Politico

Year of the Woman Governor hits a snag
2014 was billed as the year women would break down statehouse doors, but that outlook has dampened.
Perry deletes \'drunk\' DA tweet
The tweet that characterized a District Attorney as the "most drunk Democrat in Texas."
Hating on Harry Reid
The Kochs and their allies aren't simply content to hold their fire against Reid until 2016.
Rating teachers not as easy as 1, 2, 3
States are scaling back and, in some cases, putting off decisions until Obama is out of office.
W.H. strife stalls immigration plans
White House officials are debating whether Obama should announce a plan to defer deportations.
Obama: GOP \'says no to everything\'
The president uses his Labor Day speech to slam Republicans on minimum wage and more.
Muir resurrects \'World News Tonight\'
The network will restore the broadcast's Peter-Jennings-era title, "World News Tonight."
Why Ferguson might prompt change
Lawmakers and advocates hope public outcry spawns reforms to prevent similar tragedies.
Obama tells Congress of airstrikes
He sends official notification for last week's Iraq airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops.
Cruz tamps shutdown chatter
He says only the White House is driving talk about another government shutdown.
Nader: Dems need \'urgency\' vs. GOP
Democrats need to make raising the minimum wage the top campaign issue, he says.
Feinstein: Obama \'very cautious\'
The Senate Intelligence chairwoman says the United States needs to confront ISIL right away.

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Fox News Politics

Invictus: Wounded Marine gets ready for London games
Eric Burkett, who is a master archer, leaves for London next week to compete in the Invictus games ? an international Olympiad of Wounded Warrior games conceived by Prince Harry.
Obama on Labor Day touts economic gains under his leadership, is mum on pressing world concerns
President Obama used Labor Day to tout the country?s economic gains under his leadership and make an election-year case that higher wages and other progress for workers can only be achieved through a Democrat-controlled Congress.
Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq
President Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's air strikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.
Labor Day brings focus to economy, declining union membership
With Labor Day marking the traditional time for Americans to take stock in the successes and failures of the country?s centuries-long labor movement, union membership remains steady but only a fraction of what it was during its peak in the 1950s.
Vice President Biden says union workers deserve \'fair share\'
Vice President Joe Biden told hundreds of Detroit-area union members that they deserve a "fair share" of any improvement in corporate profits.
Britain\'s Cameron asks for tough anti-terrorism laws to defeat \'scourge of extremism\'
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed sweeping legislation to combat terrorism, amid the fast and powerful rise of the Islamic extremist group Islamic State.
In fight to keep Senate seat, Landrieu faces legal challenge to Louisiana residency
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a tough re-election bid, is facing mounting legal challenges to her residency status including a lawsuit filed this weekend by a former Republican challenger.
Hill intelligence leaders urge Obama to form ISIS strategy ahead of NATO summit
The leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees criticized President Obama on Sunday for failing to decide yet on whether to hit Islamic State targets in Syria and urged him ahead of this week?s key NATO summit to take decisive action before the militant group attacks on U.S. soil.
Dozens of police agencies report loss of Pentagon-supplied military weapons
Images showing high-powered military rifles in the hands of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black man focused attention on a controversial Pentagon program that supplies that kind of weaponry to local police departments. Now reports reveal how some of those guns have been lost by law enforcement officials who received the weapons.
Perry distances self from tweet mocking district attorney at center of indictment controversy
A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.
 

