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2:30 PM ET, August 8, 2015


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Erick Erickson / RedState:
I Have Disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering  —  I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency.  —  He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker.  He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base …
New York Times:
Hand-Wringing in G.O.P. After Donald Trump's Remarks on Megyn Kelly  —  Donald J. Trump's suggestion that a Fox News journalist had forcefully questioned him at the Republican presidential debate because she was menstruating cost him a speaking slot Saturday night at an influential gathering of conservatives in Atlanta.
Holly Yan / CNN:
Donald Trump's ‘blood’ comment about Megyn Kelly backfires  —  Story highlights  —  Atlanta (CNN)Donald Trump's latest controversial comment was so alarming that he's been disinvited from a conservative gathering Saturday in Atlanta.  —  At issue: Trump's comments on “CNN Tonight” …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump attacks Megyn Kelly: ‘There was blood coming out of her eyes’  —  Donald Trump's campaign for president has suddenly become a campaign against Fox News.  —  One day after he starred in Fox's GOP primary debate, Trump lashed out at debate moderator Megyn Kelly and the network as a whole.
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Donald Trump's war on Megyn Kelly  —  Unlike previous Trump targets, the Fox anchor has a large, devoted conservative following.  —  Donald Trump is finally in a feud with someone Republican primary voters care about: Megyn Kelly.  —  Unlike undocumented immigrants, John McCain or Rosie O'Donnell …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Donald Trump disinvited to speak at RedState event; Megyn Kelly invited  —  ATLANTA — Conservative commentator Erick Erickson on Friday night disinvited GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump from speaking at an activist conference he is hosting here this weekend, citing disparaging remarks Trump …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Vox Popoli
New York Times:
Fear That Debate Could Hurt G.O.P. in Women's Eyes  —  After Senator Marco Rubio of Florida insisted at the Republican presidential debate that rape and incest victims should carry pregnancies to term, aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton could barely contain their delight at his unyielding stance …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
GOP debate contenders give Democrats reason to worry
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Donald Trump's invite to RedState event revoked over Megyn Kelly comments
Sergio Bustos / Associated Press:   GOP Candidates Ride Debate Momentum to RedState Activists
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Fury of left falls on Schumer  —  Liberals are livid at Sen. Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White House's nuclear deal with Iran, and have threatened to launch a full-scale war as retribution.  —  Activists and former top officials within the Obama administration …
Tablet Magazine:
Crossing a Line to Sell a Deal  —  Chuck Schumer is a politician—a skilled and successful one.  Which means that today's announcement, following months of wildly uncharacteristic silence, that the senior Senator from New York is opposing the Administration's nuclear deal with Iran …
David Goins / WFAA-TV:
Uber admits mistakes, apologizes to sex assault victim  —  DALLAS - An internal investigation revealed an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a passenger never underwent a background check and was mistakenly granted driver status, according to the car service.
Elise Schmelzer / Crime Blog:
Arlington police officer in training fatally shoots unarmed teen at car dealership  —  Editor's note: This post has been updated.  —  A 49-year-old police trainee killed an unarmed teen burglary suspect who drove an SUV into the showroom of an Arlington car dealership early Friday.
Nancy Dillon / New York Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Daniele Watts, boyfriend must rewrite court-ordered apology letters after thanking cops for arrest  —  Not so fast.  —  Daniele Watts and her boyfriend are going back to the drawing board for their court-ordered apology letters to the cops and office workers involved in their lewd conduct arrest last September.
Discussion: BizPac Review, Raw Story and Daily Mail
Jack Healy / New York Times:
Life Sentence for James Holmes, Aurora Theater Gunman  —  CENTENNIAL, Colo., — In a decision that surprised many in this community, a jury sentenced James E. Holmes to life in prison with no chance of parole on Friday, rejecting the death penalty for the man who carried out a 2012 shooting rampage …
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Los Angeles Times:
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