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8:50 PM ET, August 10, 2016

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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.
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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.
Dara Lind / Vox:
Donald Trump's most WTF moments happen when he tries to speak conservative  —  Why Trump's comments on subjects like guns and abortion end up sounding monstrous.  —  What the hell is a “Second Amendment person”?  —  It's not a phrase gun rights supporters typically use to describe themselves.
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Of Course Hillary Wants to ‘Abolish’ the Second Amendment  —  Before he made his reprehensible “Second Amendment people” joke yesterday, Donald Trump said once again that Hillary Clinton wants “to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment.”  —  Whenever Trump says this the press works itself …
Natalie DiBlasio / USA Today:
‘History is watching’: Dan Rather rips Trump in epic Facebook rant  —  44k Shares  —  Dan Rather, formerly of CBS Evening News, took to Facebook in a scathing rant after Donald Trump implied that people with guns could stop Hillary Clinton as president from appointing anti-gun judges.
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 …
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Report: Secret Service Spoke To Trump Camp About 2nd Amendment Line  —  A Secret Service official reportedly confirmed that the agency has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding the candidate's Tuesday remark about how “Second Amendment people” could take action against a Clinton presidency.
Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
The GOP must dump Trump
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Trump Resurrects Worries on His Character and Nation's Violent Past
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Further Into the Muck With Mr. Trump
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.
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Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Emails Renew Questions About Clinton Foundation and State Dept. Overlap
Katy Tur / Marie Claire:
My Crazy Year with Trump  —  The presidential hopeful has insulted reporter Katy Tur on national TV, called her names during interviews, and made his campaign seemingly impossible to cover.  Here, her no-holds-barred account of trailing the most unlikely candidate in GOP history.
Discussion: alan.com and Mediaite
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
Christopher Massie / BuzzFeed:
GOP Congressman Backing Trump: He'll Bring Change, But It Might Not Be Good  —  T.j.  Kirkpatrick / Getty Images  —  w.soundcloud.com  —  Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie defended his support for Donald Trump in a radio interview on Wednesday, saying that the Republican nominee …
Discussion: RedState, 55KRC, Raw Story and Balloon Juice
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hot Air
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Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
In Wisconsin, a controversial voter-ID law could help choose the president
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Trump Is In Fourth Place Among Black Voters  —  It wasn't that long ago that Donald Trump liked to boast about his support from black voters.  And although Trump had a history of controversy on issues of race, it wasn't that crazy to think he could at least outperform the GOP's …
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.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Poll: Clinton's lead over Trump triples in Wisconsin  —  Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump has tripled in Wisconsin since July, with the Democratic nominee now holding a double-digit advantage, according to a Marquette University Law School poll of likely voters released Wednesday.
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.
The Daily Beast:
ISIS Intel Was Cooked, House Panel Finds  —  A leading U.S. general pressured his intelligence analysts into playing down the ISIS and al Qaeda threats, according to a congressional task force.  —  A House Republican task force has found that officials from the U.S. military's Central Command …
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.
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Family of slain DNC staffer: Those attempting to politicize death are ‘causing more harm than good’  —  The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich is calling on conspiracy theorists to stop speculating about factually baseless connections between his death and a WikiLeaks hack.
 
 
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump's head of black outreach: Rally-goers blurt N-word to show ‘frustration with the system’