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4:10 PM ET, September 15, 2016

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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Aide Shuts Down Local TV Interview With Trump Jr. When Charity Issue Is Raised  —  An interview with Donald Trump Jr. conducted by a local Pennsylvania television station was abruptly cut off by an aide when the topic turned to a Washington Post story about Donald Trump spending his foundation's money …
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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 …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Jr.: Media Would Be “Warming Up The Gas Chamber” If GOP Did What Hillary Did  —  Donald Trump Jr. said on Thursday that the media has built up Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and that if Republicans acted the way Clinton has, the media would be “warming up the gas chamber” for them.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Donald Trump Jr. just told everyone the real reason his dad isn't releasing his tax returns  —  Donald Trump has been adamant that the sole reason he is the only major presidential nominee in modern history refusing to release his tax returns is because he is under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.
Wall Street Journal:   Paul Ryan Says Donald Trump Should Release Tax Returns
Associated Press:
The Latest: Pence Meets With Greek Orthodox Church Leader
Bloomberg:
Trump Says Economic Plan Would Create 25 Million Jobs
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: I wouldn't talk about health if tests were bad
Discussion: Washington Post, AOL and Daily Kos
Michael Wilner / Jerusalem Post:
Media ‘warms up the gas chamber’ for Republicans, Trump's son says
Discussion: New York Times and Joe.My.God.
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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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The race is tightening for a painfully simple reason  —  Hillary Clinton's ongoing campaign to paint Donald Trump as unacceptable in the eyes of most Americans is working.  It's just not good enough.  That's the message of the spate of recent polls showing a dramatically tightened race that Trump may even be narrowly winning.
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.
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Iowa  —  Trump Widens Lead Over Clinton  —  Grassley holds sizable edge for Senate  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Donald Trump now has an 8 point lead over Hillary Clinton in the battle for Iowa's electoral votes, according to the Monmouth University Poll .
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  While the presidential horse race between …
Bill Bartel / Associated Press:
Trump-Clinton is now too close to call in Virginia, according to new poll
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
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Bloomberg:
Clinton Says She May Not Choose Garland for Supreme Court  —  Democrat would ‘look broadly’ for diverse nominees, she says  —  She won't preclude lame-duck confirmation, deferring to Obama  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she wouldn't be bound …
Eric Segall / The Daily Beast:   Why We Don't Need a Ninth Supreme Court Justice
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.
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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.”
David Wasserman / FiveThirtyEight:
How Trump Could Win The White House While Losing The Popular Vote  —  OK, before I say anything, a quick disclaimer: This piece is not a prediction.  In fact, I'm a religious (maybe fanatical) adherent of FiveThirtyEight's 2016 election forecast model, which I find to be both methodologically rigorous and intellectually honest.
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Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:   Hillary's Self-Inflicted Headwinds
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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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: Daily Kos and Common Dreams
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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: The Daily Caller
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
How Clinton's allies are embracing her mistake
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hot Air
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 …
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
Donald Trump Calls Out Colin Powell's ‘Weak Understanding’ After Leaked Email Fiasco  —  Yesterday morning, Buzzfeed News reported on a series of leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell from his personal Gmail account that were surfaced by Russian intelligence hackers.
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Powell in leaked email slams Bill Clinton on continuing affairs with ‘bimbos’
Richard Zoglin / TIME:
The New Politics of Late Night  —  In a wild election with a ripe orange target, comics are ditching balance and taking sides  —  No late-night-TV comedian attacks the job with more righteous intensity than Samantha Bee.  Once a week on her TBS show Full Frontal, she stands before a wall of video monitors …
Joel Stein / Bloomberg:
A new force in electoral politics.  —  At 4 p.m., Milo Yiannopoulos puts on a pair of glasses for the first time today.  He examines himself in a mirror to see if he wants to add a gray suit to his purchases, which will push his bill to almost $12,000 at Savile Row's Gieves & Hawkes.
 
 
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Fox News:
DHS accused of sitting on damning border report as immigration issue drives presidential race
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completes Hajj pilgrimage after converting to Islam
Courier:
Students suspended after threat posted to social media
Discussion: RT and Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Author Ed Klein: Hillary Frequently Faints, Huma Brings Her Cold Compresses for Her Head (VIDEO)
Discussion: BizPac Review
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The Time Trump's Campaign Manager Called Americans “a Bunch of Pigs”
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump bought a 6-foot-tall portrait of himself with charity money. We may have found it.
Prachi Gupta / Cosmopolitan:
Ivanka Trump on Her Father's New Child Care and Maternity Leave Policy