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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign Manager On Manafort: “He Was Asked” To Resign  —  Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said former campaign chair Paul Manafort was asked to resign on Friday.  —  She noted that the decision was mutual, but said the last couple weeks on the Trump campaign had been tumultuous.
Discussion: Politico and Towleroad
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign  —  Donald Trump's campaign is still trembling from its shakeup this week.  —  Trump on Friday announced that campaign Chairman Paul Manafort had resigned, two days after the Republican nominee put in place a new leadership structure that appeared to minimize Manafort's role.
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Paul Manafort Thrown From Trump Crazy Train
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Paul Manafort Quits Donald Trump's Campaign After Tumultuous Run
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
Donald Trump Slams President Obama for Vacationing Instead of Visiting Flood-Ravaged Louisiana  —  Donald Trump today slammed President Obama for not interrupting his vacation to visit Louisiana after deadly flooding in Baton Rouge and parts of Lafayette.  —  While speaking with volunteers …
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Washington Times:
Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate  —  President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he's watching to make sure they don't engage in racial discrimination.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Louisiana governor warns against Trump ‘photo-op’  —  The office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signaled that Donald Trump is welcome to visit Louisiana in the wake of destructive flooding, but only if he does not use it for political gain.  —  “Donald Trump hasn't called the governor …
Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
President Obama to Visit Flood-Ravaged Baton Rouge
CNN:
Road to 270: Electoral College map  —  If Donald Trump was to win all the remaining battleground states on the map, he'd still be shy of the 270 votes needed to win the White House which means he is going to have to pick off at least one of the states currently leaning in Hillary Clinton's direction …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump blasts ‘rigged’ Clinton system in first general election TV ad
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Half-Indian man escorted out of Trump rally
Discussion: The Atlantic and Mediaite
David Nierenberg / CNBC:
I've been a Republican since 1980 but I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by eight points: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Week and Guardian
Evan Perez / CNN:
First on CNN: Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe  —  Washington (CNN)FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible US ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, including the work of Paul Manafort's firm …
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Top Firms Lawyer Up In Ukraine-Manafort Lobbying Controversy  —  “I think the big question is going to be did they know that the money came from a Ukrainian political party.”  —  WASHINGTON — Two powerful Washington lobbying firms are engaging outside counsel after becoming embroiled …
Max Read / New York Magazine:
Did I Kill Gawker?  —  Or was it Nick Denton?  Hulk Hogan?  Peter Thiel?  Or the internet?  —  It feels a bit strange to say this now, but in the spring of 2014 there was no better place to work than Gawker.  For a certain kind of person, at any rate — ambitious, rebellious, and eager for attention, all of which I was.
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Matt Drange / Forbes:
Former Gawker Editor Lashes Out At Peter Thiel, Calls Freeze On His Checking Account ‘Ludicrous’
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
As Gawker Learned, Media Corporations Aren't Above the Law
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Yael T. Abouhalkah / Kansas City Star:
New jobs report is an utter disaster for Kansas and Brownback  —  The new July jobs report released Friday is an utter disaster for Kansans and embattled Gov. Sam Brownback.  —  Here are the lowlights.  —  The state lost 5,600 jobs from June to July.  —  The unemployment rate jumped to 4.1 percent from 3.8 percent in June.
The Daily Beast:
Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Takes $100,000 for Charity, Gives $0  —  The alt-right icon promised to give scholarships to white men, but almost a year later he still hasn't filed with the IRS or handed out a penny.  —  Months after he was supposed to give away more than $100,000 …
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Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos Raised $100K for Charity, Deposits it in His Bank Account
Discussion: RedState and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Chris White / LawNewz:
In ‘Dumbest’ Move, Famous Lib Prof Broke Ethics Rules in Apparent Shot at Trump  —  A series of tweets by well-known Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe caused a bit of firestorm online amongst legal ethics experts.  —  It started on Tuesday when Prof. Tribe sent out this Tweet:
Kai Reed / WBALTV:
Dog dies after shielding infant from fire  —  Firefighters rescue child from second floor of home  —  An 8-month-old infant is in serious condition after a fire late Sunday in Baltimore.  —  The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family.
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump's New Chief Steve Bannon Called Republican Leaders ‘C**ts’  —  Donald Trump's new campaign boss—the guy white supremacists are so excited about—once described D.C.'s top Republicans as “c**ts.”  —  Stephen Bannon, the Trump campaign's new chief executive as of Wednesday …
Discussion: Guardian and Mediaite
Ethan Barton / The Daily Caller:
Clinton's State Department Blew $6 Billion In Contracts, And We're About To Learn Why  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may soon have to answer questions about an estimated $6 billion in contract mismanagement, fraud and incompetence that happened under her watch at the Department of State.
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Powell has ‘no recollection’ of Clinton email dinner conversation
Steven Nelson / US News:
Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub  —  The photos contained ‘confidential’ information, the lowest level of classification.  —  Kristian Saucier was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier this year to taking and retaining photos containing “confidential” information.
Discussion: Politico
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's ugly and dishonest new TV ad shows he isn't changing a thing  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  Last night, Donald Trump delivered a speech in which he spoke in soothing tones about the need to unify the country and expressed “regret” about any remarks that have caused “personal pain,” …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm  —  On Monday, a hacking group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the NSA.  Based on never-before-published documents provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Alice Speri / The Intercept:
The Justice Department Is Done With Private Prisons.  Will ICE Drop Them Too?  —  The Justice Department's announcement on Thursday that it would seek to end the use of private contractors to run its federal prisons was a monumental one that quickly sent private prison stocks plunging …
Daniel Nussbaum / Breitbart:
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Catches ‘Kelly File’ in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges  —  MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox News' Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on Wednesday, the third time this month in which Maddow has tied or beaten Megyn Kelly's show in the all-important demo …
 
 
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Jennifer Jones / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton talks more like a man than she used to
Discussion: Cambridge Journals
Richard Clarke / ABC News:
Yes, It's Possible to Hack the Election
Phillip Ericksen / Waco Tribune-Herald:
Starr out as Baylor law professor
Discussion: Above the Law and Mediaite
Thomas Phippen / The Daily Caller:
Bill Plagiarizes Hill's Cookie Recipe In ‘First Lady’ Cookie Contest
Discussion: NPR and The Week
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
FEMA halts Katrina payments to Mississippi
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Federal Judge Says Religion Gives You A Right To Discriminate
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Sandy Rios: If Target Boycott Fails, ‘We Will Not Be Able To Go To The Bathroom Anywhere’
Discussion: Raw Story
Media Matters for America:
Joe Scarborough Tries To Convince His Panel That The “Screaming, Racially Insensitive” …
Discussion: Politicus USA and Daily Wire
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Two Fox News senior vice presidents leaving the company
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton
 

 
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.8B, MAUs up 14% YoY to 626M, subscribers up 12% YoY to 246M, above est., and €266M operating income; SPOT jumps 12%+

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
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