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Roll Call

Obama Approves New Strikes in Iraq
President Barack Obama may not have a strategy yet for striking ISIS in Syria, but he's widening his campaign against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq.
A Clarification By the Pakistani Army, But a Political Dispute Up in the Air
On Friday, the Pakistani Army clarified their involvement in negotiations between two leading political parties, all in one simple tweet. But that doesn't mean everything is settled in a democratic nation where the Army's role in governing has sometimes been a source of complexity.
Mitch McConnell\'s Campaign Manager Resigns
Jesse Benton, who had worked as the campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid, said Friday he would resign.
Funeral Services Set for Wife of Maryland Congressman
In lieu of flowers, Rep. Andy Harris and his family are asking for donations to a Baltimore, Md., pregnancy center in memory of Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris.
Top Judiciary Republicans Demand Answers on DACA Changes
Top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary committees are asking the Obama administration to explain changes made this summer to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that they say loosen requirements and invite fraud.
Overheard: GOP Commendation, Not Condemnation, for Obama
"I think the president is being commendably cautious here about being involved in the middle of a Syrian civil war."
Congressional Cemetery\'s Day of the Dog: It Could Get Ruff
Congressional Cemetery will help usher out the dogs days of summer with its Day of the Dog, welcoming local breweries, food trucks, dogs and the people who serve them on Saturday.
Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of John Boehner (Video)
Speaker John A. Boehner reminds us of his love for tans, long hair and monkeys as Heard on the Hill concludes its 2014 look back.
Democrats Seek to Spur Restaurant Menu Calorie Count Rules
Two prominent Democrats, who spearheaded 2010 Affordable Care Act provisions that require the posting of nutrition information and calorie counts on restaurant menus, are urging the administration to issue new regulations on restaurant menus. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., this month sent a letter to the White House's regulatory review office urging the release of the final rule, which has been in the works for months . They also backed eliminating proposed exemptions, including menu notices at entertainment venues such as amusement parks and bowling alleys. The Food and Drug Administration published proposed rules on restaurant menus in 2011 and the FDA forwarded a final rule proposal to the White House in April.
Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Iced Coffee Challenge Part 3
"Please autumn hold your breath/ While summer collects the last/threads of her dress."-- Carol Trawick, as viewed on a bench outside the Bethesda Library

Washington Post

At 40, High Times branches out into partnerships and even a private equity fund
Go ahead, get the jokes out of your system. The staff of High Times, the counterculture drug magazine, has heard them all before. For 40 years, they?ve put up with stoner quips and stereotypes. ?People have this idea that we sit around and get high all day,? says Danny Danko, the magazine?s senior cultivation editor and author of its field guide to marijuana strains. Read full article >>
National Digest: Sept. 1, 2014
NEW JERSEY Another casino in Atlantic City closing The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City?s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Read full article >>
Monkey Cage: How minor parties help address climate change
The following is a guest post from University of Michigan-Dearborn political scientist  Salomon Orellana . ***** Concern over climate change continues to grow among climate scientists and across the political spectrum. But climate change is a difficult problem to address in large part because its consequences are not immediately apparent, and thus it can be difficult to convince the public to accept the material sacrifices required. In democracies, this task can be made more difficult by the incentives parties and politicians face to pander; that is, to pursue votes by appealing to voters? short-term interests. In the case of global warming, this would be by appealing to voters? preferences for material comfort in the present at the expense of a future stable climate. Read full article >>
With eye on midterms, Obama tries to rally the labor troops
MILWAUKEE ? Headlining the annual ?Laborfest? rally here Monday, President Obama joined with prominent union leaders in an effort to mobilize a critical part of the Democratic base with just over two months until the midterm elections. Read full article >>
On Obama?s Labor Day visit, politics still loom large
MILWAUKEE -- President Obama urged attendees at the Laborfest rally here to mobilize for the fall election rather than allow Republicans to dictate the course of national policy. After Obama complained that Republicans "oppose almost everything," sparking boos, the president said: ?Don?t boo -- vote. It?s easy to boo -- I want you to vote.? Read full article >>
Monkey Cage: Pundits panicking about Ebola hurt cause they mean to help
Two weeks ago, Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, captured Foreign Policy readers? attention with a post titled, ?You are not nearly scared enough about Ebola.? She used buzzwords meant to invoke fear in Western media audiences: chaos, civil war, Boko Haram terrorists and frightened young soldiers. The piece was not out of character for Garrett, who has been making the rounds on TV and radio talk shows as an Ebola expert. Perhaps Garrett is engaging in what Dan Drezner has called scare-mongering because she wants to raise awareness about and garner more resources for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. However, it is not clear how scaring ?you,? presumably a Western reading public, accomplishes this. Read full article >>
The Fix: Rick Perry makes a Twitter ?oops?
On Sunday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted this image out from his personal @governorperry Twitter account accompanied by the text "A2": That tweet was deleted and @governorperry then tweeted this: Read full article >>
She The People: Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson
After two weeks of protests in Ferguson, Mo. over the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, blogger Miriam Zoila Perez noticed a shift in the online conversation among white feminists. Read full article >>
Clintons keep up with a sprawling, yet aging, political network in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK ? While Bill and Hillary Clinton were vacationing in August at their rented mansion on a scenic bluff in the tony Hamptons, they read a flurry of e-mail updates from an earlier life. At 7:41 one Monday morning, the Clintons received word that the elderly mother of longtime Little Rock radio and television personality Craig O?Neill had passed away. Read full article >>
Question of beard and religious freedom unites groups who?ve been opponents
Religious groups and some civil libertarians were often at odds during the last Supreme Court term, but they have found common ground on a religious freedom case that the justices will take up as one of their first orders of business in October. Read full article >>
 

