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11:30 AM ET, August 25, 2014

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Thomas Frank / Salon:
Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.  We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency"  —  Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama  —  Cornel West is a professor …
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Propping Up Obama  —  The left-liberal establishment is in crisis at the moment.  They can't make up their mind between desperately trying to prop up Obama, and giving up on him and increasing their distance.  Maureen Dowd has given up, judging from her brutal column today, “The Golf Address.”
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:   ‘Disconnected Obama’ needs to change conversation to help party in midterms
Wtvrwebstaff / WTVR-TV:
LIVE UPDATES: Fort Lee issues ‘all clear’ after female soldier shoots herself  —  FORT LEE, Va. — Fort Lee, an Army post in Central Virginia, was on lockdown Monday morning after officials say a female solider shot herself.  —  “Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg.
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Brent Solomon / WWBT-TV:
All clear given at Fort Lee after active shooter incident  —  Fort Lee officials have given the all clear at Fort Lee after reports of an active shooter on the post.  —  The incident was reported at the CASCOM HQ, building 5020, according to Fort Lee.  Officials called the incident …
John Eligon / New York Times:
Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling.  He had seen something overpowering.  In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel.
Discussion: Gawker and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:   A Funeral in Ferguson
Bill Carter / New York Times:
NBC News President Rouses the Network  —  In her first year as president of NBC News, Deborah Turness received one message loud and clear: Welcome to the feeding frenzy.  —  It didn't take long for Ms. Turness to realize that the attention paid to broadcast journalism in America …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wrong Way Nation  —  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again.  What are his chances?  Will he once again become a punch line?  I have absolutely no idea.  This isn't a horse-race column.  —  What I'd like to do, instead, is take advantage of Mr. Perry's ambitions to talk …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
WSPA-TV:
Video Spurs Questions Of Arresting Methods After Deputies Tase Man Inside Walmart  —  An arrest Saturday led to some witnesses thinking the arresting officers went a little far.  —  In a video sent to 7 On Your Side, you can see a man lying on the floor of the Walmart on Whitehorse Road and the deputies attempting to arrest him.
Free James Foley / Facebook:
A LETTER FROM JIM: All letters Jim wrote to his family during his captivity were confiscated by the jailers.  So, Jim devised a better approach this last June: he asked a fellow hostage about to be released to commit a letter to memory.  Very soon after his release, this hostage called Diane and dictated what follows.
Ron Prosor / New York Times:
Club Med for Terrorists  —  THE hostilities in Gaza between Israel and Hamas persist and the diplomatic war at the United Nations continues, also without resolution.  While there is no shortage of opinions on the way forward, the most obvious solution is strikingly absent …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
On Ferguson, no words from Hillary Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton ignored reporters' questions about the racial conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday at the end of a book-signing event in Westhampton Beach, a vacation enclave near her rented summer house.  —  Clinton, the potential 2016 …
Discussion: National Review
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CNN:
Ahead of Michael Brown's funeral, calls to not let the moment pass
Discussion: The Mahablog and Politico
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Dinesh D'Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Wall Street Journal:
Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons in Canada Tax Deal  —  Burger King is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's base to Canada.
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Georgia Restores Gun Rights To Ex-Cop Who Tried To Sexually Assault A Woman With His Gun  —  A Georgia appeals courts decision upholding the sexual assault conviction of a former cop named Dennis Krauss is difficult to read.  According to the record in Krauss' trial, the former officer …
Al Jazeera English:
Kidnapped US journalist freed in Syria  —  Peter Theo Curtis is handed over to UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights nearly two years after he was captured.  —  An American journalist kidnapped nearly two years ago has been freed in Syria and handed over to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights …
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
As Obama returns, advocates look for executive action
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SAS and US special forces forming hunter killer unit to ‘smash Islamic State’
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