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3:25 PM ET, August 6, 2016

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New York Times:
As Donald Trump Incites Feuds, Other G.O.P. Candidates Flee His Shadow  —  After a disastrous week of feuds and plummeting poll numbers, Republican leaders have concluded that Donald J. Trump is a threat to the party's fortunes and have begun discussing how soon their endangered candidates …
Discussion: Politicus USA and Eschaton
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Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Palin doubles down on Ryan snub despite Trump endorsement  —  Washington (CNN)Sarah Palin reiterated her support for Paul Ryan's primary challenger Friday night immediately after her political ally, Donald Trump, endorsed the House speaker.  —  Trump on Friday evening said in Wisconsin …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan stares down a GOP revolt in his back yard  —  JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's (R-Wis.) red-brick Georgian revival in this tree-lined, kid-filled Midwestern neighborhood has long been his “refuge,” as his wife calls it, from the divisive world of politics.
Scott Greer / The Daily Caller:
Wisconsin GOP Kicks Out Paul Ryan's Challenger From Trump Rally
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
CBS News:
Trump campaign falsifies Hillary Clinton's stance on taxes  —  Donald Trump's campaign has released a video that falsifies Hillary Clinton's stance on taxes, the fact-checkers over at Politifact found.  —  The video, which shows the Clinton rally in Nebraska Monday, was posted to YouTube …
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Campaign Video Misrepresents Clinton's Position On Taxes  —  A video sent out by email from the Donald Trump campaign misrepresents Hillary Clinton's position on taxes by providing incorrect subtitles for a speech given by the Democratic nominee, according to CBS News.
Martin Wisckol / Orange County Register:
Democratic surge shrinks GOP lead  —  A surge in Democratic voter registration has cut Republicans' advantage in Orange County to less than 6 percentage points and has doubled the number of Democratic cities over the past year.  —  The Republican margin has been shrinking since 1990, when the GOP edge was 22 points.
Discussion: Politicus USA
Telegraph:
Donald Trump savages Japan, saying all they will do is ‘watch Sony TVs’ if US is attacked - and threatens to ‘walk’ away from treaty  —  Donald Trump has attacked Japan, one of America's closest allies, stating that if the US is attacked, all Japan would do is “sit home and watch Sony television”.
Grant Smith / Reuters:
Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to less than three points: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday.
Discussion: Hot Air, The Daily Caller and RedState
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Marist Poll:
8/5: Clinton with Wide Lead over Trump Nationally
Discussion: CBS New York and The National Memo
USA Today:
Teen shooter Ginny Thrasher wins USA's first gold medal of Rio Olympics  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning.  —  Thrasher, 19, beat silver medalist Du Li …
Getty / KABE-LP:
Questions raised about Melania's marriage history  —  A former lawyer for the Trump Organization adds to doubts about Melania Trump's immigration status, and how she earned U.S. residency … In an interview with Larry King Live in 2005 Melania Trump said that she had never been married before meeting Donald Trump.
Larry Downing / National Review:
Obama's Cash Payment to Iran Was More Than a Ransom — It Broke Criminal Law  —  The president hoped to camouflage what he knew to be against the law.  —  Did it ever occur to President Obama to ask why he couldn't just cut a check to the Iranian regime?  —  Outrage broke out this week …
Discussion: Daily Wire and Hot Air
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Daily Mail:
Could Trump have been right? …
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Mitchell Zuckoff / New York Times:
Why We Ask to See Candidates' Tax Returns  —  Boston — Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is the story of where the custom of disclosure comes from — and why it can be so valuable as a measure of character.  It's a tale of presidential tax shenanigans …
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Olympics' climate change message sparks conservative backlash  —  Conservative backlash spread on social media after the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics' opening ceremony featured a warning about climate change.  —  The primetime spectacle started with a young boy with a Pau-Brasil tree in the center …
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Virginia's Syrian Refugees Resettled In Poor Communities Hours Away From Wealthy DC Suburbs  —  According to data from the U.S. State Department's Refugee Processing Center, almost all of the Syrian refugees resettled in Virginia since October have been placed in towns with lower incomes …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton tried to answer questions about her emails.  It didn't go well.  —  Hillary Clinton has been dealing with questions about her decision to exclusively use a private email server while serving as secretary of state for much of the past 17 months.
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Vivian Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:
SFPD union's dog photo called insult to Black Lives Matter cause  —  The union representing San Francisco police officers published a photograph of two dogs in its monthly newspaper that critics say belittles the Black Lives Matter movement and raises questions about the police force's commitment …
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Emily DeRuy / The Atlantic:
How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Times of Israel:
Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim it now backs Iran nuclear deal  —  After US president said Israeli officials consider accord a ‘game changer,’ Defense Ministry compares it to the Munich Agreement with the Nazis  —  Israel on Friday bitterly rejected US President Barack Obama's claim …
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Associated Press:
ISRAEL REJECTS OBAMA'S LATEST REMARKS ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
 
 
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump now says even legal immigrants are a security threat
Daily Express:
Man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ shot and killed after attacking police with machete in Belgium
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Right Scoop
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Spending Big on Olympics Ads With Trump on Sidelines
Discussion: The Hill
Lee Stranahan / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE: 5-Year-Old Victim's Father Saw Video of Twin Falls Refugee Rape
Christopher Carey / The Hill:
GOP convention scared this veteran more than Afghanistan
Arizona Republic:
Clinton opening Arizona campaign offices with fanfare
The Independent:
The 8 Team GB at Rio 2016 prints
 Earlier Items: 
Alix Culbertson / Daily Express:
Brave man who stood up to Munich shooter now facing prosecution for ‘INSULTING killer’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Economist:
China's tech trailblazers
Discussion: Washington Post
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Hackers Say It Would Be “Too Easy” To Hack The U.S. Elections
New York Times:
Moment in Convention Glare Shakes Up Khans' American Life
Discussion: Discourse.net
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Federal court finds IRS may still be targeting conservatives
Discussion: Infowars and RedState
Joe Concha / The Hill:
CNN contributor compares Trump's campaign to Chris Farley's final days
Discussion: RedState
The Huffington Post:
Newt Gingrich Will Never Pay His 2012 Campaign Debt
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
People Aren't Really Appreciating Just How Bad Trump's Campaign Has Been
Discussion: driftglass