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4:50 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 …
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CNN:
Secret Service spoke to Trump campaign about 2nd Amendment comment  —  (CNN)A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments.  —  “There has been more than one conversation” on the topic, the official told CNN.
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 …
Louis Nelson / Politico:
GOP squirms amid latest Trump firestorm  —  Republican lawmakers and even Donald Trump allies were squirming Wednesday amid the fallout from the Manhattan billionaire's suggestion that “the Second Amendment people” might be the only group capable of stopping Hillary Clinton from appointing liberal judges if she is elected president.
Discussion: ABC News, TalkLeft and The Week
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 …
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.
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
Study: Nets Squash Hillary's Terror Woes to Scold Trump's Gun Remark  —  Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should have been forced to deal with campaign messes on Tuesday, but the three networks only treated the Republican's problem as a huge gaffe worthy of extensive coverage.
Discussion: Washington Times
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
NRA circles the wagons around Trump  —  The shotgun wedding between Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association has been rocky, but the gun rights group is standing by its man.  —  Just hours after Donald Trump sparked yet another controversy with remarks that seemed, to some …
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani Defends Donald Trump's Second Amendment Comments on ‘GMA’
Natalie DiBlasio / USA Today:
‘History is watching’: Dan Rather rips Trump in epic Facebook rant
Discussion: The National Memo and CNNMoney
New York Times:
Further Into the Muck With Mr. Trump
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Trump Resurrects Worries on His Character and Nation's Violent Past
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Trump's Ambiguous Wink Wink to ‘Second Amendment People’
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Democrats: Trump costing GOP in key House districts
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Philip Bump / Washington Post:   Donald Trump's problem, in a nutshell: More than half the country says they'd never vote for him
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.
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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 …
Daniella Diaz / CNN:
Newly released Clinton emails shed light on relationship between State Dept. and Clinton Foundation  —  Washington (CNN)Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Critics see signs of improper ties in new Clinton emails
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.
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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.
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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
Al Weaver / Washington Examiner:
New audio: Ted Strickland jokes that Scalia's death came ‘at a good time’  —  Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland joked about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, saying it came “at a good time” for union workers since he was unable to cast the deciding vote in a March case that ended up in a 4-4 deadlock.
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:   Is split-ticket voting making a comeback? With Trump on the ballot, some Republicans hope so.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Dem Senate candidate: Scalia's death ‘happened at a good time’
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Three Republican Judges Restore Wisconsin's Voter Suppression Law  —  BREAKING: Three Republican Judges Restore Wisconsin Voter Suppression Law  —  In a boost to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, an especially conservative panel of three Republican-appointed judges stayed …
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Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
In Wisconsin, a controversial voter ID law could help choose the president
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Christie Disputes Ex-Aide's Claim He ‘Lied’ About Bridgegate  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is disputing a former aide's claim, made public in court filings Wednesday, that he “lied” about being certain his senior staffers had no knowledge of the 2013 Bridgegate scandal.  —  “I absolutely dispute it.
Discussion: The Week
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David Porter / Associated Press:
Former aide in text: Christie ‘flat out lied’ in bridge case
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
The new Salon - very different from the old Salon  —  A new CEO adds conservative voices, plans ‘reallocations’ away from political coverage  —  After the presidential election in November, expect to see a lot less political coverage from liberal news and commentary site Salon.
 
 
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Katy Tur / Marie Claire:
My Crazy Year with Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Sen. Kirk plans to write in Colin Powell for president
Discussion: Political Wire
Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon:
Feds Will Struggle to Recoup Loans to Failed Obamacare Co-Ops
Discussion: The Daily Caller and WND
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Top adviser: Trump not ‘artful’ when he speaks
Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic:
The Glorious Drama of the U.S. Swim Team
Discussion: USA Today
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills OK'd Oil Deal That Put $500K In Bill's Pocket
Ryan Dunn / Toledo Blade:
Report says body found on July 22 had plastic gag in mouth
Discussion: WCMH-TV
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump's head of black outreach: Rally-goers blurt N-word to show ‘frustration with the system’