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11:15 PM ET, August 8, 2016

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros Says She Was Taken Off the Air After Making Sexual-Harassment Claims Against Roger Ailes  —  Fox News' senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July.
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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: Inside the Fox News Bunker  —  In the subterranean newsroom, fear is everywhere.  “Hacking was bad,” says one person familiar with the internal investigation.  “This is arguably worse.”  —  Few people in the news business have valued secrecy quite like Roger Ailes, the former C.E.O. of Fox News.
Shelley Ross / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Me. I Thought I Was The First and Last
Susan Collins / Washington Post:
GOP senator Susan Collins: Why I cannot support Trump  —  The writer, a Republican, represents Maine in the Senate.  —  I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president.  This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican.  But Donald Trump does not reflect historical …
New York Times:
A Letter From G.O.P. National Security Officials Opposing Donald Trump  —  Dozens of the nation's most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter saying they will not vote for Mr. Trump, the Republican nominee.
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation's Security ‘at Risk’  —  Fifty of the nation's most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump …
German Lopez / Vox:   Read: 50 Republican officials make the case that Trump is a national security threat
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Anti-Trump Republican Launching Independent Presidential Bid  —  Evan McMullin, a CIA veteran and chief policy director of the House Republican conference, announced Monday that he's launching an independent presidential bid.  —  “Like millions of Americans, I had hoped this year …
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Evan McMullin / Letters To America:
My Letter To America  —  Our American Nation is the greatest experiment in freedom the world has ever known.  It's given generations of citizens the blessings of liberty ever since the Founding Fathers risked their lives in what seemed like an improbable bid for independence.
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Former CIA Agent to Launch Independent Presidential Bid
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin Launches Independent Presidential Bid
Danielle Paquette / Washington Post:
Ivanka Trump champions working moms - except the ones who design her clothes  —  On the last day of the Republican National Convention in July, Ivanka Trump strode across the stage in a blush-toned dress from her namesake label.  Then she shattered party norms, pledging that her father would revolutionize support for working mothers.
Discussion: Daily Kos, AOL and NO QUARTER USA NET
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Harper's BAZAAR:
Growing Up Trump: Ivanka Trump Tells All  —  Ivanka Trump on family, feminism, and her father's controversial bid for the White House.  —  She is standing like a statue, a magnificent statue, in a Carolina Herrera gown, with a baby on one shoulder and a cell phone on the other.
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Despite Pro-Family Rhetoric, No Paid Leave For Makers Of Ivanka Trump's Line  —  Ivanka Trump has vocally embraced pro-family corporate policies while stumping for her father on the campaign trail, but the company that designs her own clothing line offers no paid maternity leave.
Discussion: alan.com and Hullabaloo
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Clinton Opens Post-Convention Lead  —  Voters less optimistic, enthusiastic than at start of campaign  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Hillary Clinton has taken a double digit lead over Donald Trump according to the latest Monmouth University Poll .
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Georgia poll: Clinton leads by 7 points
Discussion: Fox News Insider and The Week
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Clinton leads by 13 points among likely voters
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and ABC News
Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
Donald Trump's New Childcare Plan Would Only Help The Rich  —  In his economic policy speech on Monday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to announce a new policy: allowing families to fully deduct the cost of their childcare expenses from their taxes.
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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Donald Trump just made a major change to his tax plan
Bret Stephens / Wall Street Journal:
Sean Hannity's Veneration of Ignorance  —  The right's political huckster gives Al Sharpton a run for his money.  —  It was probably inevitable that Donald Trump and his media munchkins would alight on the stab-in-the-back theory to explain his probable defeat in November.
Discussion: Mediaite
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Paul Ryan Can't Win  —  Even if he wins his contested primary, on Tuesday, he runs the risking of losing the G.O.P.  —  The most important election of the year, apart from the one occurring on November 8, takes place tomorrow.  That's when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan goes …
Discussion: Breitbart, Shadowproof and Paul Nehlen
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:   Disgusting. Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary
Matt Latimer / New York Times:
Mike Pence Should Get Donald Trump to Withdraw  —  For the past year, every effort by Republican leaders to topple Donald J. Trump has met with embarrassing failure.  Yet, according to published reports, jittery insiders have been considering still other ways of detaching the Trump brand from the party of Lincoln.
Discussion: The Awl - Medium and Althouse
Glenn Kessler / Media Matters for America:
Fact-Checkers Rebut Trump's “Pathetic” Economic Lies In Real Time  —  Blog ››› August 8, 2016 ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF  —  Washington Post fact-checkers Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee rebutted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's …
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Peddles Slew Of Debunked Economic Claims In Detroit Speech  —  Donald Trump on Monday peddled largely uncontroversial Republican economic plans during a major policy address in Detroit—but he also pushed a slew of falsehoods about the health of the American economy.
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Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
‘Insane’ tragedy: Kansas boy dies on world's tallest waterslide  —  Like thousands before them, Kelsey Friedrichsen and Josh Foster had come to ride the Verruckt.  —  The couple could see it loom over the flat eastern Kansas countryside.  —  Taller than Niagara Falls.  —  Named after the German word for “insane.”
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Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Hispanic Florida Republican Party Spokesperson Leaves Because Of Trump  —  Wadi Gaitan took the helm of the communications department for the Florida Republican Party in May 2015, fresh off making House Republicans more well-known on Spanish-language media.  —  His plan was to work toward …
Discussion: Naked Politics
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Florida Republican Party spokesman quitting because of Trump
 
 
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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Clinton's email server did not lead to an Iranian scientist's death
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Media Matters for America:
Trump Ally Alex Jones: Clinton Looks Like She Has “Down Syndrome” And “A Lobotomy”
Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
Virginia Mayor Richard Silverthorne Resigns After Meth-for-Sex Bust
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
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New York Times:
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Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
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