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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Carol Lee
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama has one final campaign to run, and with his address Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention he’ll face an improbable challenge: convince his supporters who are ambivalent about Hillary Clinton to turn out to vote for her in November.
Doyle McManus
Los Angeles Times
After 44 years in politics, Bernie Sanders has finally taken the plunge. He’s a regular Democrat now. Of course, he doesn’t quite want to admit it. “I was elected as an independent, so I’ll stay [in the Senate] two more years as an independent,” he told reporters Tuesday. Indeed, he still wishes it were possible to organize an independent leftist party in the United States, the way European countries do. “We don’t have that,” he said a little mournfully.
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris
The Daily Beast
The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. media coverage surrounding the presidential election, a security research group concluded on Tuesday.