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James O'Keefe Tries to Entrap Hillary, Fails Spectacularly

(Time) A Clinton campaign official alleges that the women engaged in several efforts to entrap supporters. In one scheme, described by Clinton staff, a woman attempted to pass a cash donation to Clinton volunteers and interns. In another, a woman approached the campaign on Aug. 19 and said both her parents had donated to Clinton the legal maximum of $2700 each and wanted to funnel an additional donation through their daughter, a violation of federal law. On Aug. 13, a woman claiming to be Canadian approached another Clinton fellow to ask how to falsify an address for a campaign donation.

In another instance, a woman volunteering with the Clinton campaign on voter registration efforts in Iowa City returned to the campaign’s office in Des Moines and asked whether it was okay that she refuse to register people who don’t support Clinton, the campaign official said. The Clinton campaign maintains that its policy is to register all voters, regardless of their preference in candidates.

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Walker on birthright citizenship: 3 positions, 7 days

(CNN) Scott Walker on Sunday took his third position within seven days on Donald Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship, this time saying he opposes Trump and supports the policy.

The Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate was asked on ABC's "This Week" whether he backs Trump's push to end the 14th Amendment's mandate that all children born in the United States are automatically granted citizenship.

"Well, I said the law is there. And we need to enforce the laws, including those that are in the Constitution," Walker said, adding that he favors addressing illegal immigration by improving border security and requiring businesses to use a system called E-Verify to check workers' legal status.


Jimmy Carter taught his 1st Sunday school class since announcing cancer, hundreds show up

(Examiner) When former President Jimmy Carter announced earlier this week that cancer had spread to his brain, the overwhelming response was sad but supportive. Despite the negative news, Carter showed up Sunday morning at a small Baptist church in George and taught a Bible class.

The usual crowd for Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia is around 25 churchgoers. That numbered ballooned to 775 as reported by CNN on August 25. With the church filled to its capacity of 325, an additional 150 were brought to the overflow room, with another 300 put in a nearby auditorium. Carter's appearance at the church was the 689th time that he has taught a Sunday school class.


Harry Reid endorses Iran deal, giving boost to Obama’s supporters

(WaPo) Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid gave a forceful endorsement Sunday to the nuclear deal with Iran, a key boost that provides continued momentum for preventing Congress from blocking President Obama’s pact.

The Nevada Democrat said the deal, which lifts economic sanctions against the rogue nation for pledges to limit its nuclear program, is the “best way” to curtail Iran’s military ambitions, and he pledged to round up more support to thwart its opponents.


Howard Dean: Hillary Email Scandal Manufactured by GOP and ‘Bored’ Press

(Mediaite) Questions have continued to swirl about classified emails on Clinton’s private server and whether she lied about possessing classified emails, but Dean told Chuck Todd that Clinton’s answers have been “steady” and not evolving.

He said, “This is, in fact, manufactured partly by a press that’s bored and partly by the Republicans.”


Jeb Bush: "...a president is a decider. A president leads by making decisions."

(WaPo) During his town hall, Bush faced a variety of questions, including what qualities he would look for in a potential running mate.

"I’m not asked this question enough," he said. "It’s the first decision that a party nominee makes that’s an indication of how you make decisions as president. Once you get to the bottom line of this, a president is a decider. A president leads by making decisions."


Appeals Court: Convicted Ex-Guv Bob McDonnell Is Going To Prison

(TPM) Nearly a year after his conviction on federal corruption charges, Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) appears to be headed for prison.

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected McDonnell's request to stay out from behind bars while he appeals his convictions to the Supreme Court.


Sen. Claire McCaskill to back Iranian nuclear deal

(Kansascity.com) Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday morning she’ll back the proposed Iranian nuclear deal.

Her announcement ends weeks of speculation as to what she’d do. Her support had been regarded as crucial to getting the deal done as several key Democrats had said they’ll oppose the deal in recent days.


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