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3:35 AM ET, August 23, 2014

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Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Harry Reid's Joke to Asians: You're Not Smarter Than Everyone Else  —  “One problem that I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight”  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid drew laughter from an Asian audience Thursday with a pair of Asian-themed jokes.  —  “I don't think you're smarter …
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Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Asian chamber spurns Reid, endorses Hutchison  —  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during the Asian Chamber of Commerce's monthly lunch at the Gold Coast casino-hotel in Las Vegas Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (Erik Verduzco/Las vegas Review-Journal)  —  U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Queens …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Reid apologizes for Asian jokes  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday issued an apology for cracking two Asian-themed jokes during a speech Thursday night at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.  —  “My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize.
Discussion: OnPolitics and Mediaite
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Harry Reid just told Asian Americans they're not ‘smarter than anybody else.’ He does stuff like this a lot.
CNN:   Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes
Burgess Everett / Politico:   Harry Reid apologizes to Asians over ‘Wong’ comment
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
W.H. defends post-Foley golf game  —  The White House on Friday defended President Barack Obama's decision to head to the golf course earlier this week just moments after condemning the killing of American journalist James Foley.  —  While principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz declined …
Discussion: Hot Air
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James Warren / NY Daily News:
Obama lands in the rough among critics over second day of golf after James Foley was executed by ISIS
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Foley's killing was ‘absolutely’ a terrorist attack
Discussion: Hot Air
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal  —  When ISIS beheaded an American journalist, it meant to intimidate—and provoke—the United States.  It should be careful what it wishes for.  The gloves just came off.  —  The Obama administration signaled Thursday that the United States has begun …
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Joseph Miller / The Daily Caller:   Pentagon Official: White House Foley Leak Endangers Future Operations, American Hostages
Charles Krauthammer / National Review:
Time to Stop ISIS  —  The Islamic State has grown because it seemed unstoppable.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Rachel Stoltzfoos / The Daily Caller:
ISIS Punk Reportedly Dead
Discussion: RT, protein wisdom and Hot Air
Washington Post:
Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team  —  THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name.  The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.”  The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too.
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Annys Shin / Washington Post:
Washington Post editorial board stops using the word ‘Redskins’
Discussion: Politico, CBS DC, The Reaction and USA Today
Irin Carmon / msnbc.com:
White House issues new fix for contraceptive coverage  —  The Obama administration has issued a new set of rules to provide contraceptive access to women whose employers object to their insurance plans covering birth control, which is required under the Affordable Care Act.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Admin Offers Hobby Lobby Workaround On Birth Control
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Robert P. Jones / The Atlantic Online:
Self-Segregation: Why It's So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson  —  The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the anger poured out in response by Ferguson's mostly black population, has snapped the issue of race into national focus.
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
A Theory on Long-Term Economic Trends and a Sudden Crash  —  Employment losses during the Great Recession may have had more to do with factors like the rise of Walmart than with the recession itself, two economists say in a new academic paper.  —  The paper, presented Friday morning …
Ryanschuessler / Ryan L. Schuessler:
I will not be returning to Ferguson  —  I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week.  After what I saw last night, I will not be returning.  The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling …
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical's crusade against gay men?  —  Ali Muhammad Brown was already a suspect in the murder of three Seattle men when he shot 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin eight times at a West Orange traffic light in his home state of New Jersey in June.
New York Times:
U.S. Finds ‘Backoff’ Hacker Tool Is Widespread  —  More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores, the Department of Homeland Security said in an advisory released on Friday.
Discussion: Mashable and The Verge
Seth Richardson / The Daily Caller:
St. Louis Area Cop Thinks Protesters Should Be ‘Put Down Like Rabid Dogs’  —  A police officer just 15 miles away from the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo. allegedly said he thinks the protesters should have been “put down like rabid dogs.”  —  Officer Matthew Pappert is a police officer with the Glendale Police Department.
 
 
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David Sirota / Salon:
The U.S. government's creeping war on journalists
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