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8:30 PM ET, September 2, 2015


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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
Exclusive — Donald Trump Fires Back at Jeb Bush: He Should Lead by ‘Speaking English’ While in the United States'  —  2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told Breitbart News that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English—not the Spanish he spoke to attack Trump in Miami this week—on the campaign trail.
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Does Donald Trump cheat at golf?  A Washington Post investigation.  —  One morning in the mid-1990s, Mark Mulvoy was on the sixth hole of Long Island's Garden City Golf Club with Donald Trump when the skies opened, and they ducked for cover under a nearby awning.
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
What Is Jeb Bush Thinking?  —  Jeb has gone on the attack against Trump.  A lot of people think this is a mistake.  It makes Bush look panicky and desperate, and is more likely to make him look bad than to damage the elaborately coiffed August frontrunner.  Here's Rich Lowry in Politico:
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
A Once-Sunny Jeb Bush Appears Irked in Donald Trump's Shadow  —  WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. — When Jeb Bush stopped by the Hampton Synagogue here on Saturday, he was expected to offer a critique of the Iran deal and a short version of his stump speech to the Orthodox congregation.
Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's image continues to decline
Nick Gass / Politico:
The Jeb-Trump feud gets even nastier
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Latinos hate Donald Trump. But guess who they like: Jeb Bush.
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump to Bush: Speak English when in the US
Jonathan S. Tobin / Commentary Magazine:
The Democrats Now Own Iran.  They'll Soon Wish They Didn't  —  This morning, President Obama got what he's been working toward all year.  With Senator Barbara Mikulski's announcement that she will vote to support the Iran nuclear deal, the administration got its 34th vote in the Senate …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Mikulski pushes Obama's Iran nuke deal over the top in Senate
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Obama prevails on Iran deal
Phillip M. Bailey / Courier-Journal:
Kim Davis gets Matt Bevin's ‘absolute’ backing … CONNECT  —  Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin said during a national conference call Tuesday he fully supports Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' right to refuse gay couples seeking marriage licenses.
Cathy Hernandez /
HPD: Man fatally shot while taking selfies with gun  —  HOUSTON -  —  A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.  —  Family members said the victim is 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP circulates loyalty pledge to box Trump in  —  <p>The GOP is taking its most aggressive step yet to force Donald Trump's hand.</p><p>The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential candidates to ask whether they'd be willing to sign a pledge stating …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Haters for Trump  —  <p>HANOVER, N.H. — They think Donald Trump's ideas are “disgusting.”
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Rush Limbaugh
Washington Post:
Clinton, using private server, wrote and sent e-mails now deemed classified  —  While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information …
John Solomon / Washington Times:
Clinton emails contained spy satellite data on North Korean nukes
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Washington Post:
This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders  —  Watch how they conduct their campaigns.  —  Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.”  Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition.
Baltimore Sun:
Judge denies motions to dismiss charges, recuse Mosby in Freddie Gray case  —  In a victory for city State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, a judge on Wednesday denied motions to dismiss charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray and to recuse Mosby's office from the case.
School district investigating mass baptism at football practice  —  VILLA RICA, Ga. — A Georgia school district is investigating after video of a mass baptism was posted on YouTube.  —  The video, posted by First Baptist Villa Rica, was shot on school grounds just before football practice.
Lauren Kelley / Rolling Stone:
Donald Trump on Why He Hopes Kanye Runs for President  —  I hope to run against him someday," the GOP frontrunner says of his hypothetical 2020 opponent  —  Kanye West made waves during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards when he capped off his 13-minute acceptance speech by announcing …
Cortney O'Brien /
‘Take That, Bibi’: PBS Journalist Mocks Israeli Prime Minister After Iran Deal Victory  —  PBS journalist Gwen Ifill isn't even trying to hide her cheerleading for the Obama administration.  After the president gained the 34th and final vote needed to secure his nuclear negotiation with Iran Wednesday …
Daily Mail:
'That one has big breasts.  But I want a Yazidi with blue eyes and pale skin.  I am willing to pay the price': Escaped girl, 18, tells of the day she was sold as a sex slave  —  A Yazidi teenager has told of the day she was abducted by ISIS thugs who tortured her, abused her …
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Wall Street Journal:
Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska Coast  —  Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, the first time the U.S. military has seen such activity in the area, Pentagon officials said on Wednesday.
Ken White / Popehat:
Satire vs. Potentially Defamatory Factual Statements: An Illustration  —  Earlier today, author John Scalzi posed this question:  —  I am incapable of passing a question like this without answering it.  Moreover, as luck would have it, I just finished a brief on the subject yesterday.
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and Vox Popoli
Alan Gomez / USA Today:
Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare  —  More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population, according to a report to be released Wednesday.  —  About 51% of immigrant-led households receive …
Christine Sexton / Politico:
Scott's office scrubbed release that cleared Planned Parenthood  —  TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's office scrubbed a press release written by his own regulators that found there was no “mishandling of fetal remains” at clinics run by Planned Parenthood and, at the same time …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Banter
Kristina Papa / WNEP-TV:
Patches The Crossing Guard Dog ‘Fired’  —  JERSEY SHORE — We first introduced you to Patches the crossing guard dog last week.  Since then, Patches is no longer allowed out at the crosswalk while his owner is on duty.  —  Jersey Shore Area School District officials told their employee …
Discussion: ABC News and Fox 59
Ariel Edwards-Levy / The Huffington Post:
Republicans Like Obama's Ideas Better When They Think They're Donald Trump's  —  A new poll shows how much Americans' policy opinions depend on the politician endorsing them.
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Fox News' Harris Faulkner Sues Hasbro For $5M Over Harris Faulkner Hamster  —  The 6-time Emmy winner is not happy at all about the “demeaning and insulting” Hasbro toy hamster that has both her name and, she claims, her look.  In fact, Fox News Channel's Harris Faulkner is taking …
Rachel Dolezal 'I'm Pregnant!!'  —  'I'M PREGNANT!!'  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Rachel Dolezal — everyone's favorite racially ambiguous person — is pregnant.  —  Rachel tells us she's in her second trimester and expecting a boy.  The ethnicity is TBD — we kid.  Seriously, we asked about the baby daddy but she was mum.
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Andrew Roberts / Bloomberg Business:
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Helena Bottemiller Evich / Politico:
Food giants call truce with Michelle Obama
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Christopher Massie / BuzzFeed:
Fiorina On Securing Borders: “I Don't Think Walls Are Particularly Effective”
Oliver Sacks / New York Review of Books:
Urge  —  Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, was a longstanding …
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Economic Policy Institute:
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Why Walmart Is Reducing Worker Hours, After Raising the Minimum Wage — and Other Lessons in Reality
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Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
The Coming Liberal Disaster at the Supreme Court
Discussion: Hot Air