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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Firestorm over Trump's 'Second Amendment people' remarks | Clinton's deleted emails may be secret until after election | Clinton Republicans could swing 2016 | Bon Appetit names D.C. restaurant city of the year | National S'mores Day!

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JUST MAKING THE GOP'S OPPO RESEARCH A LITTLE HARDER: Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge Takei: US has hit a new low under Trump Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over 'shameful' comments, back protesters Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE's deleted emails might remain secret until after the election. Why: The FBI says it found "several thousand" work-related emails Clinton deleted, but the State Department has not committed to a schedule for their release, and it will be up to a federal judge to determine when they could be made public.

Happy Wednesday! The U.S. is dominating the Olympics, and it sounds like they're having a blast doing it: Tinder has more than doubled its users in the Olympic village. I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of what you missed this morning -- and what's on tap for the rest of the day. Send comments, story ideas and plans to make s'mores with me to and on Facebook.

YEP, YEP, THIS IS DEFINITELY AWKWARD. YEP.: Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE appeared to joke about the possibility that gun owners could take action against Democrat Hillary Clinton in remarks at a campaign rally yesterday. "By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks," he said. "Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know." Uhhhh?

Back, back, back it up: Trump pushed back on the criticism, blaming the media for the controversy. "Media desperate to distract from Clinton's anti-2A stance. I said pro-2A citizens must organize and get out vote to save our Constitution!"

Trump campaign talking points: Here are the campaign's talking points distributed to allies this morning (Via The Wall Street Journal's Reid Epstein):

WWE smackdown from Joe Scarborough: "A bloody line has been crossed that cannot be ignored. At long last, Donald Trump has left the Republican Party few options but to act decisively and get this political train wreck off the tracks before something terrible happens," wrote the former Republican congressman and MSNBC host in a Washington Post op-ed. Read: Trump then tweeted, "Morning Joe's weakness is its low ratings. I don't watch anymore but I heard he went wild against Rudy Giuliani and [the 2nd amendment] - sad & irrelevant!

Say what now??: Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz), who was shot in the head in 2011 while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Ariz., blasted Trump, saying, "Responsible, stable individuals won't take Trump's rhetoric to its literal end, but his words may provide a magnet for those seeking infamy." The man who shot Giffords and killed six people at the meeting had a long history of mental illness.

THE NEW 'REAGAN DEMOCRATS': Just as Reagan Democrats emerged three decades ago to catapult Ronald Reagan to the White House, a crop of unexpected cross-party Republicans supporting Hillary Clinton have surfaced during this election cycle. The Hill's Amie Parnes has an interesting piece behind the "Republicans for Clinton" movement.

BUT REMEMBER ALL THOSE FUN TIMES WE'VE HAD?!: Almost 1 in 5 registered Republican voters want Donald Trump to drop his White House bid, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.



IJ Review's Justin Green (Omg.) 
Hello friends. This morning on CNN, the former governor of Michigan ... confused "cold cocked" with "cock blocked"

NBC's Ed Demaria
Take Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia off the board: Clinton needs any one of AZ, FL, GA, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH to win

The Huffington Post's Matt Fuller (Wow.)
Welp, this is a class you can take on Capitol Hill: 



2:45 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton discusses plans on the economy and creating jobs at an Iowa Democratic Party rally in Des Moines. 

3 p.m. EDT: Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceApollo 11 reminds America what unity really means Trump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump is missing an opportunity in Hong Kong MORE holds a town hall in Dayton, Ohio.

4:30 p.m. EDT: Kylie Atwood of CBS and Josh Haskell of ABC will chat on the Sidewire app about their experiences as campaign embeds this cycle.

7 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

7 p.m. EDT: Mike Pence campaigns in Cambridge, Ohio.



Today is National S'mores Day and National Banana Split Day!

GET YOUR AMERICAN FLAG SWAG READY: The men's and women's U.S. basketball teams both play today, the U.S. women's beach volleyball team plays Switzerland and in swimming, Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Nathan Adrian are competing tonight. Here's what else to watch tonight in the Rio Olympics: 

Domination: The U.S. women's gymnastics team completely dominated last night and won gold. Time has a fascinating piece on how the U.S. gymnastics team went from struggling to get on the podium to being in a class of their own. Hint: "Karolyi":

Medal count: United States: 27; China: 17; Japan: 14; Russia: 12; Australia: 9; and Italy: 9

CONGRATS, EVERYONE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK: Bon Appetit has named Washington, D.C. its 2016 restaurant city of the year.

And because it's hot and we all need to cool down, here are 16 cool Frappuccinos that Starbucks sells in other countries. Think: Orange Honeycomb Crunch in the Philippines:


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