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4:50 PM ET, August 25, 2016


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Dyno Rush /
Limbaugh CRACKS UP!  Who Knew It Would Be Trump That Converts GOP Base On Amnesty!  —  RUSH: Could you imagine what it's like to be Jeb Bush today?  Who knew — (laughing) I'm sorry, folks.  “She's a bigot!”  Who knew.  First they tried Marco Rubio.  They tried the Gang of Eight.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Coulter mocks Trump's immigration muddle  —  Ann Coulter revealed her sense of disgust with Donald Trump's latest comments on immigration in which he suggested an openness to changing his hard-line stance on illegal immigration.  —  Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity in a town hall event …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
CNN erupts in laughter as Katrina Pierson pushes a bizarre defense of Trump's immigration flip-flop  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson hasn't been on television since her nightmare week of catastrophic appearances.
Ali Vitali / NBC News:
Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot’  —  JACKSON, Miss. — Donald Trump has spent the week calling for African-Americans to uproot voter trends, reject “the bigotry” of Hillary Clinton, and vote for him in November.  But Wednesday night, Trump escalated the line of attack and labeled Clinton herself a “bigot.”
Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Ann Coulter: Maybe it's ‘in our interest’ to let some illegal immigrants stay  —  Conservative author and Donald Trump supporter Ann Coulter isn't giving up on her candidate yet, even as he appears to be shifting on an issue most dear to her.  —  Trump is now open to possibly “softening” …
Discussion: RedState, Mediaite and The Right Scoop
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Jeb Bush Says He's Not Buying The Trump Immigration Shift  —  Jeb Bush says Donald Trump doesn't actually have any beliefs on immigration because it's all a game to Trump.  —  “Well, I can only say that whatever his views are this morning, they might change this afternoon …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Wire
Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
Donald Trump Openly Weighs a Massive Immigration Reversal  —  Trump Reaches Out to Black, Latino Voters as Poll Numbers Show Numbers Falling 2:03  —  In what would be a stunning reversal on an issue central to his candidacy, Donald Trump floated a possible process to allow undocumented immigrants …
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Coulter: Trump's ‘softening’ on immigration remark a panic move  —  “panicked” when he said he was open to softening his immigration policies, according to conservative pundit and Trump ally Ann Coulter.  —  “It's just rhetoric but it's still annoying,” Coulter told The Hill Wednesday night.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump hits back at Clinton: ‘Shame on you’
Discussion: ABC News
Wall Street Journal:
Chelsea Clinton Plans to Stay on Board of Family Foundation  —  Clinton Health Access Initiative might also continue to accept foreign government and corporate funding  —  The Clinton Foundation is considering exceptions to its plan to stop accepting corporate and foreign donations …
Max J. Rosenthal / Mother Jones:
Trump Attacks Hillary's “Criminal” Foundation, Forgets He Donated $110,000 to It
Discussion: Political Wire and Breitbart
Edward Morrissey / The Fiscal Times:
Hillary Lied, Withheld Evidence, Traded Power for Money, and Could Be President
Discussion: Washington Monthly, NPR and Daily Wire
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
What we know about the charitable giving by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Guardian
Katy O'Donnell / Politico:
Ethicists scoff at Clinton Foundation transition plan
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Balloon Juice
Tegna / KARE-TV:
Trump, Pence not yet on MN ballot … ST. PAUL, Minn. - Don't plan to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?  You'll have options on the Minnesota ballot this November.  —  Tuesday was the deadline for non-major party candidates for President and Vice President to file the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot in Minnesota.
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:   Trump makes Minnesota's ballot
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Isn't On The Ballot In MN Yet, But Anti-Trump Indy Candidate Is
Discussion: Daily News Bin
Streiff / RedState:
BREAKING. Donald Trump Is Not On the Ballot In Minnesota
Discussion: Politico and
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Clinton ad ties Trump to KKK, white supremacists  —  A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton's campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.  —  “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes …
Discussion: and whorunsGov
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Flashback: Hillary Clinton Praises Exalted Cyclops of Ku Klux Klan (VIDEO)
Discussion: Breitbart and BizPac Review
Jon Miltimore /
Univ. of Chicago pushes back on trigger warnings, safe spaces  —  Letters sent to the incoming class of 2020 make it clear the University of Chicago isn't a fan of trigger warnings or safe spaces.  —  Academics around the country are embracing the relatively new trend of using trigger warnings …
Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon:
Massimo Calabresi / TIME:
What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower  —  Massimo Calabresi joined the Washington bureau of TIME in 1999 and has covered the CIA, State, Justice, Treasury, Congress and the White House.  He covered the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo as TIME's Central Europe bureau chief …
ABC News:
Trump Meets With Black and Hispanic Leaders in Manhattan
Discussion: Politico
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber Loses at Least $1.2 Billion in First Half of 2016  —  After touting profitability in the U.S. early this year, the ride-hailing company is said to post second-quarter losses exceeding $100 million.  —  The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Rachel Maddow's fascinating duel with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, annotated  —  Donald Trump only does Fox News these days, but on Wednesday night his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, gamely ventured into the unfriendly confines of Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show.
Discussion: TVNewser
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Senator's Outreach Ad To Black Voters Appears To Use Stock Video From Africa  —  A new ad highlighting Sen. Richard Burr's (R-NC) work in helping disadvantaged children in his state appears to feature black children from a school in Africa, not North Carolina.
Discussion: The Bob and Chez Show
Orlando Sentinel:
Orlando Health, Florida Hospital won't bill Pulse shooting victims  —  Orlando Police officer Gerry Realin was part of the small hazmat team that was responsible for removing the bodies from Pulse nightclub.  He now struggles with PTSD and blood pressure so high he was recently admitted to the hospital.
Fox News:
US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week  —  DEVELOPING: A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday after one of four close calls this week involving U.S …
John Sides / Washington Post:
How many votes will Trump give up by not running a professional campaign?  A lot.  —  Stories about the ramshackle nature of the Trump campaign are abundant.  A recent article called Donald Trump's organization “more concert tour than presidential campaign.”
Discussion: New York Magazine
James Marson / Wall Street Journal:
Russia to Conduct Military Drills Amid Ukraine Tensions  —  Exercises come after Moscow blamed Ukraine for deaths of two service members in Crimea  —  MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills Thursday to test the combat-readiness of troops on the country's western flank.
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James Wilkinson / Daily Mail:
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Katie Pavlich /
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Discussion: LawNewz
Margaret Newkirk / Bloomberg:
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