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9:05 PM ET, August 11, 2016

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Anna Palmer / Politico:
Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump  —  More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races.
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TIME.com:
Inside Donald Trump's Meltdown  —  Donald Trump's sinking polls, unending attacks and public blunders have the GOP reconsidering its strategy for November  —  When Donald Trump mucks things up, the first person to let him know is usually Republican Party boss Reince Priebus.
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Exclusive: The Republican Party's Chairman's Warning to Donald Trump  —  Turn around his flailing campaign, or else...  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Donald Trump in a phone call last week that if he doesn't turn his flailing campaign around …
Jeremy Fugleberg / Cincinnati.com:
Email: Trump campaign scrambling in SW Ohio  —  With the presidential election 90 days away, the Donald Trump campaign is scrambling to set up the basics of a campaign in Hamilton County, a key county in a swing state crucial to a Republican victory, a recent internal email obtained by The Enquirer shows.
Duane Patterson / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Donald Trump Makes A Return Visit … The audio:  —  08-11hhs-trump  —  The transcript:  —  HH: And I'm pleased now to welcome Donald Trump.  Mr. Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show.  —  DT: Yes, good morning.  —  HH: We're a little bit late, so I hope I get a little reprieve on the time that Hope gave me.
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Tal Kopan / CNN:
Donald Trump: I meant that Obama founded ISIS, literally  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the “founder of ISIS” and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee's position.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: 'Everyone's liking' my Obama, ISIS remarks
Sabrina Siddiqui / Guardian:
Donald Trump calls Obama the ‘founder of Isis’
Discussion: CNN, whorunsGov, RedState and Daily Wire
Nico Hines / The Daily Beast:
The Other Olympic Sport in Rio: Swiping  —  One athlete poses in his full team kit.  Others post their Olympic bedspreads as their profile pictures.  When they're not competing, they're ready to date.  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — I expect you've heard the legend of the athletes' village …
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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
This Daily Beast Grindr Stunt Is Sleazy, Dangerous, and Wildly Unethical  —  On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose.
Associated Press:
Trump touts child care programs, but they're for guests only  —  NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump vowed this week to make child care more accessible and affordable, it was just the second time during his White House campaign that he's talked about an issue that affects millions of working Americans with young children.
Discussion: Vox and Mother Jones
Caryn Little / WCCB Charlotte:
Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Campaign After Charlotte Staffer Accused Of Pulling Gun  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A lawsuit was filed against the Donald J. Trump campaign for president due to an incident allegedly involving a Trump staffer pulling a gun on another staffer.
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Nick Ochsner / WBTV-TV:
Lawsuit: Trump campaign failed to act after staffer pulled gun
New York Daily News:
Donald Trump's former North Carolina campaign manager, accused of pulling gun on three staffers …
Discussion: Washington Times
Matthew Cooper / Newsweek:
IS DONALD TRUMP REALLY BEING AUDITED BY THE IRS?  —  U.S. DONALD TRUMP TAXES 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN  —  Donald Trump has broken with a 40-year-old tradition of U.S. presidential candidates making public their tax returns because he claims to be under audit by the IRS …
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Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute
Discussion: WND and Political Wire
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Secretly Censored Abusive Responses To President Obama  —  The move was conducted in secret, according to well-placed sources.  —  In 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Barack Obama during …
CNN:
Top Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation  —  (CNN)A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department traveled to New York to interview job candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation, a CNN investigation has found.  —  The fact that the aide, Cheryl Mills …
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders strategists exit Canova campaign against Wasserman Schultz  —  Less than two weeks after publicly signing on to help the campaign of ousted Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's challenger, Bernie Sanders' top political and media strategists are no longer working for Tim Canova.
