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6:20 PM ET, August 11, 2016

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Anna Palmer / Politico:
Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump  —  More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races.
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TIME.com:
Inside Donald Trump's Meltdown  —  Donald Trump's sinking polls, unending attacks and public blunders have the GOP reconsidering its strategy for November  —  When Donald Trump mucks things up, the first person to let him know is usually Republican Party boss Reince Priebus.
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Exclusive: The Republican Party's Chairman's Warning to Donald Trump  —  Turn around his flailing campaign, or else...  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Donald Trump in a phone call last week that if he doesn't turn his flailing campaign around …
Duane Patterson / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Donald Trump Makes A Return Visit … The audio:  —  08-11hhs-trump  —  The transcript:  —  HH: And I'm pleased now to welcome Donald Trump.  Mr. Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show.  —  DT: Yes, good morning.  —  HH: We're a little bit late, so I hope I get a little reprieve on the time that Hope gave me.
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Tal Kopan / CNN:
Donald Trump: I meant that Obama founded ISIS, literally  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the “founder of ISIS” and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee's position.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: 'Everyone's liking' my Obama, ISIS remarks
Sabrina Siddiqui / Guardian:
Donald Trump calls Obama the ‘founder of Isis’
Discussion: CNN, Daily Wire, whorunsGov and RedState
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:   Donald Trump, Insisting He Won't Change His Style, Repeats Claim Obama Founded ISIS
Caryn Little / WCCB Charlotte:
Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Campaign After Charlotte Staffer Accused Of Pulling Gun  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A lawsuit was filed against the Donald J. Trump campaign for president due to an incident allegedly involving a Trump staffer pulling a gun on another staffer.
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Nick Ochsner / WBTV-TV:
Lawsuit: Trump campaign failed to act after staffer pulled gun
New York Daily News:
Donald Trump's former North Carolina campaign manager, accused of pulling gun on three staffers …
Discussion: Washington Times
Nico Hines / The Daily Beast:
The Other Olympic Sport in Rio: Swiping  —  One athlete poses in his full team kit.  Others post their Olympic bedspreads as their profile pictures.  When they're not competing, they're ready to date.  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — I expect you've heard the legend of the athletes' village …
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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
This Daily Beast Grindr Stunt Is Sleazy, Dangerous, and Wildly Unethical  —  On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
While Wooing Republicans, Clinton Sticks to Progressive Policy  —  Clinton: If Team U.S.A. Was as Fearful as Trump, They'd Be Afraid to Compete 0:37  —  What economic policy concessions might Hillary Clinton offer up to woo Republicans?  If her speech Thursday in Warren, Michigan is any indication, the answer is: Nothing.
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Matthew Cooper / Newsweek:
IS DONALD TRUMP REALLY BEING AUDITED BY THE IRS?  —  U.S. DONALD TRUMP TAXES 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN  —  Donald Trump has broken with a 40-year-old tradition of U.S. presidential candidates making public their tax returns because he claims to be under audit by the IRS …
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Secretly Censored Abusive Responses To President Obama  —  The move was conducted in secret, according to well-placed sources.  —  In 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Barack Obama during …
Ivan Levingston / CNBC:
Trump just confirmed every Republican's worst fear  —  Regulations, Obamacare and taxes are destroying economy: Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate, shares is thoughts on what is hurting the U.S. economy.  —  Donald Trump told CNBC on Thursday that he will either win …
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump predicts winning the presidency will get him into heaven  —  Donald Trump called on evangelical pastors to help him win the presidency this November, which he said is “maybe the only way I'm going to get to heaven.”  —  “For evangelicals, for the Christians, for the everybody …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Too good to check: Sean Hannity's tale of a Trump rescue  —  “The Trump campaign has confirmed to Hannity.com that Mr. Trump did indeed send his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami, Florida to transport over 200 Gulf War Marines back home.”  — quote in article titled …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton's agenda would flounder in Congress.  Here are seven reasons why.  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  Hillary Clinton is trying to win a mandate to enact an ambitious economic agenda.  During a rally in Des Moines yesterday afternoon, the Democratic nominee said she could create 10.4 million new jobs as president.
Associated Press:
Trump touts child care programs, but they're for guests only  —  NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump vowed this week to make child care more accessible and affordable, it was just the second time during his White House campaign that he's talked about an issue that affects millions of working Americans with young children.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Kate Vershov Downing / shift.newco.co:
Letter of Resignation from the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission  —  Dear City Council Members and Palo Alto Residents,  —  This letter serves as my official resignation from the Planning and Transportation Commission.  My family has decided to move to Santa Cruz.
Jennifer Pagliarocity Hall / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford crack video released after charges dropped against Sandro Lisi  —  Watch the video that triggered the country's biggest political scandal.  Warning: video contains graphic language.  —  The public can now watch the video that touched off the biggest political scandal in Toronto's history.
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana  —  The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping the drug for now, at least, in the most restrictive category for U.S. law enforcement purposes.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid: Dems could force Senate vote on Garland  —  (D-Nev.) on Thursday left the door open for Democrats to potentially use a procedural tactic to force a vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.  —  “We have a couple of options, and we're deciding when to do that and if we should do it …
Discussion: Political Wire
Patti Davis / Facebook:
To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him.  Your glib and horrifying comment about “Second Amendment people” was heard around the world.
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Steve King: Clinton ‘is somebody I can work with’  —  Make no mistake: U.S. Rep. Steve King is voting for Donald Trump in November.  —  But the outspoken conservative congressman from northwest Iowa on Thursday suggested he could work with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Suffolk University:
Suffolk University Iowa Poll Shows Trump Leading Clinton by 1 Point, 41-40 Percent  —  With fewer than 13 weeks to go before the November election, a new Suffolk University poll shows the race in Iowa a statistical dead heat with Republican Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton 41 percent …
Media Matters for America:
Trump Names Serial Misinformer Betsy McCaughey To Economic Advisory Council  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced that his campaign was expanding its so-called “economic advisory council” to include New York Post columnist Betsy McCaughey, a serial misinformer …
Discussion: New York Daily News
 
 
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Rob Lever / Agence France-Presse:
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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The Donald Trump interview that should terrify national Republicans, annotated
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
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Matt Egan / CNNMoney:
Macy's is closing another 100 stores
Discussion: CNBC, WND and The Week
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Saving Mike Pence
Discussion: Gallup, Hullabaloo and Washington Post
Fox News:
Officer who accidentally shot 73-year-old woman ‘was going to kill somebody,’ lawyer claims
Discussion: Bearing Arms
 Earlier Items: 
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Major Changes in States' Photo ID Laws Ahead of Election
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
House Update: Handful of Races Move Toward Democrats
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Patrick Caldwell / Mother Jones:
A Look at the Numbers: How the Rich Get Richer
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Tony Barboza / Los Angeles Times:
SoCal hit with worst smog in years as hot, stagnant weather brings surge in hospital visits
Discussion: Associated Press
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Gathering Storm  —  In turbulent and interesting times …
The Hill:
Gloom sets in for GOP
Discussion: Raw Story