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Obama?s Messy Words
There?s inadequate urgency or reassurance in the president?s language, as Americans gaze with horror at events abroad.
The Medicare Miracle
After all the talk about how providing health care to the uninsured would be unaffordable and unsustainable, it turns out that it isn’t hard at all.
Obama and the Warmongers
The president’s deliberative approach to the ISIS threat may be drowned out by the chants for blood.
Between Godliness and Godlessness
Religiously unaffiliated Americans are owed a larger, better vocabulary for their spirituality.
High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen
After playing everyone from Mozart to Tony Blair, the actor Michael Sheen puts the Master of Sex on top.
Diplomat and Warrior
We need Richard Holbrooke?s skill and resolve today.
Imagining Successful Schools
One of the grand old men of education policy says test-based accountability has got to go.
The Fall of France
Has President François Hollande doomed the European project as the disastrous consequences of austerity policies grow more obvious with each passing month?
The Mental Virtues
How do you build character in front of your keyboard at work?
Bill O?Reilly and White Privilege
We can?t expect equality of outcome while at the same time acknowledging inequality of environments.

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The Atlantic

It\'s Still Not the End of History
Twenty-five years after Francis Fukuyama's landmark essay, liberal democracy is increasingly beset. Its defenders need to go back to the basics.
California High-Speed Rail No. 10: Palate Cleanser
"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can?t predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."
The Quiet Crisis Among Queer Women
At a time when same-sex marriage and gay equality are on the march, a new poll of LGBT Americans shows women lagging in several disheartening respects.
Lies Immigration Reformers Told Me
President Obama and backers of deferred action for Dreamers tout the conditions that limit applicants. How restrictive are they, really?
Late Summer Reading, Cheering and Otherwise, But Worth Checking Out
Colleges, Uber, AIPAC, the police, and other topics of the day
California\'s Underground Water War
California has been the only western state without groundwater regulation?but now that looks set to change.
What Is Al Franken So Afraid Of?
The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny. Will Republicans get the last laugh?
Why Police Don\'t Need Warrants to Snoop With Drones
A 1989 Supreme Court case gave police free rein for aerial surveillance, but California lawmakers want to limit how drones can be used.
Will Republicans Shut Down the Government Again?
House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month.
The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts\'s Supreme Court
Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.
 

