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4:20 PM ET, July 2, 2016


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Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Bill Clinton's Bad Judgment  —  June should have been the month in which Hillary Clinton solidified her control over the Presidential race.  She finally vanquished Bernie Sanders, who, if a few hundred Iowans had changed their minds and a few other things had broken his way, could have ended up as the Democratic nominee.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
How everyone looks bad because Bill Clinton met with Loretta Lynch  —  Bill Clinton has made a mess.  It was either out of foolish indifference or plain foolishness, but it has created a terrible moment for his wife and the Democrats, and for President Obama and perceptions of the integrity of his administration.
Discussion: Foreign Policy and Politico
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Clinton interviewed by FBI as part of email server investigation  —  was interviewed by authorities Saturday about the ongoing investigation into her email server, her campaign said.  —  “Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary …
Dean Schabner / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Gives Interview to FBI About Emails, Campaign Says  —  Hillary Clinton gave a “voluntary interview” to the FBI today regarding her email arrangements while she was secretary of state, her campaign says.  —  “Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning …
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Indicted or not indicted, Clinton could lose politically  —  Republicans call on attorney general to appoint special prosecutor in Clinton email case  —  Loretta Lynch says she will accept the recommendation of career investigators, prosecutors  —  FBI inquiry continues as Clinton prepares …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:   The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton today. The next two weeks will be huge.
Charles Gasparino / New York Post:
Hillary Clinton's FBI interview to happen ‘very soon’
Discussion: RedState
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
WH defends Lynch's record after Clinton meeting
New York Times:
Inside the Six Weeks Donald Trump Was a Nonstop ‘Birther’  —  Joseph Farah, a 61-year-old author, had long labored on the fringes of political life, publishing a six-part series claiming that soybeans caused homosexuality and fretting that “cultural Marxists” were plotting to destroy the country.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87  —  Author and human rights activist made perpetuating the memory of the Shoah his life's work.  —  By  —  Zen Subscribe now  —  Newly unearthed version of Elie Wiesel's seminal work is a scathing indictment of God, Jewish world
Discussion: Raw Story and NOLA River
Jerusalem Post:
Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies at 87
Discussion: RedState
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump has ‘warm’ meeting with Indiana governor, as Veep speculation swirls  —  Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence had a private meeting Saturday morning at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., that served as an informal way for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee …
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Political Wire
Kristen East / Politico:
Trump: I'll reveal ‘totally filled’ convention speaking spots next week
Discussion: CNN, ABC News and Talking Points Memo
The Daily Star:
Those who could cite Quran were spared: Gulshan attack victim's family  —  Rashidul Hasan  —  Those who could recite a verse from the Quran were spared, others were tortured, said a rescued hostage of the Gulshan restaurant attack where at least two lawmen were killed.
Daily Mail:
Three American students among 20 people hacked to death in Bangladesh by ISIS terrorists - who only spared those who could recite the Koran - before armored troops moved in  — Abinta Kabir, a student at Emory University who was originally from Miami, Florida, named among those killed
Jim Newell / Slate:
Trump Campaign Departures Suggest That Perhaps This Is a Highly Dysfunctional Enterprise  —  Every so often, the Trump campaign blasts out a new mass email about hires it's made to flesh out its infrastructure beyond Trump and a few goons.  Around the same time these emails go out …
Discussion: New York Times and
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone  —  WASHINGTON — “Are you up?”  —  The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few.  The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed.
The XX Committee:
The Kremlin Admits Snowden is a Russian Agent  —  In the three years since Edward Snowden landed in Moscow, his relationship with his hosts has been a source of much speculation and controversy.  The American IT contractor, who worked for the CIA and NSA until he fled Hawaii …
Chris Moody / CNN:
Republican women organize to support Clinton  —  (CNN)Huddled around a corner table during happy hour at the swanky St. Regis Hotel bar in downtown Washington, five young Republicans busily brainstormed how they could help Hillary Clinton become the next president of the United States.
Discussion: RedState
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Ben Jacobs / Guardian:
SEC document shows Trump was worth less than half of $10bn claim in 2012
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
We're Better Than That  —  More than a century ago …
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Would Be No Ordinary Defeat
The White House:
Weekly Address: Serving our Military Families This Fourth of July
Joe Millitzer /
Missouri candidate's ‘ISIS Hunting Permits’ concern Muslim community
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
A fact checker looked into 158 things Donald Trump said. 78 percent were false.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Poll: 13 percent prefer meteor hitting earth over Clinton, Trump
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 Earlier Items: 
Louise Watt / Associated Press:
Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s
Discussion: The Hill
Chicago Tribune:
The Orlando murders were horrific. Chicago's killing season? Deadlier.
WikiGuido / Guido Fawkes:
READ IN FULL: Article Pulled By Telegraph After Pressure From Theresa May's Campaign
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Rampant Voter Fraud Alleged In Minnesota
Discussion: American Experiment
John Hayward / Breitbart:
Sonnie Johnson on Blacks for Donald Trump: ‘We Want Greatness; We Do Not Want Free Sh*t’
Discussion: BizPac Review and Daily Wire