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4:00 PM ET, September 2, 2016


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Federal Bureau of Investigation:
FBI Releases Documents in Hillary Clinton E-Mail Investigation  —  Today the FBI is releasing a summary of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's July 2, 2016 interview with the FBI concerning allegations that classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on a personal e-mail server she used during her tenure.
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Clinton told FBI she didn't understand classified intel  —  Hillary Clinton suggested to FBI investigators in a July interview that she had little understanding of classified information when she served as secretary of state.  —  Clinton told FBI agents she could not remember ever receiving …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Powell warned Clinton about using a BlackBerry
Nick Gass / Politico:   Clinton told FBI she relied on others' judgment on classified material
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Revenge of Roger's Angels  —  How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media.  —  It took 15 days to end the mighty 20-year reign of Roger Ailes at Fox News, one of the most storied runs in media and political history.  Ailes built not just a conservative …
Media Matters for America:
Media Matters President Bradley Beychok Responds To Report That Fox Sought Our Reporter's Phone Records  —  Fox News sought the phone records of Media Matters senior reporter Joe Strupp through “legally questionable means” in order to identify his anonymous network sources, according to a new report.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The New York Times Screws Up Its Clinton Coverage, Part Infinity  —  Hey, look, there goes the plot.  —  Oh, for the love of god, mother Times.  Are you freaking kidding me?  —  It's long past the point where many of our major news publications be sent to the dogtrack with their names pinned …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton was right about the vast right-wing conspiracy.  Here's why it exists.  —  The epic battles between the Clintons and their tormentors on the right have shaped American politics for nearly a quarter century.  —  But there was a moment early on when the toxic course …
Discussion: Politico
Julia Edwards / Reuters:
Clinton says could not recall all briefings due to concussion - FBI report  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton told the FBI she did not recall all the briefings she received on handling sensitive information as she made the transition from her post as U.S. secretary of state …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Daily Kos
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Emails Raise New Questions About Clinton Foundation Ties to State Dept.
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Revised Immigration Speech After Mexican Leader's Tweet  —  Republican added wording about border wall at last minute after President Enrique Peña Nieto said his nation wouldn't pay for it  —  As Donald Trump arrived in Phoenix late Wednesday, fresh from a visit …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Eric Trump: ‘Pretty amazing’ that Hispanic surrogates withdrew support after speech
Discussion: Washington Post and Hullabaloo
Mconnolly / Washington Monthly:   Trump Can't Meet His Own Standards
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:   Report: Trump edited speech after Mexican leader's wall tweet
Commission on Presidential Debates:
Format  —  The format for the debates, announced on July 7, 2016, will be:  —  First presidential debate  —  The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The national economic implications of a taco truck on every corner  —  A supporter of Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC's “All In” on Thursday night to offer a vision of a bleak, delicious future. … “My culture is a very dominant culture, and it's imposing — and it's causing problems,” …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Latinos for Trump founder warns of ‘taco trucks on every corner’
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
If Your Case Against Immigration Is 'You're Going To Have Taco Trucks on Every Corner,' You Lose, Amigo
Discussion: Mother Jones and Business Insider
William Wan / Washington Post:
Inside the Republican creation of the North Carolina voting bill dubbed the ‘monster’ law  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — The emails to the North Carolina election board seemed routine at the time.  —  “Is there any way to get a breakdown of the 2008 voter turnout, by race (white and black) …
Discussion: Vox and Mother Jones
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
North Carolina May End Up Back In Court Over Its Foot Dragging On Early Voting
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Off the Kuff
Gabrielle Union / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed ‘Birth of a Nation’ actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly  —  Gabrielle Union arrives at the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center.  (Los Angeles Times)  —  Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold …
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton's advisers tell her to prep for a landslide  —  Advisers to Hillary Clinton's campaign have identified so many paths to an Election Day victory they are now focusing not only on the one or two battlegrounds that would ensure a win but on opening up the possibility of an Electoral College landslide.
Discussion: RedState, Daily Kos and Althouse
New York Times:
This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined.  Why?  —  LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Donnie Gaddis picked the wrong county to sell 15 oxycodone pills to an undercover officer.  —  If Mr. Gaddis had been caught 20 miles to the east, in Cincinnati …
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Putin DENIES Russia involved in DNC hack — SCOOP: Shultz alludes to JOINT Clinton endorsement with Kissinger — State Dept. to release ALL Clinton schedules before election — The Playbook Interview: Al Sharpton  —  JUST IN — “Putin Says DNC Hack Was a Public Service, Russia Didn't Do It …
Discussion: The Daily Caller, AOL and Vessel News
Tessa Berenson / TIME:
Henry Kissinger and George Shultz Mull Hillary Clinton Endorsement
Discussion: National Review
One secret of Trump's low-cost campaign: free labor  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has run an unusually cheap campaign in part by not paying at least 10 top staffers, consultants and advisers, some of whom are no longer with the campaign, according to a review of federal campaign finance filings.
NBC News:
Colin Kaepernick Pledges $1 Million to Charity as Anthem Protest Spreads  —  FROM AUG. 29: Kaepernick's Protest Sparks National Uproar 1:57  —  San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick is putting his money where his mouth is — pledging to donate $1 million to community organizations Thursday.
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Are Tied In Latest IBD/TIPP Poll  —  In a sharp turnaround in an already volatile election season, support for Hillary Clinton tumbled as Donald Trump made gains over the past month, leaving the race a virtual tie.  —  The latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows that Clinton …
Ron Fournier / The Atlantic:
A Farewell Guide to Political Journalism  —  I left political journalism once before—to help launch a social media site designed to engage political influencers in civil conversation.  It failed (one critic called it “the idiotic"), but among the many lessons I took away from the experience was one about journalism.
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Bill Chappell / NPR:
Brock Turner Freed From Jail After Serving Half Of 6-Month Sentence
Stephen Kalin / Reuters:
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Discussion: National Review
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Michele Bachmann: This Will Be the ‘Last Election’ if Hillary Clinton Wins the Presidency
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Did Trump Happen Because Liberals Are Too Mean?
Discussion: Hot Air, Instapundit and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
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Discussion: NOLA River
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
How Donald Trump has discredited much of conservative media
Discussion: Booman Tribune and CNNMoney
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
GOP Senator: Trump May Not Be The Right Messenger For The Party
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