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10:00 AM ET, August 30, 2014

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John Kerry / New York Times:
The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition  —  IN a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States.  What's needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda …
Discussion: CNN and The Huffington Post
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Washington Post:
President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA'S acknowledgment that “we don't have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday.
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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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Politico:
Obama's campaign no-fly zone
Discussion: National Review and NewsBusters
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:   Fashion mavens weigh in on That Suit
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’  —  President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.”  —  “I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” Obama told a group of donors gathered …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Advice on Strategy From Dilbert  —  President Obama can't come up with a strategy to deal with ISIS.  It's just so...complicated.  Here's an idea: how about if we kill them?  —  I don't suppose Obama will go with that one.  But hey: even Dilbert has a better grasp of strategy than our clueless president:
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Obama pushes green standards for everything but the kitchen sink  —  The Obama administration is working on new efficiency standards for seemingly every appliance but the kitchen sink.  —  Spurred by President Obama's climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards …
Carol Anderson / Washington Post:
Ferguson isn't about black rage against cops.  It's white rage against progress.  —  Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project.  She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals …
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 …
Agence France-Presse:
EU's Barroso warns Ukraine crisis near ‘point of no return’ AFP 1 hr ago  —  Brussels (AFP) - EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return, after reports Russian troops were fighting in the east of the country.
Discussion: Business Insider
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Biden fuels '16 talk with New Hampshire visit  —  Vice President Biden will head to New Hampshire next week for an event on the economy that is certain to intensify speculation that he is readying a bid for the presidential nomination in 2016.  —  Biden will be joined at the Wednesday event …
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
War in Europe is not a hysterical idea  —  Over and over again — throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels — I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets.
Discussion: Telegraph, Instapundit and The Dish
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?
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 …
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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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
What If There's No There There?  —  Obama's ‘vision thing.’
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