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3:30 PM ET, July 16, 2015

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Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
John McCain Has a Few Things to Say About Donald Trump  —  Over the weekend, Donald Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that attracted several thousand people.  He shared the stage with the father of a man who was killed by an undocumented immigrant—and Trump continued his rant …
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Jeb Bush girds for debate smackdown with Donald Trump  —  The former Florida governor is bracing for the possibility of a presidential debate pile-on.  —  Since announcing his presidential bid last month, Donald Trump has thrown haymakers at a variety of candidates, but he's gone after Jeb Bush with particular zeal.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Univision poll: Trump in trouble with Hispanics  —  Hispanic voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump's controversial comments on illegal immigration, according to a new Univision poll.  —  Seventy nine percent of Hispanic voters polled find Trump's comments offensive, and 71 percent hold an unfavorable view of Trump.
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump crowds out second-tier GOP presidential candidates
Discussion: Hot Air, Taylor Marsh and Politico
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Presidential Fundraising: See Who's Spending, Who's Lagging, Who's Raising and Where
Discussion: Washington Monthly
NBC News:
First Read: How Donald Trump Shrank the GOP Field
Discussion: Phantom Public
Associated Press:
Wisconsin Supreme Court ends John Doe probe into Scott Walker's campaign  —  The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election.
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
PHOTOS: Protesters Welcome Obama To Oklahoma With Confederate Flags  —  Supporters of the Confederate flag rallied Wednesday in Oklahoma as President Barack Obama arrived in the state for a series of events, including the first ever visit to a federal prison by a sitting President.
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Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Clinton's standing falls among Democrats  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
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The Duggar Family:
Duggar Family Statement Regarding TLC's Announcement  —  Today, TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting.  —  Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity …
Discussion: WWBT-TV, Mashable, WGN-TV and Guardian
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Frazier Moore / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: TLC cancels ‘19 Kids and Counting’
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Republicans' Approval of Supreme Court Sinks to 18%  —  Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — After a historic Supreme Court session that included rulings on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, Democrats' approval of the high court has surged to 76% and Republicans' approval has plummeted to a record-low 18%.
Politico:
GOP lawmaker: No cash for campaign arm because it backs gays  —  New Jersey Republican Scott Garrett challenges his party's leadership.  —  Rep. Jeb Hensarling message seems aimed at Rep. Scott Garrett, who has angered some in the party.  Getty  —  Closed committee meetings are typically wonkish, routine affairs.
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Senate approves financing deal for Bucks arena, 21-10  —  By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — After two days of backroom talks, state senators struck a bipartisan deal Wednesday and approved $250 million in public subsidies for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
Wisconsin Senate Votes To Give $250 Million To Billionaires
Ellen Pao / Washington Post:
Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet  —  Ellen Pao resigned this month from her position as interim chief executive of Reddit.  —  I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history.  And I have just been blessed with the most astonishing human responses to that attack.
Michael Tracey / The New Republic:
The Bernie Sanders Archive Is Bustling With Mysterious Young Men  —  Campaign interns have been tasked with digitizing every document—and keeping quiet about it  —  July is a sleepy time on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington, and ordinarily the basement of the Bailey/Howe Library would be sleepier still.
Jeb Bush / LinkedIn Pulse:
Disrupting Washington to Unleash Innovators  —  As a newcomer to LinkedIn and a recent entrant to the presidential race, I wanted to take this opportunity to build our network and share my views about issues that matter to all Americans - especially those active on LinkedIn.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Reuters:
Five dead, including gunman, in Tennessee military facilities shootings  —  Five people were killed on Thursday including a suspected gunman who opened fire at two military-related facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee in an attack local officials described as an act of terrorism.
Tom Phillips / Guardian:
Uniqlo sex video: film shot in Beijing store goes viral and angers government  —  Police investigate and China's internet watchdog condemns ‘unsocialist’ behaviour after millions watch x-rated film online  —  A viral sex video that set the Chinese internet alight this week struck a severe blow …
Discussion: The Verge, en.people.cn and Althouse
Jonathan Tilove / Dallas Morning News:
Traveler bumped from flight after accosting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for opposing gay marriage  —  AUSTIN — As he was waiting with family and staff to board a flight back to Austin on Tuesday night after two days promoting Texas in New York City, Gov. Greg Abbott was approached by another passenger …
Yahoo Politics:
Obama rediscovers audacity  —  For a long period of his presidency, Barack Obama seemed resigned to sloganeering his way around hard choices, as if catchphrases begat vision and not the other way around.  For a while he was “winning the future,” until that got old and I guess he had to call it a draw.
Discussion: Democracy in America
Chicago Tribune:
Woman from Chicago area found dead in Texas jail cell  —  A woman with ties to the Chicago suburbs was found dead this week in a Texas jail cell, days before she was to start a new job.  —  Authorities in Waller County said Sandra Bland, 28, appears to have committed suicide in her cell …
Discussion: Slantpoint, Shakesville and Raw Story
USA Today:
S.F. ‘sanctuary’ policy violates common sense: Our view  —  Killing of Kathryn Steinle reflects costs of lack of cooperation with immigration authorities.  —  A little bit of common sense and discretion might have prevented the killing this month in San Francisco of Kathryn Steinle …
Discussion: Hot Air and Instapundit
 
 
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Takes Big Step Forward On Commerce, Builds Shops Into Pages
Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
Al Gore criticizes Obama on climate change and ‘insane’ Arctic drilling
Discussion: Politico and Common Dreams
Daily Mail:
It's not us, it's the Chinese! …
Devin Henry / The Hill:
Senate rejects climate change education measure
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Daily Caller
Shane Goldmacher / National Journal:
Only 3 Percent of Jeb Bush's Campaign Cash Came From Small Donors
Ashe Schow / Washington Examiner:
University policy suggests disabled people can't consent to sex
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Daily Caller
Christie Blatchford / National Post:
Ruling in Twitter harassment trial could have enormous fallout for free speech
Emily Greenhouse / Bloomberg Business:
Why Aren't More Women's Groups Fighting to Get Carly Fiorina Into the GOP Debate?
Discussion: Washington Post and US News
 Earlier Items: 
Leo Hohmann / WND:
Mayor brags: Our white population plummets
Discussion: Liberaland
Annie Karni / Politico:
Unions seethe over early Clinton endorsement
Discussion: Fox News and RedState
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Reporter scolded by Obama: ‘Clearly it struck a nerve’
Discussion: ABC News and Hot Air
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Who Will Pay the Political Price for Affordable Housing?
Discussion: CityLab and AMERICAN DIGEST