*Trump’s Campaign Manager Says He’ll Channel ‘Law And Order’ Richard Nixon:
As Donald Trump searched for a template for his acceptance speech, the model he chose was Richard Nixon’s infamous 1968 “law and order” speech on behalf of a silent and sullen middle class. At a somewhat similar time of stress and struggle in America and the world, Trump chose that speech as a starting point, his campaign chief told reporters at a Bloomberg breakfast Monday morning. “We started on the speech a couple of weeks ago,” said Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “We looked at previous conventions speeches; the one he focused on, though, was Nixon in 1968.” In that speech, given only months after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy and amid rioting in many U.S. cities, Nixon cited the fears and resentments of “forgotten Americans” and vowed to return “order” to the streets and country.
*Highest-Ranking Freddie Gray Cop Found Not Guilty:
Baltimore police Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, has been found not guilty on all counts. He is the third officer to be acquitted in the high-profile case. Rice was found not guilty of reckless endangerment, involuntary manslaughter, and misconduct in office. Gray died after suffering a spinal injury in a police van in 2015.
*Trump’s Ghostwriter: He’s a Sociopath:
The ghostwriter who penned Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal said in an interview with The New Yorker that he feels deep remorse for contributing to “presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” Author Tony Schwartz now says that if he wrote the same book today, he’d call it The Sociopath. “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization,” Schwartz said. “Trump only takes two positions. Either you’re a scummy loser, liar, whatever, or you’re the greatest.” Schwartz noted that Trump’s short attention span has left him with “a stunning level of superficial knowledge and plain ignorance.”
*CHEATERS – WADA Report: Russians Sponsored Doping:
A World Anti-Doping Agency report released Monday confirmed claims that Russian Olympic athletes participated in state-sponsored doping during the 2014 Sochi games. In May, a lab director for the country told The New York Times that he was ordered to cover up the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He said that Russian officials told him to execute the doping program. “The surprise result of the Sochi investigation was the revelation of the extent of State oversight and directed control of the Moscow laboratory in processing, and covering up urine samples of Russian athletes from virtually all sports before and after the Sochi Games,” Richard McLaren, a Canadian lawyer commissioned by the antidoping organization, wrote in the report, which was completed after a two-month investigation.
*Officials: Gunman Was ‘Seeking Out’ Cops:
According to Louisiana State Police, the gunman in Sunday’s shooting in Baton Rouge was “certainly seeking out police.” Gavin Long, 29, reportedly ambushed officers outside of a convenience store, the AP reported. He killed three law-enforcement officials and injured another three. Military records obtained by The Daily Beast show Long served in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2010 as a data network specialist. He deployed to Japan and spent seven months in Iraq.
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*Turkey Widens Purge as Crackdown Continues:
Turkish authorities moved to widen their purge of perceived opponents on Monday by removing thousands of police officers from their posts, part of the crackdown that followed a failed military coup that was aimed at toppling the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Interior Ministry fired nearly 9,000 police officers on Monday, Turkish officials said. That followed the arrests of 6,000 military personnel and 103 generals and admirals, and the suspensions of nearly 3,000 judges over the weekend.
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*T-Swift Fires Back at Kim and Kanye:
Taylor Swift says she never approved the controversial lyrics of “Famous,” despite the video Kim Kardashian West posted on Snapchat that purportedly shows Swift signing off on her husband Kayne West’ssong. In an Instagram post, Swift said she never OKed the “I made that bitch famous” line and wasn’t aware of it until she heard the song when everyone else did. Indeed, the video doesn’t show her hearing the song itself. It only shows her thanking them for a heads up of some kind. “I really appreciate it,” she says. “This is so nice.” Swift now says the insinuation she lied is “character assassination.” She writes, “You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world … I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
***U2 frontman Bono
was at a Nice cafe just blocks from where a madman was plowing through crowds of people watching the fireworks for Bastille Day, according to a French report. The 56-year-old Irish rocker, who owns a house in Eze, was eating dinner with some pals on the terrace of the fancy La Petite Maison on Thursday night when hordes of petrified people started streaming into the streets near the restaurant. They were fleeing the Promenade des Anglais, where Mohamed Bouhlel mowed down scores of revelers with a 20-ton truck — killing 84 and injuring more than 200.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peter Wehner:
For my entire adult life I have listened to the invective leveled against the Republican Party by liberals: It is a party sustained by racist appeals, composed of haters and conspiracy nuts, indifferent to the plight of the poor and the weak, anti-woman. I have repeatedly denied those charges, publicly and forcefully. The broad indictment, the unfair generalizations, were caricature and calumny, the product of the fevered imagination of the left. Then along came Donald J. Trump
, who seemed to embody every awful charge made against the Republican Party. Later this week he will become my party’s nominee.For many of us lifelong Republicans, the convention in Cleveland will be a time of serious self-reflection, a difficult and honest reckoning. Those of us who have chosen not to attend the convention will have a bit more time on our hands to think it over. How on earth did our party produce Mr. Trump as its nominee?
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by President Barack Obama:
There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters. “And if police organizations and departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and there’s an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions. And, as I said yesterday, that is what’s going to ultimately help make the job of being a cop a lot safer. It is in the interest of police officers that their communities trust them and that the kind of rancor and suspicion that exists right now is alleviated.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Sarah Partridge (Jazz singer) : A movie is never to long when it’s riveting from the first scene to the last. A movie is always too long if it’s a lousy one.
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— the troubled son of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin
— has entered a plea agreement in an Alaskan court after being charged with beating a woman at the family’s home in Wasilla in January 2016. ***Comedy queen Roseanne
is angling for a TV comeback — and she wants Amy Schumer
to help. “Rosie’s a huge fan of ‘Trainwreck’ and sees so much of her younger self in Amy,” an insider said.”She thinks she and Amy could be a killer writing team and a great buddy- buddy double act.” The 63-year-old “Roseanne” star was recently in Los Angeles, “taking meetings with Amy, along with all the big networks and studios,” according to the source. ***Calvin Harris
has found a new love. A source says that the DJ is “casually” seeing “Superlove” singer Tinashe
. “They have been seeing each other on the DL. It’s only been weeks, so it’s still pretty casual right now. They’ve been on a few dates,” the source told us. ***A video posted online shows “Late Show” host Stephen Colber
t taking over the microphone on stage in Cleveland in a “Hunger Games” themed prank at the site of the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday. The video shows Colbert behind the podium saying it’s his honor “to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican hungry for power games” and banging a gavel. A man who appears to be security then confronts Colbert, who says “I know I’m not supposed to be up here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump
” before being led off stage.
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