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9:30 PM ET, August 29, 2014

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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Peter King Is Angry President Obama Wore A Tan Suit  —  Rep. Peter King (R-NY) went on an extended rant about President Barack Obama's decision to wear a tan suit during a statement about the terrorist group ISIS he delivered on Thursday at the White House.
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Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Fashion mavens weigh in on That Suit  —  Fashionistas and style gurus are weighing in on President Obama's tan press conference suit, giving their two cents on the taupe two-piece that lit up the Internet on Thursday.  —  While Washingtonian magazine Fashion Editor Kate Bennett gives the president props for …
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 …
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
Politico:
Obama's campaign no-fly zone
Discussion: National Review
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen
Judicial Watch:
Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border  —  Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED).  High-level federal law enforcement …
Sam Youngman / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns after Iowa bribery scandal deepens  —  Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will resign his post as a bribery scandal from the 2012 presidential campaign threatens to envelop Benton and become a major distraction for McConnell's campaign.
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The Hill:
GOP douses shutdown threats
Discussion: Politico, PoliticusUSA and Daily Kos
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Ben Carson: No, I'm Not Sorry I Compared U.S. To Nazi Germany  —  Conservative Ben Carson isn't backing down from his previous statements likening progressives and Obama supporters to Nazi sympathizers.  —  The topic was broached and reported on in a profile of Carson in The Washington Post.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
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Ben Terris / Washington Post:   He's already a famous surgeon and author, so why is Ben Carson toying with a longshot presidential bid?
Michael Brown / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Officers from St. Ann, Glendale off the job after actions during Ferguson protests  —  • By Joel Currier jcurrier@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8256 and Valerie Schremp Hahn vhahn@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8246  —  Two police officers are no longer working at their departments due to their actions during the protests in Ferguson.
Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Family Has Horrifying, Violent Reaction To Son's Coming Out As Gay (GRAPHIC CONTENT)  —  Sometimes coming-out stories are heartwarming tales of acceptance and love.  Other times they are tragic accounts of abandonment and abuse.  —  Daniel Ashley Pierce, a 20-year-old from Georgia, came out as gay last October.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Actually, Obama Does Have a Strategy in the Middle East  —  The president is neither a dove nor a hawk.  He's a fierce minimalist.  —  President Obama's critics often claim he doesn't have a strategy in the greater Middle East.  That's wrong.  Like it or loathe it, he does, and he's beginning to implement it against ISIS.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Man Arrested While Picking Up His Kids: 'The Problem Is I'm Black'  —  If you've never experienced arbitrary harassment or brutality at the hands of a police officer, or seen law enforcement act in a way that defies credulity and common sense, it can be hard to believe people who tell stories of inexplicable persecution.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
New York Times:
Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions  —  A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state's remaining abortion clinics to close, the latest in a string of court decisions that have at least temporarily kept abortion clinics across …
Chris McDaniel / CNN:
Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge  —  (CNN) - A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime …
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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Lanhee Chen / Bloomberg View:   The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015
Linda Kinstler / The New Republic:
Putin Will Never, Ever Admit That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine  —  The presence of Russian military personnel in Ukraine is now beyond dispute, everywhere except in Russia.  On Thursday, NATO released satellite imagery of Russian combat troops operating inside Ukraine's borders …
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'
Discussion: Mediaite
Ilana Mercer / WND:
RAND PAUL OPPORTUNISTIC — AND WRONG — ON RACE
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
What If There's No There There?  —  Obama's ‘vision thing.’
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Public Higher Education: Another Casualty of the Great Recession
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Guardian:
Burmese beauty queen ‘vanishes with tiara’ from pageant
Discussion: Twitchy, Jezebel and The Daily Caller
Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
A ‘Poor Door’ on a Planned New York Apartment Tower With Affordable Housing Gets a Makeover
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The one fight to have before your wedding  —  Betrothed women of the world, unite!
Discussion: Jezebel
Dennis Saffran / City Journal:
The Subsidy Show  —  Colbert, Fallon and the crony capitalism of the creative class
Discussion: alicublog and The Dish
Stephanie Ebbert / The Boston Globe:
Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows
New York Times:
Rick Perlstein: By the Book