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6:10 PM ET, August 8, 2016


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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 …
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  —  Evan McMullin, a 40-year-old former CIA counterterror operative who is now the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, the group backing the candidate told ABC News today.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
CIA veteran expected to announce challenge to Trump
Tom LoBianco / CNN:
Anti-Trump conservatives recruit candidate for WH bid
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.
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
Shelley Ross / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Me. I Thought I Was The First and Last
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Drudge Report misleads readers with Hillary Clinton photo  —  From the looks of Matt Drudge's home page, Hillary Clinton is so sick, she needs help getting up a flight of stairs.  —  But looks can be deceiving.  The Drudge Report, one of the most widely read sites on the web …
Kyle Olson / The American Mirror:
PHOTO: Multiple staffers help unstable Hillary up stairs
Liam Quinn / Daily Mail:
Anti-Clinton right-wing sites attempt to use old pictures of Hillary to push conspiracy theory …
Trump to Propose Moratorium on New Financial Regulations  —  In a speech Monday in Detroit, the Republican presidential nominee will also call for a repeal of the estate tax.  —  kevcirilli  —  JenniferJJacobs  —  Donald Trump will propose a temporary moratorium on new financial regulations …
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.
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 .
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: Talking Points Memo, Daily Kos and AOL
Harper's BAZAAR:
Growing Up Trump: Ivanka Trump Tells All
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.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Donald Trump just made a major change to his tax plan
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Florida Republican Party spokesman quitting because of Trump  —  The chief spokesman for the Florida Republican Party, who is Hispanic, is leaving his job and joining a conservative organization due to differences with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.  —  Wadi Gaitan, a former senior …
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Hispanic Florida Republican Party Spokesperson Leaves Because Of Trump
Discussion: and Naked Politics
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Disgusting.  Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary  —  Paul Ryan hopes to survive his primary contest against conservative businessman Paul Nehlen on Tuesday.  —  Then on Friday he will headline the #NeverTrump Redstate Gathering in Denver, Colorado.
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Paul Ryan Can't Win
Discussion: Breitbart, Paul Nehlen and Shadowproof
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.”
CBS Pittsburgh:
Trump Voter Shot After Bar Political Debate Turns Violent  —  CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man accused of shooting another man in the leg during a fight over presidential politics last month has turned himself into police.  — reports 45-year-old Darnell Hall has been charged with felonious assault.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
US releases secret docs about Argentina's ‘Dirty War’  —  The Obama administration on Monday declassified more than 1,000 pages of documents about Argentina's seven-year “Dirty War” during which a military dictatorship killed thousands of people.  —  In response to a request from Argentina …
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Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
Virginia Mayor Richard Silverthorne Resigns After Meth-for-Sex Bust
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Trump's Russia problem
Rory Tingle / Daily Mail:
MPs face six-year Sharia booze ban: Parliament to move to Islamic-owned Health department block …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller
NBC News:
Delta Warns of Chaos After Power Outage, Worldwide System Failure
New York Times:
Think Tank Scholar or Corporate Consultant? It Depends on the Day
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
Maya tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and tales of ‘snake dynasty’
Discussion: The Week and Atlas Obscura
 Earlier Items: 
Richard L. Hasen / The Atlantic:
Republicans Are Not Attacking Democracy
Aaron P. Bernstein / National Review:
Democrats Dismiss Voter-Fraud Worries, but Reality Intrudes
Kate Murphy / New York Times:
Do Your Friends Actually Like You?
Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
Former Gov. Milliken endorses Clinton over Trump
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
George W. Bush administration official announces support for Clinton over Trump
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Trump fundraising sets off Clinton camp alarms
Discussion: Hot Air
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Donald Trump's Diet: He'll Have Fries With That
Discussion: Shakesville and The Week
Andrea Peyser / New York Post:
I can no longer justify calling myself a Trump supporter