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11:55 AM ET, July 28, 2016

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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 …
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: I Was ‘Being Sarcastic’ When I Asked Russia To Release Clinton Emails  —  In an interview that aired Thursday morning on “Fox and Friends,” Donald Trump said he was not being serious when he called on Russia to find and release emails deleted by Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: The Week and The Verge
Jake Novak / CNBC:
The Democrats just fell for Trump's Russian email-hack bait  —  Trump: I hope Russia finds ‘the 30,000 emails that are missing’  —  Grand Theft Convention.  —  No, that's not a new video game.  But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats …
Simon Maloy / Salon:   Donald Trump vs. America: The GOP presidential nominee explicitly asks Russia to violate our national security
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Bernie Sanders to Return to Senate as an Independent  —  Democratic runner-up says more DNC staff should leave over emails  —  PHILADELPHIA - Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party's presidential primary contest.
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Victor Morton / Washington Times:
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails  —  Another shoe has been dropped by Wikileaks.  —  On the night President Obama and Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine were scheduled to speak to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the anti-secrecy whistle-blower group released hacked voicemails of top Democratic officials.
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 …
Discussion: The Week
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails
Discussion: Common Dreams and Right
Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Trump Answers Fans' Questions in Reddit AMA  —  Republican nominee Donald Trump visited Reddit tonight as part of an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, and fielded questions from his most ardent supporters on the web.  —  Trump has been an Internet phenomenon since announcing his candidacy in 2015 …
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Politico
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Nancyl / Washington Monthly:   The Passing of the Baton
Nick Gass / Politico:
Biden tweets for first time in 492 days
Discussion: ABC News and Washington Post
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
President Obama Tells DNC ‘America is Already Great’ and 'We Don't Look to Be Ruled'
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Tim Kaine Says He ‘Never Expected to Be Here’ in Accepting VP Role
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Melania Trump's Website, Biography Have Disappeared From The Internet  —  The apparent scrubbing job comes after speculation over whether she earned an undergraduate degree, as previously claimed.  —  National Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  The professional website of Melania Trump …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump on Dem attacks: ‘I take it a little bit personally’
Discussion: ABC News
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Melania Trump website scrubbed from internet
Discussion: The Week and RedState
Rick Klein / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: Hope Is Handed Off, as Obama Makes Way for Hillary Clinton
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall.com:
Pelosi: White Men Don't Support Hillary Because They're God-fearing Homophobic Gun Nuts  —  In an interview on Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, PBS host Judy Woodruff asked Rep. Nancy Pelosi about the fact that Donald Trump is handily beating Hillary Clinton among ‘non-college educated’ white men …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Obama Channels Reagan's Optimism In DNC Speech
Discussion: Washington Post
Los Angeles Times:
Transcript: President Obama's Democratic National Convention speech
USA Today:
As Obama speaks, chaos and arrests outside DNC  —  PHILADELPHIA—As President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention inside the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, a chaotic situation erupted nearby that led to seven arrests.  —  Protesters stormed security barricades …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Chelsea Clinton: I'd consider meeting with Ivanka to discuss campaign tone  —  Chelsea Clinton would entertain the idea of a meeting with Donald Trump's children, or perhaps even her longtime friend Ivanka Trump, over the tone and rhetoric of the presidential campaign between their parents.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Ashe Schow / Washington Examiner:   Media won't ask Chelsea Clinton about her father's treatment of women
New York Times:
After Lying Low, Deep-Pocketed Clinton Donors Return to the Fore  —  PHILADELPHIA — In a luxury suite high above the convention floor, some of the Democratic Party's most generous patrons sipped cocktails and caught up with old friends, tuning out Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday …
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Megyn Kelly hangs out at CNN Grill, stoking speculation that she could leave Fox News … Under different circumstances, the photo above might not be a big deal.  So what if Fox News's Megyn Kelly was hanging out with CNN's Don Lemon at 3 a.m., after Democratic National Convention coverage ended?
Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Light streaks across night sky, generating a frenzy  —  A streak of light burst across the night sky late Wednesday, generating a frenzy and prompting questions:  —  Was it a meteor or meteor shower?  A fireball or smoldering satellite?  —  From witness accounts, the glowing trail was spotted in Nevada …
Discussion: fox13now.com, FOX31 Denver and Gizmodo
New York Times:
Championing Optimism, Obama Hails Clinton as His Political Heir  —  PHILADELPHIA — President Obama delivered a stirring valedictory address at the Democratic convention Wednesday night, hailing Hillary Clinton as his rightful political heir and the party's best hope to protect democracy from …
Tom Batchelor / Daily Express:
Merkel admits EU is being RAVAGED BY TERROR but says Germany should welcome MORE refugees  —  CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has said Germany is facing a “major” threat from terrorism but that this should not stop refugees being welcomed to Europe.  —  GETTY  —  German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Grabien News RSS:
Watch Obama Refer to Himself 119 Times During Hillary Nominating Speech  —  Addressing the Democratic National Convention on its penultimate night to lay out the case for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, President Obama began by recalling his political debut at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Discussion: RedState and Daily Wire
Steve Annear / BostonGlobe.com:
The realization hit: The shark was right there.  —  A Weston family is thanking a new mobile app that alerts beachgoers about nearby great white sharks for giving them a heads-up when a 14-foot predator was swimming in the area as they enjoyed a sunny day on a stretch of secluded Chatham beach.
Discussion: NOLA River
 
 
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BuzzFeed:
Trump Seeks More Foreign Guest Workers For His Companies
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Has Obama's act worn thin? President paints rosier picture of U.S. than voters see
Discussion: Hot Air
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
DNC Still Assessing Hack Damage, Hasn't Notified Donors of Breach
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I'm a 19-year-old Democrat. Here's how I lost faith in Obama.
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David Corn / Mother Jones:
Top Sanders Backer: I Was Kicked Off the Convention Program and “No Reason Was Given”
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