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9:30 AM ET, August 29, 2014

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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Why Obama's 'We don't have a strategy' gaffe stings  —  By now, President Obama's remark that “We don't have a strategy yet” has made the rounds.  Republicans were quick to pounce on it, as well they should have.  —  But while the White House went into damage-control mode …
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ABC News:
President Obama Says 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet' to Bomb ISIS in Syria … President Obama admitted today that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria.  —  When the president was asked …
Washington Post:
Transcript: President Obama's Aug. 28 remarks on Ukraine, Syria and the economy  —  President Obama delivered the following remarks Aug. 28 at the White House on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the economy.  Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service.  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody.
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama:'We don't have a strategy yet'
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Landrieu claims parents' home as her own, raising questions of Louisiana residency  —  NEW ORLEANS — In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill.  —  Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Another big boost for Obamacare  —  In another sign that the politics of Obamacare continue to shift, the Medicaid expansion is now all but certain to come to another big state whose Republican governor had previously resisted it: Pennsylvania.  —  The federal government …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Pennsylvania's GOP governor will expand Medicaid to 300,000 poor people
Glide:
In the Moment: Glide Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording  —  As you may already have seen on CNN, MSNBC's “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell,” the local FOX affiliate in St. Louis and Riverfront Times, the Glide mobile app is being mentioned in the current news cycle surrounding the shooting …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Another government shutdown?  Not gonna happen  —  BARACK OBAMA PAUL RYAN JOHN BOEHNER MITCH MCCONNELL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN  —  A few weeks ago Washington was buzzing with predictions that Republicans will impeach President Obama.  —  Now, Washington is buzzing with predictions that Republicans will shut down the government.
Antonio Castelan / News 3 KSNV:
Bundy grandkids pulled from schools after pocketknife dispute  —  MESQUITE (KSNV MyNews3.com) - One of the sons of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy's son has pulled his five children out of various Clark County School District locations after a dispute with school administrators.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
As New Dangers Loom, More Think the U.S. Does ‘Too Little’ to Solve World Problems  —  54% Say Obama Approach on Foreign Policy Is ‘Not Tough Enough’  —  A large majority of Americans think the world is a more dangerous place than it was several years ago.
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Andrea Mitchell Recalls Senators 'You'd Not Get In An Elevator With'  —  MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell is less than surprised by the revelations of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about being subjected to sexual harassment by her congressional colleagues, sharing her own experiences reporting on “the oldest white male club in the world.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Jezebel
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Kay Steiger / Talking Points Memo:   Does Gillibrand Have A ‘Responsibility’ To Name Her Harassers?
Carey Gillam / Reuters:
Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests  —  (Reuters) - A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.
Discussion: Mashable, Gawker, Mediaite and Liberaland
New York Times:
Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into '16 Election Season  —  WASHINGTON — A House Republican-led investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend well into next year, and possibly beyond, raising concerns among Democrats …
who.int:
Global Alert and Response (GAR)  —  Ebola virus disease update - west Africa  —  Epidemiology and surveillance  — The total number of probable and confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the four affected countries as reported by the respective Ministries …
Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:
Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police  —  (STMW) - A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side.  —  Emad Karakrah, 49 …
Discussion: Liberaland
Renee Starzyk / WGCL-TV:
Governor Deal's comment during UGA forum sparks controversy  —  Governor Nathan Deal has come under fire after making a statement that a Hispanic student attending a UGA forum was an illegal immigrant.  —  Deal addressed a variety of topics, including immigration, during a question …
Washington Post:
Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded  —  At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners.
Jared Bernstein / New York Times:
Dethrone ‘King Dollar’  —  WASHINGTON — THERE are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world's reserve currency.  It's a core principle of American economic policy.  After all, who wouldn't want their currency …
 
 
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Ilya Somin / Washington Post:
Don't forget about Russia's invasion and occupation of Crimea
Telegraph:
Rotherham: the council leaders who presided over child abuse scandal
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
No, our immigration system is not broken
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Jon Ralston / Politico:
Will Harry Reid Run?
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