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Jeb Bush taps Eric Cantor as co-chair of Virginia efforts

- The Washington Times

Eric Cantor will be named as one of Jeb Bush’s three co-chairs in Virginia, marking a high-profile return to the national political scene for the former House majority leader who lost his seat in stunning fashion during last year’s primary election.

One poll finds voters very critical of three leading presidential hopefuls: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. (associated press photographs)

Vexed voters go off on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush

- The Washington Times

American voters are hard to please. Or maybe they’re just annoyed, or have early onset election fatigue. Consider that 1,653 likely U.S. voters were asked by Quinnipiac University to describe Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush in the single word of their choice — and their choices were less than sterling.

Donald Trump leads the 17-member Republican field with an average of 22 percent in the three latest national polls. (Associated Press)

How one anti-establishment candidate trumped the other

- The Washington Times

Ted Cruz spent more than two years using his seat in the Senate to fight the Republican establishment on behalf of conservative principles, often enduring the scorn of his own party’s brass. Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and reality TV star who hasn’t spent a second in public office, just started his national tour bashing the political elite in Washington two months ago.

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The Golden Hammer

Poorly monitored science research wastes taxpayers' money abroad

- The Washington Times

Back when Bill Clinton was still president, the National Science Foundation began doling out millions of dollars to Northeastern University to perform research on nuclear particle collider technology. The work wasn't even based in America, but rather inside Europe's main nuclear research agency.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, during a 'Commit to Vote' grassroots organizing meeting. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A late apology in clintonspeak

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton attempted to "come clean" about her emails again, like a sinner squirming in the hands of an angry god, but the partisan gods do not seem to be appeased.

Bloated U.S. voter rolls could lead to lawsuits

- The Washington Times

America's voter rolls are so bloated that dozens of counties have more people registered than there are adults living there, according to two new studies released Thursday that the authors said could lead to lawsuits forcing states to clean things up.

Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans

- Associated Press

The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital.

Gov. Ige says early immigration screening is Hawaii priority

- Associated Press

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Thursday it's a top priority for Hawaii that the U.S. be able to process Japanese travelers for immigration and customs before they even get on a plane for the islands.

Ex-Republican House staffer imprisoned 1 year for mail fraud

Associated Press

George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.

Pennsylvania's new online voter registration launched

- Associated Press

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. Here's a look at how the system works and what it means for taxpayers and voters:

Kobach: Trump correct on immigration proposals

- Associated Press

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he agrees with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposals to build a wall along the southern border and end "birthright citizenship" for children born to parents who are in the U.S. illegally.

FILE - This two picture combo of file photos shows Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Donald Trump. Trump and Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, saying it would be "in the next few weeks."  (AP Photo/File)

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal

- Associated Press

GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are expected to headline a Capitol Hill rally against President Obama's proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, both candidates confirmed Thursday.

Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie raises his hand as he is sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious school in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

Deliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

- Associated Press

Jurors deliberating the fate of a former prep school senior charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant, who credited "divine inspiration" with helping him end their escalating sexual encounter, or the accuser, who couldn't recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to perform.