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7:05 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 …
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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.
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.
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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  —  Fifty top national security officials from Donald Trump's own party don't want you to vote for him.  —  The officials — who served in previous Republican administrations, including that of George W. Bush …
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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Shelley Ross / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Me. I Thought I Was The First and Last
Bloomberg:
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 …
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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.
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 and AOL
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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
Discussion: 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 .
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 …
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Kyle Olson / The American Mirror:
PHOTO: Multiple staffers help unstable Hillary up stairs
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 …
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:   Disgusting. Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary
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
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 …
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Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Hispanic Florida Republican Party Spokesperson Leaves Because Of Trump
Discussion: alan.com and Naked Politics
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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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.  —  Cleveland.com 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 …
Kate Murphy / New York Times:
Do Your Friends Actually Like You?  —  THINK of all the people with whom you interact during the course of a day, week, month and year.  The many souls with whom you might exchange a greeting or give a warm embrace; engage in chitchat or have a deeper conversation.  All those who, by some accident of fate, inhabit your world.
 
 
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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
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
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 Earlier Items: 
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
Maya tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and tales of ‘snake dynasty’
Discussion: The Week and Atlas Obscura
Liam Quinn / Daily Mail:
Anti-Clinton right-wing sites attempt to use old pictures of Hillary to push conspiracy theory …
Richard L. Hasen / The Atlantic:
Republicans Are Not Attacking Democracy
Aaron P. Bernstein / National Review:
Democrats Dismiss Voter-Fraud Worries, but Reality Intrudes
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