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5:35 PM ET, August 13, 2014

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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.
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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 …
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: Politico and CNN
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
It's the Loyalty, Stupid
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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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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Tony Stewart / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
UNEASY NIGHT: A police shooting, more tear gas in Ferguson  —  At about 1 a.m., a St. Louis County Police officer shot and critically wounded a man who police said pointed a handgun at the officer near the intersection of West Florissant and Chambers Road.  —  The shooting happened near Chambers …
New York Times:
U.S. Could Use Ground Troops to Aid Rescue of Iraq Refugees  —  EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation.
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Washington Post:
U.S. considering range of options to rescue Iraq's Yazidis
Peter Moore / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Bipartisan support for Iraq air strikes
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hot Air and New York Times
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.
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.
Enid Nemy / New York Times:
Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; in a Bygone Hollywood, She Purred Every Word  —  Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood's golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau in American culture that few stars reach, died on Tuesday in New York.
David Weigel / Slate:
Calling All Sad Clowns  —  I put a disclaimer at the front of my Robin Williams post today, cautioning that my very quick look at the guy's political comedy was a sidebar of a sidebar.  Despite that, I've gotten some irritated email and tweets asking why I wrote a “takedown” of a dead guy and “politicized” his death.
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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
WPXI-TV:
Detective: Murder suspect asked Siri how to hide body  —  GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  New evidence presented Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of killing his roommate showed he apparently asked Siri on his iPhone, “I need to hide my roommate.”  —  Pedro Bravo is accused of killing University …
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James Vincent / The Independent:
Florida man accused of killing his roommate asked Siri where to hide the body, court hears
Bloomberg:
Obama Donors Altman, Effron Embrace Deals President Slams  —  President Barack Obama has been bashing companies that pursue offshore mergers to reduce taxes.  He hasn't talked about the people behind the deals — some of whom are his biggest donors.  —  Executives, advisers and directors involved …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Childhood Lead Exposure Causes a Lot More Than Just a Rise in Violent Crime  —  Jessica Wolpaw Reyes has a new paper out that investigates the link between childhood lead exposure—mostly via tailpipe emissions of leaded gasoline—and violent crime.  Unsurprisingly, since her previous research …
 
 
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Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
Sen. Franken's Re-Election Bid Gets Hollywood Boost
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Guest Convinced ISIS Is In America: ‘I Would Bet My Life’ On It
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Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
Defense Secretary: ‘The World is Exploding All Over’
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Allan J. Lichtman / The Hill:
Who rules America?  —  A shattering new study by two political …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
What Would Happen If Someone Got Ebola in America?
Discussion: Forbes
Adrienne Moore / WJXT-TV:
Fired Duval County teacher could be reinstated
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Raw Story
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Hollywood tries to save Senate for Dems
Discussion: Hot Air
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
A charged-up Rick Perry after his Iowa State Fair speech: 'I'm awesome'
 

 
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