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“@realDonaldTrump has the vocabulary of a 15 year-old.”

— GOP consultant Cheri Jacobus on the GOP presidential frontrunner.

Brilliance in a nutshell

“I’m kind of getting tired frankly of the story and of hearing myself talk.” — National Journal‘s serial tweeter Ron Fournier in his happy place — a seat at the MSNBC “Morning Joe” roundtable alongside Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, WaPo’s Gene Robinson, Michael Steele and HuffPost‘s Sam Stein. The topic was Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton‘s email/server debacle.

In the same time frame that he appeared on “Morning Joe,” he tweeted this: “If I get off TV & Twitter for rest of summer, do you guys promise to have @HillaryClinton’s emails fully recovered & vetted when I get back?”

Thank God Touré is tweeting again

“Wonder how many marriages will be damaged by last night’s dumping of data hacked from Ashley Madison’s 37 million users.” — ex-MSNBCer Touré Neblett.

Journalism tip!

“Leading with ‘They’re at it again.’ is to a piece of writing what a shart is to pants.” — Jezebel Managing Editor Erin Gloria Ryan.

The Observers

“This is not going well for Hillary Clinton. She abruptly ends the presser.” — Josh Kraushaar, politics editor, National Journal.

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“Kind of excited to see how far clinton can take the ‘dumb old person who doesn’t know about computers and stuff’ act over the next 14 months.” — BuzzFeed‘s McKay Coppins.

This day in history…

“One year ago today, journalist #JamesFoley was beheaded by #ISIS.” — Ben Smith, social media, Washington Examiner.

Journo plans to be stuck in traffic

“About to depart Annapolis for Vienna, Va., in rush hour with rain on the way. Setting initial line of +/- 90 min.” — John Gramlich, Pew researcher.

BuzzFeed story drives Mother Jones journo up a wall

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Maybe the best thing you’ll see today

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Blogger never Googles herself 

“Status: Daughter laughing at mean things that have been written about me. “Don’t you ever Google yourself, mom?” Me: No.” — Texas conservative blogger Melissa Clothier.

Sen. Schumer’s daughter: engaged

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