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Rick Perry’s Short-Lived TV Dancing Career Is Over
Former Texas governor was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars"

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry with dancing partner Emma Slater were eliminated from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday. (Courtesy ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Instagram page)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry became the second contestant to get the boot from ABC's “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday night.

At the end of the episode, Perry, model Amber Rose and actress Terra Jole were all in jeopardy of being axed.

Twitterverse Trolls Trump’s Mexico Trip
Ahead of immigration speech, GOP nominee to meet with Mexican president

Donald Trump and the infamous Cinco de Mayo taco bowl. (@RealDonaldTrump)

In a campaign in which little is surprising anymore, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will make a surprise visit to Mexico on Wednesday before he makes a speech on immigration in Arizona.

Trump is to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, whom Trump says initiated the meeting. In June, Nieto compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

GOP National Security Expert Freaks Out Over Trump and Nukes
Jeb Bush, Romney adviser floods Twitter with counterarguments

Donald Trump speaks to the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

John Noonan, a former national security adviser to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and 2016 GOP contender Jeb Bush, Wednesday, broke down the many reasons current party standard-bearer Donald Trump should not be allowed anywhere near the nuclear arsenal.  

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough revealed that Trump had thrice asked during a high-level policy briefing several months ago why the U.S. couldn’t use nuclear weapons.  

Gamifying Election 2016: Run, Jump and Punch to the White House
Catharsis by the keystroke

The Google Play marketplace is packed with politically themed games. (Screenshot)

It’s exhausting, incessantly trolling those with opposing political views across the social media sphere.  

Sometimes, even culture warriors need to take a little time off from humiliating pols hoping to survive a “Washington Journal” segment unscathed.  

Twitter Sees Red After Trump Flaunts Purple Heart
"Damn heel spurs," scoff online critics

Armchair pundits Tuesday went to war with Donald Trump after the Republican presidential nominee proudly displayed a newly acquired military decoration typically awarded to soldiers wounded or killed while engaging enemy forces.  

“I’ve always wanted to get the real Purple Heart. This was much easier,” Trump, who avoided serving in Vietnam via a combination of medical and educational deferments, told a crowd of supporters gathered in Ashburn, Virginia.

Anti-Clintonites Invade #ImWithHerNow
Haters have fun with updated rallying cry

Khan DNC Speech Drives Spike in Voter Registration Searches
Inquiring minds Googled registration, third party candidates

Khizr Khan, father of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq, delivered one of the most powerful speeches on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trend watchers noticed a spike in online searches about voter registration even before Khizr Khan left the stage after his passionate rebuke of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during Thursday's last night of the Democratic National Convention.  

"Tonight we are honored to stand here as parents of Capt. Humayun Kahn and as patriotic American Muslims," the Pakistani immigrant said in a loving tribute to his son, an Army captain killed while serving in Iraq.  

Franken Thinks Pokemon Go Knows Too Much About You
Minnesota Democrat sends letter to game maker about data its collecting from players

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, wants Niantic Labs, maker of Pokemon Go, to answer his concerns about user information by Aug. 12. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Al Franken isn't worried about catching Pokemon Go — he's worried about Pokemon Go catching all your data.  

Franken, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Privacy and Technology Subcommittee, wrote a letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, requesting information about Pokemon Go , the app that is the hottest thing since, well, Pokemons.  

Trivia Tuesday
Your weekly dose of trivia

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Which senators are the only ones to have competed against each other in a Senate election yet still get elected within that same year in the same state?    

A) Maryland: Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski  

Shkreli’s Long Strange Trip Into Trump World
Drug exec gets trolled by fake candidate

Donald Trump once called Martin Shkreli, shown here leaving a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in February, a "spoiled brat." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The fact that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump publicly dumped on him in the media hasn’t deterred embattled entrepreneur Martin Shkreli from endorsing him.