Politico reports that Kathleen Harrington Kennedy Townsend says former Republican President George H.W. Bush is voting for Hillary Clinton for president. The article quotes a Bush spokesman as declining to confirm or deny. /more/
Ta-Nehesi Coates writes persuasively in The Atlantic about how the media got deplorably spun on Hillary Clinton's indisputable assessment of deplorable viewpoints among supporters of Donald Trump. /more/
KATV announced yesterday that it is adding a drone to its news-gathering equipment. A news release expressing excitement about potential disaster coverage brought back memories of another TV station's experience. /more/
Big news at Fox News: Report is that Gretchen Carlson will get $20 million and an apology for her lawsuit against Roger Ailes and a couple of other settlements with women are in the making.Also, Greta van Susteren, an Ailes defender, has left Fox, effective immediately. /more/
Mike Huckabee, the former governor, won't be speaking at the Republican National Convention after all. He opted instead for his paid gig as a commentator for Fox News, which said he couldn't be a convention speaker and paid commentator at the same time. /more/
Conner Eldridge, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, says another senatorial debate is scheduled at noon Friday at Philander Smith College. He and Libertarian Frank Gilbert will participate. Eldridge said that incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman has been invited.
Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has written probate judges in Alabama to tell them not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when it becomes legal under federal court rulings today.
Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.
The Little Rock police department will formally drop a charge against state Rep. John Walker and send him a formal letter of apology. A charge against a colleague will remain,. The arrests followed Walker's filming of police arrest of two other men. Chief Kenton Buckner said Walker's arrest wasn't justified.