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10:50 AM ET, July 26, 2016

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Politico:
Full text: Bernie Sanders' DNC speech  —  Remarks as prepared for delivery:  —  Good evening.  —  How great it is to be with you tonight.  —  Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers.
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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 …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
DennisMichaelLynch.com:
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.
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Democratic National Convention: Supporters hope to reintroduce Clinton to skeptical voters  —  PHILADELPHIA — Democrats hope to shift on Tuesday to the task of defeating Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by reintroducing Hillary Clinton to a country that is still deeply skeptical of her own candidacy.
Louis Nelson / Politico:   Booker responds to Trump: ‘I love you’
Dan Spinelli / Politico:
Sarah Silverman heckles Sanders supporters: 'You're being ridiculous'
Dana Houle / New Republic:
No, the DNC Didn't Rig the Primary in Favor of Hillary
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sanders struggles to hand his ‘revolution’ to Clinton
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and Rewire
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Cory Booker Gives Rousing DNC Speech: ‘We Will Rise’
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Clinton's Image at Lowest Point in Two Decades
BBC:
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.
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David Chazan / Telegraph:
Live Normandy siege: knifemen 'shouted Daesh and slit 86-year-old priest's throat' after taking …
Discussion: Walid Shoebat and Jihad Watch
Tom Batchelor / Daily Express:   Normandy church terror: ISIS knifemen slit throat of priest, 84, and take nuns hostage
Chine Labbe / Reuters:
Two attackers ‘neutralized’, one hostage killed in France church attack
Discussion: The Local and Vox Popoli
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: ABC News and Politico
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Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Michelle Obama's Speech for the Ages
Discussion: ABC News
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Democratic Machine Chose Clinton Long Ago.  But Why?  —  “If Trump wins (or comes close),” writes my friend Tim Lee, “liberals are going to need a better answer than writing half the electorate off as racist.”  —  As the Democratic National Convention lurches off to a chaotic start …
Discussion: Power Line, Salon and FiveThirtyEight
Bernie Sanders / Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings …:
Republican National Committee - RNC is right that no Democratic speaker mentioned ISIS on convention's first night  —  RNC is right that no Democratic speaker mentioned ISIS on convention's first night  —  Night one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia had barely ended …
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Bryan Alexander / USA Today:
'Hillary's America' documentary cracks top 10 at box office
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Despite what you've heard, Democrats aren't in disarray.  Their party is under attack from the outside.
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Utah Pol Bolts GOP After RNC: Party's Direction ‘Makes Me Want To Cry’  —  A Utah state senator announced that he was leaving the GOP in despair after attending the Republican National Committee last week.  —  Sen. Mark Madsen (R-UT) said Monday that his experience as a Utah delegate confirmed …
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The Salt Lake / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah state senator bolts Republican Party for Libertarian camp
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
FBI Suspects Russia Hacked DNC; U.S. Officials Say It Was to Elect Donald Trump  —  Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Hillary Clinton?  That's the view that's quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.  —  The FBI suspects …
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Julia Ioffe / Politico:
Why Putin hates Hillary
Discussion: Politicus USA
Brett T. / twitchy.com:
Media too burned out on Nazi salutes to notice Elizabeth Warren's at DNC  —  Radio host and cable news commentator Laura Ingraham spoke at the Republican National Convention, but no one's sure what she said, since most people were too busy forwarding a still frame in which she appeared to be giving a Nazi salute.
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.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dem Senate nominee calls Toomey an ‘a—hole’  —  Democratic Senate nominee Katie McGinty got into some hot water Monday when she called her rival, Sen. Pat Toomey, an “a**hole.”  —  It was a shocking comment given the decorous attitude Senate candidates usually try to adopt.
Discussion: Philly.com and alan.com
John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Sarah Silverman Brings Down The House!  ' You're Being Ridiculous'  —  So far the star of the first night of the 2016 DNC Convention in Philly is comedian Sarah Silverman.  —  As a Bernie supporter, Sarah Silverman said she “felt the Bern” and had a powerful message about the inspiration Sanders brought …
Discussion: alan.com
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 …
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.
 
 
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