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5:25 PM ET, August 10, 2014

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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.”
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Barack Obama rebukes Syrian ‘fantasy’  —  In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, President Barack Obama defended his administration's foreign-policy approach in the Middle East.  In Syria, Obama said the idea that arming rebels would have made a difference has “always been a fantasy.”
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Lindsey Graham: If Obama Doesn't Go On Offense, Terrorists Are ‘Coming Here’  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) doesn't think the public has been sufficiently frightened about what is going on in the Middle East.  On Sunday, he urged President Barack Obama to give a speech warning Americans …
Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
McCain Attacks President Obama For ‘Ineffective’ Air Strikes In Iraq
Discussion: National Review
Ben Brumfield / CNN:
Obama: U.S. airstrikes a ‘long-term project’
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates to join Islamic State, U.S. officials say
Discussion: Althouse and Prairie Weather
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: CNN, The Raw Story, Daily Mail and Mediaite
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George Sells / FOX2now.com:
Ferguson police officer shoots, kills teen; community outraged  —  FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) -A community is shocked and angered after a Ferguson police officer shot and killed an 18-year old in the Canfield Green apartment complex Saturday afternoon.  At the request of the Ferguson Police Department …
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 …
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
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
IGE TRIUMPHS  —  Abercrombie becomes the first incumbent to lose …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
The Washington / Washington Times:
Jimmy Carter, the pariah president  —  Outcast finds a career as a cheerleader for Israel's enemy
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Obama: Pulling All U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Was Not ‘My Decision’  —  (CNSNews.com) - When he was running for re-election in 2012, President Barack Obama repeatedly took credit for ending the war in Iraq and bringing all U.S. troops home from that country.  At the White House on Saturday …
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Washington Post:
Unlike previous midterm election years, no dominant theme has emerged for 2014
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A Chechnya in the making  —  An iron fist in Xinjiang is fuelling an insurrection.
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