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Andrew Leonard / Salon:
Why Uber must be stopped  —  The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism.  What happens when it wins?  —  What is Uber?  A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public?
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Uber Meets Liberalism Uber Alles  —  There are days when I wonder whether Salon is for real, or whether it's an elaborate gag, similar to the theory that all of Paul Krugman's and Tom Friedman's columns are actually written by a bunch of madcap interns at the Heritage Foundation wondering …
CNN:
Libyan militia uses vacated U.S. Embassy in Libya as swim club  —  (CNN) — Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube on Sunday.  —  The video, which reflects the anarchy …
Discussion: Power Line
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Libyans Overrun Compound Abandoned by U.S. Embassy in Tripoli  —  CAIRO — Libyans have overrun a residential compound abandoned by the American Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July, according to a video circulated online Sunday.  Dozens of gleeful trespassers can be seen diving …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Compares ‘Obama Kitty Cat’ To ‘Russian Bear’ Putin  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed President Obama's foreign policy approach during a speech at the Americans For Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit in Dallas, Tex.  —  He dinged Obama on his approach to Russia's advances …
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Washington Post:
U.S. airstrikes help Iraqi forces break Islamic State's siege  —  IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi troops aided by U.S. airstrikes entered the besieged town of Amerli Sunday, residents and Iraqi officials said, after a months-long blockade by Islamic State militants that had surrounded the Shiite Turkmen village …
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Daily Mail:
Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over the Tories  —  Ukip are set to win their first Commons seat with a landslide 64 per cent of the vote following the biggest swing in modern political history.
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Rick Perry deletes ‘drunk’ DA tweet  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry's twitter account posted - and then quickly deleted - a tweet that characterized a District Attorney with who the governor was in a dispute as the “most drunk Democrat in Texas,” according to a report.
Discussion: Texas Politics, Mashable and Twitchy
Michele Willens / New York Times:
When Did We Get So Old?  —  JOHNATHAN RODGERS, who is 68, knew that it was time to step down as president and chief executive of the cable channel TV One when he looked around the conference table.  “I had almost always been the youngest through most of my career,” says the former media executive.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Vox Popoli
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Mayor Forces Man To Leave Public Meeting Because He Won't Stand During Prayer  —  Mayor John Rees (center) at Thursday's meeting  —  CREDIT: Freedom From Religion Foundation YouTube video  —  A Florida mayor ejected one of his constituents from a City Commission meeting on Thursday …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Medicare Miracle  —  So, what do you think about those Medicare numbers?  What, you haven't heard about them?  Well, they haven't been front-page news.  But something remarkable has been happening on the health-spending front, and it should (but probably won't) transform a lot of our political debate.
New York Times:
Stop Hiding Images of American Torture  —  A hooded man standing on a box, electrodes wired to his fingers.  A naked prisoner lying on a cement floor, a leash around his neck held casually by an American soldier.  The bloody bodies of dead inmates with their heads bashed in.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Sunday shows to focus on national security  —  Lawmakers from both parties will appear on the Sunday shows as the Obama administration weighs taking military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Syria.  —  The lawmakers are also likely to be asked about Russia's repeated incursions into Ukraine.
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
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Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Feinstein: Obama ‘too cautious’ on ISIS
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
 
 
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Zev Chafets / Fox News:
Will Jews turn on Obama, Dems in 2014 and turn out for GOP?
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Exclusive: GOP poll of women: Party ‘stuck in past’
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Rubio's new tune on immigration
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