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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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CNN:
Iraqi troops and tanks surge into Baghdad amid political turmoil  —  (CNN) — Iraqi troops, security forces and tanks surged into Baghdad on Sunday as political turmoil deepened over who should lead the country.  —  Military tanks were deployed to several neighborhoods in central Baghdad, two Iraqi police officials told CNN.
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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 …
Agence France-Presse:
Clinton blames Islamic militants rise on Obama policies AFP 34 mins ago
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates to join Islamic State, U.S. officials say
Heather / Latest from Crooks and Liars:   McCain Attacks President Obama For ‘Ineffective’ Air Strikes In Iraq
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 …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama's ‘lid’ theory of conflict in Iraq  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA IRAQ  —  There's one word President Obama uses a lot in his argument for tightly limiting U.S. military action in Iraq.  The word is “lid.”  —  “Our military is so effective that we can keep a lid on problems wherever we are …
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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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Fox News:
Hawaii gov ousted in Dem primary, Senate race too close to call  —  Hawaii Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, in a historic loss, was soundly defeated in Saturday's primary by a state senator, while the island's marquee U.S. Senate race remained too close to call.
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Ian Lovett / New York Times:
Hawaiian Governor Loses Primary by Wide Margin; Senate Race Is Undecided
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Vox Popoli
Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
IGE TRIUMPHS  —  Abercrombie becomes the first incumbent to lose …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
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
Viv Bernstein / New York Times:
Nascar Star Tony Stewart Fatally Hits Driver During Confrontation on Track  —  The Nascar driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver Saturday night while competing in a dirt track sprint car event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.  —  A graphic video posted on YouTube showed Stewart …
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