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5:30 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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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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
NRA circles the wagons around Trump
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani Defends Donald Trump's Second Amendment Comments on ‘GMA’
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
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Report: Secret Service Spoke To Trump Camp About 2nd Amendment Line
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
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  —  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.
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 …
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
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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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
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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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
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: Mediaite
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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Al Weaver / Washington Examiner:
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Ryan Dunn / Toledo Blade:
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Discussion: WCMH-TV
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Trump's head of black outreach: Rally-goers blurt N-word to show ‘frustration with the system’