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11:55 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 …
Discussion: Hot Air and Instapundit
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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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House does damage control  —  President Obama was referring only “to military options for striking” Islamist militants in Syria when he said the White House did not “have a strategy yet,” press secretary Josh Earnest insisted Thursday.  —  The White House launched a full-court media press …
Los Angeles Times:
Obama suggests he'll need more time on immigration policy  —  President Obama is suggesting that he will defer his self-imposed deadline for announcing an expected change in immigration policy, as the White House wrestles with the political and legal dilemmas involved in making significant alterations without congressional approval.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Why top Dems are worried about politics of deportations
Washington Post:
Transcript: President Obama's Aug. 28 remarks on Ukraine, Syria and the economy
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: 'We don't have a strategy yet'
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Associated Press
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.
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The Hill:
GOP douses shutdown threats
Discussion: Daily Kos
Larry Downing / The Daily Beast:
Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn't Agree on a Syria Strategy  —  After lots of bluster about striking ISIS on Syria, President Obama threw cold water on the idea, disappointing those who wanted him to broaden the war.  —  After a week of talk of eliminating the …
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Harald Doornbos / Foreign Policy:
Found: The Islamic State's Terror Laptop of Doom  —  Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.  —  GOOGLE +
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Stephanie Ebbert / The Boston Globe:
Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows  —  Slim lead is first in possible matchup  —  Republican Charlie Baker has edged ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, taking the lead by the slimmest of margins for the first time in the Globe's weekly poll.
New York Times:
Rick Perlstein: By the Book  —  The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story.  “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he's ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”  —  What books are currently on your night stand?
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
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.
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Police lobby fights to keep gear  —  Police associations are beginning a major lobbying push to protect their access to the military equipment that was used against demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo.  —  Law enforcement groups argue a Pentagon program that provides surplus military gear helps protect …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Obama's “Strong Disapproval” Double His “Strong Approval”  —  Republicans are more likely to strongly disapprove now than in 2010  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans are more than twice as likely to say they “strongly disapprove” (39%) of President Barack Obama's job performance as they are to say they “strongly approve” (17%).
Discussion: Power Line
Dennis Saffran / City Journal:
The Subsidy Show  —  Colbert, Fallon and the crony capitalism of the creative class  —  Modern “progressives” are not, as some economic conservatives would say, socialists.  In fact, today's so-called progressives are not even particularly progressive, at least in the usual sense of seeking to redistribute wealth from rich to poor.
Discussion: The Dish
 
 
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Fox News:
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New York Times:
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
No, our immigration system is not broken
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Carey Gillam / Reuters:
Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests
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