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3:50 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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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 …
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.
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 and TalkLeft
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.
Dan Rather / Facebook:
No trying-to-be objective and fair journalist, no citizen who cares …
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
Study: Nets Squash Hillary's Terror Woes to Scold Trump's Gun Remark
Discussion: Washington Times
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
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 …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Critics see signs of improper ties in new Clinton emails
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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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.
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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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Pitches Mormon Voters In Utah Newspaper Op-Ed
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
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
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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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Dem Senate candidate: Scalia's death ‘happened at a good time’
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
The Huffington Post:
Baltimore Police Used Force 2,818 Times In Six Years.  They Found One Violation.  —  A Department of Justice report found the police force holds an “us-versus-them mentality” and routinely abuses residents' rights.  —  Senior Justice Reporter, The Huffington Post
Discussion: Associated Press and The Week
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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.
Discussion: twitchy.com
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 …
ESPN:
Longtime ESPN host John Saunders dead at age 61  —  John Saunders, one of the familiar on-air faces of ESPN for nearly 30 years, has died.  He was 61.  —  Saunders hosted studio and play-by-play programming.  He covered college football, basketball and the NHL for the network, in addition to anchoring SportsCenter.
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro Looks to a Marxist Spaniard for an Economic Miracle
Discussion: Business Insider and Infowars
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Top adviser: Trump not ‘artful’ when he speaks
Sheldon Whitehouse / Washington Post:
Big Oil's master class in rigging the system
Discussion: Common Dreams and The Daily Caller
Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic:
The Glorious Drama of the U.S. Swim Team
Discussion: USA Today
Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills OK'd Oil Deal That Put $500K In Bill's Pocket
Discussion: WOMEN VOTE TRUMP and Instapundit
 Earlier Items: 
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: Glamour and Raw Story
Louis Nelson / Politico:
‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts Brzezinski and Scarborough tiff: 'Mika, you're a Democrat'
Discussion: The Week
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump's head of black outreach: Rally-goers blurt N-word to show ‘frustration with the system’
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
RNC suffers spate of Trump-related departures
Discussion: CNN