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8:20 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.
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 …
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.
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  —  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 …
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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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 …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Emails Renew Questions About Clinton Foundation and State Dept. Overlap
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
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
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.
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
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 …
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.
Jason Goldman / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
Now You Can Message President Obama on Facebook  —  Every night, President Obama reads 10 letters that were sent to him by citizens.  It has been a part of his daily routine since taking office in 2009.  These 10 “letters a day”—or 10 LADs, as they're known to staff—do more to keep …
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 …
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.
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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