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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 …
Discussion: Vox, Yahoo! News and protein wisdom
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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:
'We don't have a strategy yet'  —  President Barack Obama is working on strategies to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and to continue to dissuade Russia from military involvement in Ukraine, he said Thursday from the White House.  —  Obama said he directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel …
Discussion: Associated Press and Taylor Marsh
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 …
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Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Pennsylvania's GOP governor will expand Medicaid to 300,000 poor people  —  TWEET SHARE +1 LINKEDIN EMAIL PRINT  —  Pennsylvania has struck a deal with the Obama administration to expand its Medicaid program to more than 300,000 poor residents, the state announced Thursday.
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 …
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.
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.
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
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Reince Priebus fights back on women poll memo  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday pushed back against an internal memo detailing GOP problems with women, suggesting both parties are struggling with female voters.  —  “I don't think either party can do a victory lap here …
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Todd Pushes RNC Chair: ‘Too Many Crazy White Guys’?
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
False Hope: Why Libertarians Won't Help Republicans Win the Youth Vote
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.
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 …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Bill O'Reilly and White Privilege  —  Is white privilege real?  Not according to Fox News's Bill O'Reilly.  —  This week O'Reilly debated the issue of white privilege with a fellow host and then returned to the topic the next day with this doozy of a statement:
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.
Telegraph:
Rotherham: the council leaders who presided over child abuse scandal  —  The author of the Rotherham child abuse report said that by 2005 'nobody could say “I didn't know"' about child sexual exploitation in the town.  But who was in charge?  —  The woman who presided over the last five years …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
No, our immigration system is not broken  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL CONGRESS IMMIGRATION BORDER SECURITY LAW  —  Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is “broken.”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ilya Somin / Washington Post:
Don't forget about Russia's invasion and occupation of Crimea  —  A generally insightful post by Max Fisher of Vox, argues that Russia has effectively invaded Ukraine by inserting troops into areas of eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists are battling Ukrainian government troops:
 
 
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Jon Ralston / Politico:
Will Harry Reid Run?
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Tom Pelissero / USA Today:
NFL toughens its stance on domestic violence
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VA ‘Oscar the Grouch’ training angers vets
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John Feehery / Wall Street Journal:
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Detroit Free Press:
Schauer edges ahead of Snyder, 45% to 43%, in new governor race poll
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F&M College Poll: Corbett failing to gain ground in race with Wolf
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