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1:25 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
David S. Cohen / Rolling Stone:
Trump's Assassination Dog Whistle Was Even Scarier Than You Think  —  Republican nominee engaged in so-called stochastic terrorism with his remarks about “Second Amendment people” and Clinton  —  “If [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks.  Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani Defends Donald Trump's Second Amendment Comments on ‘GMA’
New York Times:
Further Into the Muck With Mr. Trump
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's problem, in a nutshell: More than half the country says they'd never vote for him
Discussion: New York Magazine
Louis Nelson / Politico:
GOP squirms amid latest Trump firestorm
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Hill
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
From Trump's controversial words, a pattern: Outrage, headlines and then denial
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
ABC News:
The Note: Clinton Courts Republicans
Will Drabold / TIME:
Former Secret Service Official: Donald Trump Is ‘Pretty Close to the Edge’
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.
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.
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 …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Deleted Clinton emails might remain secret until after election
Discussion: Hot Air and
Hillary Clinton / Deseret News:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton: What I have in common with Utah leaders — religious freedom and the Constitution  —  Editor's note: The Deseret News has asked the major presidential candidates to share their views with our readers.  Last week, we published an op-ed from Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Pitches Mormon Voters In Utah Newspaper Op-Ed  —  Hillary Clinton will pitch her candidacy to Mormon voters in Utah with an op-ed Wednesday in the church-owned Deseret News.  —  “I've been fighting to defend religious freedom for years,” Clinton writes in an excerpt of the op-ed provided to BuzzFeed News.
Discussion: RedState, Mediaite and Daily Wire
Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
WikiLeaks Is Fanning a Conspiracy Theory That Hillary Murdered a DNC Staffer  —  Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks organization appear to be actively encouraging a conspiracy theory that a Democratic National Committee staffer was murdered for nefarious political purposes, perhaps by Hillary Clinton.
Fox News:
Assange implies murdered DNC staffer was WikiLeaks' source
Discussion: The Hill and Red Alert Politics
Washington Post:
TRUMP: A TRUE STORY  —  The mogul, in a 2007 deposition, had to face up to a series of falsehoods and exaggerations.  And he did.  Sort of.  —  Hover over the claims above for more information … By David A. Fahrenthold and Robert O'Harrow Jr. August 10, 2016
Discussion: Boing Boing, Raw Story and The Week
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 …
Ryan Dunn / Toledo Blade:
Report says body found on July 22 had plastic gag in mouth  —  ARCHBOLD — An autopsy report shows that 20-year-old Sierah Joughin died of asphyxiation from a large plastic gag that was found in her mouth.  —  The report, which The Blade reviewed early today, also shows that Ms. Joughin died over a period of minutes.
Discussion: WCMH-TV
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
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The new Salon - very different from the old Salon
Media Matters for America:
Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones: Sean Hannity Called Me To Say We're Doing A “Great Job” And That “We Appreciate You”
Discussion: RedState
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
 Earlier Items: 
Louis Nelson / Politico:
‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts Brzezinski and Scarborough tiff: 'Mika, you're a Democrat'
Discussion: The Week
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Democrats: Trump costing GOP in key House districts
Michael V. Hayden / New York Times:
What Intelligence Briefings Can Tell Us About Candidates
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
RNC suffers spate of Trump-related departures
Virginia Hale / Breitbart:
Wealthy Swedes Asked To Give Up Their Country Homes For Migrants