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10:45 AM ET, September 2, 2014

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Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Eric Cantor joins Wall Street bank
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.
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ACP Journal Club:
Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial  —  Lydia A. Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH*; Tian Hu, MD, MS*; Kristi Reynolds, PhD; Lu Yao, MD, MS; Calynn Bunol, MS, RD, LDN; Yanxi Liu, MS; Chung-Shiuan Chen, MS; Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH; Paul K. Whelton, MD, MSc, MB; and Jiang He, MD, PhD
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: Washington Monthly and Roll Call
WALV-TV:
3 Columbus churches vandalized with graffiti overnight  —  Columbus Police said they've never had anything like it - three churches vandalized in the same night.  —  Someone spray painted them on the outside.  It's the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.
ABC News:
Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students … The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap …
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Alexei Koseff / Sacramento Bee:
Field Poll: Obama's popularity dives to record low in California  —  President Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen to a record low in California, with nearly as many voters now disapproving of the job Obama is doing as approving.  —  Only 45 percent of California voters hold …
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher  —  Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization …
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
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
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 …
National Review:
Republicans, Make Your Case  —  Republicans continue to lack any strategy for winning the November elections beyond avoiding mistakes and hoping that President Obama's unpopularity, especially in key states, delivers control of the Senate to them.  It must be said that the party has executed …
Andrew Roth / New York Times:
Russia to Revise Military Doctrine in Response to NATO  —  MOSCOW — With NATO leaders expected to endorse a rapid-reaction force of 4,000 troops for Eastern Europe this week, a senior Russian military official said on Tuesday that Moscow would revise its military doctrine to account for “changing military dangers and military threats.”
Discussion: VodkaPundit
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Jack Moore / International Business Times:
Ukraine Crisis: ‘If I Want, I Will Take Kiev in Two Weeks’, Putin Warns EU's Barroso
Anchorage Daily News:
Walker, Mallott to join forces in governor's race  —  The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott.
Discussion: Associated Press
 
 
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Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Fast-Food Workers Seeking $15 Wage Are Planning Civil Disobedience
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Did Brennan dodge a bullet?
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Wealthy political donors seize on new latitude to give to unlimited candidatesWealthy political …
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and OpenSecrets.org
Michelle Schultz / KQCA-TV:
7-year-old hurt while target shooting in El Dorado County
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time
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The Hill:
Economy no savior for Dems
New York Times:
Universal Pre-K Takes Off
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Jedediah Purdy / The Daily Beast:
Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others
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Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Romney 2016?  Nooooo!  —  In the 1991 movie “Naked Gun 2 ½ …
The Atlantic Online:
It's Still Not the End of History
Milo Yiannopoulos / BREITBART.COM:
FEMINIST BULLIES TEARING THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY APART
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
President Obama: GOP ‘says no to everything’
Discussion: naked capitalism and Mediaite
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’
Discussion: Balkinization
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Why Won't Endangered Democrat Senate Candidates Repudiate Their Todd Akin?
Juan Williams / The Hill:
A new term for reform of schools