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August 21, 2015 8:32 AM EDT

Many Republican presidential candidates will gather in Columbus this weekend for a gathering hosted by the Koch-brothers-backed group Americans for Prosperity. One candidate who isn’t invited is Donald Trump, who will be holding a rally in Mobile, Alabama, that his campaign claims will attract 35,000. Jeb Bush flashed his angry side Thursday in a contentious press conference over his use of the term “anchor babies,” a sign that Trump’s rise is rattling even the most cautious of campaigns.

Hillary Clinton is facing even more questions about her use of personal email while in government, with a federal judge saying she violated government policy. The State Department’s version of events about the classification of her email also doesn’t track with regulations, according to a new report. Clinton’s campaign, meanwhile, is stepping up its pushback efforts, aiming to keep concerned Democrats from abandoning ship.

Here are your must-reads:

Must Reads

Dozens of Clinton Emails Were Classified From the Start, U.S. Rules Suggest
More questions raised about Clinton, State Department versions of the story [Reuters]

The Republican 2016 Field Takes a Hard Right on Immigration
TIME’s Philip Elliott and Alex Altman report on how the field is responding to Trump

Ailing Jimmy Carter ‘at Ease With Whatever Comes’
Regrets not sending another helicopter on failed Iran hostage mission [New York Times]

Judge Says Hillary Clinton’s Private Emails Violated Policy
Orders State Department to seek out potentially deleted messages [Politico]

Sound Off

“As the state’s leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public records, online databases and websites of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports. Our utilization of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time.” — Louisiana GOP executive director Jason Doré to the the Times-Picayune after his email was released in the Ashley Madison cheating website hack

“You give me a better term and I’ll use it. Give me another word.” — Jeb Bush snapping at reporters at a contentious press conference Thursday over the use of the term “anchor babies,” for the children born in America to those living in the U.S. illegally

Bits and Bites

Martin O’Malley Calls for Expanding Social Security [TIME]

Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother [Wall Street Journal]

South Boston Brothers Allegedly Beat Homeless Man in Potentially Trump-Inspired Attack [Boston Globe]

Over 100,000 Call on Jon Stewart to Moderate a Presidential Debate

Rubio Gets the Wright Brothers Wrong [Columbus Dispatch]

Clinton Reneges on Promise to Do ‘More Press’ [Politico]

Clinton Campaign Responds to Email Stories [YouTube]

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