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Trump doctor wrote health letter in just 5 minutes as limo waited

nbcnews.com – by – Aug 26, 2:53 PM – Donald Trump's personal physician said he wrote a letter declaring Trump would be the healthiest president in history in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside his Manhattan office. Dr. Harold Bornstein, who has been…
Michael B. Johnson Well, I think I've got my Halloween costume picked out: t.co/JMLuZF8Vlj
Maggie Haberman RT @jswatz: Frankly, the letter reads as if it took a lot less than five minutes to write. t.co/LkJriMtBRa
Serge Kovaleski RT @jswatz: Frankly, the letter reads as if it took a lot less than five minutes to write. t.co/LkJriMtBRa
Colin Campbell RT @NBCNews: EXCLUSIVE: Trump doctor says he wrote health letter in just 5 minutes as limo waited t.co/NCYgaU6KfM t.co/16o9dwEYcu
Conor Friedersdorf RT @jason_howerton: "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." t.co/YFSEeY9TIa t.co/oiiE702URO
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Trump and advisers remain split on how far to move toward the middle

washingtonpost.com – Aug 26 – Ten days after he appointed new campaign leadership, Donald Trump and many of his closest aides and allies remain divided on whether to adopt more mainstream stances or stick with the hard-line conservative positions at the core of his candidacy…
Bill Scher RT @SopanDeb: This is the exact kind of thing Trump mocked opponents over - too much consultant advice: t.co/EqAYOuoOCT t.co/aH2aqXvfdb
Maggie Haberman Between this and ongoing debate between campaign and rnc over filling key slots, it seems like March. It's Labor Day t.co/ZPTd4lMCNP
Maggie Haberman Manafort/his kids urged him to change his tone after Curiel fight, day Lewandowski was fired t.co/ZPTd4lMCNP
Maggie Haberman 74 days out and month till debate and his team is still weighing where he should now fall on his signature issue t.co/ZPTd4lMCNP
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Trump campaign CEO under scrutiny for domestic violence charge

nbcnews.com – by – Aug 26, 3:52 PM – Who is Trump's new campaign manager, Steve Bannon? 13:43 Stephen Bannon's appointment as chief executive of Donald Trump's campaign has drawn scrutiny to his personal history, including a 1996 arrest in a domestic-violence case that was ultimately…
Trip Gabriel RT @LACaldwellDC: Steve Bannon's ex-wife in divorce filings: "he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews.' t.co/L5aOaudbMr
Ali Vitali Trump Camp CEO under scrutiny for domestic violence charge (via @NBCKatie @anblanx) t.co/FFAS4ytFwb
Ali Vitali Trump camp CEO on defense aftr anti Semitic comments allegations, that a spox denies to me t.co/FFAS4ytFwb t.co/gBg55ONmIq
Alex Seitz-Wald RT @LACaldwellDC: Steve Bannon's ex-wife in divorce filings: "he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews.' t.co/L5aOaudbMr
Christina H. Sommers RT @LACaldwellDC: Steve Bannon's ex-wife in divorce filings: "he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews.' t.co/L5aOaudbMr
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Revealed: Fox News' 400-page oppo file on Gabriel Sherman

money.cnn.com – Brian Stelter – Aug 26 – Two full years before Sherman published a book about Roger Ailes, this book-length memo made the rounds inside Fox News. It has all the markings of 'opposition research' about a political enemy — which is precisely how Ailes viewed Sherman.
Maggie Haberman RT @Poynter: Revealed: Fox News' 400-page oppo file on Gabriel Sherman: t.co/nKjwa7YQKi
Trip Gabriel RT @PhilipRucker: If the institution you cover produces a 400-pg oppo research dossier on you, you're doing it right. @gabrielsherman t.co/cBqzlhcPjc
Connie Schultz "We always wondered why Ailes was so obsessed and paranoid about Gabe's book." Former Fox News reporter to CNNMoney. t.co/WjFP7O5jgQ
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Facebook is trying to get rid of bias by getting rid of humans

qz.com – Joon Ian Wong – Facebook will no longer employ humans to write descriptions for items in its Trending section, which attracted controversy over allegations of political bias in May. Topics appearing in the Trending section will now appear solely as a short phrase…
Yasha Levine RT @mathbabedotorg: Facebook moves from editorial staff to engineers, pretends that eliminates bias. t.co/q2lQXYozEp
Charles Arthur 'engineers will work to check that topics and articles surfaced by [FB] algorithms are newsworthy.' So, editing. t.co/QEdi4q1WYs
Zeynep Tufekci Oh, what, wow, umm. "Facebook gets rid of human vetting to avoid responsibility for whatever ends up in trends." t.co/rjOAgsAJHF
Chuck Ross RT @mcwm: SCOOP: Facebook fired its entire editorial staff on the Trending team, let them go with next to no severance t.co/ENWkMxt3pj
daveweigel RT @mcwm: SCOOP: Facebook fired its entire editorial staff on the Trending team, let them go with next to no severance t.co/ENWkMxt3pj
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The White House is planning to let more foreign entrepreneurs work in the U.S.

