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2:00 AM ET, August 3, 2015

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Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Donald Trump Surges in New NBC News/WSJ Poll  —  Days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump has surged into the national lead in the GOP primary race, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush following, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Marist suspends GOP polling ahead of Fox debate  —  The Marist Institute of Public Opinion has suspended its polling of the GOP primary field in protest of how polls are being used to determine debate participants.  —  The poll, which is done in conjunction with McClatchy …
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Jeb Bush's Camp Sees an Upside to Donald Trump's Surge in the G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — It may be the Summer of Trump, but the publicity-hungry real estate magnate is not the only Republican presidential candidate relishing all his attention.  —  Donald J. Trump's surge in the polls has been met …
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Leads Republican Presidential Pack, WSJ/NBC Poll Finds
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Debate standings: Perry in 11th place
Discussion: NBC News and Washington Monthly
ABC News:
Donald Trump Plays Down Expectations, Says 'I'm Not a Debater'
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Mail, 6abc.com and Politico
Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Trump leaves door open to third-party run
Discussion: The Hill
Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News:
Donald Trump: “I pay as little as possible” in taxes  —  Shares -  —  Presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he pays as little in taxes as possible just like every other taxpayer in America.  —  “I fight like hell to pay as little as possible for two reasons.  Number one, I'm a businessman.
Discussion: Daily Mail and whorunsGov
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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Donald Trump  —  KARL: Well, you've taken some heat on the issue of immigration.  So I want to ask you, you voted against the 2007 immigration reform bill.  That included a path to citizenship, that was the best chance in a generation to get a path to citizenship …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Donald Trump
Discussion: Slantpoint and The Week
Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Trump: Compared To Chopping Off Heads, 'Waterboarding Doesn't Sound Very Severe'
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Politico:
Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal  —  'He's got the toughest vote of his career coming,' a colleague says of the New York Democrat, who insists he's undecided.  —  Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal.  —  More than 10,000 phone calls …
Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Trump On Black Lives Matter: ‘We Have To Give Power Back To The Police’  —  GOP 2016 frontrunner Donald Trump appeared on this Sunday's Meet the Press and when asked about the Black Lives Matter movement in America, proved he was just as clueless as the rest of the talking heads on the right with this response to host Chuck Todd.
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Hullabaloo
Kaitlyn Schallhorn / TheBlaze.com:
Black Memphis Police Director Has Chilling Message After Officer was Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop  —  Speaking to reporters after Officer Sean Bolton was fatally shot during an apparent traffic stop Saturday night, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong had a message for the community.
Philip Elliott / TIME:
Scott Walker Still Isn't Sure If President Obama Is Christian  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still isn't sure President Obama is Christian.  —  “I don't know,” the Republican presidential candidate said Saturday during an appearance before 450 donors to the political network backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The Tortured Tale of Hillary Clinton and The Times  —  The history of the Clintons and The New York Times over the decades is like an airport baggage carousel — with a difference.  New pieces keep barreling down the chute, but none of it ever seems to get removed.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Scripting News
Annie Karni / Politico:
Hillary Clinton set to launch $2 million ad campaign  —  She's spending big in New Hampshire and Iowa before the airwaves get cluttered.  —  Hillary Clinton will become the first top-tier candidate to hit the airwaves in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire starting Tuesday …
Discussion: ABC News
Facebook:
The White House  —  BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change.  If you agree that we can't condemn our kids and grandkids to a planet that's beyond fixing, share this video with your friends and family.
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
White House set to adopt sweeping curbs on carbon pollution
Discussion: Slantpoint
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Overdoses suspected in deaths of 2 women at HARD Summer music festival  —  Two 19-year-old women died of suspected drug overdoses after collapsing at the HARD Summer music festival at the Fairplex in Pomona, authorities said Sunday.  —  Both women were found unresponsive at the festival Saturday evening …
Discussion: KTLA, Daily Mail and KRON4.com
 
 
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Hillary Clinton set to launch $2 million ad campaign   Find
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Marist suspends GOP polling ahead of Fox debate   Find
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Jeb Bush's Camp Sees an Upside to Donald Trump's Surge in the G.O.P.   Find
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Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News:
Donald Trump: “I pay as little as possible” in taxes   Find
 
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