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2:55 AM ET, September 3, 2014

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Lee Ferran / ABC News:
Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of Second American Steven Sotloff … A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS.  —  In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera …
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Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
A Briton will be next warns ‘Jihadi John’ as second hostage Steven Sotloff beheaded  —  Just as Mr Sotloff appeared as the next potential victim at the end of the Foley video, a British hostage is shown on his knees as the latest video draws to a close.  —  A Briton will be the next hostage murdered …
William Maclean / Reuters:
Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage  —  (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters in Iraq.
Barney Henderson / Telegraph:
Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’ - latest
Discussion: Hot Air
Erica Ritz / TheBlaze.com:
Why Glenn Beck Said Hillary Clinton ‘Will Be the Next President of the United States’  —  Glenn Beck said on his radio program Tuesday that “Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States.”  —  Beck said he received information from a friend of his, who is also friends with the …
Alexander Cohen / The Center for Public …:
Russian bank hires two former U.S. senators  —  U.S. sanctions against Russia are becoming a boon for Washington's lobbyists  —  Gazprombank GPB (OJSC), a Russian bank targeted with sanctions by President Obama over the Ukraine crisis, has hired two former U.S. senators to lobby against those sanctions …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz's Dad: “The Average Black Does Not” Understand The Minimum Wage Is Bad  —  “And then I said, ‘Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were Democrats from the South?’  'Oh I didn't know that.' You know, they need to be educated.”  —  View Video ›
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11  —  Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.
Devin Fergus / Washington Post:
My students pay too much for college.  Blame Reagan.  —  This fall, I'll be teaching some of the most financially distressed students in America.  —  At my employer, Ohio State University, student loan debt reportedly rose 23 percent faster than the national average between 2010 and 2012.
Discussion: Power Line
Graeme Wood / The New Republic:
What ISIS's Leader Really Wants  —  The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes  —  On June 29, 2014—or the first of Ramadan, 1435, for those who prefer the Islamic calendar to the Gregorian—the leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) publicly uttered for the first time a word …
Fox News:
Source: Obama given detailed intelligence for a year about rise of ISIS  —  President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News.
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
The Summer of Obama's Disconnect
David Weigel / Slate:
Why I'm Leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics  —  This blog does not believe in lede-burying, so here you go: On September 19, I'll be leaving Slate to work for Bloomberg Politics.  I'll be covering exactly what I cover now, but at a different address.  Slate's politics and policy coverage …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bloomberg Politics Hires Slate's Dave Weigel As New Venture Prepares For Launch
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Screw Politics, Obama Should Act On Deportations as Soon as Possible  —  If the trial balloons the White House floated late last week reflect President Obama's true thinking, then Senate Democrats have frightened him out of his pledge to curb deportations of unauthorized immigrants with deep roots in the United States this month.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Talking Points Memo
Philip Ewing / Politico:
Obama authorizes 350 more troops for Iraq  —  President Barack Obama has authorized the Pentagon to send about 350 more troops to Iraq, the White House announced this evening.  —  The Defense Department had been considering a request from the State Department for the additional forces to protect …
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Jeff Bezos Replaces WaPo Publisher With Politico Co-Founder
Crystal Moyer / WJXT-TV:
Passenger dispute diverts flight to JIA  —  Witness: Passengers argued over seat recliner … A Delta Airlines flight from LaGuardia to Palm Beach International Airport was diverted to Jacksonville when a passenger got into a dispute over a reclining seat.
Discussion: Skift, Politico, Mashable and ABC News
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished  —  ROTHERHAM, England — It started on the bumper cars in the children's arcade of the local shopping mall.  Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school.
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Apple:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation  —  We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities.  When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
GOPer Embraces The Pill After Retreating On Personhood Position  —  Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado, released a new ad Tuesday arguing for easy access to birth control.  —  The new ad, titled “For You” comes months after Gardner disavowed his support …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Post
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Susie Madrak / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Politico: GOP Worried About Falling Short In Mid-Terms
Discussion: PBS and Balloon Juice
 
 
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