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12:20 PM ET, September 22, 2016

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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
OPENED UP TWITTER TO SEE THIS:  —  Can't imagine why they'd do that, except that it seems to be happening to a lot of people for no obvious reason.  It's as if, despite assurances to the contrary, Twitter is out to silence voices it disagrees with or something.  —  UPDATE: Ah, it was about this tweet.
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Instapundit Suspended From Twitter After Urging Drivers To Hit NC Protesters
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Glenn Reynolds / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
UT professor's Twitter account suspended over Charlotte post
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Hot Air
Guardian:
A Trump campaign chair in Ohio says there was ‘no racism’ before Obama  —  Kathy Miller called the Black Lives Matter movement ‘a stupid waste of time’ and said low African American voter turnout could be due to 'the way they're raised'  —  Donald Trump's campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county …
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Jamelle Bouie / Slate:   The Professor, the Cop, and the President
Rasmussen Reports:
White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 39%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2%  —  With the first presidential debate coming on Monday, Donald Trump has moved to a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton, his biggest advantage since mid-July.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch telephone …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Clinton and Trump Tied in North Carolina Poll, With Sharp Educational Divides  —  Greensboro  —  Raleigh  —  Asheville  —  Charlotte  —  Greensboro  —  Raleigh  —  Asheville  —  Charlotte  —  Greensboro  —  Durham  —  Raleigh  —  Asheville  —  Charlotte  —  Durham  —  Asheville
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:   Appeals court to hear challenge to Virginia's voter-identification law
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Meet the black Charlotte police officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott  —  We wrote here about Keith Lamont Scott and his long criminal record which includes assault convictions and gun offenses.  But what about Brentley Vinson, the black police officer who fatally shot Scott?
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump cites ‘lack of spirit between the white and the black’ in police shootings
The Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte police protests: Governor declares state of emergency as violence erupts for second night
USA Today:
One person fatally shot in second night of protests in Charlotte following shooting
TMZ.com:
Brad Pitt — Under Investigation for Child Abuse  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Brad Pitt is under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, and that's what triggered the divorce ... TMZ has learned.
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million  —  Donald Trump's presidential campaign has paid his family's businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics.
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Analysis: Trump campaign has paid $8 million to his businesses  —  's campaign has paid his family's businesses more than $8.2 million during the course of his White House bid, according to a new analysis.  —  Payments to Trump businesses comprise about 7 percent of the campaign's total …
Discussion: alan.com
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo is expected to confirm massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users  —  A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the Internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.  —  Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune  —  Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach …
Nick Miller / East Bay Express:
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in ‘Bloody’ Scene  —  Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event …
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
A conservative intellectual explains why the GOP has fallen to Donald Trump  —  Samuel Goldman is one of America's most thoughtful conservatives.  A professor of political theory at George Washington University and the executive director of its Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom …
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: ‘I Was Really Referring To Chicago’ With Stop And Frisk Proposal  —  Donald Trump on Thursday morning said that when he proposed using “stop and frisk” policing techniques to address crime during a town hall with Fox News' Sean Hannity, he was referring specifically to Chicago.
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Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
Clinton gets awkward with Zach Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns’  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton  —  is kicking her millennial voter outreach into high gear with a campaign stop on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis.  —  “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump
Discussion: Politico
Ben Garbarek / WSYX:
1-on-1 with Donald Trump  —  TOLEDO — Donald Trump spoke one-on-one with ABC6/FOX28 before his latest campaign stop Wednesday in Toledo.  —  Trump was running late so he would only answer three questions before taking the stage.  —  Here is the full transcript of the interview:
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: I Said Obama Was Born In US So I Could ‘Get On With The Campaign’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Cory Bennett / Politico:
Powell leakers strike again with alleged White House staffer emails, Michelle Obama passport  —  The hacker website that leaked Colin Powell's politically embarrassing emails struck again Thursday, this time releasing what appears to be the personal emails of a White House staffer working …
David Cay Johnston / The Daily Beast:
Tale of Two Charities: Trump's Helps Trump While the Clintons' Is the Real Deal.  —  Let's do a reality check on the charitable giving of the two major presidential candidates in the hope of showing the reason that, to use my favorite Twitter hashtag, #factsmatter.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
‘You Wanna Make a F*cking Fabricated Story!’:  Charlotte Protester Confronts Fox Reporter  —  Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan is on the ground in Charlotte tonight covering the protests erupting tonight over a police shooting, and at one point, on live TV, one of the protesters got rather confrontational with him.
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Spiritual Healing with Marla Maples, Trump's Ex-Wife  —  Marla Maples was taking Angelina Jolie's side.  —  Sitting outside Boulud Sud across from Lincoln Center on Wednesday afternoon, amid news of Brangelina's divorce, the woman who famously broke up Donald Trump's first marriage and went …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Dalai Lama does Trump impression  —  Add the Dalai Lama to the list of Donald Trump  —  impressionists.  —  The Buddhist spiritual leader laughed at the mention of Trump during an interview broadcast Thursday on ITV's “Good Morning Britain,” saying he hasn't met him.
Discussion: alan.com
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: 'We'll see what's going on' with Clinton at debate … on Thursday said he is hoping the first presidential debate will be cordial, adding that he wants to “see that's going on” with Hillary Clinton  —  “We'll stay cool,” he said on Fox News's “Fox & Friends.”  —  “We'll see what's going on with her,” he added.
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
 
 
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare
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Carrie Wells / Baltimore Sun:
Man dies 3 days after allegedly fighting with Baltimore County police in Middle River
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Sanders to write a young adult book
Saliqa Khan / WBALTV:
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Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Pre-Debate Drama
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The House is not actually up for grabs, for the moment
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Trump's bizarre ad strategy
John Wagner / Washington Post:
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