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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 …
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 …
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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.
Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
Why does the Republican Party exist?  What is its purpose …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Week
Anna Brand / msnbc.com:
Jewish groups react to Mike Huckabee's ‘oven’ remarks  —  Jewish groups across the country reacted to Mike Huckabee's comments, in which the GOP presidential candidate this weekend likened the Iran deal to the Holocaust, with one organization saying the remarks “may be the most inexcusable we've encountered in recent memory.”
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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 …
Susan Page / USA Today:
Israeli envoy: Huckabee words on Iran deal inappropriate
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and OnPolitics
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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Reuters:
Chinese regulator vows share support after markets tumble 8.5 percent in a day
Discussion: Townhall.com
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
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).
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
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
Scouting Newsroom:
Boy Scouts of America Amends Adult Leadership Policy  —  On Monday, July 27, the National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees.  Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution.
Discussion: Mashable, NPR, Mediaite, NBC News and Slantpoint
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
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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Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Hillary Clinton's Bernie Sanders Problem Is Bigger Than Anyone Realizes
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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
BBC:
Libya trial: Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes  —  Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in November 2011, following his capture  —  A court in Libya has sentenced Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.
Discussion: The Week and NPR
 
 
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Bloomberg Business:
The Fed Is Closer to Hitting Its Inflation Target Than People Think
Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times:
Obamacare rates to rise 4% in California for 2016
Discussion: FOX5 San Diego and KTLA
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan
Discussion: SaintPetersBlog and Political Wire
East Oregonian:
Suspicious mail mostly empty; hazardous substance in one
Discussion: KGW-TV and NBC News
Leon Wieseltier / The Atlantic:
The Iran Deal and the Rut of History
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Fox News:
Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit
Andrew Rafferty / NBC News:
Jeb Bush Says He Was Hurt by Trump Remarks About Mexicans
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Says He Was “Never A Bush Fan” — To No One's Surprise That's Not True
Discussion: Liberaland
Stefanos Chen / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Sells Trump Park Avenue Penthouse for $21 Million
Des Bieler / Washington Post:
‘Hibachi’ lives! Gilbert Arenas revives catchphrase while winning prizes at a county fair
Discussion: FOX5 San Diego and FOX31 Denver
New York Post:
Dad controls daughters' $20M inheritance from grave
Discussion: Telegraph and Daily Mail
Facebook:
It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A Clinton Story Fraught With Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next?