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11:30 PM ET, August 28, 2014

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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  —  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.
Karen Shuey / LancasterOnline:
F&M College Poll: Corbett failing to gain ground in race with Wolf
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Todd Pushes RNC Chair: ‘Too Many Crazy White Guys’?  —  On MSNBC's “The Daily Rundown,” host Chuck Todd asked Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on Thursday about report commissioned by two conservative groups that found that the Republican party …
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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: Jezebel and Mediaite
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Kay Steiger / Talking Points Memo:
Does Gillibrand Have A ‘Responsibility’ To Name Her Harassers?  —  A debate broke out on Twitter among three male journalists — New York Times' Nick Confessore, Politico's Alex Burns, and MSNBC's Benjy Sarlin — on Thursday afternoon: Does Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) …
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, protein wisdom, Yahoo! News and Reuters
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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
Washington Post:
Transcript: President Obama's Aug. 28 remarks on Ukraine, Syria and the economy
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.
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 …
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TMZ.com:
Joan Rivers — Stops Breathing During Surgery ...  (Update: Critical Condition)  —  STOPS BREATHING DURING SURGERY  —  (Update: Critical Condition)  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  8:49 AM PT — The NYPD tells us ... Joan is currently in critical condition.  —  We're told ... at one point, Joan's heart stopped beating.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Investor's Business Daily:
Holder Cut Left-Wing Groups In On $17 Bil BofA Deal  —  Extortion: Radical Democrat activist groups stand to collect millions from Attorney General Eric Holder's record $17 billion deal to settle alleged mortgage abuse charges against Bank of America.  —  Buried in the fine print of the deal …
Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
False Hope: Why Libertarians Won't Help Republicans Win the Youth Vote  —  The Republican Party has a major problem with young voters.  According to national exit polls, the GOP has lost the under-30 vote by a wide margin in every election since 2004.  In 2012, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney …
 
 
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Jon Ralston / Politico:
Will Harry Reid Run?
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David Sheff / TIME:
If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot
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Tricia L. Nadolny / Philly.com:
VA ‘Oscar the Grouch’ training angers vets
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John Feehery / Wall Street Journal:
Portman Fills the Gap in the GOP Presidential Field
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Dan McQuade / Philadelphia Magazine:
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Editorial Don't let Arizona and Kansas get away with potentially discriminatory voter registration rules
Sam Wang / Princeton Election Consortium:
Senate Democrats are outperforming expectations
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