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10:45 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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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.
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 …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: 'We don't have a strategy yet'
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Associated Press
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.
Fox News:
Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State caliphate  —  The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S.
Discussion: Mediaite, CNN, Gawker and The PJ Tatler
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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: ThinkProgress, Mediaite and Jezebel
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Kay Steiger / Talking Points Memo:   Does Gillibrand Have A ‘Responsibility’ To Name Her Harassers?
 
 
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Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:
Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police
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Jared Bernstein / New York Times:
Dethrone ‘King Dollar’
CNBC:
Two experts warn correction could total 60%
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Ilya Somin / Washington Post:
Don't forget about Russia's invasion and occupation of Crimea
Telegraph:
Rotherham: the council leaders who presided over child abuse scandal
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
No, our immigration system is not broken
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Carey Gillam / Reuters:
Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests
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Parents Warned After Hidden Razor Blades, Other Dangerous Objects Found on IE Playground
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VA ‘Oscar the Grouch’ training angers vets
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