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11:45 PM ET, July 29, 2016

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Reuters:
Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats  —  A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee 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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Grant Smith / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump blames GOP as Dems top RNC ratings  —  distanced himself from the planning of last week's Republican National Convention after the Democrats' event, which ended Thursday, posted higher television ratings for three of the four nights.  —  “I didn't produce the show …
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 …
John Kruzel / ABC News:
Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton 'Doesn't Know How to Win'
Discussion: Associated Press
NBC News:
Computer Program Used by Clinton Campaign Hacked as Part of DNC Cyber Attacks
ABC News:
Recapping the Week in Politics
Discussion: Politico
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dem anxiety hangs over Clinton
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Liberal Values
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Clinton Campaign Is Said to Be Hacked, Apparently by Russians
Discussion: Gizmodo and Refinery29
Manu Raju / CNN:
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee target of cyberattack
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
FBI probes suspected breach of another Democratic organization by Russian hackers
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Donald Trump & RNC Top Hillary Clinton & Final Night Of DNC In Viewers
Discussion: Right and The Gateway Pundit
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 …
Annabelle Timsit / Politico:
Seven Minutes That Shook the Convention  —  He walked onto the convention stage Thursday night with his wife beside him, the Constitution to guide him and the pride of a father who knows he has a story to tell.  —  “Tonight,” said Khizr M. Khan, “we are honored to stand here as the parents …
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Nabi Dressler / Right Wing Watch:
Sandy Rios Questions Khizr Khan's Patriotism: 'We're Not Even Sure About You, Sir'  —  On her radio show today, Sandy Rios of the American Family Association (AFA) questioned the patriotism of Khizr Khan, the father of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died while serving in Iraq.
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.
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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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Mitt Romney Thinks Donald Trump Could Win The Election
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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New York Times:
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Requirement
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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Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump's Bernie gambit  —  Donald Trump's constant overtures to millions of disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters aren't likely to net him many votes.  But that hasn't stopped him from making more of an effort to win over the most progressive members of the Democratic Party than he is to unify his own.
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NBC News:
First Read: An OK Speech, But a Powerful Convention
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 …
Emily Satchell / WAVY-TV:
Man killed while mowing lawn in Newport News by teen driver eluding police  —  NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a 17-year-old girl struck and killed a man mowing grass Friday afternoon in Newport News.  —  42-year-old Arnold Coates died after being hit on Red Oak Circle around 3:30 p.m., according to police.
Discussion: WIAT-TV
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: The Right Scoop and Reuters
Jamie K. White / CNN:
Little girl has tea party with officer who saved her life  —  (CNN)This is the cutest thing you'll see all day — maybe even all week.  —  A fully uniformed police officer sitting in a tiny chair, at a tiny table, with a tiny girl — having a tea party.  —  Corporal Patrick Ray, 30 …
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
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.
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.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Ratings: Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech Falls Just Shy of Trump's With 33 Million Viewers  —  With nearly all ratings in across networks, the DNC finale comes in short of the RNC — though averages a much stronger showing over four days.  —  Two solid-ish weeks of political conventions culminated …
 
 
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Trump: Putin's ‘doing a better job’ than Obama
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Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
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Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Soylent CEO charged over illegal, ‘unsightly’ container home in Montecito Heights
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Robert Kraychik / Daily Wire:
WATCH: Clinton's Constant Throat Clearing
Discussion: Power Line
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