recode.net – Ina Fried – Aug 26, 8:00 AM – Photo by Leigh Vogel-Pool/Getty Images It could soon get a lot easier for foreigners to come to the U.S. to grow their startup. After failing to get Congress to pass a “startup visa” as part of broad immigration reform, the Obama…
Manu Kumar RT @Recode: The White House is planning to let more foreign entrepreneurs work in the U.S. t.co/60NmUJrn0U t.co/MHlBupfmv7
Anand Sanwal This is good. I do wonder how long before fake investment firms crop up to satisfy the funding requirement t.co/aj9T6vjTAZ
Jeff Robinson The White House is planning to let more foreign entrepreneurs work in the U.S. t.co/uTchv0Orbn via @Recode
Alex Iskold RT @rrhoover: Immigration is a complex issue but we need to encourage entrepreneurs to build here: t.co/AbeI2FEpeW @inafried
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That woman who had a cricket-throwing meltdown on an NYC subway now says it was all an act

fusion.net – Rafi Schwartz – Aug 25, 2:03 PM – It was one of those things that made even the most jaded New Yorker squirm: Hundreds of insects—a mini-plague—let loose in the middle of a crowded subway car by a woman reportedly trying to sell the bugs. But Fusion has learned from…
Kenneth Li RT @kevinroose: Scoop! The cricket-throwing subway woman was a performance artist, and everything is a hoax. t.co/TFqlPCvsI7
Michael Luo RT @kevinroose: Scoop! The cricket-throwing subway woman was a performance artist, and everything is a hoax. t.co/TFqlPCvsI7
Miriam Elder Nothing is real and everything is possible t.co/BumnupKg5c
Ronen▼.gif RT @kevinroose: Scoop! The cricket-throwing subway woman was a performance artist, and everything is a hoax. t.co/TFqlPCvsI7
Brendan Nyhan Correction! Misinfo everywhere, including my Twitter feed t.co/uwyljnB1RQ
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Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon not a fan of ‘whiny brat' Jews

nydailynews.com – Nancy Dillon – Donald Trump's campaign CEO Stephen Bannon was branded an anti-Semite by the same ex-wife who claimed he choked her, court documents reveal. Mary Louise Piccard said in a 2007 court declaration that Bannon didn't want their twin daughters attending…
Splitcoil RT @NYDailyNews: Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon not a fan of 'whiny brat' Jews t.co/8Y1G2DTus0 t.co/Wu1nKPPL6Z
Dan Scheinman "I know Bannon and ...." Waiting for @jaredkushner next excuse. t.co/iCSRxYPAut
John Schwartz To be fair, I am, in fact, kind of a whiny brat. t.co/bD7pfVnvtL
Nancy Moskowitz RT @AdamSerwer: I'm really shocked to learn that the guy who ran a website as a platform for the alt right doesn't like Jews! t.co/ShbKuZ9tWD
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time.com - Massimo Calabresi - What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower

What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower

TIME – Massimo Calabresi – Aug 25, 6:41 AM – In the summer of 1980, Donald Trump faced a big problem. For six months, undocumented Polish laborers had been clearing the future site of Trump Tower, his signature real estate project on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, where he now lives, maintains his…
Former Prosecutor And of course, TIME was incapable of doing this during the primaries because ... t.co/2yW2xCXK4F
Michael Clemens RT @kylegriffin1: Trump sought out undocumented workers, threatened deportation if confronted abt unpaid wages t.co/3sne43i5ZU t.co/iWmQMFau72
thought lemur RT @kylegriffin1: Trump sought out undocumented workers, threatened deportation if confronted abt unpaid wages t.co/3sne43i5ZU t.co/iWmQMFau72
Daniel Dale Testimony: Donald Trump deliberately sought out illegal immigrants to work on his Trump Tower project. t.co/i83WWFB0Jm
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Trump campaign CEO Bannon complained of Jews at daughters' school

nydailynews.com – Nancy Dillon – Donald Trump's campaign CEO Stephen Bannon was branded an anti-Semite by the same ex-wife who claimed he choked her, court documents reveal. Mary Louise Piccard said in a 2007 court declaration that Bannon didn't want their twin daughters attending…
Nancy Moskowitz RT @Hadas_Gold: Trump campaign CEO Bannon complained of Jews at daughters' school - NY Daily News t.co/lkfIRRNoWR
Comfortably Smug RT @SopanDeb: Trump camp CEO Bannon was accused by wife of being an anti-Semite, according to court docs: t.co/uS86vUlfBa t.co/AzqrcgIJXf
Andrew Lebovich Trump's campaign CEO, not a big fan of the Jews. t.co/29Bj9rVPOe
Rex Huppke EVERYTHING'S FINE! JUST ROLL OUT ANOTHER WACKY DOCTOR AND NOBODY WILL NOTICE THIS. IT'S FINE!!! t.co/Kn8RbSdWO5