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8:45 AM ET, July 27, 2016

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Assange Timed WikiLeaks Release of Democratic Emails to Harm Hillary Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — Six weeks before the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks published an archive of hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of the Democratic convention, the organization's founder …
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Matthew Chance / CNN:
Julian Assange: ‘A lot more material’ coming on US elections  —  Wikileaks founder: We create maximum ambiguity for sources  —  (CNN)Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release “a lot more material” relevant to the US electoral campaign.
Discussion: Business Insider
Associated Press:
The Latest: Clinton Worked on Kids' Issues Before Law Firm  —  The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):  —  Several speakers at the Democratic National Convention are paying tribute to Hillary Clinton for her work — while she was a New York senator …
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and Washington Post
CBS Miami:
CBS4 News Exclusive: Trump Denies Ties To Russia  —  DORAL - In his most extensive remarks on allegations that Russia is attempting to influence the presidential election in his favor, Republican nominee Donald Trump flatly denied any ties to the Russian government or Russian investors.
Alec Goodwin / OpenSecrets.org:
Leaks show DNC asked White House to reward donors with slots on boards and commissions  —  Email exchanges involving top officials at the Democratic National Committee released along with private documents by WikiLeaks show that DNC officials hoped to reward top donors and insiders with appointments …
New York Times:
Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee …
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: ‘Possible’ Russia interfering in US election
Discussion: Newsweek and Mother Jones
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton friend McAuliffe says Clinton will flip on TPP, then walks it back  —  PHILADELPHIA — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks.
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Joel Ebert / Tennessean.com:
Tennessee Clinton delegate booted from convention after skirmish with Sanders supporter … PHILADELPHIA — A Tennessee delegate has had his credential and duties rescinded and no longer has a seat at the Democratic National Convention after an altercation on Monday with a Bernie Sanders supporter.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and WATE-TV
Dominic Holden / BuzzFeed:
Spokesperson For Pro-Sanders Walkout Group Compares Protest To March On Washington
Discussion: The Week
New York Times:
This Is What Democracy Looks Like  —  The jeers and boos …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and NPR
Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Elizabeth Banks Parodies Donald Trump's RNC Entrance During Her DNC Appearance  —  At the Democratic National Convention tonight, actress Elizabeth Banks spoofed the WWE-style entrance Donald Trump made at the RNC last week in Cleveland — and compared the RNC to the “Hunger Games” film franchise in which she starred.
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and Infowars
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Tom Kludt / CNN:
Donald Trump says he'd support $10 minimum wage  —  Sanders: Trump will bring a starvation wage  —  (CNN)Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertion that wages are “too high.”
Discussion: National Review, Rewire and Guardian
Nick Gass / Politico:
Lena Dunham: Trump would say my body ‘probably like a 2’  —  For Donald Trump, Lena Dunham's body “is probably like a two,” the creator of HBO's Girls cracked at the start of her speech with actress America Ferrera on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Discussion: ABC News
CNBC:
Donald Trump gripes about hotel hot air, says he might not pay bill
Discussion: alan.com, The Week and Drudge Retort
Robert Webster / Mediaite:   George Will Thinks That Trump Won't Release Tax Returns Because of Link to Russians
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly: Slaves Who Built White House Were “Well-Fed And Had Decent Lodgings Provided By The Government”  —  BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Finally tonight, Factor Tip of The Day.  As we mentioned, Talking Points Memo, Michelle Obama referenced slaves building the White House in referring to the evolution of America in a positive way.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ron Fournier / The Atlantic:
Bill Clinton Gets It Right  —  Just before Bill Clinton strode onstage to be his wife's character witness, his wife's convention planners played a video tribute to him.  “When he said stuff, you believed it,” a man dressed in union gear said of Bill Clinton, “because you lived it.”
Discussion: CNN and Taylor Marsh
Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation  —  Emails: DNC Staffers Annoyed At Having To Commemorate Holocaust  —  This White Hillary Voter HATES That This Black Bernie Supporter Is Blaming Democrats  —  Is Joe Biden In Denial?  —  POLITICS |  ALEX PAPPAS  —  ‘Come on man’
Discussion: BizPac Review and The Hill
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Last Charges Dropped Against Abortion Foes in Making of Planned Parenthood Video  —  HOUSTON — A judge dismissed Tuesday the last of the charges against two anti-abortion activists who covertly recorded a video of themselves meeting with Planned Parenthood officials, effectively ending a case …
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Bloomberg:
Obama's Economy Left Behind the Voter Coalition Clinton Covets  —  Clinton counts on youth, minorities behind Democrats' 2008 win  —  Trump still seen as alienating to disaffected Obama backers  —  The young people and minorities who propelled President Barack Obama into office …
Fusion:
So we counted all the women and people of color at the DNC and the RNC...  The Democratic National Convention is mimicking last week's Republican National Convention in certain ways.  Like the schedule: speech, speech, speech, performance, speech speech.  And also the sartorial choices …
Discussion: The Week
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Leah Barkoukis / Townhall.com:
‘Horror’: ISIS Terrorists Slit Elderly Priest's Throat in Attack on French Church  —  Update: Hollande said ISIS is behind the attack, telling reporters it was carried out “by two terrorists in the name of Daesh.” … Update: The Vatican speaks out:
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ABC News:
First Ever Transgender Convention Speaker Applauds Democratic Platform  —  Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}  —  Coming up next:  —  {{nextVideo.title}}  —  {{nextVideo.description}}  —  Skip to this video now  —  Related Extras Related Videos Video Transcript
Discussion: Raw Story
Scott Adams' Blog:
The Dark and Rotten Election  —  Yesterday I told you why Clinton's label of “dark” for Trump's convention speech was such a well-designed linguistic kill shot.  It is so good, in fact, that I speculated it was designed by the Godzilla of persuasion - who I did not name.  —  Dark is a fresh, unusual word (for politics).
 
 
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Tor.com:
Tor Books Announces New Associate Publishers
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Making Light
WTTG-TV:
Uniformed Alexandria officer denied service at Noodles & Company
Discussion: The Root and Heat Street
Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
Young Muslims Threaten Nudist Bathers With ‘Extermination’
Discussion: Infowars and Jihad Watch
Nick Gass / Politico:
Is the Trump bounce for real?
 Earlier Items: 
Tim Graham / NewsBusters:
Baghdad Bob Moment: MSNBC Claims DNC Chair ‘Receives Cheers’...As She's Booed Relentlessly
Discussion: Moonbattery and NBC News
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Where the Race Stands — Post-RNC Edition
Eric W. Dolan / Raw Story:
Trump surrogate goes down in flames on CNN after trying to link Michelle Obama's speech to Benghazi
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The creator of the viral pro-Trump act ‘USA Freedom Kids’ now plans to sue the campaign