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9:20 AM ET, August 9, 2016

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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 …
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Matt Latimer / New York Times:
Mike Pence Should Get Donald Trump to Withdraw
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.
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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.
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Fox News staff feared Roger Ailes was monitoring them
NBC News:
Poll: Clinton Opens Up Double-Digit Lead Over Trump  —  Hillary Clinton now holds a 10-point lead over Donald Trump, 51 percent to 41 percent, according to results from the latest NBC News|  SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll  —  Clinton's double-digit lead is up from an 8-point gap last week.
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Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Donald Trump needs a miracle to win  —  Three months from now, with the 2016 presidential election in the rear-view mirror, we will look back and agree that the presidential election was over on Aug. 9th.  —  Of course, it is politically incorrect to say that the die is cast.
Discussion: The Ringer and New York Post
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Trump's floor in the polls is probably higher than you think
Discussion: National Review and The Hill
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Georgia poll: Clinton leads by 7 points
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Clinton leads by 13 points among likely voters
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and ABC News
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute
Tory Dunnan / WPTV:
Orlando shooter's father attends Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee  —  Seddique Mateen seen sitting right behind Clinton  —  KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando.  She was supposed to be talking jobs, but started the speech off paying tribute …
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Larry O'Connor / Hot Air:
Orlando terrorist's father endorses Hillary, on display at rally in Florida
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 …
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Giuliani slams GOP national security officials against Trump  —  The 50 senior Republican national security officials who signed a letter warning that Donald Trump would “risk our country's national security and well-being” are helping the Manhattan billionaire make his point to the American people, Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday morning.
Discussion: ABC News
New York Times:
A Letter From G.O.P. National Security Officials Opposing Donald Trump
Eric Bradner / CNN:
50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump
Discussion: CBS Pittsburgh and Guardian
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
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Clinton-Trump debate sites plan for a third podium  —  The venues that will host the presidential debates are drawing up plans for a three-person forum that would provide a lectern for a third-party candidate to stand on stage next to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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Brian McBride / ABC News:
Clinton Accepts Fall Debate Schedule, Challenges Trump
Fox News:
Parents of 2 Benghazi victims sue Hillary Clinton for wrongful death, defamation  —  The parents of two of the four Americans who died in the Benghazi attack in 2012 filed a lawsuit Monday against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, alleging her “reckless handling” of classified information contributed to their deaths.
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Two Benghazi Parents Sue Hillary Clinton for Wrongful Death, Defamation
Discussion: AOL
Adam Pearce / New York Times:
Donors for Bush, Kasich and Christie Are Turning to Clinton More Than to Trump  —  People who donated to establishment Republican candidates in the primary season are more likely to give money to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than to their own party's candidate, Donald J. Trump.
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: NO QUARTER USA NET, AOL and Daily Kos
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Despite Pro-Family Rhetoric, No Paid Leave For Makers Of Ivanka Trump's Line
Discussion: alan.com and Hullabaloo
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Clinton's email server did not lead to an Iranian scientist's death  —  Despite what you might read on Donald Trump's twitter feed, the Iranian execution of a nuclear scientist who defected to the United States and then changed his mind was not caused by Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Armed with junk science and old photos, critics question #HillarysHealth
Michael Kinsley / Vanity Fair:
Donald Trump and the Limits of Data Journalism  —  As the Internet changes journalism, one clear trend is a focus on data, championed by the likes of Vox's Ezra Klein and The New York Times's Nate Cohn.  But not every Venn diagram contains something worth reporting.
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
New York Daily News:
We were wrong: Ending stop and frisk did not end stopping crime  —  Three years ago this month Manhattan Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled unconstitutional the NYPD's program of stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people suspected of criminality.
Discussion: CityLab and Althouse
Adam Brodsky / New York Post:
Trump's ‘revolution’ should be embraced by both parties  —  Whatever else you might say about Donald Trump, give him this much: He understands that America's taxes are, as Jimmy McMillan said about New York rent, “too damn high.”  —  It's killing the economy.  And jobs.
 
 
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Michael Grunwald / Politico:
Did Obama win the judicial wars?
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
ECUADOR PRESSURED to Censor Julian Assange After DNC Leaks and Criticism of Hillary Clinton
Michael Fix / American Prospect:
How ‘They’ Become ‘We’  —  New U.S. citizens pledge the Oath …
Melanie Zanona / The Hill:
White House races to finish drone rules
Discussion: AAF
Nat Brown / National Review:
BLM Matters — a Lot to the Left. It Should to Conservatives, Too.
Discussion: Power Line
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe taking a slower approach to rights restoration in Virginia
 Earlier Items: 
Winnie Hu / New York Times:
Brooklyn Bridge, the ‘Times Square in the Sky,’ May Get an Expansion
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gothamist
Media Matters for America:
Trump Ally Alex Jones: Clinton Looks Like She Has “Down Syndrome” And “A Lobotomy”
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Paul Ryan Can't Win
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
US releases secret docs about Argentina's ‘Dirty War’
Discussion: Washington Post
Evan McMullin / Letters To America:
My Letter To America  —  Our American Nation is the greatest experiment …