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7:50 PM ET, July 29, 2016

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Reuters:
Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats - sources  —  The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dem anxiety hangs over Clinton
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Manu Raju / CNN:
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee target of cyberattack
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Former Fox News Booker Says She Was Sexually Harassed and ‘Psychologically Tortured’ by Roger Ailes for More Than 20 Years  —  The morning after Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigned, the cable network's former director of booking placed a call to the New York law firm hired by 21st Century Fox …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
RNC official accuses Clinton of plagiarism  —  The chief strategist of the Republican National Committee (RNC) accused Hillary Clinton  —  of plagiarism in her speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. … Spicer's tweet references a portion of Clinton's Thursday night address …
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John Kruzel / ABC News:
Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton 'Doesn't Know How to Win'
Robert Kraychik / Daily Wire:
WATCH: Clinton's Constant Throat Clearing
Discussion: Power Line
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Donald Trump & RNC Top Hillary Clinton & Final Night Of DNC In Viewers
Discussion: Right and The Gateway Pundit
David Mastio / USA Today:
Election 2016 is over.  Trump won: David Mastio  —  With no standards and no principles, Clinton and her allies are now just a punchline.  —  With the possible exception of Jefferson Davis, Donald Trump will be the worst president in American history.  I know that sounds extreme.
Discussion: Instapundit
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NBC News:
First Read: An OK Speech, But a Powerful Convention
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump's Bernie gambit
Chuck Raasch / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Trump, Clinton in virtual tie in Missouri
Discussion: Washington Times
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Be afraid: The Clinton-Trump general election begins
Discussion: ABC News
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Appeals court strikes down North Carolina's voter-ID law  —  A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina's requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early voting.  —  The decision by a three-judge panel …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law  —  A federal appeals court has struck down North Carolina's voter identification law, holding that it was “passed with racially discriminatory intent.”  —  The ruling also invalidated limits the same state law placed in 2013 on early voting …
Josh Barro / Business Insider:
I rewatched Khizr Khan's speech — and it made me weep for our country  —  If you haven't yet seen it, you really need to watch Thursday night's Democratic convention speech by Khizr Khan, the father of Army Cpt.  Humayun Khan, a Muslim immigrant who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004 while protecting his unit from a car bomb.
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Jason P. Steed / forma legalis:
How Garland Gets Confirmed Before the Election  —  I haven't checked the transcripts or anything, but I'm pretty sure President Obama's pending Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, was never mentioned at this week's Democratic National Convention.  Garland's nomination has now been pending 135 days …
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Susan Wright / RedState:   No, Mr. Trump, Americans DO Have a Choice
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump: Republicans ‘have no choice’ but to vote for me
Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Indiana Governor Mike Pence Responds To Secretary Clinton, President Obama, Kareem Abdul Jabaar … Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined me this morning in a wide ranging interview responding to many of the proceedings in Philly:  —  07-29hhs-pence  —  Transcript:
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Robert Allen / Detroit Free Press:
6 state employees criminally charged in Flint water crisis  —  FLINT — Six state employees were criminally charged this morning in district court in connection with the Flint water crisis.  —  Charged are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services workers Nancy Peeler …
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Justin Bieber / TMZ.com:
I'm Not for Sale  —  Justin Bieber got a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention, but turned it down after his manager considered quitting and LeBron James urged him to reject it ... sources tell TMZ.  —  Sources connected with CAA …
Alan Hernández / VICE News:
Venezuela has a new ‘forced labor’ law that can require people to work in fields  —  International human rights activists are complaining that new laws have introduced forced labour in Venezuela.  —  “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Kochs reject push to meet with Trump  —  Top Donald Trump donors tried to set up a meeting between the GOP presidential nominee and Charles Koch in Colorado Springs on Friday, but Koch aides rejected the entreaties, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the outreach.
Discussion: Political Wire and Reuters
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Democrats Win the Summer  —  PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump has found an ingenious way to save the Democratic Party.  Basically, he's abandoned the great patriotic themes that used to fire up the G.O.P. and he's allowed the Democrats to seize that ground.
Jeff Asher / FiveThirtyEight:
Baton Rouge Drug Enforcement Has Plummeted Since Police Killed Alton Sterling  —  Much of what followed the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, on July 5 has been well-chronicled.  Philando Castile, also a black man, was killed a day later by a police officer in Minnesota.
Discussion: The Crime Report
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Zack Kopplin / The Daily Beast:
Cousin of Slain Baton Rouge Cop Was Wrongly Arrested for the Massacre
Discussion: The Root and NOLA River
Ilya Shapiro / Cato Institute:
Is Johnson-Weld a Libertarian Ticket?  —  Plenty of libertarians were wary of seeing former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld as the Libertarian Party's nominee for vice president.  Even those of us who haven't had anything to do with the LP would like to see the party represented by, you know, libertarians.
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Jill Stein on vaccines: People have ‘real questions’  —  PHILADELPHIA — For a week, Jill Stein was everywhere that the Democratic National Convention was not.  The Green Party's likely candidate for president made drop-ins to a four-day Socialist Convergence at the Quaker meeting hall …
 
 
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Matt Vespa / Townhall.com:
Democratic Delegate: Stop Shouting USA, 'That's A Trump Chant'
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Ratings: Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech Falls Just Shy of Trump's With 33 Million Viewers
New York Post:
Bosses mocked my ADHD — and CC'd me on the emails
Discussion: Gothamist and Raw Story
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: Putin's ‘doing a better job’ than Obama
Discussion: Politico, New York Times and Raw Story
Noah Smith / Bloomberg:
Answering the Hardest Question in Economics
Discussion: EconLog
Washington Post:
Why prosecutors dropped charges against the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy
Max Ehrenfreund / Washington Post:
Study: Raising the minimum wage did little for workers' earnings in Seattle
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: People Don't Take Us Seriously When We Chant “Lock Her Up”
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Soylent CEO charged over illegal, ‘unsightly’ container home in Montecito Heights
Discussion: Gizmodo and Guardian
Bloomberg:
Facebook Tax Bill Over Ireland Move Could Cost $5 Billion
Discussion: US News, CNNMoney, Forbes and AOL
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Black Lives Matter pushes back on Ohio Senate endorsement
Stephen Hawking / Guardian:
Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
Discussion: Daily Mail, AOL and Mashable
Politico:
Full text: Hillary Clinton's DNC speech
 

 
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