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12:50 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
Discussion: New York Magazine
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
New York Times:
Donald Trump's Support Among Republican Women Starts to Slide
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
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.
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
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Pitches Mormon Voters In Utah Newspaper Op-Ed  —  “I've been fighting to defend religious freedom for years,” Clinton writes in the Deseret News.  —  Hillary Clinton will pitch her candidacy to Mormon voters in Utah with an op-ed Wednesday in the church-owned Deseret News.
Discussion: RedState
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.
Discussion: Politicus USA
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
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
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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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
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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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
RNC suffers spate of Trump-related departures
Virginia Hale / Breitbart:
Wealthy Swedes Asked To Give Up Their Country Homes For Migrants
Annie Karni / Politico:
Inside Clinton's GOP recruitment plan
Discussion: The Atlantic