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12:40 PM ET, August 10, 2016


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Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
The GOP must dump Trump  —  The Muslim ban, the David Duke denial, the “Mexican” judge flap, the draft dodger denigrating John McCain's military service, the son of privilege attacking an immigrant Gold Star mother and the constant revisionism and lying about past political positions taken …
New York Daily News:
Trump must go: Hinting at assassination is too much, even for him  —  Donald Trump must end his campaign for the White House in a reckoning with his own madness, while praying that nothing comes of his musing about an assassination of Hillary Clinton.  —  In the event that Trump fails …
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Up 6 on Trump in Two-Way Race in Bloomberg National Poll  —  The findings suggest damage has been done to one of Trump's main calling cards, his business expertise.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Hillary Clinton has retained most of the bounce she received after the Democratic National Convention …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Trump's Ambiguous Wink Wink to ‘Second Amendment People’  —  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got assassinated.  —  His right-wing opponents just kept delegitimizing him as a “traitor” and “a Nazi” for wanting to make peace with the Palestinians and give back part of the Land of Israel.
Dan Rather / Facebook:
No trying-to-be objective and fair journalist, no citizen who cares about the country and its future can ignore what Donald Trump said today.  When he suggested that “The Second Amendment People” can stop Hillary Clinton he crossed a line with dangerous potential.
Grant Smith / Reuters:
One-in-five U.S. Republicans want Trump to drop out: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Nearly one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has sown within his party.
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani Defends Donald Trump's Second Amendment Comments on ‘GMA’  —  Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today defended Donald Trump's controversial comments about the Second Amendment that Hillary Clinton's campaign and others interpreted as a suggestion of violence against her.
New York Times:
Further Into the Muck With Mr. Trump  —  Three months from the presidential election, and one day after his running mate promised “specific policy proposals for how we rebuild this country at home and abroad,” Americans find themselves asking whether Donald Trump has called for the assassination of Hillary Clinton.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's problem, in a nutshell: More than half the country says they'd never vote for him  —  At the moment, Hillary Clinton's lead is just shy of her biggest margin since Donald Trump locked up the Republican nomination in early May.  She's up by 7.7 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Louis Nelson / Politico:
‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts Brzezinski and Scarborough tiff: 'Mika, you're a Democrat'  —  MSNBC co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough exchanged heated words on air Wednesday morning while trying to make the same point that the Republican leadership is not denouncing Donald Trump strongly enough.
Discussion: The Week
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Democrats: Trump costing GOP in key House districts
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
From Trump's controversial words, a pattern: Outrage, headlines and then denial
New York Times:
Donald Trump's Support Among Republican Women Starts to Slide
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Says ‘Second Amendment People’ Can Stop Hillary Clinton From Curbing Gun Rights
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Trump accused of threatening violence against Clinton with gun-rights remarks
Discussion: The Atlantic and Hot Air
Will Drabold / TIME:
Former Secret Service Official: Donald Trump Is ‘Pretty Close to the Edge’
New York Times:
Donald Trump Suggests ‘Second Amendment People’ Could Act Against Hillary Clinton
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Emails Renew Questions About Clinton Foundation and State Dept. Overlap  —  WASHINGTON — A new batch of State Department emails released Tuesday showed the close and sometimes overlapping interests between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.
Ben Brody / Bloomberg:
E-Mails by Clinton Aides Show State-Foundation Links  —  Foundation aide flagged someone State should ‘take care of’  —  Cache includes previously unreleased e-mails from Clinton  —  Newly released e-mails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton show evidence of contacts between Clinton's State Department …
Associated Press:
LEGAL GROUP ISSUES PRIVATE EMAILS CLINTON DID NOT TURN OVER  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has turned over 44 previously-unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that the Democratic presidential nominee failed to include among the 30,000 private messages she turned over to the government last year.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Deleted Clinton emails might remain secret until after election
Discussion: Hot Air and
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump's head of black outreach: Rally-goers blurt N-word to show ‘frustration with the system’  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Ashley Bell, Donald Trump's newly-appointed director of African-American outreach, excused the repeated use of the N-word and other epithets …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
Maybe Trumpism Doesn't Work Without Trump  —  That House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his congressional primary on Tuesday, by a nearly 70-point margin, should not have surprised anyone.  Yet the political world was watching the result on tenterhooks, waiting for a surprise that never came.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan weathers his primary but GOP's populist storm still rages
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Plan First Pro Laptop Overhaul in Four Years  —  Slimmer MacBook Pro to get keyboard with thin digital screen  —  Company finds consumers take longer to buy or replace iPads  —  Apple Inc. is preparing the first significant overhaul of its MacBook Pro laptop line in over four years …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
WOW!  BREAKING=> Julian Assange Suggests Seth Rich - Who Was MURDERED in DC - Was Wikileaks DNC Source!  —  On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC.  The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.
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Ryan Dunn / Toledo Blade:
Report says body found on July 22 had plastic gag in mouth
Discussion: WCMH-TV
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Goodbye to ‘Honeys’ in Court, by Vote of American Bar Association
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Americans have become much less confident that we count votes accurately
CBS News:
Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised
Discussion: Hot Air
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Inside Clinton's GOP recruitment plan
Discussion: The Atlantic