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5:15 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.
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
BBC:
Egypt declares national emergency
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Samizdata
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
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 …
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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 …
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton power in 2016
Discussion: Althouse
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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Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
White House: President Has No Reaction To Rodeo Clown Wearing Obama Mask  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (CBSDC/AP) — The White House isn't saying much about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.
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Chicago Tribune:
Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi, await sentencing  —  WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty to misspending about $750,000 in campaign funds, will learn today how much his crime will cost him.  —  A federal judge will sentence Jackson on a felony conspiracy count …
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison
Discussion: Associated Press
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Former Rep. Jackson Sentenced to 2½ Years
Discussion: The Week
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.
U.S. News:
Pentagon to extend benefits to same-sex military couples — including 10 days of marriage leave  —  The U.S. Department of Defense is set to announce Wednesday that same-sex spouses of military service members will become eligible for a range of federal benefits as early as September, a senior official told NBC News.
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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 …
Discussion: Mediaite, Betsy's Page and Hot Air
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Investigations:
Businesses claim Obamacare has forced them to cut employee hours
Braden Goyette / The Huffington Post:
Google: Gmail Users Can't Legitimately Expect Privacy  —  Google doesn't believe that people can reasonably expect their emails to stay private.  —  At least, that's what the Internet giant articulated in a brief that was filed last month in federal court and recently surfaced by Consumer Watchdog.
Discussion: Mashable, GigaOM and Firedoglake
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Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Google: Gmail users shouldn't expect email privacy
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 …
Discussion: Politico, CNN, Post Politics and theGrio
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 …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and BuzzFeed
WKYT-TV:
McConnell says government shutdown won't stop Obamacare  — McConnell says government shutdown wouldn't stop Obamacare  —  CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) -  —  A government shutdown would not prevent the Affordable Care Act from being funded, Kentucky's senior senator said Tuesday.
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
North Carolinians Fear the End of a Middle Way  —  EDEN, N.C. — When Pat McCrory, a Republican former mayor of Charlotte, was elected governor last year, he pledged to “bring this state together,” and to focus on bread-and-butter issues amid an ailing economy.
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.
American Bridge PAC:
MEMO/VIDEO - Steve Lonegan: The face of the “new” GOP  —  RE: Steve Lonegan: Face of the GOP Rebrand  —  With New Jersey's Senate race now entering the general election phase before the special election in October, the spotlight turns to Republican nominee Steve Lonegan as the face of the GOP rebrand.
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
Fast food strikes to massively expand: “They're thinking much bigger”  —  Top union officials tell Salon the largest mobilization of fast food workers in U.S. history is about to get huge  —  Fast food strikers will escalate their campaign within the next week and a half, according to the key union backing their recent walkouts.
Discussion: susiemadrak.com
Phil Garber / New Jersey Hills Newspaper:
Dead body and drones greet visiting officials to Mexican border  —  The Texas public safety boat was cruising along the Rio Grande River that separates Texas and Mexico when Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, and others spotted the body floating in the river.  —  It was a shocking site that dramatized …
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Frederick N. Rasmussen / Baltimore Sun:
Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85  —  In addition to his newspaper work, Germond was the author of six books and a much in demand talking head  —  Political reporter Jack Germond, who died August 14 at age 85, talks in a 2012 interview about working for the Baltimore Sun.
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
DC Obamacare exchange awards $375k grant to Planned Parenthood  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL OBAMACARE ABORTION  —  Washington, D.C.'s health insurance exchange has awarded a $375,000 grant to abortion provider Planned Parenthood to help enroll participants in Obamacare, the exchange announced on Tuesday.
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
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BBC:
UK unemployment falls by 4,000 to 2.51 million
Discussion: Guardian
Barbara Hollingsworth / CNSNews:
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National Review:
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Quantifying Tax Credits for People Now Buying Insurance on Their Own
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Blake Neff / The Hill:
Obama hits the links on Martha's Vineyard after Egypt briefing (Video)
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Congress' Approval Rating Remains Near Historical Lows
Robert B. Reich / New York Times:
The Real Price of Congress's Gridlock
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 Earlier Items: 
Ben White / Politico:
Glass-Steagall resolution pulled - No charges for JPM ‘Whale’ - Break-up-the-banks fever hits states
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Air Travel Is Worse Than a Hummer With Wings
Discussion: Althouse, alicublog and National Review
Politico:
Empty jobs plague Obama administration
Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Cory Booker Wins But Almost No One Votes
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama, Snowden and Putin
Discussion: Hit & Run, Lawfare and msnbc.com
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
The Lies Aren't What Makes Obama's NSA Stance So Awful
Discussion: The Dish, emptywheel and Yahoo! News