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8:25 PM ET, July 28, 2016

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Dominic Patten / Deadline:
No Obama Bounce For DNC Day 3 Ratings As They Fall Behind RNC, ‘Wayward Pines’ Finale Down From 2015  —  It was like a political Coachella last night at the Democratic National Convention - and not just because Lenny Kravitz was playing.  With star turns from Vice-President Joe Biden …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hillary Clinton Is Running Not Just As the Democrat But As the Candidate of Democracy Itself  —  Since the start of the Reagan era, American politics has revolved around a war over the role of government in the economy.  The Republican Party is set apart from major conservative parties across …
Joe Klein / TIME:
Embracing His Rival, Bernie Sanders Gives Hillary Clinton the Boost She Needs  —  “This is the real world that we live in,” said Bernie Sanders on the afternoon the Democratic National Convention opened.  He was trying-unsuccessfully-to calm the cascade of boos and jeers from his supporters …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Katie Hicks / Vox:
Watch live: the final night of Democratic National Convention
USA Today:
As Obama speaks, chaos and arrests outside DNC
Discussion: Vox
Salena Zito / The Hill:   Understanding why populist fires are still ‘Berning’
Daily Mail:
We won't quit Bern-stock say the Sanders backers who are testing Philadelphia's patience …
The Huffington Post:
Clinton Campaign: Trump Needs To Guarantee He Won't Leak Before Getting Briefed  —  “This isn't a normal political story, and it's not funny.”  —  Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  PHILADELPHIA The chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign urged U.S. intelligence agencies …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
HRC president: ‘Trump struggled to read the letters L-G-B-T-Q’  —  Donald Trump is no friend of the LGBTQ community, the head of a major civil rights advocacy group said Thursday, pointing to Trump's struggle to even read those letters off a teleprompter as evidence.
Discussion: ABC News
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
Haywire over Hacking: Media refuse to believe Trump's Russia comments were sarcastic
Alex Swoyer / Breitbart:
Poll: Donald Trump Sees 17-Point Positive Swing in Two Weeks
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Nick Gass / Politico:
Chelsea Clinton: I'd consider meeting with Ivanka to discuss campaign tone
Discussion: Washington Post
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Obama's DNC letdown: The president needed to hit it out of the park, but he surprisingly fell short  —  Obama is one of the great orators of our time, but his meandering speech for Hillary missed the mark  —  Barack Obama's signature, as a speaker, is his ability to stay on-topic.
Discussion: The Mahablog
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NBC News:
Trump Jr. Says Obama Lifted Phrase From His RNC Speech  —  Donald Trump Jr. suggested Thursday that Barack Obama's speech in Philadelphia Wednesday night lifted a line from his Republican National Convention remarks, pointing out that both addresses contained the line “That's not the America I know.”
Scott Stump / TODAY.com:
No, President Obama doesn't eat exactly 7 almonds every night
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
‘I felt angry that it took so long’: Gretchen Carlson on Roger Ailes's ouster from Fox News  —  After a professional life spent speaking before TV cameras, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson isn't often at a loss for words.  —  But when I asked her how she felt as she watched Roger Ailes …
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
The uncouth Roger Ailes
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump urges viewers to skip Clinton speech as Democrats rack up ratings wins  —  President Obama's prime time speech lifted the Democratic convention to its third straight night of ratings wins over the Republican convention last week — and now the Trump campaign is exhorting supporters not to watch the Democrats' final night.
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Cops mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for meth, Orlando man says  —  Daniel Rushing was arrested after an Orlando cop searched his car and tested Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze as positive for methamphetamine.  He was charged with possession of meth and carrying a firearm. … Privacy Policy
Elizabeth Koh / The Charlotte Observer:
North Carolina GOP mistakenly attacks Kaine for ‘shameful’ Marine pin that honored his son  —  When Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night, the North Carolina GOP thought it quickly spotted something wrong.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
DNC insiders detail months of escalating dysfunction  —  PHILADELPHIA — Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasn't supposed to ask Joe Biden to come to her daughter's bat mitzvah.  —  Democratic National Committee staff had sent the chair to the vice president armed with four specific requests …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
JAMES O'KEEFE ASSAULTED - THROWN TO GROUND During Undercover Op at DNC (VIDEO)  —  Activist, author and investigative journalist James O'Keefe from Project Veritas went undercover as a Hillary supporter this week at the DNC Convention in Philadelphia.  —  What transpired was shocking.
GOP.com:
Unequal Convention Coverage By Networks  —  Traditionally, TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS have worked to ensure fairness giving each party the primetime hour of 10:00PM to 11:00PM on Monday through Thursday of their respective parties' conventions.  While speeches can go over allotted time, they strive for parity.
Discussion: Mediaite and Politicus USA
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
Trump Claims He's Never Spoken to Putin.  In This 2014 Video, Trump Says He Did.  —  On Wednesday, Donald Trump angrily told reporters that he had no connection to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  “I have nothing to do with Putin,” he said.  “I've never spoken to him.
Kevin L. Jones / KQED Arts:
‘Sesame Street’ Lets Go Longtime Cast Members Bob, Gordon and Luis [UPDATE]  —  UPDATED: See statement from Sesame Workshop, the creators of ‘Sesame Street,’ below  —  Sesame Street, the 46-year-old award-winning children's show, cut three of its most senior cast members earlier this year …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Hillary Clinton is bad at speeches for the exact reasons she'd be a good president  —  Hillary Clinton has one job tonight: Deliver a kick-ass speech.  —  Unfortunately, it's just not a job that suits her talents.  In a rational world, “rousing convention speech” would be a job permanently bestowed …
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
 
 
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Daily Mail:
'I'm a famous person who could be a target': Paris Hilton reveals fears of attracting the attentions …
Discussion: alan.com and The Daily Caller
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Sexual Orientation Protections Under Existing Civil Rights Law
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
DNC Speaker Shouts Her Abortion and the Crowd Cheers
James Rothwell / Telegraph:
Nudist bathers in Germany ‘threatened by men who swam onto beach and shouted Allahu Akhbar’
Kyle Foley / RedState:
BREAKING: Gary Johnson Claims Mitt Romney Is Considering Endorsing Him (VIDEO)
Discussion: Heat Street, Hot Air and CNN
 Earlier Items: 
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Obama's Powerful Message: Donald Trump Is Un-American
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Trump's minimum wage two-step confuses business groups, advisers
Discussion: Hot Air and CNN
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Exclusive: Gingrich returning to Fox News on Aug. 1