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12:05 AM ET, July 28, 2015


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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex  —  Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’  —  Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A Clinton Story Fraught With Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next?  —  The story certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Justice Department was being sought by two federal inspectors general over her email practices while secretary of state.
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Parsing Clinton: What Is She Hiding?
Discussion: Hot Air and
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Scarborough: IG report on emails “just the tip of the iceberg” for Hillary
Scott Wong / The Hill:
House GOP to Senate: We're not taking up your highway bill  —  The House will not vote on a Senate bill that funds highway construction for six years and revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Hot Air
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy rules out passing Senate's highway bill
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Senate blocks Lee's vote to defund Planned Parenthood
Discussion: PoliticusUSA, Taylor Marsh and Politico
Keith Laing / The Hill:
McConnell on roads bill: ‘We can get there’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Boston's Bid for Summer Olympics Is Terminated  —  BOSTON — After a tortuous seven-month public process, the United States Olympic Committee on Monday acknowledged that it had failed to win over the people of Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games and it officially pulled the plug on its bid to put forth Boston as America's host city.
Mark Arsenault /
Boston 2024 Olympic bid is ‘over’
Walsh pushes back against USOC pressure
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week and Mashable
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Watch heated confrontation over Confederate flags in Douglasville  —  The incident reportedly happened near Chapel Hill Road's intersection with I-20.  —  Police confirmed there was an argument between a convoy of trucks and members of a birthday party.  —  Douglasville police are investigating …
Florida dad killed in front of family after road rage fight  —  FLORIDA (CNN) — A Florida man is in jail, charged with second degree murder after a road rage altercation ended in gunfire.  It was captured on two separate 911 calls.  —  Citrus County deputies say Robert Doyle shot …
Discussion: KTLA and WTVR-TV
William Turton / The Daily Dot:
Anti-abortion hackers attack Planned Parenthood, release databases, employee data … One of the hackers, who goes by the pseudonym “E,” told the Daily Dot that the cyberattack was politically motivated.
Steven Ertelt /
Cecile Richards Defends Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts, Calls Pro-Lifers Killers  —  In her first public interview since two top Planned Parenthood doctors were caught arranging for the sale of body parts of aborted babies, Planned Parenthoo0d CEO defended selling aborted babies and attacked pro-lifers.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
The 4 Most Embarrassing Things Cecile Richards Said In Defense Of Planned Parenthood
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Koch brothers summon Bush, Cruz, Walker, Rubio to SoCal confab  —  The crowded field of GOP contenders is competing aggressively for the support of uncommitted mega-donors.  —  Four leading GOP presidential candidates - Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker …
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton's Bernie Sanders Problem Is Bigger Than Anyone Realizes  —  Let's all please stop asserting that Bernie Sanders can't beat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination race.  Pundits and journalists galore have been declaring (alleged margin of error: zero) that the Vermont senator will lose to his party's front-runner.
Discussion: Liberal Values
Fox News:
Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit  —  Thomas McCary, 62, allegedly shot at four people, including a one-year-old boy.  (Hamilton County Jail)  —  A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people - including a 1-year-old boy …
Frank Shyong / Los Angeles Times:
In Alhambra, demographic shift reaches the grocery store  —  As classic diners and soda fountains gave way to double-decker strip malls packed with Chinese restaurants, Margie Myers, a resident of Alhambra for 64 years, didn't say much.  —  She weathered friends and neighbors moving away …
New York Post:
Dad controls daughters' $20M inheritance from grave  —  Victoria (from left) and Marlena Laboz, with mom Ewa.  —  A wealthy Manhattan landlord left $20 million to his two daughters — but they can collect only on his strict terms.  —  Daddy Dearest real estate millionaire Maurice Laboz …
Discussion: Telegraph and Daily Mail
Andrew Rafferty / NBC News:
Jeb Bush Says He Was Hurt by Trump Remarks About Mexicans  —  Jeb Bush told MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart that he was “herido,” Spanish for “hurt,” by Donald Trump's comments about undocumented Mexican immigrants during an interview conducted entirely in Spanish on Monday.
