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11:30 AM ET, July 20, 2015


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Donald Trump / USA Today:
I don't need to be lectured  —  McCain has abandoned our veterans.  I will fight for them.  —  John McCain has called his own constituents who want a secure border “crazies.”  No one in the news media or the establishment, including the Republican National Committee, criticized the senator for those comments.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump and His Apologists  —  The conservative media who applaud him are hurting the cause.  —  It came slightly ahead of schedule, but Donald Trump's inevitable self-immolation arrived on the weekend when he assailed John McCain's war record.  The question now is how long his political …
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Taking On Trump  —  NOTABLES  —JOHN MCCAIN WANTS DONALD TRUMP TO APOLOGIZE TO VETERANS: Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said billionaire Donald Trump should apologize to military service members and their families after his comments on troops held captive during war, ABC's ARLETTE SAENZ reports.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
McCain: Trump owes an apology to POWs  —  Sen. John McCain on Monday played down his personal spat with Donald Trump, but said that Trump should apologize to prisoners of war after the GOP presidential candidate's controversial comments mocking McCain for being captured during the Vietnam War.
Discussion: Political Wire
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Rudy On The Donald: He's Helping Republicans By Getting Bigger Audience For Debate  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he believes Donald Trump is actually helping Republicans by garnering more interest in the primary race.  —  “I think it's getting very interesting and unlike …
Wall Street Journal:
Clinton to Push Revamp of Capital-Gains Tax Rates
Discussion: Forbes
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Online Cheating Site AshleyMadison Hacked  —  Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company's user databases, financial records and other proprietary information.
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Bush-Walker Dispute Catches Fire Over Iran Nuclear Deal  —  A smoldering policy dispute over the Iran deal between two frontrunners for the Republican nomination caught fire over the weekend, as the campaigns of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and former Florida governor Jeb Bush traded accusations …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Walker: I'd toss Iran deal on Day 1
Discussion: Politico and Prairie Weather
Jordan Schachtel / Reuters:
Iran Dictator Calls for Muslim World to Unite and Destroy Israel, Says USA Created ISIS  —  Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei went into a conspiracy-laden tirade on Saturday, blaming the “arrogant powers” for getting in the way of the Muslim world's mission to unite and destroy Israel.
Allison Samuels / Vanity Fair:
Rachel Dolezal's True Lies  —  For a time this summer, it seemed all anyone could talk about was the N.A.A.C.P. chapter president whose parents had “outed” her as white.  The tornado of public attention has since moved on, but Rachel Dolezal still has to live with her choices—and still refuses to back down.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Scott Walker tells undocumented worker that immigrants must follow the law  —  PLAINFIELD, Iowa — As presidential hopeful Scott Walker toured a farm in this tiny town where he lived as a child, he was confronted by an undocumented worker from Mexico who is living in Wisconsin and demanded …
Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
U.S. Rep. David Jolly enters race for U.S. Senate  —  David Jolly, the former congressional aide who surprised much of the political world 15 months ago by winning a special election for a Pinellas County congressional seat, is running for U.S. Senate.  —  3 Months Ago 3 Months Ago 5 Months Ago
Discussion: OnPolitics and Roll Call
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Iran deal tests Dems' loyalty to Obama  —  President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran is the latest test of the Democrats' loyalty toward their ally in the White House.  —  Off a contentious trade debate that highlighted Democratic divisions and infuriated Obama's liberal base …
Discussion: Politico
Politico:   Robert Menendez's multi-task: Prep for trial, blast Iran deal
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
John Kasich's anger management  —  As he preps his presidential bid, the Ohio governor is working to control his temper.  —  John Kasich has a resume seemingly tailor-made for a serious run for the Republican nomination: blue-collar upbringing, congressional budget hawk, Fox News commentator …
Patrick's Westport Grill apologizes for receipt  —  MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- On Sunday, FOX 2 received a photo from viewers angry about a receipt from Patrick's Westport Grill where the customers are referred to as “Black Couple” and there appears to be an mysterious upcharge.
Discussion: KFOR-TV
Annie Linskey /
Sanders vaults from fringe to the heart of the fray  —  SOMEWHERE OVER THE AMERICAN WEST — It's 7:20 a.m. and Bernie Sanders looks irritated.  He's already buckled into his economy seat on Delta Flight 4516 and an attendant just announced that the flight would sit on the runway for 30 minutes before taking off.
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New York Daily News:
A fair ride for New Yorkers: How the city should respond to the rapid rise of Uber
Discussion: The Federalist
Rosemary Regina Sobol / Chicago Tribune:
$1M bail for man accused of impersonating cop, shooting bar patron
Discussion: Raw Story and Addicting Info
Exclusive: Lockheed to buy United Tech's Sikorsky for over $8 billion
Discussion: New York Times and The Verge
Sandra Jones / WTVR-TV:
Man who complained about cold chicken finds $4,500 cash Bojangles' bag
Discussion: KFOR-TV, and Fox 59
Devin Kelly / Anchorage Daily News:
Body of pilot killed in Southeast Alaska plane crash recovered
Discussion: Associated Press and ABC News
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Draws Scrappy Determination From a Tough, Combative Father
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Discussion: Towleroad