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8:55 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.
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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.
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
Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
Trump: Muslim soldier was a hero, but his father ‘has no right’ to criticize me
Guardian:
US constitution is Amazon bestseller after speech criticising Trump
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Khizr Khan: Trump has a ‘black soul’
ABC News:
Muslim Family of Fallen Army Captain Responds to Trump: ‘Shame on Him’
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.”
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Fox News:
Hillary Clinton on tight race, accusations against Trump  —  This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” July 31, 2016.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: I'm Chris Wallace.  —  Hillary Clinton's first interview as the Democratic nominee, only on “Fox News Sunday.”
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 …
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Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Poll: Clinton Rides Convention Bump Past Trump  —  Hillary Clinton is once again leading Donald Trump in the presidential race after her party's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  —  The former secretary of State leads the brash businessman, 43 percent to 40 percent …
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.
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ABC News:
VP Joe Biden Doesn't Close the Door on Running for Office Again
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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
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Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Charles Koch won't back Trump but calls the idea that he would support Clinton ‘blood libel’
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: WBSM
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.
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Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Ret. Gen. John Allen Says Donald Trump Could Cause ‘Civil Military Crisis’
Discussion: Politico and BizPac Review
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
Salena Zito / The Hill:
Yinz guys...it'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 …
John Cheves / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Anti-debt crusader Rand Paul has $301,108 in unpaid presidential campaign bills  —  Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a self-described fiscal conservative who calls debt “the greatest threat to our national security,” has more than $300,000 in unpaid bills from his failed presidential run last winter.
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
 
 
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Discussion: Althouse
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