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11:55 AM ET, August 10, 2014

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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama on America and the World  —  President Obama's hair is definitely grayer these days, and no doubt trying to manage foreign policy in a world of increasing disorder accounts for at least half of those gray hairs.  (The Tea Party can claim the other half.)
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New York Times:
Iraq Airstrikes May Continue for Months, Obama Says  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Saturday that the airstrikes and humanitarian assistance drops he ordered last week in Iraq could go on for months, preparing Americans for an extended military presence in the skies there as Iraq's leaders try to build a new government.
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Feinstein: ‘It takes an army to defeat an army’  —  The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday said the extremist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) must be confronted forcefully by the U.S., though she stopped short of calling for boots on the ground.
Discussion: Politico and CANNONFIRE
Fox News:
Islamic militants advance despite 2 rounds of US airstrikes  —  The Islamic militants reportedly expanded their drive near Iraqi Kurdistan Saturday despite two U.S. airstrikes aimed at mortar positions and a seven-vehicle convoy to stop the advance on Kurdish capital of Irbil.
CNN:
Obama: No timetable for Iraq airstrikes
Washington Post:
Obama's authorization of Iraq airstrikes isn't connected to a coherent strategy
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Left frets over Iraq mission creep
KMOV-TV:
Tensions high in Ferguson after teen shot and killed by police officer  —  FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Tensions are high in Ferguson, Missouri and a large police presence is on hand after a teenager was shot to death by a police officer.  —  Police are asking the community to stay calm and allow the investigation to proceed.
Discussion: Daily Mail, CNN, Mediaite and The Raw Story
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Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Anger, confrontation after shooting of teen by Ferguson police officer  —  • By Leah Thorsen lthorsen@post-dispatch.com 636.937.6249 and Steve Giegerich sgiegerich@post-dispatch.com 314.725.6758  —  FERGUSON  • The fatal shooting of a teen Saturday afternoon by a Ferguson police officer outside …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Hillary Clinton: ‘Failure’ to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS  —  The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine.  She says this about President Obama's: “Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.”
Ian Lovett / New York Times:
In Surprising Defeat, Hawaii Governor Loses Primary  —  HONOLULU — After nearly four decades in elected office in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie was dealt a stunning defeat in his bid for re-election over the weekend, becoming the first incumbent governor in the state's history to lose in his party's primary.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Vox Popoli
New York Times:
Mr. Obama, Your Move  —  Sometime in late summer, if predictions are right, President Obama will use his executive authority to protect many unauthorized immigrants from deportation.  —  We don't know the details.  Mr. Obama and the Department of Homeland Security have not yet supplied the who …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
Ann Choi / MiamiHerald.com:
Two men sought in fatal shooting of Orthodox rabbi in Northeast Miami-Dade  —  The victim was from Brooklyn, N.Y., and was in South Florida visiting family.  One Jewish community group said it was “a robbery that went badly.”  —  A 60-year-old Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Monte Reel / New York Times:
The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who's Buying Up All the World's Vinyl Records  —  Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s, many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly forgotten.
 
 
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