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ABC News Politics

3 Million Refugees Have Fled Syria
The number makes it the biggest refugee operation in agency's 64 years.
Obama: \'We Don\'t Have a Strategy\' to Bomb ISIS in Syria
President Obama admitted today that his administration does not have a strategy yet to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has grabbed large chunks of Iraq and Syria.
Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence on Ferguson
"Nobody wants to see our streets look like a war zone. Not in America," she says
Obama: \'Every Gray Hair Is Worth It\'
President give populist talk to labor backers in Wisconsin.
Obama Notifies Congress of Amirli Bombing, Airdrop Campaign
Says, "additional operations will be limited in their scope and duration."
 

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround
Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WisconsinBy Steve Holland MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. With his handling of foreign policy under fire in confronting challenges from Ukraine to the Middle East, Obama made a Labor Day trek to Milwaukee's annual Laborfest event to underscore how he feels his leadership on the economy has paid off.
Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq\'s Amerli
U.S. President Obama answers questions ahead of national security council meeting at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi?ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population. Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli and entered the northern town after the U.S. Obama said in a letter to congressional leaders he was notifying Congress of his decision under the long-standing War Powers Resolution, which gives presidents authorization for temporary military action.
Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban
By Valerie Volcovici, Timothy Gardner and Meeyoung Cho WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a visiting U.S.
Florida power utilities fear return of ?Green Governor\' Crist
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist greets supporters outside the North Miami Public Library in Miami in this file photoBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time. Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state. ...
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy expresses ?extreme degree of skepticism? about expanding strikes on ISIL to Syria
U.S. Senator Chris MurphySen. Chris Murphy says he would be ?very unlikely? to support expanding America?s military campaign against the brutal ISIL militia from Iraq into neighboring Syria. But the Connecticut Democrat says President Obama must seek explicit authorization from Congress if he decides to widen the conflict.
Obama on ISIL: ?We don?t have a strategy yet?
President Barack Obama listens in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Declaring ?we don?t have a strategy yet,? President Obama poured cold water Thursday on talk that he was poised to order imminent U.S. military strikes on ISIL fighters in Syria.
Obama?s Anti-Doctrine Doctrine
Terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been overrunning the countryside, pausing to savagely murder an American journalist. Pakistan is reeling from political crisis. The Russians just made an incursion into Ukraine, the Israelis have been blowing up every other building in Gaza, and Ebola's rampaging through West Africa. All of which has led to some of the most blistering criticism of Barack Obama's presidency.
Former Iowa Republican official admits to taking payment for support of Ron Paul?s presidential bid
In this Dec. 28, 2011, file photo, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson speaks at a rally for Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson resigned from office Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013, after investigator Mark Weinhardt?s report concluded Sorenson likely broke ethics rules in receiving $7,500 in monthly income from Rep. Michelle Bachmann?s, R-Minn., political action committee and presidential campaign in exchange for working as Bachmann?s state chair in 2011. The state senator received a $25,000 check from a high-ranking official in Ron Paul?s presidential campaign days before ditching Michele Bachmann to support Paul, and eventually received $73,000 in payments that may be linked to Paul?s campaign, the independent investigator has found. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)An Iowa state senator who abandoned then-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to endorse Ron Paul a week before the 2012 Iowa caucuses has pleaded guilty to ?concealing payments? from Paul?s campaign in exchange for his support.
On Ukraine\'s \'other side\' to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew in tiny Moldova
The world may not be ready for another crisis on Ukraine?s borders, but one may be brewing ? this time on the west, in the obscure Moldovan province of Transnistria, occupying about 1,600 square miles between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian frontier.
Ferguson Police Receive Body Camera Donation
Ferguson Police Receive Body Camera DonationOne in Six U.S. Police Departments Use Body Cameras

