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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The father of Muslim soldier killed in action just delivered a brutal repudiation of Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump was speaking at an event in Iowa, complaining that America was not allowed to waterboard terrorists, when Khizr Khan and his wife walked up to the microphone at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Father of Fallen Muslim American War Hero to Trump: “You Have Sacrificed Nothing!”
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Where The Election Goes From Here  —  Check out all of our dispatches from the Democratic National Convention here.  —  PHILADELPHIA — In contrast to Republicans, whose convention had a random-seeming parade of speakers each night, Democrats mostly hit their marks and stuck to the traditional convention script.
Discussion: The Root
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump: Republicans ‘have no choice’ but to vote for me  —  said Thursday that Republicans wary of his campaign have little choice but to vote for him anyway.  —  “If you really like Donald Trump, that's great, but if you don't, you have to vote for me anyway.  You know why?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Susan Wright / RedState:
No, Mr. Trump, Americans DO Have a Choice  —  Donald Trump has shown, once again, his stunning lack of understanding, when it comes to the electoral process, coupled with his usual overwhelming arrogance.  —  Not a good mix.  —  Speaking at a rally in Iowa, in typical Trumpanzee:
Florida Governor Rick Scott:
Gov. Scott: With Likely Mosquito-Borne Zika Cases, State Will Use Full Resources to Protect Floridians  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has concluded that four cases of the Zika virus are likely mosquito-borne.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Vocativ and Morning Consult
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Washington Post:
Florida announces Zika is likely being spread by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.
Discussion: Legal Planet
Debra Goldschmidt / CNN:
Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission
Fox News:
1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting  —  DEVELOPING - One San Diego police officer was killed and another one wounded when a driver they stopped Thursday night opened fire on them in the latest in a series of cop shootings around the nation.  —  The suspected shooter was arrested …
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Los Angeles Times:
2 San Diego police officers shot, one fatally, in traffic stop; suspect held
Discussion: National Review
Reuters:
Exclusive: FBI investigates hacking of Democratic congressional group - sources  —  The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that may be related to an earlier hack at the Democratic National Committee, said four sources familiar with the matter on Thursday.
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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.
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:   Be afraid: The Clinton-Trump general election begins
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
We are witnessing a visceral shift in the way the parties speak to the country
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. GDP Grew a Disappointing 1.2% in Second Quarter  —  Economic growth was well below expectations; cautious business investment offset robust consumer spending  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. economic growth sputtered this spring with cautious business investment largely offsetting more robust consumer spending.
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Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say The DNC Was ‘Disaster’ For The GOP  —  Something strange happened on the last night of the Democratic National Convention.  —  After the GOP nominee lambasted the Democrats on Twitter for displaying what he viewed as too few American flags …
Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Trump Says He Wanted to ‘Hit a Couple of [DNC] Speakers So Hard’  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday afternoon he wanted to “hit” some of the Democratic National Convention speakers “so hard” while watching them last night, including a “little guy...so hard his head would spin.”
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Trump: Obama talked about a 'world that doesn't exist'
Discussion: Instapundit and USA Today
Robert Kraychik / Daily Wire:
WATCH: Clinton's Constant Throat Clearing  —  Observers of Hillary Clinton over the past six months or so will have noticed an incessant coughing and clearing of her throat that has plagued the former first lady across that time frame.  —  During her headline speech on Thursday …
Discussion: Power Line
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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:
Chuck Raasch / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Trump, Clinton in virtual tie in Missouri  —  This photo combo of file images shows U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Hillary Clinton.  Income inequality has been a rallying cry of the 2016 election, with more Americans turning fearful and angry about a shrinking middle class.
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
How Hillary blew her big moment  —  MORE FROM:  —  Well, Hillary Clinton took the stage after four days of Democratic triumph — the party staged what was even to these conservative eyes and ears the best, tightest, most interesting convention of our time — and pretty much stunk up the joint.
Discussion: National Review and The Federalist
Stephen Hawking / Guardian:
Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit.  We need a rethink  —  Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum.  We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share  —  oes money matter?  Does wealth make us rich any more?
Discussion: Daily Mail, AOL and Mashable
Morning Call:
Haycock mother gives drug in formula to help baby sleep, police say  —  A half-dozen times, a Bucks County woman mixed a potentially dangerous drug with baby formula to help put her 8-month-old son to sleep, police said.  (Morning Call file photo) Of The Morning Call
Discussion: CBS Philly and Associated Press
 
 
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Media Matters for America:
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Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Allies Jailed in Turkey Amid Coup Backlash, General Says
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece
Discussion: Sputnik International and Forbes
Los Angeles Times:
Transcript: Hillary Clinton's complete Democratic National Convention speech
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Maurice Tamman / Reuters:
The year of ‘Neither’: Why Reuters/Ipsos is tweaking its U.S. presidential poll
Discussion: Ipsos Ideas Spotlight
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Chuck Schumer's audacious prediction
Economist:
The new political divide  —  Farewell, left versus right.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Ezra Klein / Vox:
This election isn't just Democrat vs. Republican. It's normal vs. abnormal.