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4:45 PM ET, August 4, 2015

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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Dominates Republican Field in Pre-Debate Bloomberg Poll  —  Billionaire Donald Trump is lapping the Republican field, a new Bloomberg Politics national poll shows, as two prominent governors, Chris Christie of New Jersey and John Kasich of Ohio, rank in the top 10 ahead of the first presidential debate.
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Carrie Dann / NBC News:
How the Public Views Planned Parenthood and the NRA  —  Planned Parenthood and the National Rifle Association may both be the targets of protests and heated rhetoric, but they are still viewed more favorably than the candidates running for president on both sides of the aisle.
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women — WSJ/NBC Poll  —  Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama's electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters.  —  A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off.
Isabel Taft / Politico:
Chris Christie: 'I've used birth control, and not just the rhythm method'  —  The Christie camp has been using the hashtag #TellingItLikeItIs to promote the New Jersey governor's campaign on Twitter.  And that's exactly what he was doing at a town hall meeting in Manchester …
Discussion: CBS Philly and CBS DC
NBC News:
First Read: A Lousy Poll for Almost Every 2016 Candidate
John DiStaso / WMUR:
WMUR poll: Donald Trump surges to top of GOP primary field in NH
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump: Shut Down the Government to Defund Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Christie: 'I've Used Birth Control And Not Just the Rhythm Method' (VIDEO)
Discussion: Jezebel
Henrietta Wildsmith / Associated Press:
2 Men Open Fire On Soldiers At Jade Helm Training Site In Mississippi  —  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in Mississippi says authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility.  No injuries were reported.
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Ryan Moore / WDAM-TV:
Two suspects sought after shots fired at Camp Shelby  —  Authorities responded to a call of shots being fired at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Tuesday afternoon.  —  Perry County deputies confirmed the shots were fired around 12:10 p.m. on a group of soldiers training in the area.
Discussion: The Clarion Ledger and WREG-TV
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
“Intact Fetal Cadavers” At 20-Weeks “Just a Matter of Line Items” at Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center: Abortion Docs Can “Make it Happen”  —  #PPSellsBabyParts “INTACT FETAL CADAVERS” AT 20-WEEKS “JUST A MATTER OF LINE ITEMS” AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD TX MEGA-CENTER: ABORTION DOCS CAN “MAKE IT HAPPEN”
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Trump: Shut down government over Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Politico, Horizons and LifeNews.com
Brett LoGiurato / Yahoo Politics:
TRUMP: I think we have to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Business Insider
Daniela Galarza / Eater:
Whole Foods' $6 Asparagus Water Is Just Water With Three Stalks of Asparagus in It [Updated]  —  Is Whole Foods trolling its own employees?  —  Twitter user Layla Dhere (@dhere) expressed confusion in a recent tweet featuring the above image of a row of bottles of what is labeled “Asparagus Water” on a shelf.
Discussion: Mashable and Althouse
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama to call for Voting Rights Act restoration on law's anniversary  —  President Obama will call for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act on its 50th anniversary Thursday, the White House said.  —  Obama will hold a teleconference to commemorate the landmark legislation and call for its renewal …
Discussion: ACS Blog
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
A Rare Red-State Accord for More Voter Access
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
The Freakishness of Christianity  —  Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith.  Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it's “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really mean “conservative, Protestant, evangelical Christianity …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Crisis in Santorum campaign  —  The moves leave the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses without a campaign manager and raise questions about whether he can last until Iowa votes on Feb. 1 next year.  —  Several top staffers have left Rick Santorum's campaign to create a new super PAC …
ABC News:
Hear Trump's Message on His Leaked Cellphone  —  Donald Trump has turned the tables on Gawker.  After the online site released one of Donald Trump's cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning.  —  “Hi, this is Donald Trump and I'm running …
New York Times:
Uneven Performances in Trump-less Republican Forum  —  Jeb Bush stumbled through a familiar question about his brother and father, struggling for the right words as he cracked a joke about duking it out with anyone who questioned the legacy of his aging dad.
Discussion: Jezebel, Mediaite and UnionLeader.com
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Bill Turque / Washington Post:
Montgomery boxes Confederate statue to protect it from vandalism  —  Montgomery County has erected a wooden box around a Confederate monument recently spray-painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” in hopes of shielding the statue from further vandalism as officials seek to move it out of downtown Rockville.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98  —  Anglo-American historian and poet who chronicled Stalin's excesses dies in Palo Alto, Calif.  —  Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin …
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Melissa Chan / New York Daily News:
110-year-old New Jersey woman credits longevity to Miller High Life, whiskey  —  The secret to long life is High Life — or basically just drinking water.  —  A New Jersey woman who turned 110 on Saturday credits her longevity to two things: believing in God and popping the “champagne of beers” daily.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Scott Walker just got punked at a New Hampshire pizza shop  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Maybe it should have been a tip-off that the two 20-somethings were so overly excited to meet Scott Walker.  Like dramatically excited.  The young woman was literally bouncing with excitement.
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
TCU student punished for criticizing Islam, Baltimore riots  —  All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans.
Dave Altimari / Hartford Courant:
Sandy Hook Families Settle Lawsuits Against Lanza Estate For $1.5M  —  The families of 16 victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting will receive about $94,000 each to settle two lawsuits against the estate of the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza.  —  Documents filed Monday in Probate Court show …
Discussion: Associated Press and 89.3 KPCC
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz Anti-Iran Deal Site Accidentally Links To Giant Photo Of Ass Instead Of Senator's Twitter Account  —  The site urges you to contact your senator to tell them to vote against the Iran nuclear agreement:  —  Via stoptheirandeal.com  —  If you click a link for Washington Democratic …
Discussion: Mediaite
Jules Johnston / Politico:
In the words of young Germans, just ‘merkeln’  —  Angela Merkel inspires German dictionary manufacturer's youth word of 2015.  —  The German dictionary manufacturer Langenscheidt came up with the idea seven years ago to to create a list of new words and expressions invented by teens by selecting the …
 
 
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Chris Brennan / Philly.com:
23,000 sign petition for Catholic teacher's reinstatement
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Matthew Gilbert / BostonGlobe.com:
Jon Stewart's game-changing legacy
Discussion: Poynter.
New York Post:
9/11 victim's kids grew up in poverty unaware of $1M payout
Discussion: theGrio and Daily Mail
 Earlier Items: 
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
For GOP ‘kids,’ no Trump could mean better debate
Discussion: Hot Air
Alberto Mingardi / EconLog:
Yanis Varoufakis as a media star
Discussion: Bloomberg View and Samizdata
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Biden challenge to Clinton would face high hurdles
Discussion: ABC News
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Charles Koch's focus on ‘injustices’ is fueled by an unlikely partnership
Discussion: OnPolitics and Daily Kos