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The Hill

Hillary\'s summer: Five takeaways
Recent events provide plenty of clues to how a Clinton presidential bid would be received.
What?s next for border funding?
Lawmakers left town without a deal and with no concrete plans to move forward.
Obama\'s risky midterm game
Solo runs on immigration and climate change could invigorate the president's enemies.
Seven influential voices shaping the immigration debate
Obama has not yet announced executive actions, but the battle of words has been joined.
Obama: Media makes you think ?world is falling apart?
Obama said social media and the news are partly to blame for the public's worries.
Obama to raise government pay
Workers will get a 1 percent increase beginning next year.
WH to Putin: Don\'t mess with the Baltics
Obama's trip to Europe is to warn the Russian leader against interfering with Baltic states.
Ryan: Obama needs to ?step up? on ISIS
?What we need to have is a strategy to finish them off," Ryan said at the Reagan Library.
White House refuses to set deadline for immigration action
Earlier this year, Obama told reporters he would act "without further delay."
WH pushes back on report Obama hesitated to rescue Foley
NSC says rescue launched when president was "confident it could be carried out successfully."
 

Real Clear Politics

5 Dates That Might Be 2014\'s Turning Point
John Dickerson, Slate
The Magical President Doesn\'t Exist
Joan Walsh, Salon
2014\'s Todd Akin: Where Do Dems Stand?
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
A New Term for Reform of Schools
Juan Williams, The Hill
When a President Should Stay Silent
John Podhoretz, Commentary
Man Arrested While Picking Up His Kids
Conor Friedersdorf, Atlantic
Why Are Dems Sliming Rand Paul?
Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg
Atheist Call to Abort Disabled Is Doomed
Naomi Schaefer Riley, NY Post
Why Uber Must Be Stopped
Andrew Leonard, Salon
What to Do About Wages?
Kevin Williamson, National Review

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CNN Politics

A confident Rick Perry hits the road after indictment
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

The Obama Doctrine: Inarticulate or disengaged?
The Obama Doctrine sounds like advice offered by parents to teenagers on prom night: Don't do stupid stuff.

Hillary Clinton\'s unpaid warriors
Taj Magruder, a 23-year-old "Clinton-ologist," devotes much of his online life to supporting, defending and responding to her every move.

Cheney: Any attempt to impeach Obama would be distraction
Although a fierce critic of Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney does not support calls from some on the far right of his party to impeach him, saying it would simply create a distraction.

Republicans ignoring their own advice on immigration
Republicans already are steaming about President Barack Obama's expected executive action to potentially allow millions of undocumented workers to remain in the country.

Landrieu to reimburse Senate for charter flight
Sen. Mary Landrieu will reimburse the Senate more than $5,700 for a charter flight she paid for with taxpayer money after CNN questioned the expense.

House passes border bill that has nowhere to go
House Republicans on Friday pushed through a $694 million measure to deal with the influx of migrant children to the southern border. But the bill will go nowhere ? the Senate won't take it up and the President has already threatened to veto it.

Boehner, Cruz & \'governing by stunt\'
The House border bill moves and why Obama & the GOP like Mars & Venus.

Congress approves more money for Israel\'s Iron Dome
Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Halftime: Tea party vs. GOP
Where do things stand in the ongoing battle between the GOP establishment and the tea party?

 

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Reuters

Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. economy.

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq\'s Amerli
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi?ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population.

Florida power utilities fear return of ?Green Governor\' Crist
MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics
NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.

U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose \'very serious threat\' to U.S.: lawmaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday.

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sees Israel?s announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as ?counterproductive? to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the decision, a State Department official said.

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

 

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New York Times Politics

2 Alaskans Weigh Uniting in Race Against Governor
The two challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell are discussing merging their campaigns, with neither seen as being able to win a three-way race against the incumbent.
U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Obama Calls for Minimum Wage Rise and Equal Pay as Elections Approach
With the midterm elections in sight, President Obama went to Milwaukee to try to refocus attention on an economic policy issue that could help his party.
Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans
More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.
Letter From America: From Afar, the United States Seems at Odds With Its Ideals
A mysterious sign at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., bespoke a larger truth: America has lost influence by failing to embody its own creeds.
Chris Christie?s Trip to Mexico Doubles as a Foreign Policy Test
Aides to the New Jersey governor say his journey is about economic ties and commitment to Hispanic voters back home, but it will also offer him a chance to demonstrate a grasp of international affairs as he considers a run for the presidency.
Sidebar: The Dubious Sources of Some Supreme Court ?Facts?
The justices are hungry for the data in amicus briefs, but a law professor argues that this is a perilous trend, because some of the briefs cite questionable materials.
The New Health Care: What Happens When Health Plans Compete
As more insurance companies enter a market, premiums tend to go down ? but more in some places than in others.
NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack
For the first time, a cyberattack on any of the 28 NATO nations could be declared an attack on all of them, much like a ground invasion or an airborne bombing.
Judge Blocks Abortion Law in Louisiana
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana?s new abortion law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.

