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12:35 PM ET, September 1, 2014

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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 …
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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?
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 …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Libyans Overrun Compound Abandoned by U.S. Embassy in Tripoli
Associated Press:
ISLAMIST MILITIA NOW GUARDS US EMBASSY IN LIBYA
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Two injured in accidental shooting at Casselberry gun store  —  Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh, police reported.
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Florida Man At ‘Shoot Straight’ Gun Range Wounds Himself And A Friend  —  A man ended up shooting himself and his friend when he tried to unjam a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at a shooting range on Sunday, police in Florida said.  —  According to the Orlando Sentinel, the men …
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.
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
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Chris Christie's Trip to Mexico Doubles as a Foreign Policy Test  —  A few days after Russian forces invaded Crimea, touching off a diplomatic crisis, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was asked at a confidential meeting of Republican activists how he would have handled the situation differently from President Obama.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Anti-Labor Day  —  I'm pretty sure I've mentioned here before the profound effect of spending my most formative childhood years in a place that was sort of a monument to capital's war on labor.  LaGrange, Georgia, in the early 1960s was a textile company town ruled economically …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Happy Labor Day.  Are Unions Dead?  —  An interview with Rich Yeselson, labor strategist and expert … Are unions dead?  —  No.  —  Explain, please.  —  Their power has declined enormously, obviously, but unions, especially the largest ten or so, are still significant American institutions.
Eli Rosenberg / NY Daily News:
Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma as family considers lawsuit over botched procedure: sources  —  The comedian's only child, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Sunday that she is keeping her ‘fingers crossed.’ A source tells the Daily News that there is a concern …
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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Banning Russian-made AK-47s sets off a U.S. buying frenzy
Daily Mail:
Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll …
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Exclusive: GOP poll of women: Party ‘stuck in past’
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