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12:55 PM 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: Politico, 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.
Los Angeles Times:
Obama suggests he'll need more time on immigration policy
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'
Sharon Cotliar / People.com:
Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News  —  Chelsea Clinton says she's stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties  —  After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News - and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky …
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Chelsea Clinton / Facebook:
Thank You  —  When I joined the NBC family in 2011, I had long respected NBC's commitment to telling the stories of “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”  I loved watching the “Making a Difference” stories about remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference in our country and our world.
Discussion: CNN and The Huffington Post
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: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
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
BBC:
Ukraine to seek Nato membership, says PM Yatsenyuk  —  Ukraine's prime minister has said he will ask parliament to put the country on a path towards Nato membership.  —  Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Telegraph
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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: alicublog and The Dish
Associated Press:
Haslam may submit Medicaid expansion plan in fall  —  In a move that could mean health coverage for thousands of Tennesseans, Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that the state may soon submit a proposal to Washington to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program but did not release any new details on how it might work.
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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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U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Targets Networks Linked to Iran  —  WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced actions targeting a diverse set of entities and individuals under various Iran-related authorities, targeting Iran's missile and nuclear programs, sanctions evasion efforts, and support for terrorism.
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
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: Gillibrand ‘Weak’ Not To Name Male Colleagues (VIDEO)  —  “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough agreed Friday that it was “weak” for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to recount stories about her male colleagues inappropriately discussing her weight without identifying them by name.
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: Scared Monkeys and Power Line
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 …
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.
 
 
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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
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Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
A ‘Poor Door’ on a Planned New York Apartment Tower With Affordable Housing Gets a Makeover
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The one fight to have before your wedding  —  Betrothed women of the world, unite!
Discussion: Jezebel
Charles Krauthammer / National Review:
The Answer to Corporate ‘Inversion’
New York Times:
Rick Perlstein: By the Book
Fox News:
Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State caliphate
Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:
Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police
Discussion: Liberaland
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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
Jeannine Aversa: (202) 606-2649 (News Media)
Discussion: New York Times
Jared Bernstein / New York Times:
Dethrone ‘King Dollar’
CNBC:
Two experts warn correction could total 60%
Discussion: The Big Picture and VodkaPundit
Carey Gillam / Reuters:
Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests
Discussion: Gawker, Mashable, Mediaite and Liberaland
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Landrieu claims parents' home as her own, raising questions of Louisiana residency
 

 
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