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11:00 PM ET, August 20, 2014

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Washington Post:
Obama denounces killing of journalist James Foley and pledges ‘justice’  —  On Wednesday, President Obama spoke at a news conference in Martha's Vineyard about American journalist James Foley, who Islamic State militants beheaded in a video.  The president said groups like IS have “no place in the 21st century.”
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New York Times:
In Raid to Save Foley and Other Hostages, U.S. Found None
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Gawker
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist
Free James Foley / Facebook:
A message from Jim's mom, Diane Foley:  —  We have never been prouder of our son Jim.
John Kerry / US Department of State:
Murder of James Foley
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TalkLeft
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source  —  Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture …
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Hollywood Reporter:
‘SNL’ Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary's “Entitlement,” the Sketch Obama Killed and the Show's “Karl Rove”  —  In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right … Lorne Michaels, executive producer …
KFVS-TV:
Councilman under fire for posting what some call ‘racist photos’ on Facebook … POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -  —  A Poplar Bluff city councilman is under fire for posting what some are calling racist photos of President Obama on his Facebook page.  —  The issue was brought up at Monday night's city council meeting.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Missouri Councilman Explains Racist Facebook Posts: ‘I Was A Very Active Republican’  —  A Republican city councilman in Missouri apologized this week for posting racist messages about President Obama on Facebook, citing his own strong engagement with the Republican Party as the reason behind his actions.
Discussion: Liberaland
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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Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
“No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other”  —  The troubling self-flagellation in Ferguson's black community  —  Last Thursday, the rapper Nelly went on the air of his hometown hip-hop radio station, St. Louis's Hot 104.1, to announce a college scholarship fund …
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Why the Fires in Ferguson Won't End Soon  —  The tensions have been building for a long time, and even justice for Michael Brown won't change that.  —  FERGUSON, Missouri—Talk to anyone in Ferguson and you'll hear a story about the police.  “One of my friends had a son killed …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
From a vulnerable red state Democrat, a strong pro-Obamacare ad  —  One of the key questions of this cycle has been: As the potency of anti-Obamacare attacks fading as enrollment mounts and roll-out problems are forgotten, will we reach a point where vulnerable Democrats in red state territory …
Jerusalem Post:
In first, Hamas official takes credit for kidnap and murder of Israeli teens  —  Salah al-Aruri praises “heroic action” of Kassam Brigades; Hamas had previously denied kidnapping Fraenkel, Shaer and Yifrah.  —  A senior Hamas official admitted for the first time on Wednesday …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling  —  FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling.  —  Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department's investigation …
Discussion: Mediaite
Soraya Nadia McDonald / Washington Post:
Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson is not a gang member.  He's just a Kappa.  —  Today in Ferguson, Mo., news, The Washington Post takes on the assertion that Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has been photographed flashing gang signs with members of the community.  —  He has not.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Daily Kos and The Raw Story
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Missouri's Capt. Johnson Flashes Fraternity Sign, Gets Called A ‘Gang Member’
Discussion: Shakesville
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will ‘Scatter Like Cockroaches’  —  Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber,” took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. and compared the protestors to “cockroaches.”
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Supreme Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriages  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked same-sex marriage from taking place this week in Virginia.  (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)  —  The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to a stay Wednesday on a federal appeals court's ruling …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Good As You
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ABC News:   High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in Virginia
Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio:
St. Louis Police Release Video, Calls From City Shooting  —  On Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shot and killed Kajieme Powell, who was 25 years old.  —  Powell was suspected of shoplifting energy drinks and donuts from a convenience store.
defense.gov:
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary RADM John Kirby on Attempted Rescue Operation  —  Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. Kirby provided the following statement:  —  The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Long War Journal
Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From the GOP?  —  Thanks to a tougher-than-expected primary and a politically smart incumbent, Republicans are playing catch up in a key Senate battleground.  But will the state's GOP lean ultimately lift them to victory?
Alex Byers / Politico:
Ferguson: Social media more spark than solution  —  Social media was the kerosene that turned fire in Ferguson into a national blaze.  —  What it's less likely to be: the extinguisher.  —  Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., continues to dominate America's attention more than 10 days after Michael Brown …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and KSDK-TV
 
 
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Aaron Rupar / The Blotter:
Rep. Ron Erhardt allegedly said, “I'll blow your head off” when contacted by gun rights group
Discussion: Truth Revolt and The Raw Story
Salon:
Militarized cops' scary new toys: The ugly next frontier in “crowd control”
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Roy Edroso / alicublog:
IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT.  —  This week has pretty much clarified what …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and National Review
Suffolk University:
Suffolk University/USA TODAY NC Poll Shows Incumbent Sen. Hagan Up by 2 Points
Discussion: Politico
Emily Atkin / ThinkProgress:
Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day
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Ronald S. Lauder / New York Times:
Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?
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