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8:00 PM ET, August 13, 2014

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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Photos of Rand Paul at party in the Hamptons catch Iowans' attention  —  The Republican potential presidential candidate said he had to miss a Christian conservative event in Iowa because of a family commitment  —  An Iowa evangelical Christian leader stood on stage and told the 1,200 conservatives …
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Roger Simon / Politico:
Hillary Clinton not comfortable in her own skin  —  Hillary Clinton walks through a paneled doorway and onto the set of “The Colbert Report.”  A grin splits her face.  She puts her arms out and rocks them up and down as if she were a mechanical toy.  —  Stephen Colbert is stunned.  Shocked.
Amanda Gordon / Bloomberg:
Hamptons Scene: Rand Paul Reads; Motherwell Quonset Huts  —  Senator Rand Paul hit a fundraiser in East Hampton Saturday night — for the public library, not his own coffers.  —  “We have some friends up here,” the Kentucky Republican said of his visit to the resort area …
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Mediaite
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Candidate: I Had An Affair Two Weeks Ago, Am Quitting My Campaign  —  New York state Senate candidate Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old Republican, halted her campaign on Wednesday because she said she had engaged in an extramarital affair within the past two weeks.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Glenn Blain / NY Daily News:
New York state senate candidate halts her campaign because of recent extramarital affair  —  Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old Republican candidate for state Senate from the Niagara Falls area, abruptly halted her campaign early Wednesday because of an extramarital affair she began just days ago.
New York Times:
U.S. Team Lands on Iraqi Mountain to Plan Evacuation  —  EDGARTOWN, Mass. — American military advisers landed on Mount Sinjar in Iraq early Wednesday to begin assessing how to organize an evacuation of the thousands of Yazidi refugees under siege from Sunni militants, an American official said.
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Washington Post:
U.S. considering range of options to rescue Iraq's Yazidis
Greg Howard / The Concourse:
America Is Not For Black People  —  The United States of America is not for black people.  We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us.  Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man …
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James Bamford / Wired:
PLATON  —  I am staying at the Hotel Metropol, a whimsical sand-colored monument to pre-revolutionary art nouveau.  Built during the time of Czar Nicholas II, it later became the Second House of the Soviets after the Bolsheviks took over in 1917.  In the restaurant, Lenin would harangue …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Clarifies ‘Out-of-Context’ Remarks About Robin Williams' Death  —  Rush Limbaugh today clarified his comments yesterday about the death of Robin Williams, which he connected to general liberal unhappiness.  But Limbaugh said he in no way suggested Williams' suicide was due to his politics …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Calling All Sad Clowns
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
How Libertarians Snookered The New York Times Magazine  —  Anatomy of a journalistic train wreck.  —  Shares  —  The premise underpinning Robert Draper's New York Times Magazine cover story on the “Libertarian Moment” is that libertarians offer the cure for the Republican Party's political difficulties.
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Cops Order ISIL Flag Removed from New Jersey Home  —  Police in Garwood, New Jersey, ordered that a militant flag associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) be removed from the front of a local home after hundreds of online activists expressed fear and revulsion.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
RNC Condemns AP Exam's ‘Radically Revisionist View’ Of U.S. History  —  The Republican National Committee on Friday denounced the College Board's new framework for the AP U.S. History exam for its “consistently negative view of American history.”  —  The committee adopted a resolution during …
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Fox doc steps up FLOTUS grilling  —  Fox News psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow does not think that First Lady Michelle Obama is a fit role model on fitness, calling the first lady “two-faced” on Wednesday.  —  “I do dislike hypocrisy and I really do believe that people speaking about diet …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left  —  Hillary Clinton's recent hawkish comments about foreign policy, in which she expressed some disagreements with President Obama, have inspired reporting and speculation that liberal Democrats will grow disillusioned with her ahead of a possible presidential bid in 2016.
James Vincent / The Independent:
Florida man accused of killing his roommate asked Siri where to hide the body, court hears  —  US police say a Florida man accused of killing his roommate asked Apple's digital assistant Siri for advice on hiding the body the day the man went missing.  —  Pedro Bravo, 20, is accused …
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Rick Daysog / Hawaii News Now:
Hanabusa to sue Office of Elections to push back Puna election date  —  With power and communications still out in some Puna neighborhoods, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa says that now is not the time to hold an election.  —  Hanabusa, who trails Sen. Brian Schatz by 1,600 votes …
Discussion: Hawaii Reporter and Civil Beat
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   Rep. Hanabusa To File Lawsuit To Delay Friday Senate Special Election
 
 
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Peter Moore / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Bipartisan support for Iraq air strikes
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Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
Sen. Franken's Re-Election Bid Gets Hollywood Boost
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Father Shoots Teen Daughter Mistaken for Intruder
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What Gawker Media Is Doing About Our Rape Gif Problem
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Guest Convinced ISIS Is In America: ‘I Would Bet My Life’ On It
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A charged-up Rick Perry after his Iowa State Fair speech: 'I'm awesome'
 

 
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