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6:45 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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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Trump pleads innocence in Second Amendment scandal  —  Donald Trump on Wednesday pleaded innocence as the latest firestorm around his campaign refused to die down, saying he wasn't trying to incite violence against Hillary Clinton when he said “Second Amendment people” are the only ones …
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Trump Resurrects Worries on His Character and Nation's Violent Past
Discussion: Politico
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Rudy Giuliani Defends Donald Trump's Second Amendment Comments on ‘GMA’
New York Times:
Further Into the Muck With Mr. Trump
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Top adviser: Trump not ‘artful’ when he speaks
Discussion: The Atlantic and Mashable
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 …
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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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 …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
In Wisconsin, a controversial voter ID law could help choose the president
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Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
WikiLeaks Is Fanning a Conspiracy Theory That Hillary Murdered a DNC Staffer
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
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
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.
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.
 
 
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Sen. Kirk plans to write in Colin Powell for president
Discussion: Political Wire
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