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5:50 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
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.
Discussion: New York Magazine, Medium and Guardian
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama: ‘Possible’ Russia interfering in US election
Discussion: Newsweek and Mother Jones
New York Daily News:
Make Russia great again: Whether or not Russians hacked the DNC to aid Donald Trump …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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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after skirmish with Sanders supporter … PHILADELPHIA — A Tennessee delegate has had his credential and duties rescinded and no longer has a seat at the Democratic National Convention after an altercation on Monday with a Bernie Sanders supporter.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  —  PHILADELPHIA — A spokesperson for a contingent of the Bernie Sanders supporters who stormed out of the Democratic convention on Tuesday compared their walkout to the March on Washington of 1963 …
Discussion: The Week
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks
Associated Press:
The Latest: Clinton Worked on Kids' Issues Before Law Firm
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Texas delegation breakfast descends into screaming match
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Hillary Clinton Becomes First Female Nominee of Major U.S. Political Party
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Towleroad
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 Mashable
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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
Robert Webster / Mediaite:   George Will Thinks That Trump Won't Release Tax Returns Because of Link to Russians
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Weiner: I'd leave retirement to beat Trump Jr.
Discussion: Jezebel, RedState and Mediaite
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
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Eric W. Dolan / Raw Story:
Trump surrogate goes down in flames on CNN after trying to link Michelle Obama's speech to Benghazi  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to criticize Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday night …
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
Brian Rogers / Houston Chronicle:
Charges dismissed against Planned Parenthood videographers  —  The Harris County District Attorney's office on Tuesday dismissed all charges against anti-abortion activists who secretly videotaped Planned Parenthood officials in Houston.  —  David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were charged …
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Hannah Levintova / Mother Jones:
The DNC Will Address the War on Women With a Speech by Planned Parenthood's President
Discussion: Raw Story and TIME
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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CNBC:
Donald Trump gripes about hotel hot air, says he might not pay bill  —  Donald Trump is complaining about hot air at a Virginia hotel, and the hotel is pushing back.  —  The Republican presidential nominee said he felt like he was “in a sauna” speaking to supporters at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center …
Discussion: alan.com, The Week and Drudge Retort
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WDBJ-TV:
Hotel Roanoke responds to Donald Trump's criticism
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
David Duke's Remarks on Senate Backing Put Donald Trump's Camp on the Defensive  —  PHILADELPHIA — Donald J. Trump's campaign is dismissing questions about the white supremacist David Duke, after the former Ku Klux Klan leader said on his radio program that the Republican presidential nominee left open …
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).
Miss Cleo / TMZ.com:
Dead at 53  —  There won't be any more calls to Miss Cleo ... the iconic TV psychic is dead after battling cancer ... TMZ has learned.  —  A rep for Miss Cleo — whose real name was Youree Harris — tells us she died Tuesday morning in Palm Beach County, FL.
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
Joe Uchill / The Hill:
Evidence mounts linking DNC email hacker to Russia  —  Emails sent by Guccifer 2.0 to The Hill show evidence that the hacker used Russian-language anonymity software — a language he has claimed he could not read or even recognize.  —  The news comes amid mounting reports linking Guccifer 2.0's hack …
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Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
Young Muslims Threaten Nudist Bathers With ‘Extermination’
Discussion: Infowars and Jihad Watch
Nick Gass / Politico:
Is the Trump bounce for real?
Tim Graham / NewsBusters:
Baghdad Bob Moment: MSNBC Claims DNC Chair ‘Receives Cheers’...As She's Booed Relentlessly
Discussion: Moonbattery and NBC News
 Earlier Items: 
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Where the Race Stands — Post-RNC Edition
USA Today:
Black Lives Matter protesters want to send message to Clinton
Discussion: Instapundit
Ryan Dunn / Toledo Blade:
DeWine: 'A parent's worst nightmare'
Discussion: Fox 59 and USA TODAY College
New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Trump supporter yells 'Put them back in the f …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Root
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The creator of the viral pro-Trump act ‘USA Freedom Kids’ now plans to sue the campaign