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Christian Science Monitor

Why Rick Perry deleted a disparaging tweet
Texas Gov. Rick Perry deleted what was described as an "unauthorized tweet" from his verified Twitter account. The tweet posted an unflattering mock image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.
AFL-CIO leader: Hillary needs a primary, Obama needs bold action
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has not endorsed Hillary Clinton for president: A 'coronation' is 'dangerous for the candidate,' he says. Meanwhile, he's urging Obama to go bold on immigration.
How New York mayor de Blasio trumped Obama on equal pay for women
Equal pay is a big election year issue for President Obama. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced a big settlement on the issue as part of his 'liberal laboratory.'
Why Rick Perry can\'t carry a concealed weapon in Texas
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a facing felony indictment which means under state law he cannot carry a conceal firearm, buy a new gun or ammunition.
What\'s the deal with Rick Perry\'s $500 hipster glasses?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new look thanks to a pair of Jean Lafont eyeglasses chosen by his wife. What are the political optics of this?
Obama to people of Ferguson: Let\'s seek to heal each other (+video)
Attorney General Eric Holder will go to Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, President Obama said. He urged the public not to pre-judge the incident that led to Michael Brown's death.
 

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Breitbart

Michael Sam Fails to Secure Spot on Rams\' Practice Squad

Russia, China Begin Joint Construction of Massive Energy Pipeline

What Jessica Valenti Gets Wrong About the Jennifer Lawrence Hacking

Report: Philadelphia Police Confiscating Thousands of Families Homes

Philadelphia Foursome No-Hits Braves

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses the \'D\' Word

CA Lawmakers Vandalize Historic Sculpture with Superstition Ritual

Nigerians Flee to Cameroon After Another Boko Haram Attack

Obama Gets Fired Up for \'Immigration Rights\' at LaborFest

Vandals Deface Three Indiana Christian Churches with Islamic Graffiti

Coachella Valley Retires Nearly 100-Year-Old \'Arab\' Mascot Following Complaints

Poland, September 1939: Ukraine, September 2014

100 Celebrities Caught in Risque Photo Scandal, Hacker \'On the Run\'

As Labor Day Weekend Starts, 3 Lie Dead and 33 Are Wounded in Chicago Violence

Retired Lt Col: \'Terrorists Will Most Certainly\' Cross the Border

Hackers break into cloud storage, unleash torrential rain of celebrity nude photos

Stripper, Mother of Missing Child Hangs up on Police Because \'She Had to Get on Stage\'

UK Govt Employee Sent to \'Diversity Training\' for Calling Pakistani Rotherham Rapists \'Asian Men\'

The Best Conference? Victory Margins Say SEC Tops; Pure Results Give Pac-12 No. 1

Obama Unleashed: \'I\'m Not Asking for the Moon\'

 

Pollster.com

2014 South Dakota Senate - Rounds 39%, Weiland 33% (Public Policy Polling 8/27-8/28)

2014 Michigan Senate - Peters 45%, Land 39% (EPIC-MRA 8/22-8/25)

2014 Vermont Governor - Shumlin 48%, Milne 36% (Rasmussen Reports 8/28-8/29)

Obama Job Approval - Disapprove 53%, Approve 41% (Gallup 8/26-8/28)

