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9:20 AM ET, July 30, 2015


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Quinnipiac University:
Release Detail  —  July 30, 2015 - Trump Tops Republican Pack By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Dems Trump Trump In General Election  —  With 20 percent of Republican voters, Donald Trump is the clear leader in the crowded Republican presidential primary field …
Michael C. Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Former Marco Rubio Donors Turning to Others in Presidential Race  —  After U.S. Senator Marco Rubio decided to run for president, he asked donors to transfer their contributions from his aborted re-election campaign to his bid for the White House.  More than 260 didn't.
Daniel Strauss / Politico:   Kasich super PAC raises more than $11 million
Associated Press:
Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos of Calif. company officials  —  LOS ANGELES - A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers.
Katie Yoder / NewsBusters:
Nets Covered Cecil the Lion More in 1 Day Than Abortion Videos in 2 Weeks
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Will Dana, Rolling Stone's Managing Editor, to Depart  —  Will Dana, the managing editor of Rolling Stone, will leave the magazine, just months after a controversial article about a supposed gang rape at the University of Virginia was retracted.  —  Mr. Dana, whose planned last day is Aug. 7 …
T. Rees Shapiro / Washington Post:
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members sue Rolling Stone over retracted U-Va. rape story
Discussion: Hot Air, The Week and Twitchy
Chris Stigall / CBS Philly:
Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’  —  PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Citing IRS targeting, Cruz compares Obama to Nixon  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the IRS on Wednesday of purposefully targeting conservative groups for political reasons, and failing years later to have cleaned up the problem.  —  But Cruz, who's running for president in 2016 …
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
New Hampshire Voters Explain the Appeal of Donald Trump  —  A Bloomberg Politics focus group of Donald Trump supporters in the Granite State helps illuminate the billionaire's rise in the polls.  —  t writerknowles  —  Donald Trump is a brand, and his New Hampshire supporters are itching to buy it.
Discussion: Raw Story and Business Insider
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
University of Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Samuel Dubose  —  A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in what a prosecutor called “a senseless, asinine shooting” of an unarmed man during a minor traffic stop.
Wall Street Journal:
UBS Deal Shows Clinton's Complicated Ties  —  Donations to family foundation increased after secretary of state's involvement in tax case  —  A few weeks after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state in early 2009, she was summoned to Geneva by her Swiss counterpart to discuss an urgent matter.
Judicial Watch:
Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Jindal: Gun rights extend to movie theaters  —  Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) said that people should be allowed to carry guns wherever they are, including movie theaters, one week after a gunman killed two people in a theater in his home state.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Why the Naysayers Are Wrong About the Iran Deal  —  Mike Huckabee says President Obama is using his nuclear deal to “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”  Mitt Romney describes it as a “generational calamity.”  And while polls diverge, one recently taken by CNN suggests …
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
Clinton must be joking  —  Those Clinton campaign strategists are so clever: trying to just lighten up this whole process, appeal to the young, show they get the joke and turn Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign into a late-night comedy punch line.  —  In just days, Clinton …
New York Post:
‘Law & Order’ director busted on child porn charges  —  TV director Jason “Jace” Alexander was busted on child-porn charges for allegedly promoting a video showing a girl stripping and masturbating, according to the Westchester County DA's office.  —  Alexander, 50, of Dobbs Ferry …
Discussion: and Daily Mail
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's former spokesman turns over 20 boxes of emails  —  Long-time Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines handed the State Department 20 boxes of work-related emails taken in part from a personal email account, State officials said Wednesday, calling into question the extent …
Discussion: BizPac Review
Matt Dinger / Daily Oklahoman:
Former Valley Brook police officer arrested on sex crimes complaints  —  Former Valley Brook police officer Courtney Breanne Schlinke, 21, was arrested on 33 complaints, including 16 counts of rape by instrumentation, nine counts of lewd acts with a child under 16 and eight counts of oral sodomy, records show.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Mail
Drew Altman / Wall Street Journal:
How to Think About Higher Growth in Health-Care Spending  —  Rather like a broken record, I have been warning for years that historically low rates of increase in health-care spending would not last.  Now it's time for a different warning: The higher rates of growth now expected are moderate and should be seen in context.
Tarini Parti / Politico:
‘Dark money’: ALEC wants image makeover  —  The goal is to reduce negative perceptions about anonymous contributions.  —  Occupy Portland F29 marchers are shown demonstrating to raise awareness of the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC.  AP Photo
Yahoo Politics:
Donald Trump amuses us to death  —  All right then, let's do this.  If we have to talk about Donald Trump, because apparently the subject will not just go away on its own, then let's talk about him, even if it means going back on a vow I made 16 years ago.  —  This was back in 1999 …
Discussion: Washington Post
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Ted Cruz stands by calling President Obama a sponsor of terrorism  —  According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism.  And he's not backing down after the president called his comments “outrageous.”
Robert Schmidt / Bloomberg Business:
Wall Street Money Dries Up for Lawmaker After Anti-Gay Remarks  —  Representative Scott Garrett, who heads an influential House subcommittee overseeing the U.S. capital markets, is facing a revolt by corporate and Wall Street donors after he reportedly made anti-gay remarks at a private meeting of Republican lawmakers.
Discussion: Liberaland and New Jersey News …
Barnett Rubin / New Yorker:
What Could Mullah Mohammad Omar's Death Mean for the Taliban Talks?  —  Since he fled Kandahar on the back of a motorcycle, in December, 2001, Mullah Mohammad Omar, whom the Taliban he led called “Amir al-Mu'minin,” Commander of the Faithful, never appeared in public.
Discussion: Common Dreams and New York Times
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Former Va. Gov. Jim Gilmore Files Paperwork for Presidential Run  —  Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president of the United States.  —  His entry into the 2016 race makes him the 17th major Republican candidate for president.
France 24:
France deploys riot police to stem flow of migrants from Calais  —  France deployed 120 riot police to Calais on Wednesday to bolster security after thousands of migrants tried to enter Britain through the Channel Tunnel in recent days, with the resulting chaos leading to at least one death.
Discussion: Moe Lane and NPR
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