Discussion: RedState and Naked Politics
Ivan Levingston / CNBC:
Trump just confirmed every Republican's worst fear  —  Regulations, Obamacare and taxes are destroying economy: Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate, shares is thoughts on what is hurting the U.S. economy.  —  Donald Trump told CNBC on Thursday that he will either win …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The Donald Trump interview that should terrify national Republicans, annotated  —  Donald Trump is going to do Donald Trump.  That's the big takeaway from a striking CNBC interview he did Thursday morning.  —  Over the course of the interview, Trump unapologetically said he's going to win …
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
Cruz's Popularity Takes A Hit In KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll  —  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44 percent of the vote.  But most voters now do not think very highly of the U.S. lawmaker, according to the latest KTVT-CBS …
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump predicts winning the presidency will get him into heaven  —  Donald Trump called on evangelical pastors to help him win the presidency this November, which he said is “maybe the only way I'm going to get to heaven.”  —  “For evangelicals, for the Christians, for the everybody …
Jennifer Pagliarocity Hall / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford crack video released after charges dropped against Sandro Lisi  —  Watch the video that triggered the country's biggest political scandal.  Warning: video contains graphic language.  —  The public can now watch the video that touched off the biggest political scandal in Toronto's history.
Media Matters for America:
Trump Names Serial Misinformer Betsy McCaughey To Economic Advisory Council  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced that his campaign was expanding its so-called “economic advisory council” to include New York Post columnist Betsy McCaughey, a serial misinformer …
Kate Vershov Downing / shift.newco.co:
Letter of Resignation from the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission  —  Dear City Council Members and Palo Alto Residents,  —  This letter serves as my official resignation from the Planning and Transportation Commission.  My family has decided to move to Santa Cruz.
Rob Lever / Agence France-Presse:
Newspapers rethink paywalls as digital efforts sputter  —  Washington (AFP) - Paywalls were supposed to help rescue newspapers from the crisis of sinking print circulation as readers shifted to getting their news online.  —  But with a few exceptions, they have failed to deliver much relief …
Becket Fund:
Military court punishes Marine over Bible verses  —  Court-martial upheld because majority says verses not “important”  —  For Immediate Release: August 11, 2016  —  Washington, D.C. - The military's highest court ruled yesterday that men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Too good to check: Sean Hannity's tale of a Trump rescue  —  “The Trump campaign has confirmed to Hannity.com that Mr. Trump did indeed send his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami, Florida to transport over 200 Gulf War Marines back home.”  — quote in article titled …
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
While Wooing Republicans, Clinton Sticks to Progressive Policy  —  Clinton: If Team U.S.A. Was as Fearful as Trump, They'd Be Afraid to Compete 0:37  —  What economic policy concessions might Hillary Clinton offer up to woo Republicans?  If her speech Thursday in Warren, Michigan is any indication, the answer is: Nothing.
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Saving Mike Pence  —  Mike Pence has been the good soldier.  He's standing up for his boss and cleaning up Donald Trump's messes.  And he's even holding onto a thin edge in the polls that show more people still like him than dislike him.  —  But Trump's campaign is devolving, driven by one self-inflicted wound after another.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
GOP donors, fearful of Trump-fueled electoral rout, direct big money down-ballot  —  Billionaire Paul Singer was an early and generous backer of Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign, investing $1 million in a super PAC supporting the GOP presidential nominee more than a year before that election.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Niraj Warikoo / Detroit Free Press:
Muslims sue Sterling Heights after city rejected mosque
Discussion: WND and RT
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Next president faces possible ObamaCare meltdown
Patti Davis / Facebook:
To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone …
Patrick Lion / Daily Mail:
Police shoot and arrest knifeman screaming ‘Allah Akbar’ at shoppers in Dutch town
Discussion: Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch
Matt Egan / CNNMoney:
Macy's is closing another 100 stores
Discussion: CNBC, WND and The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Fox News:
Officer who accidentally shot 73-year-old woman ‘was going to kill somebody,’ lawyer claims
Discussion: Bearing Arms
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: Dems could force Senate vote on Garland
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
House Update: Handful of Races Move Toward Democrats
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Gathering Storm  —  In turbulent and interesting times …
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana