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8:10 PM ET, August 14, 2013

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Sky News:
Sky News Cameraman Killed In Egypt  —  Sky News cameraman Mick Deane has been shot and killed in Egypt this morning.  —  Mick had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem.  —  He was part of our team covering the violence in Cairo.  The rest of the team are unhurt.
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Josh Levs / CNN:
Tent camps turned to bloody war zone: ‘Just the beginning’ for Egypt  —  Are you there?  Send us your images, but please stay safe.  —  Cairo (CNN) — In a matter of hours Wednesday, two peaceful protest camps in Cairo turned into unrecognizable war zones.  And the violence is still under way.
Jerusalem Post:
Egypt's ElBaradei resigns as VP after violent crackdown on Morsi backers
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:   McCain suggests Kerry is partly to blame for violence in Egypt
BBC:
Egypt declares national emergency
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Samizdata
Gulf News:
Xpress reporter killed in Egypt clashes
Tim Stanley / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
The New York Times takes down the Clinton Foundation.  This could be devastating for Bill and Hillary  —  Is the New York Times being guest edited by Rush Limbaugh?  Today it runs with a fascinating takedown of the Clinton Foundation - that vast vanity project that conservatives are wary …
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New York Times:
Unease at Clinton Foundation Over Finances and Ambitions  —  Soon after the 10th anniversary of the foundation bearing his name, Bill Clinton met with a small group of aides and two lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.  Two weeks of interviews with Clinton Foundation executives …
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton power in 2016
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Gingrich: Republicans have ‘zero’ health care ideas  —  Boston (CNN) - Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reprimanded his fellow Republicans in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing “zero” alternatives to President Obama's health care reform law.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Autumn Chaos: Five Reasons To Fear Shutdown, Default  —  For all the gridlock in the age of President Obama and divided government, Congress has always, somehow, managed to avert a shutdown of the federal government and a catastrophic default on U.S. debt.  And so many expect it to pull …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Congressman Steve Stockman:
Stockman invites Missouri rodeo clown to perform in Texas  —  Liberals want to bronco bust dissent, create a state of fear  —  WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Stockman Wednesday invited the rodeo clowns who performed at the Missouri State Fair, and were banned or ordered into “sensitivity training” …
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Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah: State has ‘sovereign’ right to bar same-sex marriages  —  Gay marriage » State attorneys respond to lawsuit arguing Amendment 3 is unconstitutional.  —  Utah has a “sovereign right” to define and regulate marriage and a constitutional amendment that bars recognition …
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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Gay marriages remain legal in California  —  Barring an unforeseen legal bombshell, gay marriage is here to stay in California.  —  In a one-line order, the California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to halt same-sex marriages throughout the state, rejecting the latest legal bid to revive Proposition 8's ban on gay nuptials.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
U.S. News:
Pentagon to extend benefits to same-sex military couples — including 10 days of marriage leave
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison  —  A tearful Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges related to illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases.  —  Federal Judge Amy B. Jackson …
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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Former Rep. Jackson Sentenced to 2½ Years
Discussion: The Week
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Love: Obama Played Cards During Osama Raid; 'I Can't Watch This Entire Thing,' Obama Said  —  Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, “I can't watch this entire thing.”  —  ""Most people were like down in the Situation Room and …
Discussion: Hot Air, VodkaPundit and Twitchy
Peter Orszag / Bloomberg:
With So Many Job Openings, Why So Little Hiring?  —  An odd puzzle is taking shape in the labor market: Over the past three years, the number of job openings has risen almost 50 percent, but actual hiring has gone up by less than 5 percent.  Companies are advertising a lot more jobs, in other words, but not filling them.
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Google: Gmail users shouldn't expect email privacy  —  Critics call revelation ‘a stunning admission’ as Google makes claim in court filing in attempt to head off class action lawsuit  —  Gmail users have no “reasonable expectation” that their emails are confidential, Google has said in a court filing.
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Fox Business:
Source: New York Times Website Hit by Cyber Attack  —  The corporate and media sites of The New York Times (NYT) experienced a lengthy outage on Wednesday that a source close to the matter said appeared to be caused by a cyber attack, although the newspaper cited a scheduled maintenance update.
kff.org:
Quantifying Tax Credits for People Now Buying Insurance on Their Own  —  A number of states have recently released information on what premiums will be in the individual insurance market in 2014, when significant changes in that market take effect due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Betsy / Spokesman.com:
Labrador to seek third term in Congress, not run for governor  —  1st District Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador announced this afternoon that he'll seek a third term in Congress, not run for governor.  “I've decided to end all the speculation and announce that I have no plans at this time to run for Governor …
Discussion: Politico, Ballot Box and Roll Call
Peggy Noonan's Blog:
The High Cost of ObamaCare  —  This is the reason many people don't like ObamaCare.  It's also part of why people wind up making fun of the president at state fairs.  (On that, everyone should breathe deep and remember, as the noted political philosopher Orson Welles once put it …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Rand Paul: 'I Don't Think There Is Any Particular Evidence' Of Black Voters Being Prevented From Voting  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a tea party senator with a long history of opposition to civil rights laws, told an audience in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday that there is no evidence of black voters being excluded from the franchise.
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Bradley Manning Makes Statement During Sentencing Phase of His Trial (Live Updates)  —  11:25 AM EST The Judge issued a ruling that much of militant Islam expert Youssef Aboul-Enein's testimony on Al Qaeda was admissible evidence.  —  11:10 AM EST Cpt.  Michael Worsley, a clinical psychiatrist expert …
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
A Postscript on William Clark  —  One of the great and sometimes overlooked resources for researchers on modern presidents is the Oral History Project of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.  The oral histories they compiled were invaluable resources for my own Reagan book research …
Discussion: National Review
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 14, 2013 - Spitzer Has 19-Pt Lead In New York City Comptroller Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Men, Women, Blacks Back Him Big  —  With no gender gap and a lead among black voters of more than 3-1, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer tops Manhattan Borough President …
National Review:
No Conference  —  Chuck Schumer has spent the better part of a year saying how essential it is that immigration reform be dealt with in a comprehensive bill.  But he has had a sudden change of heart.  He now says he is fine with the incremental approach emerging in the House.
 
 
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