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8:35 AM ET, July 12, 2016


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Leon Hendrix / WOOD-TV:
Berrien County courthouse shooter identified  —  COLOMA, Mich. (WOOD) — Larry Darnell Gordon has been identified as the man who took a deputy's gun inside the Berrien County Courthouse, fatally shooting two bailiffs and injuring two others.  —  The mother of Gordon's children …
Discussion: AOL, The Root, WAVY-TV and Hit & Run
Tegna / WZZM-TV:
County employee: At least 3 people dead in shooting at Berrien courthouse … ST. JOSEPH, MICH. - At least three people are dead at the Berrien County Courthouse following a shooting, an employee at the county prosecutor's office said.  —  Three people are dead and one person is injured, said the employee, who wished not to be named.
The Hill:
All delegates are unbound  —  As the Republican National Convention prepares to kick off next week in Cleveland, there is a lot of confusion and controversy over the question of whether delegates to the convention are “bound” to vote for any particular candidate as a result of primary or caucus results, or state party directions.
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump: I'll ‘most likely’ use teleprompter at RNC  —  said he'll likely use a teleprompter at the Republican National Convention next week, but will probably make a final decision in the coming days.  —  “I don't know if it's ever been done without essentially a teleprompter,” …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Political Wire
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Rules Virginia Can't Force Delegates to Back Donald Trump
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
Ryan's request to block Clinton from intelligence briefings is denied  —  Hillary Clinton comments on new investigation  —  Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan's attempt to block Hillary Clinton from receiving intelligence briefings once she's formally nominated by Democrats …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:   GOP Congressmen Call for Hillary Clinton Perjury Investigation
Cyra Master / The Hill:
Intelligence director won't deny Clinton classified briefings
Discussion: Politicus USA
Trump Eyeing Gingrich for National Security Position  —  The former U.S. House speaker may still have a role in a Trump administration if he is not picked as the billionaire's running mate.  —  tdopp  —  JenniferJJacobs  —  MarkHalperin  —  Even if Donald Trump does not pick Newt Gingrich …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump closes in on running mate, says he seeks experience to unite GOP
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP operatives dread Trump convention  —  Each presidential election year, Republicans eagerly await their national convention — a four-day celebration that draws thousands of GOP operatives, donors and lobbyists who are ready to party.  —  This year — the year of Trump — it's anything but a party.
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Yamiche Alcindor / New York Times:
Dallas Shooting and Open-Carry Laws Loom Over Cleveland Convention Plans
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Mahablog
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Indicted Dem: Orlando victims would be alive if agents weren't investigating me  —  (D-Fla.) said Friday that if the Department of Justice had been investigating the Orlando nightclub shooter instead of her, the 49 people killed in the massacre there last month would still be alive.
Discussion: WFTV and Washington Free Beacon
New York Times:
G.O.P. Seeks Criminal Inquiry of Hillary Clinton's Testimony to Congress  —  WASHINGTON — Republican leaders asked the Justice Department on Monday to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress in testimony last fall about her private email server …
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Republicans ask DOJ to investigate Clinton for perjury
Discussion: ABC News
David Wright / CNN:
Poll: Majority think Hillary Clinton should have been charged
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
Obama to police: Dallas shooting was a ‘hate crime’  —  President Barack Obama on Monday described the Dallas shooting as a “hate crime” against police, according to a top law enforcement representative in the meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Discussion: Washington Post and Law Officer
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Obama to Visit Dallas in Wake of Police Shooting Deaths
Discussion: The Root
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
‘Pokémon Go’ on iOS is digging deep into linked Google accounts (update)  —  Niantic Labs: 'Google will soon reduce Pokémon Go's permission.'  —  If you spent your weekend wandering around capturing cartoon monsters on your phone, you're likely one of millions addicted to Pokémon Go …
United States Health Care Reform  —  Progress to Date and Next Steps  —  FREE ONLINE FIRST  —  JAMA.  —  ABSTRACT  —  Importance  —  The Affordable Care Act is the most important health care legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Beats Trump Among College-Educated in Bloomberg Poll  —  The presumptive Democratic nominee's lead extends to white voters with college degrees, a group Mitt Romney won in 2012.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Hillary Clinton is crushing Donald Trump among college-educated white voters …
Discussion: Off the Kuff and Political Wire
Associated Press:
A lot of holes in GOP presidential ground game in key states  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now.  —  “We've moved on to thousands and thousands of employees,” party chairman Reince Priebus declared in March …
Sara Murray / CNN:   How the GOP is courting John Kasich
Andy Robertson / Forbes:
‘Lego Disney Castle’ Intricately Recreates Disney Resort's Cinderella Castle In 4,000 Bricks  —  After news leaked yesterday, Lego Group today confirmed a huge 4,000 piece Lego replica of its iconic Disney Resort Cinderella Castle: set 71040 Disney Castle.  —  Having been impressed …
Discussion: WBTW-TV
Rachel Ogden / National Review:
Beware a Pence Fizzle  —  I understand the impulse for Trump to pick Pence — an experienced pol, in good standing with conservatives, and not much of a lightning rod, at least not yet (the Left tends to make any GOP pick a lightning rod).  But Trump's running mate will have to be extremely deft …
Discussion: Power Line
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Anti-abortion Democrats fire back  —  Anti-abortion Democrats are firing back at members of their party's platform committee for supporting language that would call for repealing a law preventing the use of federal funds for abortion.  —  The language inserted in the Reproductive Health section …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton and Sanders unite for the war on Trump  —  PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — For weeks now, Hillary Clinton's campaign has been engaged in a project to win over the staunchest — and loudest — of Bernie Sanders' supporters in the places where they'll matter most in November.
Discussion: ABC News and The Week
Bob Price / Breitbart:
Houston Official Calls for Form of Segregation: Only Blacks Can Police Black Communities  —  HOUSTON, Texas - A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing.  In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers …
Discussion: Law Officer
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Said Hillary Clinton Would ‘Make a Good President’ in 2008  —  Kind words for presumptive presidential rival came in a previously unreported clip from ‘Trumped!,’ a syndicated radio feature that aired from 2004 to 2008  —  Donald Trump is attacking Hillary Clinton these days …
Michelle L. Quinn / Chicago Tribune:
Sheriff: Newborn baby found in Lowell backyard  —  Lake County Sheriff Commander Matt Eaton, from left; Sharon Bennett, commander for the department's Special Victim's Unit; and Detective Larry Thurmond watch as Sheriff John Buncich relays details of an abandoned baby found in Lowell late Monday morning.
Discussion: WTHI-TV
Tal Kopan / CNN:
GOP poised to endorse Donald Trump's border wall in platform  —  On GPS: Mexico's president responds to Trump's ‘wall’  —  Cleveland (CNN)The Republican Party is set to give a formal endorsement to the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border espoused by Donald Trump, solidifying it in the party's platform.
Discussion: RedState
CBS News:
Presidential debate dates and venues announced  —  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will participate in three general election debates from September through October, according to the schedule released Thursday by the nonpartisan organization that sponsors the debates.
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Fox News:
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
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