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9:45 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 …
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Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Mike Huckabee Steals The Spotlight From Trump  —  NOTABLES  —WHAT HUCKABEE IS SAYING: Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee evoked imagery of Nazi death camps when discussing the deal over Iran's nuclear program over the weekend, saying President Barack Obama …
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
Trump: The Case for Despairing — About America  —  No sense pretending: Donald Trump is the only news of the 2016 race, and this fact says something very troubling about the Republican party, the conservative electorate, the mass media culture, and the United States in general.
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Roger Simon / Politico:
Donald Trump and the high priests of the press  —  Having decided that Donald Trump is unworthy of his popularity, the grandees of journalism are hard-pressed to explain why he is so popular.  —  “It came slightly ahead of schedule,” The Wall Street Journal gleefully wrote last week …
Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
Why does the Republican Party exist?  What is its purpose …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Week
Eun Kyung Kim / TODAY.com:
Mike Huckabee on Holocaust remark: The Jewish response has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’  —  Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says if he was president, he would use the same language when referring to potential deals with Iran — and that the response from Jewish people …
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Anna Brand / msnbc.com:
Jewish groups react to Mike Huckabee's ‘oven’ remarks
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Barack Obama: ‘I think if I ran, I would win’  —  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Four more years?  —  President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he's confident he could win a third term, if only the Constitution would let him run.  —  Story Continued Below  —  “I actually think I'm a pretty good president.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: I could win a third term  —  President Obama delivered a blunt message to African leaders on Tuesday, saying democratic progress is damaged when leaders refuse to step aside when at the end of their terms.  —  Obama said he could win a third term in office, but the U.S. Constitution won't let him.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Jon Stewart's secret White House visits  —  Obama, aides took unusual steps to cultivate ‘Daily Show’ comic  —  Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told …
Daily Mail:
Hillary boards private jet in Iowa after launching climate push  —  PLANETARY EMERGENCY: Clinton said reversing climate change ‘is one of the most urgent threats of our time, and we have no choice but to rise and meet it’ - and then was driven to her private jet in Des Moines, Iowa
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Caleb Melby / Bloomberg Business:
Here's Our Tally of Donald Trump's Wealth  —  The latest math on Donald Trump: $2.9 billion.  —  An analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses.
New York Times:
Editors' Note: Clinton Email Coverage  —  The Times's coverage last week of Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account as secretary of state involved several corrections and changes that may have left readers with a confused picture.  —  The Times reported online Thursday night …
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New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan
Discussion: Political Wire and SaintPetersBlog
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Scarborough: IG report on emails “just the tip of the iceberg” for Hillary
CNN:
CNN/ORC poll: Majority wants Congress to reject Iran deal  —  Story highlights  —  Washington (CNN)A majority of Americans want Congress to reject the recently-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, even as President Barack Obama's approval rating continues to stand in net-positive territory …
Discussion: Political Wire
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders, Over Protests by Mormon Church  —  The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its nationwide ban on openly gay adult leaders.  But despite a compromise allowing conservative church-sponsored units to pick their own volunteer leaders, the Mormon Church …
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Scouting Newsroom:
Boy Scouts of America Amends Adult Leadership Policy
Discussion: Mashable, NPR, Mediaite, NBC News and Slantpoint
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:
Trump Holds Big Lead in New Hampshire  —  A new Monmouth poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 24%, followed by Jeb Bush at 12%, John Kasich at 7%, Scott Walker at 7%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Ben Carson at 5% and Rand Paul at 5%.  —  SHARES  —  TwitterFacebookLinkedin
Discussion: Progress Pond
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
China losing control as stocks crash despite emergency measures  —  Margin debt on the Chinese stock market has reached $1.2 trillion.  'We suspect that it's a matter of time before banks may have to face the music,' Bank of America says  —  Chinese equities have suffered the sharpest …
Brendan Williams / The Hill:
ObamaCare's revolving door  —  Marilyn Tavenner, who spearheaded the fraught Affordable Care Act rollout for the Obama administration, is but the latest ACA insider to cash in.  Lobbying for America's Health Insurance Plans is a natural transition for the former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Drinking Highest Among Educated, Upper-Income Americans  —  Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — Upper-income and highly educated Americans are more likely than other Americans to say they drink alcohol.  Whereas eight in 10 adults in these socio-economic status groups say they drink …
Discussion: Forbes and Guardian
ABC News:
Thousands of Students Perform Haka Dance for Beloved Teacher  —  Thousands of high school students in New Zealand performed a traditional haka dance as a send-off for a beloved teacher who died.  —  Video shows at least 1,700 students from Palmerston North Boys' High School …
Discussion: WTVR-TV
David French / National Review:
Discussion: alicublog
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 …
Daily Mail:
Illegal immigrants interrupt Ekaterina Juskowski's video shoot on Miami Beach  —  Illegal immigrants interrupt model's video shoot on Miami Beach as they jump off a boat and storm toward the shore  —  Ekaterina Juskowski was filming her unnamed model friend (top left) stroll down the beach …
Cody Derespina / Fox News:
Satanic Temple unveils goat-headed statue in Detroit  —  A crowd of several hundred gathered Saturday night to see Detroit's newest resident: A 9-foot, 2,000-pound statue of a goat-headed occult idol named Baphomet.  —  The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze figure to an estimated 700 attendees at an undisclosed location.
Discussion: BarbWire.com and CBS Detroit
 
 
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Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times:
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BBC:
Libya trial: Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes
Discussion: The Week and NPR
East Oregonian:
Suspicious mail mostly empty; hazardous substance in one
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Says He Was “Never A Bush Fan” — To No One's Surprise That's Not True
Discussion: Liberaland
Des Bieler / Washington Post:
‘Hibachi’ lives! Gilbert Arenas revives catchphrase while winning prizes at a county fair
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Scott Wong / The Hill:
House GOP to Senate: We're not taking up your highway bill