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11:40 AM ET, July 29, 2016

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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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Tim Starks / Politico:
Hackers suspected in new attack on Democrats
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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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!”
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  —  San Diego police and other law enforcement personnel gather near the scene of the shooting Thursday night.  (John Gastaldo / San Diego Union-Tribune)  —  Two San Diego police officers were shot, one of them fatally …
Discussion: National Review
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: Morning Consult
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Washington Post:
Florida announces Zika is likely being spread by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.  —  Florida officials on Friday announced the first local spread of the Zika virus through infected mosquitoes in the continental United States.  —  Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement during …
Discussion: Legal Planet
Debra Goldschmidt / CNN:
Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission
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
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Be afraid: The Clinton-Trump general election begins  —  PHILADELPHIA — For four days here in this city of brotherly love and the nation's founding, Democrats wrapped themselves in the language of patriotism and positivity, declaring the country would be “stronger together” …
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David Brooks / New York Times:   The Democrats Win the Summer
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
We are witnessing a visceral shift in the way the parties speak to the country
Jake Novak / CNBC:
Sorry Hillary, Friday's headlines will be about Trump
Discussion: Instapundit
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 …
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: USA Today and Instapundit
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
Maurice Tamman / Reuters:
The year of ‘Neither’: Why Reuters/Ipsos is tweaking its U.S. presidential poll  —  In a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of “Neither” candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
Discussion: Ipsos Ideas Spotlight
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Chuck Schumer's audacious prediction  —  PHILADELPHIA — Chuck Schumer is feeling good enough about the battle for Senate control to essentially predict he'll be majority leader next year.  Not only that, the veteran New York Democrat believes his party is on the cusp of something much bigger: An era of electoral dominance.
Economist:
The new political divide  —  Farewell, left versus right.  The contest that matters now is open against closed  —  From the print edition  —  AS POLITICAL theatre, America's party conventions have no parallel.  Activists from right and left converge to choose their nominees and celebrate conservatism …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Sho Chandra / Bloomberg:
U.S. Economy Grew Less-Than-Forecast 1.2% in Second Quarter  —  Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg forecast 2.5% expansion  —  Report raises risk to outlook as Fed looks for improvements  —  The U.S. economy expanded less than forecast in the second quarter after a weaker start to the year …
 
 
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Stephen Hawking / Guardian:
Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
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Media Matters for America:
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Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
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Cynthia Kroet / Politico:
Manuel Valls ‘open’ to ban on foreign funding of French mosques
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece
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Mike Newall / Philly.com:
A few blocks from the DNC, tales from the city with the highest poverty rate among major U.S. cities
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
This election isn't just Democrat vs. Republican. It's normal vs. abnormal.
Allan Smith / Business Insider:
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Discussion: Bloomberg and AOL
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Biden to appear on ‘Law & Order’
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
Trump Claims He's Never Spoken to Putin. In This 2014 Video, Trump Says He Did.
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and RedState
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Hillary Clinton is bad at speeches for the exact reasons she'd be a good president
Discussion: Washington Monthly, CNN and Hot Air