2014 New Hampshire Senate - Shaheen 50%, Brown 44% (Public Policy Polling 8/27-8/28)

Obama Job Approval - Disapprove 52%, Approve 46% (Rasmussen Reports 8/26-8/28)

2014 Arkansas Governor - Ross 46%, Hutchinson 44% (Rasmussen Reports 8/25-8/26)

Obama Job Approval - Disapprove 50%, Approve 42% (Pew/USA Today 8/20-8/24)

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 62%, Right Direction 24% (YouGov/Economist 8/23-8/25)

Obama Job Approval - Disapprove 54%, Approve 40% (Gallup 8/25-8/27)

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Rasmussen Reports

Oklahoma Special Senate: Lankford (R) 58%, Johnson (D) 29%

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 40%

For Most Americans, Labor Day Means Summer\'s Over

39% of Consumers, 57% of Investors Rate Personal Finances Postively

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Voters Favor Piece-by-Piece Changes in Obamacare Over Repeal

Arizona Governor: Ducey (R) 40%, DuVal (D) 40%

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week?s Key Polls

42% of Americans Took A Summer Vacation This Year

Vermont Governor: Shumlin (D) 48%, Milne (R) 36%

 

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Special Report with Bret Baier

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Up In Flames: British Embassy Apologizes for Tweet

Ebola Fears Continue

Special Report Guest: Karwan Zebari

GOP wins come at a price

Sexual Assault?Can surveys solve the campus issue?

Renewal of Highway Trust Fund in peril

Talking Points Memo

VIDEO: Journalist Roughed Up And Removed From Georgia GOP Event

Police Department Fires Cop Who Called Ferguson Protestors \'Rabid Dogs\'

Study Claims Cave Art Made By Neanderthals

WATCH LIVE: Obama To Speak At Laborfest In Milwaukee

How Republicans Can Avoid A Gov\'t Shutdown ? And How They Might Fail

Obama Notifies Congress Of Airstrikes In Iraq

Obama Conspiracy Theories Fuel Gun Owners To Stock Up On Russian AK-47s

Woman Sentenced To Jail After Gun Went Off In Son\'s Backpack At School

Donation Pages For Ferguson Cop Are Shut Down After Hitting $400K

California School Agrees To Change \'Arab\' Mascot After Complaints

 

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Salon.com

Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation

Forget about rainbow parties, sex bracelets and sexting: Today?s kids have not gone wild

Mike Mills: ?I discovered Big Star the same way I discovered much of the music I love ­? by listening to Peter Buck?s record collection?

My sex supplement problem

Pop culture?s newest apocalypse: Visions of a smartphone dystopia

Black America?s tragic challenge: How do you explain racism to your son?

The crisis of ?bad feminism? is worse than you think

How this politician could help save the planet

The right?s food stamp embarrassment: A history lesson for the haters

The truth about shaving: Debunking the biggest myth ever about body hair

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Mother Jones

Gemma Ray\'s Latest Is Fresh and Unsettling

5 Fresh Videos From Female Singers You Don\'t Want to Miss

"Bull City Summer": Incredible Photos From a Year Embedded With a Minor League Club

Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams

Stop Dreaming. Republicans Are Not Going for a Carbon Tax.

This Is What a Farmer Looks Like

Russia Is Going After McDonald?s. (Can We Give Them Jack in the Box?)

Friday Cat Blogging - 29 August 2014

Chart of the Day: When Women Fail, They Pay a Bigger Price Than Men

Has Vladimir Putin Painted Himself Into a Corner?

