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8:55 AM ET, September 2, 2014

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Wall Street Journal:
Eric Cantor to Join Wall Street Bank  —  Eric Cantor plans to join boutique investment bank Moelis & Co., as the recently deposed House majority leader embarks on a new career on Wall Street.
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moelis.com:
Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Eric Cantor as Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors  —  Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Eric Cantor, former United States Representative …
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Eric Cantor joins Wall Street bank  —  Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the Wall Street firm Moelis & Co., the firm announced on Tuesday.  —  “Eric has proven himself to be a pro-business advocate and one who will enhance our boardroom discussions with CEOs and senior management …
Discussion: Business Insider
Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:
A Call for a Low-Carb Diet  —  People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Halfway House: GOP falling short in midterms  —  Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year.  —  POLITICO interviewed …
Discussion: Roll Call
Daily Mail:
‘Your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole’: Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation in searing open letter about his handling of ISIS  — The SEAL Team Six member was one of 33 killed when a Chinook helicopter was gunned down in Afghanistan
Timothy Stanley / CNN:
The ugly return of anti-Semitism  —  Editor's note: Timothy Stanley is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph.  He is the author of the new book “Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between L.A. and D.C. Revolutionized American Politics.”
Discussion: VodkaPundit
New York Times:
Universal Pre-K Takes Off  —  The start of public school on Thursday in New York City should be the usual merry scramble of chattering children and stressed (or relieved) parents.  There will also be something new: a fresh crop of 4-year-olds, more than 50,000, embarking on the first day of free …
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Atlantic Online:
It's Still Not the End of History  —  Twenty-five years after Francis Fukuyama's landmark essay, liberal democracy is increasingly beset.  Its defenders need to go back to the basics.  —  Most of us in the West are liberals, whether we admit it or not.  We want equal rights for all …
The Hill:
Economy no savior for Dems  —  Democrats are running out of time for an economic savior.  —  They have long predicted that an economic turnaround would be the elixir that helps them retain control of the Senate in November.  —  But with just a handful of big economic reports left before Election Day …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Amid crises, Obama's busy social schedule means double duty for Air Force One  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL TRAVEL BARACK OBAMA AIR FORCE ONE  —  In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period …
Jedediah Purdy / The Daily Beast:
Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others  —  Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all.  But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side.  And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.  —  If the world is lucky enough to produce historians …
 
 
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CNN:
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
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