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11:55 PM ET, July 31, 2016


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Ghazala Khan / Washington Post:
Trump criticized my silence.  He knows nothing about true sacrifice.  —  Ghazala Khan's son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE  —  Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention.  He said he would like to hear from me.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
McConnell, Ryan defend Khans amid Trump remarks  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday waded into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and his dismissive comments toward a Muslim-American couple whose son was killed in combat during the Iraq War.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Khizr Khan, Donald Trump and the debate over Muslim immigration  —  There's a sensation building over the Democratic convention speech of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-born Virginia lawyer whose son Humayun was killed in action while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004.
New York Times:
Donald Trump's Confrontation With Muslim Soldier's Parents Emerges as Unexpected Flash Point  —  Donald J. Trump reeled on Sunday amid a sustained campaign of criticism by the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq and a rising outcry within his own party …
Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
Trump: Muslim soldier was a hero, but his father ‘has no right’ to criticize me  —  praised a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in Iraq but continued to criticize the man's father, who spoke out against Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Muslim Dad Khizr Khan Tells CNN Terror ‘Has Nothing to Do with Islam’  —  Khizr Khan, the bereaved father of fallen soldier Capt. Humayun Khan who attacked Donald Trump last week in a speech at the Democratic National Convention, told CNN's Jim Acosta Sunday morning that terror has “nothing to do with Islam.”
German Lopez / Vox:   Donald Trump proves he hasn't read the Constitution in statement claiming he has
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
In Ohio, Clinton warns voters not to be ‘misled’ by Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
US constitution is Amazon bestseller after speech criticising Trump
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Khizr Khan: Trump has a ‘black soul’
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Clinton's claim that the FBI director said her email answers were ‘truthful’  —  “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I've said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”
William Jordan / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Hillary Clinton bounces back in battleground states post-convention  —  The YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker polled likely voters across eleven competitive states before and after the Democratic National Convention … Hillary Clinton has received a small convention bounce …
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Melania Trump like you've never seen her before  —  Donald Trump thinks his wife will be a model first lady — and here's the proof.  —  Decades before she was sporting designer dresses on the stage of the Republican National Convention as Mrs. Trump, Melania Knauss posed nude in a photo spread …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
SHE LIED!  Hillary's Tearjerker About Handicapped Girl in Wheelchair in DNC Speech WAS ALL A LIE!  —  On Thursday night Hillary Clinton delivered her acceptance speech at the DNC Convention in Philadelphia.  —  The transcript was posted at the LA Times.  —  Hillary told the crowd …
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Examiner:
It's the Supreme Court, stupid  —  Of course I am voting for Donald Trump.  You should be too if you are a conservative.  Let me break this down into three arguments, the first of which is Trump's trump card on the #NeverTrumpers.  —  If Hillary Clinton wins, the Left gavels in a solid …
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
Trump Appears To Be Ignorant Of A Major International Conflict  —  Two years ago, Russia's incursions into Ukraine — including the controversial annexation of Crimea — was front page news on numerous occasions.  Roughly 10,000 lives have been lost as a result of the ongoing violence.
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
Assange won't implicate Russia in DNC email leak
Discussion: Towleroad
Washington Post:
Military leaders do not belong at political conventions  —  The military is not a political prize.  Politicians should take the advice of senior military leaders but keep them off the stage.  The American people should not wonder where their military leaders draw the line between military advice and political preference.
Tarini Parti / BuzzFeed:
Charles Koch Says It's “Blood Libel” To Say He'll Support Clinton  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The political operation affiliated with the Koch brothers might be sitting out of the presidential, but Charles Koch made the case to donors at a gathering on Saturday that their involvement …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Charles Koch won't back Trump but calls the idea that he would support Clinton ‘blood libel’
Discussion: Raw Story
Salena Zito / The Hill:
Yinz's OK to call Trump a jagoff, n'at  —  It was inevitable that, if both Hillary Clinton  —  were going to focus their campaigns on the swath of geography between eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, the word “jagoff” with come up.  —  Last night, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
If You Are Not Nervous About The Upcoming Election...  If you are not nervous about the impending Presidential election I envy and applaud you.  —  But for the rest of us (the Trembling Majority?), David Sanger of the Times presents a new concern that should easily crack anyone's Top 100 list of potential electoral disasters.
Discussion: Instapundit and New York Times
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Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Trouble for Hillary  —  Watching the Democrats' smoothly staged …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Thanks, Obama  —  PHILADELPHIA — IT wasn't easy for Barack Obama …
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