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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight  —  WASHINGTON — A House divided along unusual and unpredictable lines voted Wednesday to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant group Islamic State, backing President Obama after he personally pleaded for support.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, Daily Kos and Hit & Run
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Islamic State Issues Video Challenge to Obama
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Wisc.  GOPer Drops Out Of Race Over ‘F*gs’ And ‘N*ggers’ Tweets  —  A Wisconsin Republican dropped out of the race for a seat on the state assembly on Tuesday after he admitted that he made offensive comments about gay and black people on social media, according to The Gazette.
Discussion: JSOnline
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‘Insensitive’ remarks prompt Dorsey to end Assembly campaign  —  JANESVILLE—The Republican candidate who apologized last week for a “hurtful” Twitter comment about gays admitted...
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Making of a Conservative Superstar  —  Tom Cotton is the ultimate product of today's hard-edged, ideologically driven Republican Party.  Is that what Arkansas voters want?  —  Tom Cotton was born in 1977 in Dardanelle, Arkansas, population less than 4,000, where his family had lived …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Elizabeth Warren: It's “Fair” to Compare Israel to Nazis  —  Elizabeth Warren is a heroine to many liberals, who hope she will challenge Hillary Clinton from the left.  Even apart from the concept of anyone being to Hillary's left, this seems bizarre to me.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Too bad it's almost certainly unconstitutional.  —  You are no doubt as excited as I am about the advent of Constitution Day, which explodes into being again Wednesday, Sept. 17, with its customary flurry of greeting cards, traffic-stopping parades, fraught and complicated holiday dinners with the family …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other  —  The movement descends into litigation.  “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.”  —  WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control …
Discussion: New York Times and The PJ Tatler
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Darren Wilson testifies in front of grand jury  —  • By Robert Patrick rpatrick@post-dispatch.com 314-621-5154  —  ST. LOUIS  • Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified for almost four hours Tuesday in front of a St. Louis County grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting …
NBC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Iran's President Blasts U.S.-Led Coalition  —  Asked about the extremists' beheading of American James Foley and Steven Sotloff and Briton David Haines, Rouhani said ISIS' actions are at odds with Islamic tenets.  —  “They want to kill humanity,” he said.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
‘Security Moms’ Are Back—and That's Bad News for Democrats  —  Suddenly, it feels like 2002.  Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them.  In 2000, women favored Democratic congressional candidates by nine points.
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Joe Biden: I was wrong to say ‘Shylocks’  —  Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it was a “poor choice of words” for him to use the term “Shylocks” in a recent speech.  —  On Tuesday, Anti-Defamation League's national director Abraham Foxman had said the word “Shylocks” promoted an anti-Semitic stereotype.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Obama Alum Jay Carney on New CNN Gig: I'm Still “Loyal to the President”  —  The longtime press secretary-turned-commentator opens up about staying partisan while also asserting “I'm also my own person, and I'm going to express my views”  —  A version of this story first appeared …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Mediaite
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace.  On balance, labor market conditions improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate is little changed and a range …
Lanny J. Davis / CNN:
In defense of Roger Goodell  —  Editor's note: Lanny Davis, a Washington attorney and former special counsel to President Clinton, specializes in legal crisis management.  He is executive vice president of Levick Communications and the author of “Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business …
Kelly Riddell / Washington Times:
Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity  —  ATF policy irks dealers, risks privacy intrusion, racial profiling: critics
Discussion: Moonbattery and Liberty Unyielding
James Bamford / New York Times:
Israel's N.S.A. Scandal  —  WASHINGTON — IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden.  It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Mark Davis / News + Opinion, Seven Days:
Bernie Sanders Recorded a Folk Album.  No Punchline Required  —  Yes, dear reader, we here at Seven Days have been puzzling over the same question that is keeping you up at night: If Bernie Sanders runs for president, what will he choose as his campaign song?  —  Bill Clinton famously used Fleetwood Mac's “Don't Stop.”
Aki Peritz / Foreign Policy:
The Islamic State of Sexual Violence  —  The jihadists' rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women's issue.  It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity.  So why won't anyone in Washington talk about it?  —  GOOGLE +
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
BuzzFeed:
Oregon Republican Senate Candidate Plagiarized Economic Plan From Several Sources  —  On the subject of eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse...  Monica For Oregon Facebook / Via Facebook: monicafororegon  —  Large portions of an economic plan released by Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby appear …
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Claire McCaskill / USA Today:
Sen. McCaskill: Sports leaders put victory over decency
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Health Law's Election Impact Dims
Sen. Elizabeth Warren / The Huffington Post:
Anthony Weiner and the Revolving Door
Discussion: Politico and OnPolitics
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Congress Really Isn't Begging To Vote On Authorizing Obama's Military Operation
Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: In Colorado, Obama is a drag on Democrats
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why President Obama Should Ask Permission to Wage War
Discussion: The Dish
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Bittman / New York Times:
Let's Reject the ‘Inevitable’
Discussion: Gawker and ThinkProgress
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Hannity On NFL's Peterson: My Dad Hit Me With A ‘Strap’ And I'm Okay (VIDEO)
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite and ABC News
Jessica Valenti / Guardian:
How many young women can a school legally punish for dress code violations?
Discussion: Unfogged and Althouse
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
ISIS and the Arab World
Discussion: emptywheel and Washington Monthly