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9:00 AM ET, July 26, 2016


 Top Items: 
Ron Fournier / The Atlantic:
All Hell Breaks Loose at the Democratic Convention  — Hillary Clinton, her advisers, and their allies at the Democratic National Committee watched Donald Trump's nominating convention in Cleveland with smug satisfaction.  — Team Trump had insulted Ohio's governor …
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
DNC disarray is the foreshadowing of a Clinton administration  —  MORE FROM:  —  You won't need an astrologer to see the future if Hillary Clinton becomes president.  You can just take the anger, backstabbing and blame-gaming at the Democratic Convention and repeat — for four years.
Discussion: Guardian, Democracy Now and ABC News
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
It looks like a mess, but the Democratic Party is more unified than it seems  —  PHILADELPHIA — After a long day of tensions and booing, Democrats finally found some semblance of party unity.  —  The 2016 Democratic National Convention opened in chaos, as Democratic National Committee Chair …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sanders struggles to hand his ‘revolution’ to Clinton  —  PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders came to Philadelphia with the primary campaign behind him, hoping to unify millions of skeptical voters behind the Democratic ticket, starting with his delegates.  He gathered all of them, numbering nearly 1,900 …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Clinton's Image at Lowest Point in Two Decades
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Despite what you've heard, Democrats aren't in disarray.  Their party is under attack from the outside.
South Florida / Sun-Sentinel:
Sun Sentinel exclusive: Wasserman Schultz won't open Democratic National Convention
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Credits One Of ‘Our Friends’ In Russia, China With DNC Hack (VIDEO)
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Sanders campaign manager: Stop chanting ‘lock her up’
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Bernie Sanders Team Disavows Idea Of Challenging Tim Kaine Pick
Discussion: Politico
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Politico reporter sent story to Dem committee for pre-publication review  —  A massive dump of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails via Wikileaks has revealed that Politico reporter Ken Vogel sent an advance copy of a story — in its entirety — to top DNC communication officials to review before it was published.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Politico and CNBC
The Daily Beast:
FBI Suspects Russia Hacked DNC; U.S. Officials Say It Was to Elect Donald Trump
Julia Ioffe / Politico:
Why Putin hates Hillary
Discussion: Politicus USA
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
Exclusive: Suspected Russian hack of DNC widens — includes personal email of staffer researching Manafort
David Chazan / Telegraph:
Live Normandy siege: knifemen 'shouted Daesh and slit 86-year-old priest's throat' after taking nuns hostage in church before being shot dead  — Knifemen 'slit priest's throat' in Normandy church  — Attackers had taken 86-year-old priest, two nuns and others hostage
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Daily Mail:
KILLING IS LATEST IN SPATE OF BLOODY ATTACKS ACROSS EUROPE … A number of shots were heard over a period of around 15 seconds as the incident came to an end.  —  Eulalie Garcia, who works in a beauty parlour, is on the same road as the church, and told reporters that she knew the priest …
France church attack: Priest killed in hostage-taking near Rouen  —  A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France.  —  The attackers entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, taking the priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, 84, and four other people hostage.
New York Times:
Attack on Church in France Kills Priest, and ISIS Is Blamed
Associated Press:
AP EXPLAINS: Is Trump's Convention Polling Bump for Real?  —  Donald Trump is talking about polls again.  —  The Republican presidential nominee had recently avoided the subject, given that many preference polls showed him in a close race with Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller:
No Visible American Flags Present At The Democrat Convention  —  PHILADELPHIA — The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn't look like there are any American flags.  —  The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present.
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Bryan Alexander / USA Today:
'Hillary's America' documentary cracks top 10 at box office
Discussion: Heat Street
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Cory Booker Gives Rousing DNC Speech: ‘We Will Rise’
DNC BREAKS FEDERAL LAW AT CONVENTION: VIOLATION OF SECTION 8 U.S. Code  § 1324  —  The DNC aided and abetted two illegal aliens on Monday night during the nationally televised DNC Convention 2016 in Philadelphia.  Thus, according to the law, the DNC twice violated Section 8 U.S. Code 1324.
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Michelle Obama's Speech for the Ages
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Michelle Obama: ‘This right now is the greatest country on Earth’
Discussion: ABC News
Dan Spinelli / Politico:
Sarah Silverman heckles Sanders supporters: 'You're being ridiculous'  —  Comedian Sarah Silverman was booed and shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters after telling holdouts for the Vermont senator that they were “being ridiculous.”  —  Silverman, herself a Sanders supporter during the primary …
NBC News:
Poll: No Post-Convention Bounce for Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump received no significant bounce following the Republican National Convention, according to the latest NBC News|  SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.  Hillary Clinton still leads Trump by a single point: 46 percent to 45 percent.
Discussion: Political Wire
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Doubles Down On NATO Comments: ‘We Have To Walk’  —  At a Monday rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Donald Trump doubled down on his previous controversial remarks regarding American support for NATO allies.  —  In an interview with The New York Times last week …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Grayson's ex-wife claimed domestic abuse over two decades  —  Rep. Alan Grayson's ex-wife repeatedly went to police with accusations of domestic abuse over a two-decade period, according to documents she has provided to POLITICO, revelations that come as the Florida congressman enters …
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The Salt Lake / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah state senator bolts Republican Party for Libertarian camp
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
This attorney wore a Black Lives Matter pin to court - and went to jail for it
Discussion: The Root, WKBN-TV and BizPac Review
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
Franken roasts Trump at DNC
Discussion: ABC News
IMPD: Officer is ‘very lucky to only have minor injuries’
Discussion: WAVY-TV and WCMH-TV
David Ferrara / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Neo-Nazi gets makeover to hide tattoos from jury
 Earlier Items: 
Brandon Finnigan / National Review:
Why Trump Can Win Pennsylvania
Discussion: The Resurgent
Millard K. Ives / Daily Commercial:
Democrat asks Villages to stop playing Hillary movie
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Michael Jordan / The Undefeated:
‘I can no longer stay silent’

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