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8:50 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 and Democracy Now
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 …
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
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’
New York Times:
Democrats Struggle for Unity on First Day of Convention
Paul Blake / ABC News:
Left-Wing Supporters Boo as Bernie Sanders Says ‘We Must Elect Hillary Clinton’
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: Politico, Common Dreams and WSAV-TV
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 …
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
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Cory Booker Gives Rousing DNC Speech: ‘We Will Rise’
Discussion: Politico
Bryan Alexander / USA Today:
'Hillary's America' documentary cracks top 10 at box office
Discussion: Heat Street
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
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
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
Franken roasts Trump at DNC  —  Al Franken briefly turned the Democratic National Convention into the roast of Donald Trump on Monday night.  —  Though he's a former Saturday Night Live star and comedy writer, the Minnesota senator tends to avoid humor on the job.
Discussion: ABC News
ABC News:   Al Franken Jokes About Trump University at DNC
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
Michael Jordan / The Undefeated:
‘I can no longer stay silent’  —  His statement on the shootings of African-Americans and the targeting of police officers … I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.  —  “I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless …
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
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