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10:50 AM ET, August 20, 2014

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Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist  —  ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News.  —  The White House had been aware of the threat prior …
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Daily Mail:
'Spare the lives of the remaining hostages.  Like Jim they are innocents': Brave mother of beheaded American journalist calls on ISIS to cease killing as she pays tribute to her ‘extraordinary son’  — A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is thought to be a British accent addresses the camera as well
Free James Foley / Facebook:
A message from Jim's mom, Diane Foley:  —  We have never been prouder of our son Jim.  He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.  —  We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages.  Like Jim, they are innocents.
Jessica Testa / BuzzFeed:
ISIS Appears To Behead American Photojournalist In YouTube Video
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist James Wright Foley on Camera
Washington Post:
Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley
Manu Raju / Politico:
McConnell's plan to shut down Obama  —  HENDERSON, Ky. — Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration's policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.  —  In an extensive interview here …
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CNN:
Game on in Alaska Senate battle  —  (CNN) - The stage is set in one of the most important Senate races this year's midterm elections, a contest that could decide whether the Democrats or Republicans control the chamber next year.  —  Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan held off …
Discussion: Politico
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
GOP establishment favorite wins Alaska Senate primary  —  Former Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan has won his GOP Senate primary, setting up a key battle with vulnerable Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska).  —  The Associated Press has called the race for Sullivan …
Discussion: RedState
George W. Bush / CNN:
Bush takes plunge, challenges Clinton
Discussion: Politico and abc13.com
Eric H. Holder Jr / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A message to the people of Ferguson  —  Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man's death …
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ABC News:
Ferguson Cop Has No Temper, Is ‘Struggling’ With Shooting, Friend Says
Discussion: abc13.com and ABC News
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Perry booked, gets mug shot  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was booked at a courthouse in Austin on Tuesday, getting his fingerprints taken and a mug shot, following his indictment by a grand jury on abuse of power charges.  —  “I'm here today because I believe in the rule of law …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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USA Today:
Rick Perry's flimsy indictment: Our view  —  Let voters, not jurors, judge Texas governor's politics.  —  Politics as usual should not be a violation of criminal law.  This ought to be obvious to anyone in a democratic society.  But it does not seem to be well understood in Texas …
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
Why Obama can't go there  —  It's a paradox of Barack Obama's presidency: The first African-American to run the country finds himself in the tensest racial confrontation of his tenure, but is constrained from addressing the nation's original sin in anything but the loftiest, most dispassionate terms.
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Pols on Ferguson: Sound of silence
Discussion: Fox News
S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected … BECKLEY, W.Va. — When Mitt Romney stumped here Tuesday for a trio of Republican candidates for Congress, the event had all the trappings of a “Romney for President” rally.  —  The crowd chanted, “Mitt!  Mitt!  Mitt!”
Discussion: Truth Revolt and his vorpal sword
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
N.Y. poll: Government corruption a problem  —  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo still holds a major lead in his upcoming election, but an overwhelming majority of the state's voters believe government corruption is a problem, a new poll says.  —  According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday …
Josh Voorhees / Slate:
Why the Media Is Siding With the Protesters  —  It isn't simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.  —  Anyone tuning in to the nightly coverage of the protests in Ferguson has seen the reporters on the ground becoming part of the story.  On Monday night, they could watch …
 
 
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