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3:55 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.
Glenn Reynolds / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
UT professor's Twitter account suspended over Charlotte post  —  A screenshot of the tweet from @Instapundit.  —  Twitter has suspended the @Instapundit account.  (Screenshot)  —  Twitter has suspended the account of Glenn Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor …
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Instapundit Suspended From Twitter After Urging Drivers To Hit NC Protesters
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ohio Trump campaign chair Kathy Miller 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 …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump official resigns after racism comments  —  's campaign in Ohio resigned on Thursday following comments suggesting President Obama is to blame for racism.  —  Trump's Ohio state director, Bob Paduchik, said in a statement that county chairs are “volunteers” and “not spokespeople for the campaign.”
Discussion: Politico
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.
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
LAPD: Brad Pitt Not Investigated for Child Abuse
Discussion: LawNewz and The Week
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
German Lopez / Vox:
Charlotte is the latest city to explode over a police shooting. It won't be the last.
Discussion: Washington Post
Janell Ross / Washington Post:   Charlotte, a defining moment in a nation-defining election
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Donald Trump: Drugs a ‘Very, Very Big Factor’ in Charlotte Protests  —  Less than a day after protests over the police killing of an African-American man turned violent in North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump placed some of the blame for the turmoil on the impact of drugs.
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Signal
Charlotte protests: State of emergency declared after violent clashes
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Ryan defers on Trump's ‘stop-and-frisk’ pitch
Discussion: ABC News
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 …
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.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Analysis: Trump campaign has paid $8 million to his businesses
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.
Dalai Lama does impression of Donald Trump - video
Discussion: Boing Boing, Raw Story and Mediaite
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 …
The Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte police protests: Governor declares state of emergency as violence erupts for second night
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax  —  Tax plan changed to increase top rate for wealthiest households  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would impose a 65% tax on the largest estates and make it harder for wealthy households to pass appreciated assets …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
D. Watkins / Salon:
Why are cops OK with killing black people?  Because American history teaches that we aren't fully human
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Cohn / The Huffington Post:
THE FUTURE OF AMERICA IS BEING WRITTEN IN THIS TINY OFFICE  —  Back in the comparatively innocent days of 2015, before Donald Trump completed his hostile takeover of the Republican Party, before the Bernie Sanders juggernaut really got going, Hillary Clinton's campaign thought it could get ahead through well-crafted policy proposals.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
House panel votes to hold Clinton tech aide Bryan Pagliano in contempt  —  A House panel voted Thursday to hold Bryan Pagliano, a former technology aide to Hillary Clinton, in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the private email set-up Clinton used as secretary of state.
Discussion: ABC News
Fox News:
House panel recommends holding former Clinton IT aide in contempt
Bob Beckel / The Hill:
Hillary should debate Trump's manhood and cowardice  —  goes into Monday's first presidential debate with high expectations.  This is not a good thing for Clinton.  High expectations in presidential debates are never a good thing.  —  In this debate, ironically, Clinton's greatest strength, experience, is her greatest weakness.
Associated Press:
Mexican President Confirms Trump Visit Led To Treasury Secretary's Resignation  —  Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he accepted the resignation of his Treasury secretary because the official had suffered a big blow to his reputation due to Donald Trump's visit to the country.
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Clinton makes an unusual push: To win over disabled people and their families
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
What happens to the Democratic Party if Hillary loses?
Discussion: Betsy's Page
David Lightman / Press Association:
Young voters to Clinton: We can't stand you
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Central Banks Have No Practical Tools to Raise Inflation
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Sessions on Bushes' Trump snub: They've forgotten who elected them
Rich Lowry / Politico:
How Trump Could Win the Debate
Discussion: Mother Jones
Ben Weyl / Politico:
McConnell plays hardball in spending fight
Discussion: The Hill, The Resurgent and Hot Air
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Jr.: “A Lot In A 12,000-Page Tax Return That Wouldn't Make Sense To Open Up”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 Earlier Items: 
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Benjamin Netanyahu needs 20 special agents to go to the bathroom
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
Teen arrested after naming 33 students and teachers in detailed shooting plot at Hesperia school
Discussion: KTLA and Raw Story
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: 'We'll see what's going on' with Clinton at debate
Discussion: RedState
Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
Clinton gets awkward with Zach Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns’
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
David Cay Johnston / The Daily Beast:
Tale of Two Charities: Trump's Helps Trump While the Clintons' Is the Real Deal.