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Washington Post:
Justin Amash's absolutely amazing victory speech  —  Politicians who win campaigns, no matter how dirty, will almost always kiss and make up with their political opponents in their election-night speeches.  —  Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), of course, is not your average politician.
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Amash after win: Ellis is 'what's wrong with politics'  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD/AP) — After Republican U.S. Rep. Justin Amash beat challenger Brian Ellis in the Third Congressional District primary, he said Ellis's campaign was “disgusting” and “despicable.”
Mark Murray / NBC News:
America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits New Low  —  Yet because this discontent differs - among Democrats, Republicans, and independents - Hart cautions that Americans still aren't likely to be storming the polls on Election Day in November.  —  “We're unhappy, but we aren't coalescing around an issue,” he said.
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 6, 2014 - Clinton Blooms Over Christie In Garden State, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Booker Tops Little-Known Challenger By 10 Points  —  Despite his favorite son status, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 50 …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and CNN
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Acting Like God,’ ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’  —  Mike Huckabee appeared on Monday's edition of Iowa-based Steve Deace's radio talk show, where he said President Obama “absolutely” deserves to be impeached but cautioned that Republicans should not pursue impeachment …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Steve Deace Show:
Deace Show Podcast 08-04-14
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Washington Post
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:   Huckabee: Obama deserves impeachment
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’ (AUDIO)
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
Corey Robin / Crooked Timber:
Another Anti-Zionist Professor Punished for His Views (Updated)  —  Until two weeks ago, Steven Salaita was heading to a job at the University of Illinois as a professor of American Indian Studies.  He had already resigned from his position at Virginia Tech; everything seemed sewn up.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
U. of Illinois apparently revokes job offer to controversial scholar  —  Professor whose writings have angered many was offered job at U. of Illinois, pending formal board approval.  He didn't get it.  Is he being punished for his views?  His tone?  Both?  —  Editorial Tags:  —  Academic freedom
Matthew Sparkes / Telegraph:
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’  —  Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer's repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free - because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Conservative Journalist: I Did So Pay For Discredited Vote Buying Story!  —  Charles Johnson, the feisty conservative journalist who's been the driving force behind the allegations of a vote-buying scheme in Mississippi's Republican runoff, responded Wednesday to the latest twist …
Discussion: WJTV and Outside the Beltway
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Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
McDaniel staffer drawn into Fielder controversy (UPDATE)  —  Stephen Fielder, the self-proclaimed pastor from Meridian, says a member of Chris McDaniel's campaign paid him $2,000 to give an interview in which he accused a Thad Cochran campaign staffer of asking him to pay people to vote for the GOP incumbent.
George Packer / New Yorker:
A Friend Flees the Horror of ISIS  —  A humanitarian crisis that could turn into genocide is taking place right now in the mountains of northwestern Iraq.  It hasn't made the front page, because the place and the people are obscure, and there's a lot of other horrible news to compete with.
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Loveday Morris / Washington Post:
Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst
Andrew Levison / The New Republic:
Democrats Have a White Working Class Problem—and Not Just in the South  —  Whenever elections approach, there is always a flurry of concern among Democrats regarding the white working class.  Despite a steady and gradual decline in its size over the last several decades …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
16 Things We Learned From Bill Nye The Science Guy's Emails With The White House  —  BuzzFeed obtained Bill Nye's emails with the White House through a FOIA request.  There is a science poem.  —  Mark Wilson / Getty Images  —  Bill Nye sometimes signs off his emails with hopeful messages and clip art.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Justin Levitt / Washington Post:
A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast  —  A Madison, Miss., precinct worker offers a voter a “I voted” sticker after voting in party primaries on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  Mississippi's new voter ID law was put to its first test in Tuesday's primaries.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Michelle Obama: ‘Women are smarter than men’  —  First Lady Michelle Obama engaged in a battle of the sexes Wednesday, claiming that women are more intelligent than their male counterparts.  —  “We can't waste the spotlight.  Time is short.  Change is needed.
Discussion: CNN
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Cassie Spodak / CNN:   George W. Bush calls on Africa's ‘first spouses’ to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Leader Of Republican's “Business Coalition” Resigns After Inquiry About Domestic Violence Conviction  —  The CEO was sentenced to 17 months in prison for domestic violence.  Following an inquiry by BuzzFeed, he has resigned.  —  Two weeks ago, Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby announced a …
Discussion: Mediaite
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
$619 billion missed from federal transparency site  —  WASHINGTON — A government website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found.  —  And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate …
Evan Perez / CNN:
(CNN) — U.S. intelligence agencies fear Edward Snowden has achieved celebrity as a leaker and could be inspiring others to disclose classified national security information.  —  One indication of that may be in new documents published this week by the Intercept, the website begun by Glenn Greenwald, who published Snowden's leaks.
Discussion: Mediaite
Reuters:
NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine  —  (Reuters) - Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday.  —  Stating the conflict in Ukraine …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Hot Air and Los Angeles Times
 
 
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Jones calls Ducey ‘misogynistic jerk’
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Tricycle theatre refuses to host UK Jewish Film Festival over Israeli embassy funding
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Alasdair Glennie / Daily Mail:
Gardeners' Question Time? It's so racist: Sociologist rails at references to ‘non-native’ plants
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Jason Delisle / EdCentral:
Number of Borrowers Using Income-Based Repayment Doubles in One Year
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Reuters:
Pope Francis urges young not to waste time on Internet and smartphones
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New Washington Post project discloses fabrications from a source
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