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9:55 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sanders struggles to hand his ‘revolution’ to Clinton
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and Rewire
Dana Houle / New Republic:
No, the DNC Didn't Rig the Primary in Favor of Hillary
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.
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Credits One Of ‘Our Friends’ In Russia, China With DNC Hack (VIDEO)
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.
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
New York Times:
Attack on Church in France Kills Priest, and ISIS Is Blamed
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.
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
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Cory Booker Gives Rousing DNC Speech: ‘We Will Rise’
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, The Hill 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 …
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
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
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 …
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
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 The Federalist
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New York Post:
Donald Trump Jr. won't rule out running for mayor of NYC
Brett T. /
Media too burned out on Nazi salutes to notice Elizabeth Warren's at DNC
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
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Doubles Down On NATO Comments: ‘We Have To Walk’
Discussion: Mother Jones and rubber hose
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
 Earlier Items: 
David Ferrara / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Neo-Nazi gets makeover to hide tattoos from jury
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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