Leon Wieseltier / The Atlantic:
The Iran Deal and the Rut of History  —  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Hossein Fereydoun and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.  (Reuters)  —  “The president said many times he's willing to step out of the rut of history.”  In this way Ben Rhodes of the White House …
Patrick Ruffini / Medium:
Trumped Up Polls  —  Or, why the media needs to learn to stop worrying and love analytics.  —  People think that the problem with media polling in the Republican primary is that we're deciding who participates in debates based on surveys with 200 to 300 respondents that carry an extremely high margin of error.
Zachary Mider / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Snares a Democratic Moneyman on Hamptons Tour  —  Behind a garden modeled on Monet's, Jeb Bush addressed a lawn-full of chief executives and hedge-fund managers at an East Hampton, New York, estate Saturday morning.  While the candidate is no stranger to courting wealthy donors …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Obama's secret Iran deals exposed  —  President Obama promised that his nuclear deal with Iran would not be “based on trust” but rather “unprecedented verification.”  Now it turns out Obama's verification regime is based on trust after all — trust in two secret side agreements negotiated …
Discussion: Addicting Info
Stefanos Chen / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Sells Trump Park Avenue Penthouse for $21 Million  —  Located on the 24th floor of the 32-story building, the 6,200-square-foot condo has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms  —  Presidential-hopeful Donald Trump has sold his penthouse unit in New York's Trump Park Avenue building for $21 million …
It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign  —  It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party.  The nation and GOP are both suffering as a result of the unwillingness or inability of McConnell and Boehner to effectively defend either.
Safari tourist suspected in killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe, authorities allege, by a foreign hunter or hunters who paid about $55,000 for the privilege.  —  Cecil was part of an Oxford University research project and wore a GPS collar.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Says He Was “Never A Bush Fan” — To No One's Surprise That's Not True  —  A history of Trump's love for the Bush family.  —  Trump holds a fundraiser for Daddy Bush.  —  David Bookstaver / ASSOCIATED PRESS  —  On Morning Joe last week, Trump said he was “never a Bush fan I will tell you.”
Discussion: Liberaland
Kathleen Willey / WND:
‘Have you been sexually harassed by Bill Clinton?’  —  Kathleen Willey launches anti-Hillary website  —  Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.”  —  The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women …
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders
Steven Malanga / City Journal:
The State GOP Wave
Discussion: RedState
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Zombies Against Medicare  —  Medicare turns 50 this week …
Natasha Geiling / ThinkProgress:
Obama Proposes Sweeping Ban On U.S. Ivory Sales
Discussion: Shakesville
Reem Nasr / CNBC:
NY Gov details $4B overhaul for LaGuardia Airport
Discussion: The Verge, Curbed NY and Forbes
Deirdra Funcheon / New Times Broward-Palm Beach:
Migrants Jump Off Boat, Run Ashore, During Miami Beach Fashion Shoot (VIDEO)
Discussion: BizPac Review
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Politicos put past before progress
Discussion: Hit & Run
 Earlier Items: 
Des Bieler / Washington Post:
‘Hibachi’ lives! Gilbert Arenas revives catchphrase while winning prizes at a county fair
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and FOX5 San Diego
Juan Williams / The Hill:
The GOP's judicial logjam
Suzanne Moore / Guardian:
The real Lord Sewel scandal is financial, not sexual
Discussion: Daily Mail and Joe. My. God.
Erin Blasko / South Bend Tribune:
Man shot over Confederate flag is not racist, friend says
Yanan Wang / Washington Post:
Tragedy of ‘golden’ daughter's fall resonates with Asian immigrant children
Discussion: Daily Mail
Kurt Schlichter /
The Coming (And Hilarious) Democrat Implosion
William Turton / The Daily Dot:
Anti-NYC hacker takes New York Magazine offline