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11:00 AM ET, August 1, 2015


 Top Items: 
Why Jeb Bush played nice with Hillary Clinton in Florida  —  She ripped his ‘right to rise’ campaign slogan.  He thanked her for being there.  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Appearing Friday at the National Urban League Conference here in the country's most important swing state …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Bush at Urban League: Obama was ‘speaking the truth’ after shooting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
The astonishing weakness of Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Power Line
Marist Poll:
7/31: Trump as Independent Gives New Meaning to Name “Billary”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
S.V. Dáte / National Journal:   Can The Black Vote Win Jeb Bush The Presidency?
Washington Post:
Top Clinton aide accused of receiving overpayments at State Department  —  State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department.
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: Federal Judge Orders State Department to Ask Hillary Clinton to Account for Government Records and Email Use, Turn Over All Government Records  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department …
ABC News:
Bill and Hillary Clinton Made $140 Million Over Last 8 Years
Discussion: Associated Press and
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting  —  A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers.  The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress …
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Fetal Tissue Gives Hope for One of the Worst Diseases
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood's funding
Topeka Capital-Journal:
Mike Huckabee, Republican presidential candidate, won't rule out employing U.S. troops, FBI to stop abortion  —  Berkeley law professor: Huckabee's reference to precedents ‘way off-base’  —
Kay Steiger / ThinkProgress:
Huckabee Floats Plan To Deploy U.S. Troops To Stop Women From Getting Abortions  —  Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said at a campaign stop on Thursday that he would consider sending federal troops or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop abortions.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Mike Huckabee Won't Rule Out Using Federal Troops To Stop Abortions
Roxane Gay / New York Times:
Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion  —  LIKE many others, I was stunned by the story of the Minnesota dentist who hunted and killed a 13-year-old lion, Cecil, in Zimbabwe.  It was a brutal, senseless thing.  —  The story has gone viral because it offers a strange alchemy …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper — Dies at 61 from Cardiac Arrest  —  Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 ... TMZ Sports has learned.  —  Piper — born Roderick George Toombs — died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night.  He was discovered on Friday.
Chelsia Rose Marcius / New York Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Gay Staten Island man says cops beat him outside of home, shouting homophobic slurs (VIDEO)  —  A gay Staten Island caterer says cops who were captured on video taking him down in his front yard, beat him while shouting homophobic slurs, the Daily News has learned.
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story, Hit & Run and Towleroad
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Turns out Obamacare is a government takeover  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  During the legislative debate over the passage of President Obama's healthcare law, supporters of the program were sensitive to any suggestion that it represented a government takeover of the healthcare system.
Discussion: Bloomberg View and Newsalert
Steven Rattner / New York Times:
We're Making Life Too Hard for Millennials  —  TO some, millennials — those urban-dwelling, ride-sharing indefatigable social networkers — are engaged, upbeat and open to change.  To others, they are narcissistic, lazy and self-centered.  —  I'm in the first camp, but regardless of your opinion …
Kerry Picket / The Daily Caller:
Dem: Obama Ready To Ignore Congress If Veto On Iran Deal Is Overridden  —  WASHINGTON — California Rep. Brad Sherman warns that even if Congress were to override Barack Obama's veto of the Iran deal, the president could still get the deal he wants.  —  Sherman, a Democrat who serves …
Discussion: Hot Air
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Trump Sues Chef Who Backed Out Of Restaurant Deal  —  Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants a prominent chef to pay $10 million in damages after the food star bailed on plans to open a new restaurant inside Trump's latest project in the nation's capital.
Discussion: Politico
Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian Best Bites Blog:
Donald Trump Sues José Andrés Over Old Post Office Hotel Restaurant
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ashley Southall / New York Times:
Award in Lead Paint Lawsuit Can't Be Tied to Ethnicity, Judge Rules  —  A federal judge in Brooklyn explained in a court memo released on Wednesday why he rejected a landlord's attempt to use a child's Hispanic ethnicity to argue for reduced damages in a lead poisoning case.
Discussion: Addicting Info and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Billionaires Put Their Stamp on 2016 Presidential Campaigns  —  Well-to-do backers are funding super PACs aligned with several candidates, campaign reports show  —  Billionaires are bankrolling the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign to an unprecedented degree …
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Trump GOP Favorable Image Drops, but Still Positive
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Andrew Wolfson / Courier-Journal:
Filing defends clerk in same-sex marriage fight
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Towleroad
Farai Mutsaka / Associated Press:
Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
Discussion:, ABC News, NPR and
Will Isern / Pensacola News Journal:
Questions arise over gospel concert funding
Discussion: Raw Story and Friendly Atheist
 Earlier Items: 
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A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared
Daily Mail:
California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms
Kerri Compton / KLTV-TV:
Cass County official: Man injured after bullet ricochets off armadillo