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Spox: Trump Won’t Meet With Father Of Slain Soldier Because He Doesn’t Like To Make Headlines [VIDEO]

Good grief. Via Mediaite: Trump’s national campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said it was unlikely that the GOP nominee would reach out to Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a deceased veteran who spoke at the DNC Thursday night, because Trump doesn’t like to make headlines. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday evening, Pierson said it was “truly unfortunate” that the …

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The Final Night Of The DNC In Four Minutes [VIDEO]

As they did last week for the RNC, the Los Angeles Times has edited the final night of the Democratic Convention down to four money quote-filled minutes. This one, of course, you’ll actually enjoy. Watch below.

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REUTERS: The Clinton Campaign Has Been Hacked Too

Reuters reports: The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for …

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Only 11 Arrests In Total At Democratic Convention

As we were impressed that only 24 were arrested at the RNC. CBS Philadelphia reports: Bernie Sanders’ devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with …

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Trump & Clinton To Begin Getting Classified Briefings

The Washington Post reports: At some point, perhaps as early as next week, federal agents will sit down with Donald Trump and tell him classified information about the government and our foreign-policy efforts. For Democrats, this is a point of both anguish and political calculation. Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid has suggested that Trump’s murky ties to foreign interests …

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Trump: The GOP Convention’s Lower Television Ratings Had Nothing To Do With Me, I Just Showed Up To Speak

The Hill reports: GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump distanced himself from the planning of last week’s Republican National Convention after the Democrats’ event, which ended Thursday, posted higher television ratings. “I didn’t produce the show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday,” the Republican presidential nominee told The New York Times when asked about the differences …

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FLORIDA: Zika Virus Arrives In United States

The Washington Post reports: Florida officials on Friday announced the first local spread of the Zika virus through infected mosquitoes in the continental United States. Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement during a press conference Friday after a health department investigation into four suspected cases in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. He said transmission was confined to a small neighborhood just …

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Democrats Hit Again By Russian Hackers

Politico reports: Hackers apparently affiliated with Russian intelligence have launched a cyberattack targeting donors to the Democratic Party’s House campaign arm, sources and news reports said Thursday night, adding to the troubles unleashed by last week’s disclosure of embarrassing internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. The latest hack, aimed at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was perpetrated by one …

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Accepts Democratic Nomination

The 2016 Democratic National Convention comes to its climax over the next few hours as Hillary Clinton formally accepts her historic nomination. Watch below. Speakers still to come include Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and NAACP North Carolina head William Barber, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last year. Sometime around 10PM, …

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Cleveland Pride 2016 Has Been Cancelled

Here’s their full press release, but the reason for the cancellation is not at all clear. The Board of Directors of Cleveland Pride, Inc. announced today that the 28th annual parade, rally and festival has been cancelled for 2016. “We have been entrusted by our community to create a secure parade and festival environment for our LGBTQ brothers, sisters, mothers, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Night Of Democratic Convention

Within the hour, 2016 Democratic National Convention chair Marcia Fudge will gavel to order the final (and arguably, gayest) night of the week. Watch below. Among the speakers leading off the afternoon program are HRC chairman Chad Griffin, openly gay US Rep. Sean Maloney, trans activist Sarah McBride, and staunch LGBT ally and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  We’ll start …

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NEW POLL: Hillary +9 In Swing State Pennsylvania

This has made a lot of people happy here at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican nominee Donald Trump by 9 points in Pennsylvania, according to a new Suffolk University poll. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton has 50 percent support and Trump has 41 percent support among likely general-election voters in the …

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Wikileaks Release Includes DNC Voicemails

CNN reports: Wikileaks released a series of voicemails Wednesday from the Democratic National Committee hack showing donors plying top-level officials for favors, and one donor expressing outrage that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had won a say in the drafting of the party’s platform. In one of the 29 voicemails released, a woman who donated $300 to Clinton called the party …

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DAUGHTER SUMMIT: Chelsea Would Meet With Ivanka To Discuss The Tone Of The Campaign [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Chelsea Clinton would entertain the idea of a meeting with Donald Trump’s children, or perhaps even her longtime friend Ivanka Trump, over the tone and rhetoric of the presidential campaign between their parents. During an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer aired Thursday on “Today,” Clinton remarked that such a meeting or “children’s summit” had not occurred to her. …

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RUMOR: Megyn Kelly Might Jump From Fox To CNN

An interesting piece in light of the demise of Roger Ailes, who reportedly also harassed Megyn Kelly. The Washington Post reports: So what if Fox News’s Megyn Kelly was hanging out with CNN’s Don Lemon at 3 a.m., after Democratic National Convention coverage ended? People at rival networks are allowed to be friends, right? Right. But Kelly’s contract is up …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Headlines Dem Convention

The headliners for the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention are about to begin speaking. On the roster are Sen. Sherrod Brown, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Michael Bloomberg, and President Obama. Watch below.

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Bernie Sanders Backer Nina Turner Leads Supporters In Second Protest Inside DNC Media Pavilion [VIDEO]

For the second night in a row, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters have marched into the DNC media pavilion, this time led by top Sanders backer Nina Turner, who claims that she was barred from delivering a nominating speech for Sanders last night. Watch below. Tonight’s protest, so far, is far calmer than last night’s mayhem when dozens of …

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Dems Continue To Win Convention TV Ratings

Variety reports: The final TV ratings are in for the second night of the Democratic National Convention, and once again the DNC attracted a larger audience than its Republican counterparts did last week. From 10-11:15 p.m. — a timeframe that included headline speaker Bill Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech extolling the virtues of official Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — NBC, ABC, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Three

The third day of the Democratic National Convention will be gaveled to order at 4PM by chairperson Rep. Marcia Fudge. Watch below. The first half the program is quite busy, with speeches by Gavin Newsom, Bill De Blasio, Jesse Jackson, and Harry Reid among many others. Later I’ll start a second thread for tonight’s headliners, who include President Obama, Tim …

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Seth Meyers To Bernie Or Busters: Stop Crying [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News recaps: Seth Meyers has had enough of Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention. The “hardcore Bernie or Bust movement” has been making headlines at the DNC for booing every time Hillary Clinton is mentioned. Meyers posted a clip on YouTube prior to his show airing Tuesday night because he couldn’t wait to get …

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