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10:55 AM ET, September 3, 2014

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Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
The Death of Steven Sotloff  —  In the final moments before an ISIS executioner beheaded the American journalist Steven Sotloff, the masked man offered up, in an English accent, a message to his viewers: “We take this opportunity to warn those governments that enter this evil alliance of America …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
‘We will not be intimidated’ by ISIS  —  President Obama on Wednesday pledged that the U.S. would “degrade and destroy” the Islamist terrorist group responsible for the beheading of two American journalists, saying the U.S. was “repulsed” by the slayings.  —  “We will not be intimidated,” …
Discussion: Power Line
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
A Briton will be next warns ‘Jihadi John’ as second hostage Steven Sotloff beheaded
Lee Ferran / ABC News:
Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of Second American Steven Sotloff
Barney Henderson / Telegraph:
Steven Sotloff beheaded by Islamic State - latest
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Phil Robertson's Plan For Combating ISIS: ‘Convert Them Or Kill Them’  —  “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson put forward a strategy Tuesday for combating militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: “convert them or kill them.”  —  Robertson was asked to opine on Fox News' …
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Phil Robertson Tells Hannity How He'd Combat ISIS: ‘Convert Them or Kill Them’  —  Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson sat down with Sean Hannity tonight, and right off the bat they jumped right into ISIS.  And Robertson shared his thoughts on how to deal with the terrorist group: “either convert them or kill them.”
Jessica Roy / New York Magazine:
Columbia Student Will Carry a Mattress Everywhere Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Expelled  —  Emma Sulkowicz staged the piece of performance art as a protest against Columbia's handling of her sexual-assault case.  —  1.9k  —  Shares  —  1.8k  —  Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. Coburn: Let's change Constitution  —  Sen. Tom Coburn is pushing for a national convention to amend the Constitution.  —  The Oklahoma Republican, who has grown disenchanted with gridlock in Washington, will officially launch his effort after he retires from the Senate in a few months.
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 …
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.
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Ron Christie / The Daily Beast:   Democrats' Midterm Wish: The Government Shutdown That Won't Happen
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Ready, Aim, Fire.  Not Fire, Ready, Aim.  —  President Obama has been excoriated for declaring that “we don't have a strategy yet” for effectively confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.  In criticizing Obama for taking too much time, Representative Mike Rogers …
Discussion: Gawker and JustOneMinute
Kaitlin Stack Whitney / The Atlantic Online:
The Secret Pot-Growing Operations in America's Cornfields  —  On any given weekday in the summer, you will find me walking through fields counting bugs.  In fact, it's my job: I'm an ecologist studying the communities of insects that live in agricultural landscapes.
TIME:
5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die  —  If we're genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight  —  Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false.  Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis.
Discussion: The Other McCain
The Hill:
Lawmakers to Obama: Hit ISIS  —  Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday exhorted President Obama to broaden the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the group released a second video that appeared to show the beheading of an American journalist.
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Scott Clement / Washington Post:
New poll says large majority of Americans believe Redskins should not change name  —  (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)  —  A large but shrinking majority of Americans say the Washington Redskins should not change their team's name, according to a poll released Tuesday finding …
James Hohmann / Politico:
The 5 sleeper Senate races  —  The likeliest Republican paths to winning the Senate majority are pretty clear, but there are potential sleepers and under-covered races that could be one shock poll from bursting onto the map in the final eight weeks.  —  Meanwhile, the list …
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Mitt Romney: Raise the minimum wage  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday morning said he supports an increase in the minimum wage, breaking with many Republicans who have stood against it.  —  “I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage.
Dan Diamond / Forbes:
A Labor Chart For Labor Day: U.S. Has Gained 9.2 Million Jobs Since Recession's Lowest Point  —  Labor Day was created to honor American workers, and this year — despite the Great Recession — there are more of them than ever.  —  Total U.S. employment topped 139 million workers as of August 1 …
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Times:
DNA Evidence Clears Two Men in 1983 Murder  —  LUMBERTON, N.C. — Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half brothers …
Annie Lowrey / New York Magazine:
What Eric Cantor Is Really Going to Do on Wall Street  —  The ousted House majority leader has no investment-banking experience.  But he has extremely valuable connections.  —  Shares  —  Today brings the utterly unsurprising news that Eric Cantor is headed to Wall Street.
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cantor joins Wall Street bank
Discussion: RedState and Weekly Standard
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama: ISIS a ‘Manageable Problem,’ If ‘International Community’ Comes Together
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Brendan Nyhan / New York Times:
You Lose, We Win: Consultants Profit Even When Candidates Underperform
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Gov. Cuomo Is Running for a 2nd Term, but He Doesn't Have Much to Say About It
Reuters:
Hong Kong police arrest 19 in pro-democracy scuffles
Jake New / Inside Higher Ed:
New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood
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Ben Knight / Guardian:
Car sharing service Uber banned in Germany
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 Earlier Items: 
Philip Ewing / Politico:
Obama authorizes 350 more troops for Iraq
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Devin Fergus / Washington Post:
My students pay too much for college. Blame Reagan.
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James Brierton / WRBL-TV:
The gubernatorial race
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Eric Levenson / Boston Globe:
Scott Brown Says Out-of-State Voters Should Come to N.H. Anyway to Vote for Him
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Graeme Wood / The New Republic:
What ISIS's Leader Really Wants
 

 
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