 

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Daily Kos

Things you can learn from Mom and Dad

Bayonets, boycotts, and burgers: American labor history in pictures

A child accidentally shoots a man dead & the NRA wants to remind us how kids can have fun with guns

Why 2014 is not 2010, in one very clear chart

Ferguson and the Department of Justice

National Review lists the 20 movies that \'effectively destroyed art\'

This Labor Day, a reminder of what unions really do

Assault rifle sales sluggish because cruel dictator Obama still hasn\'t banned them

Doing some last-minute Labor Day cookout shopping? Here\'s your union-made shopping list

Cartoon: Reality collapse

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Huffington Post

Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear

House Republicans Don\'t Expect a Shutdown

FBI Addressing Leak Of Nude Celebrity Photos

Fleeing Quarakosh: The Last Christians in Iraq

Why President Obama\'s Visit to Estonia Really Matters

Time for an Arab NATO?

Can Health Care Success Be Health Care Disaster?

Land of the Pure Attempting to Regain Its Purity?

Did Washington Stab Working Americans in the Back?

In America, Only The Poor\'s Eating Habits Aren\'t Improving

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Moveon.org

TV ads expose Senate hopefuls Ernst and McConnell?s ties to the Koch brothers

TV ad exposes Mitch McConnell\'s comment that campaign finance reform was \'worst day\' of his life

New TV ad exposes GOP Senate candidate\'s Koch ties

MoveOn Reacts to Recordings of McConnell and GOP Senate Candidates From Secret Koch Retreat

39,000 Hawai?i MoveOn Members Help Keep Social Security Expansion Champion Brian Schatz in the Senate

8 things to know about the Iraq crisis

MoveOn Reacts to Hillary Clinton\'s Comments

We\'re going into overtime in Hawai\'i

MoveOn Statement on Iraq Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid

Obama breaks his silence on saving the Internet

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Weekly Standard

CNN to Islamist Cleric: \'I Respect That You Try to Get Your Message Out However You Can\'

Supporter to Obama: \'Announce a State of Emergency\' To Get Around GOP Congress

Video: Libyan Rebels Swim, Belly-Flop in U.S. Embassy Pool in Tripoli?

Obama: Bush-Cheney \'Security Apparatus\' Makes Us \'Pretty Safe\'

Obama: ISIS \'Doesn?t Immediately Threaten the Homeland\'

 

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The Blaze

Americans Detained in North Korea Call for U.S. Help

NATO Plans High-Readiness Force to Counter Russia

Conservative Group Didn?t Take Labor Day Off. They Chose to Do Something Else on the Holiday Instead.

?That?s My Wife, How Dare You!?: Video Captures Discipline Man Faced After Paying at Women-Only Cash Register in Saudi Arabia

They Wanted to See Inside One of Mankind?s Most Powerful and Devastating Creations. The Camera Barely Survived the Trip

The ?Guardians? Might Save the Galaxy, but They Couldn?t Save Hollywood

Here?s the Meme That Has Rick Perry Apologizing

?It?s Not Science, It?s Values Judgment?: How the Gov?t Could Push for More Control Over What?s on Your Plate

Jennifer Lawrence Requests Investigation After Nude Photos of the Actress Are Posted Online (UPDATE: FBI Is ?Addressing the Matter?)

Dad Uses Social Media to Teach Kids Simple Life Lesson: ?Obviously, Me Telling Them Face to Face Is Not Working??

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Slate

Lego in the Lab

House of Cards: Magic and Probability

The Longform Guide to Modern Las Vegas

The Thing I Need to Do Before ?I Do?

What Immigration Crisis?

Ice, Ice Baby

Romney 2016!

In the Blood

When Did the Election Season Begin?

Who Gets to Be ?Rich??

 

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Media Matters

The Foreign Leaders Conservative Media Wish Were In Charge Here

News Outlet: Karl Rove Twisted Our Reporting For His Anti-Dem Attack Ad

Laura Ingraham Tells Radio Listeners That Obama Considers Them, Not Islamic State, The "True Enemy"

Fox\'s Geraldo: Obama Should Encourage American Muslims "To Be Americans First"

Fox Host Wonders Whether An Executive Order On Immigration Is "Shutdown Bait"

Fox Revives Right-Wing Myth That Government Assistance Pays "Better Than Working"

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