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7:20 AM ET, August 6, 2014

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Evan Perez / CNN:
New leaker disclosing U.S. secrets, government concludes  —  (CNN) — The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.
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The Intercept:
Barack Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers  —  Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government's widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.
The Huffington Post:
Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP  —  WASHINGTON — The Associated Press dropped a significant scoop on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that in the last several years the U.S. government's terrorism watch list has doubled.  —  A few minutes after the AP story …
Eileen Sullivan / Associated Press:   US TERRORISM DATABASE DOUBLES IN RECENT YEARS
David Greene / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical Record Of A Public Court Proceeding  —  A few weeks ago we fought a battle for transparency in our flagship NSA spying case, Jewel v. NSA.  But, ironically, we weren't able to tell you anything about it until now.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Loveday Morris / Washington Post:
Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst  —  BAGHDAD — Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.
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Jed Perl / The New Republic:
Liberals Are Killing Art  —  How the Left became obsessed with ideology over beauty  —  Do more and more liberals find the emotions unleashed by the arts—I mean all of the arts, from poetry to painting to dance—something of an embarrassment?  Are the liberal-spirited people who support …
Discussion: alicublog
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Analysis: The diplomatic war begins  —  As Israel's military campaign in Gaza is seemingly over, the ensuing diplomatic process will be grueling, extend for a longer period than four weeks, and be fought on various fronts.  —  The latest round in Israel's ongoing military battle is seemingly over.
Discussion: Israpundit and Power Line
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Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
White House Weighs Actions to Deter Overseas Tax Flight  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing plans to circumvent Congress and act on its own to curtail tax benefits for United States companies that relocate overseas to lower their tax bills, seeking to stanch a recent wave …
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New York Times:
Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords  —  A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
In Virginia Graft Case, Cognac and Golf Trips Aren't Smoking Guns  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Seven days into their corruption trial, former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, have been portrayed as venal and grasping, eager to star in their own episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” …
Yahoo! News:
Feinstein puts Obama on the spot over CIA's ‘torture report’ edits Yahoo News 56 mins ago  —  The chief author of the Senate's so-called “torture report” urged President Obama on Tuesday to make more of the document available to the public, over the objections of the CIA.
Discussion: RT and Hullabaloo
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Noisy, Quixotic, Delusional Tea Partiers of August  —  Republican insurgents have caused lots of trouble but won few victories this year.  But GOP incumbents aren't out of danger yet.  —  Remember Chris McDaniel?  Back in May, the Mississippi Republican state senator nearly took out a 36-year incumbent, Senator Thad Cochran.
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
GOPer Stands by ‘War on Whites’: It's Acceptable to Discriminate Against Whites Now  —  Congressman Mo Brooks said on the radio yesterday that Democrats are waging a “war on whites” with racially divisive strategy and policy.  Brooks doubled down on NewsmaxTV today, telling Steve Malzberg discrimination …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mo Brooks Says DREAMers Shouldn't Be Allowed In Military Because They're Not Loyal And Will Have Access To Nukes
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
WSJ/NBC poll finds widespread economic anxiety  —  Still scarred by a recession that ended five years ago, Americans are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington.
Joe Vardon / The Columbus Dispatch:
FitzGerald, lacking full license, apparently drove illegally after dropping off woman  —  Temporary permit prohibits driving alone  —  Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald had not had a regular Ohio driver's license for at least five years when Westlake police found him in a car with a woman early one morning two years ago.
Dan Witters / Gallup:
Arkansas, Kentucky Report Sharpest Drops in Uninsured Rate  —  Medicaid expansion, state exchanges linked to faster reduction in uninsured rate  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arkansas and Kentucky lead all other states in the sharpest reductions in their uninsured rate among adult residents since …
Lance Mason / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland judge accused of beating wife had 2,500 rounds of ammunition, semi-automatic rifles, sword and smoke grenades in home  —  Lance Mason, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge, faces felonious assault charges in Shaker Heights Municipal Court.  Cleveland police confiscated smoke grenades …
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Gingrich: Obama Executive Order on Immigration Will Create “Civil War In His Own Party”  —  NEWT GINGRICH: Well, I think that [Obama's planned executive amnesty] may well be the final destruction of much of the modern Democratic Party.  If you look at the latest polls on immigration, they are Obama's weakest issue.
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Suspects in murder of Border Patrol agent arrested and deported numerous times  —  U.S. Border Agent Javier Vega Jr. is seen in this undated file photo.U.S. Customs and Border Protection  —  FILE: Gustavo Tijerina, 30, left, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, are suspects in the shooting death …
Discussion: bpunion.org and The Jawa Report
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Conservative Activist Proposes Third Party With Sarah Palin As Its Leader  —  Steve Baldwin, a former California lawmaker and onetime executive director of the Council for National Policy, believes that Tea Party and Religious Right activists should form a third party to “do to the GOP what the GOP did to the Whig Party 150 years ago.”
Discussion: The Raw Story and Shakesville
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Steve Baldwin / BarbWire.com:
Can a Third Party be Formed Without Helping Democrats Win?
 
 
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CBS News:
Shares  —  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The worst outbreak …
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Anatomy of a Power Grab
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Arkansas Senate race still a toss up
Discussion: Daily Kos
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Wisconsin asks court to OK voter ID for 2014 election
Marcy Oster / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Israel: We caught kidnapper behind murder of the 3 teens
Discussion: Elder Of Ziyon and Israel Matzav
 Earlier Items: 
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Conservatives See Potential in Tennessee Judicial Race
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Middle East Update: U.S. Support for Israel, Hamas Is Stable
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Megyn Kelly: Secret of her success
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman: “Fair Number Of People” In House Would Say Obama Is Worthy Of Impeachment
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman Slams Boehner Lawsuit: Impeach Instead
Adam J. White / Wall Street Journal:
No Need For a Halbig Rehearing
 

 
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Pando founder Sarah Lacy's allusions to physical threats distort narrative on Uber scandal

 
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