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10:40 PM ET, August 6, 2016


 Top Items: 
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.
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Gary Johnson: Trump watching Olympics to see how high Mexican pole vaulters go  —  Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson  —  's plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, joking that the businessman is worried about Olympians pole vaulting over.  —  “I hear that Donald Trump is watching the Olympics tonight.
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
Republican Rep. Scott Rigell backs Libertarian Johnson
Discussion: RedState
Chuck Muth / Paul Nehlen:
About That Trump Endorsement, Bogus Poll and “Muslim Deportation”  —  (Paul Nehlen) - Our campaign was all over the news again yesterday, including Paul Ryan coming out swinging while the media hit us with one negative story after another.  —  We must be doing something right!
Discussion: The Last Refuge
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.
Discussion: New York Magazine, AOL, RedState and Hot Air
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Palin doubles down on Ryan snub despite Trump endorsement
Discussion: and Joe.My.God.
Scott Greer / The Daily Caller:
Wisconsin GOP Kicks Out Paul Ryan's Challenger From Trump Rally
Discussion: The Right Scoop and Daily Kos
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Trump video mocks Clinton as short-circuiting robot  —  A new Donald Trump  —  as a malfunctioning robot, a reference to her recent remark that she “short-circuited” when speaking about the FBI's probe into her email server.  —  “Is robot Hillary melting down,” the video, posted by Trump on his Facebook page Saturday, asks.
Discussion: Politico and Infowars
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Trump is right: He didn't kick a baby out of a campaign rally  —  “The press came out with headlines: ‘Trump throws baby out of arena.’ So dishonest.  I mean these are dishonest people.  I could give you 20 stories like that.  Everyone's having fun, we're smiling, I'm waving.
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
WILL MEDIA APOLOGIZE TO TRUMP?  Mother of Crying Baby at Rally Speaks Out, Defends Trump  —  The mother of the crying baby that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joked about at an Ashburn, Virginia campaign rally on Tuesday has spoken out disputing the media and Clinton campaign's smear job against Trump over the incident.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
American Nazi Chair: Trump Win Would Be “A Real Opportunity” For White Nationalists  —  The chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda, declared on his radio program last month that a Donald Trump victory would present a great opportunity for white nationalists to build pro-white coalitions. .
Discussion: Raw Story, Complex and Political Wire
Associated Press:
Attacker wounds 2 police in Belgium, shouts ‘Allahu Akhbar’  —  CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akhbar” outside the main police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said.
Discussion: Telegraph and Hot Air
Sam Webb /
Belgium police machete attack: Knifeman shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacks two female officers outside station
Daily Express:
Man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ shot and killed after attacking police with machete in Belgium
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Right Scoop
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.
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Trump loses ground among key voter groups, tracking poll finds
Marist Poll:
8/5: Clinton with Wide Lead over Trump Nationally
Discussion: The National Memo and CBS New York
The Hill:
Nuke fears grow over Trump  —  Nuclear security experts are nervous about the prospect of a Donald Trump  —  presidency.  —  Former officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations are expressing concern over what they describe as Trump's cavalier rhetoric about using nuclear weapons …
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 …
Mike Cernovich / Mike Cernovich Presents Danger & Play:
Expert Analysis of Hillary Clinton's Physical and Mental Breakdown  —  Hillary Clinton recently had a breakdown on TV.  The media is of course covering this up rather than having an expert medical panel on to discuss her health.  Yet what happened to Hillary was obviously a sign of a head injury and stroke.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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 …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Rubio: No abortions for Zika-infected women  —  Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn't believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Police union: Clinton snubbed us
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Hillary's New Go-To Gesture: Hand to the Heart
Discussion: Daily Kos and Althouse
Kerry Lauerman / Washington Post:
The Trump sons go hunting again. Will more trophy photos follow?
New York Times:
Military Success in Syria Gives Putin Upper Hand in U.S. Proxy War
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump now says even legal immigrants are a security threat
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Martin Wisckol / Orange County Register:
Democratic surge shrinks GOP lead
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Olympics' climate change message sparks conservative backlash
 Earlier Items: 
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Spending Big on Olympics Ads With Trump on Sidelines
Discussion: The Hill
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
Larry Downing / National Review:
Obama's Cash Payment to Iran Was More Than a Ransom — It Broke Criminal Law
Discussion: neo-neocon
Emily DeRuy / The Atlantic:
How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools
Discussion: Daily Kos