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4:55 PM ET, August 26, 2014

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Holly Yan / CNN:
Attorney: New audio reveals pause in gunfire when Michael Brown was shot  —  (CNN) — Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown's shooting death?  —  The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot …
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ABC News:
ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman … A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria.  The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release …
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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama Addresses Vets in Trip Laden With Politics
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and The Other McCain
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House won't commit to asking Congress for Syria strike
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Washington Post and Fox News
Alec MacGillis / The New Republic:
This One Congressional Race Epitomizes the GOP's Increasing Extremism  —  There's been so much talk of late about the transformation of the Republican Party over the course of the last few decades that it is easy to become inured to reports of ideologically extreme new arrivals in the party's ranks.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Scott Walker's Race for Governor Could Shape U.S. Politics for Years to Come  —  Everyone knows the most important political race in the country this fall is the race that determines control of the U.S. Senate, which is very much up in the air.  According to The New York Times prediction model …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Feminism Or Sexism?  Depends.  Is It Beyonce's VMAs or Vergara's Emmys?  —  Guys, guys.  Seriously.  You won't believe this.  So on Sunday night, Beyoncé had a 15-minute medley performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.  It was what you'd expect from Queen Bey these days …
Discussion: VodkaPundit
New York Times:
Governor Cuomo's Failure on Ethics Reform Hinders an Endorsement  —  More than four years ago, while announcing his campaign for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo stood in front of the Tweed Courthouse in downtown Manhattan and said Albany's antics “could make Boss Tweed blush.”
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Paul Ryan's List of 6 Favorite Books Has One Huge Omission  —  World's Most Honest Man suffers strange memory loss.  —  Shares  —  Paul Ryan was asked by the Week to list his six favorite books about economics and democracy.  The request was a bit mischievous, as Ryan has tried …
Max Fisher / Vox:
One in six French people say they support ISIS  —  TWEET SHARE +1 LINKEDIN EMAIL PRINT  —  Two polls released this week both ask a question that you would hope wouldn't need asking: how many people support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?  Unfortunately, in all four countries surveyed …
Business Insider:
Watch Joe Biden Flirt With A 108-Year-Old Veteran  —  Vice President Joe Biden's flirting skills are legendary and they were on full display July 25 when he met with America's oldest living female veteran, Lucy Coffey.  The White House released an adorable video of Coffey's encounter with Biden …
Discussion: Mediaite and White House.gov Blog
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Politico:   Joe Biden's secret fundraisers
Politico:
Will there be a GOP wave or wipeout in the Senate?  —  Will there be a GOP wave in the Senate—or a wipeout?  —  So where's the wave?  This is President Obama's sixth-year-itch election.  The map of states with contested Senate seats could hardly be better from the Republicans' vantage point.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Republicans Open Up Wider ‘Expectations Gap’ Ahead of Midterms  —  With just over two months before the midterm elections, Republican voters are widening the “expectations gap” with the Democrats.  About six-in-ten (61%) Republican and GOP-leaning registered voters think their party …
Discussion: OnPolitics and Washington Post
Sidney Powell / The New York Observer:
IRS Shocker: Filing Reveals Lerner Blackberry Destroyed  —  The device was wiped AFTER Congressional inquiry began  —  The IRS filing in federal Judge Emmet Sullivan's court reveals shocking new information.  The IRS destroyed Lerner's Blackberry AFTER it knew her computer had crashed …
Pew Internet:
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’  —  Summary of Findings  —  A major insight into human behavior from pre-internet era studies of communication is the tendency of people not to speak up about policy issues in public—or among their family, friends, and work colleagues …
Senator Brown's Press Feed:
With Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons, Brown Urges Congressional Action to Address Inversions; Calls for Creation of Global Minimum Tax  —  WASHINGTON, DC - As Burger King begins talks to purchase Canadian-based Tim Hortons, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - a member of the Senate Finance Committee …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
McDonnell Living With Priest Who Pleaded Guilty To Sex Crime  —  Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) revealed during testimony last week that he moved out of his family home and in with his parish priest the week before his federal corruption trial began.  —  McDonnell explained on the stand …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Lost in America  —  More and more I'm convinced that America right now isn't a country dealing with a mere dip in its mood and might.  It's a country surrendering to a new identity and era, in which optimism is quaint and the frontier anything but endless.  —  There's a feeling of helplessness …
Discussion: RedState
The Wrap:
550 Buyouts, Layoffs Imminent at Turner; HLN, CNN Among Cuts (Exclusive)  —  An individual with knowledge of the network's plans tell TheWrap a large portion are expected at the two cable channels  —  Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner's Turner network this week …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Cornel West and the Insular World of the Obama-Hating Left  —  A revealing interview.  —  Shares  —  The political subculture of anti-Obama leftists has entered a phase by this point in the Obama presidency where the truth of its worldview is so well-established to its own adherents that it requires no exposition.
David Montgomery / New York Times:
Texas v. Perry Emerges From Layers of Political Turmoil  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — The trail to Rick Perry's indictment began with way too many drinks and a drunken-driving arrest for Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County district attorney, that was captured in embarrassing detail on videotape.
 
 
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Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Madness of 2008  —  A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.”
New York Times:
Hamas and Israel Agree to Extended Gaza Cease-Fire
Discussion: Hot Air and Bloomberg View
Ashton Edwards / fox13now.com:
Condition of newborn girl found in garbage declining, mother being evaluated
Discussion: KFOR-TV and WTVR-TV
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry's legal team
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
The One Political Moment From The Emmys
Priscilla Frank / The Huffington Post:
Photographer Captures Scientists' Frightened Responses To Climate Change Discussions
Steve Barnes / Reuters:
Arkansas police chief resigns after calling reporter ‘smelly’
Discussion: Truth Revolt and Liberaland
 Earlier Items: 
Eddie Scarry / Mediaite:
Boehner Shoots Bizarre Video With Wind-Up Monkey Toy
Discussion: The Daily Caller and OnPolitics
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Grain Piles Up, Waiting for a Ride, as Trains Move North Dakota Oil
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sanders weighs Clinton challenge
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Bill Burton / Politico:
Stop Complaining About Obama's Golfing
Discussion: Mediaite