump Jr: Media Is Clinton's Number One Surrogate
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
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 …
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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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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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Despite gestures, Trump is still the least transparent U.S. presidential candidate in modern history
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump bought a 6-foot-tall portrait of himself with charity money. We may have found it.
abc13.com:
SANDRA BLAND'S FAMILY SAYS CIVIL SUIT SETTLED FOR $1.9M  —  Attorneys for the Sandra Bland family say a settlement has been reached in their civil suit  —  ENTERTAINMENT  —  Famous Marilyn Monroe “Flying Skirt” pic
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CNN:
Sandra Bland's family settles for $1.9M in wrongful death suit
Discussion: Mashable and Refinery29
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
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.
Daily Mail:
Germany torn apart: Mob of 100 neo-Nazis in vicious brawl with 20 asylum seekers who goaded them into violence in latest example of how Merkel's open-door policy is dividing the country  —  Refugees and neo-Nazis battled it out on the streets of an east German town on Wednesday night …
The Intercept:
Elizabeth Warren Asks Newly-Chatty FBI Director to Explain Why DOJ Didn't Prosecute Banksters  —  Like a lot of other Americans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to know why the Department of Justice hasn't criminally prosecuted any of the major players responsible for the 2008 financial crisis.
Discussion: Common Dreams and Bloomberg
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.
Associated Press:
WITNESS SAYS PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT ORDERED KILLINGS OF 1,000  —  MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Filipino militiaman testified before the country's Senate on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered him and other members of a liquidation squad …
Discussion: alan.com and Associated Press
The Hill:
Hillary Clinton faces dilemma following ‘deplorables’ remark  —  faces a major dilemma in the wake of her controversial “basket of deplorables” comment: keep hammering Donald Trump  —  on race or pivot to other issues.  —  Democrats are divided on the best course of action following …
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and The Daily Caller
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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Asha Bandele / New York Times:
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Emily Guskin / Washington Post:
Poll: Nearly half of Americans say voter fraud occurs often
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Hannah Parry / Daily Mail:
Now Mexico wants to build a border wall with Central America to keep out illegal immigrants …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Why Florida is still in play for Trump
The Intercept:
Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
GOP negotiators reach deal to postpone IRS impeachment vote
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
NEW YORK - Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this one.