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4:05 PM ET, August 6, 2016

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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 …
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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  —  Paul Nehlen, House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican primary challenger, was ejected by Wisconsin GOP staffers from a Donald Trump rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin Friday night.  —  Nehlen was able to enter the premises of the 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.
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.
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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
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”.
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 …
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.
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
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Daily Mail:
Could Trump have been right? …
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Congressman Backs Libertarian Presidential Candidate in Campaign First  —  Representative Scott Rigell of Virginia says he plans to vote for the Libertarian Party's presidential ticket, becoming the first member of Congress to express support for Gary Johnson's third-party campaign.
Discussion: Politico
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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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.
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 …
Emily DeRuy / The Atlantic:
How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools  —  Black Lives Matter activists have already successfully pushed some colleges to address racism on campus and make curriculum more inclusive.  But the movement as a whole has been less visible in the K-12 space.  That's changing.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump now says even legal immigrants are a security threat
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Olympics' climate change message sparks conservative backlash
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
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Virginia's Syrian Refugees Resettled In Poor Communities Hours Away From Wealthy DC Suburbs
Christopher Carey / The Hill:
GOP convention scared this veteran more than Afghanistan
Arizona Republic:
Clinton opening Arizona campaign offices with fanfare
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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
Chicago Tribune:
'McDonald's of the Future' opens in Missouri with all-you-can-eat fries promotion
Discussion: fox8.com and KTLA