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8:20 PM ET, September 4, 2014

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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
National G.O.P. Moves to Take Over Campaign of a Kansas Senator  —  WASHINGTON — National Republicans on Thursday moved to take control of the campaign of Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas by sending a longtime party strategist to the state to advise him, a day after his hopes for re-election …
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Bryan Lowry / Wichita Eagle:
Kobach: Democrat Chad Taylor's name will remain on ballot for U.S. Senate  —  Chad Taylor doesn't want to be in the race for U.S. Senate, but he's going to remain on the ballot.  —  Taylor, the Democratic nominee for Senate and district attorney of Shawnee County, submitted a formal letter …
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Legal questions complicate Dem's exit from Kansas Senate race
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Senate Race In Kansas Just Got Crazy
Bryan Lowryeagle Topeka / Wichita Eagle:
Despite tough primary, Sen. Pat Roberts' path to victory in November smoother than opponents'
Discussion: Roll Call and Daily Kos
Nathan L. Gonzales / The Rothenberg Political Report:
Pat Roberts is the Most Vulnerable Republican Senator in the Country
Washington Post:
Robert McDonnell guilty of 11 corruption counts  —  RICHMOND — A federal jury Thursday found former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of public corruption — sending a message that they believed the couple sold the office once occupied by Patrick Henry …
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Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Ex-Governor McDonnell and Wife Convicted After Corruption Trial  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption in federal court Thursday, following a trial that halted the political ascent of the one-time Republican star and peeled …
Alexander Burns / Politico:   Bob McDonnell in limbo: ‘Remarkably at peace’
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Withdraws Decision Defunding Obamacare  —  In July, two Republican judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a decision defunding much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This effort to implement Sen. Ted Cruz's …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
BREAKING: Appeals Court Scraps Gay Marriage Bans In Wisconsin, Indiana  —  The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.  —  “The discrimination against same-sex couples is irrational, and therefore unconstitutional even if the discrimination …
ABC News:
Court Grants Obama Plea to Re-Hear Health Case
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
A Louisiana Judge Takes Aim at Gay Marriage—and Justice Kennedy
Discussion: ACS Blog, The Dish and SCOTUSblog
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Joan Rivers, a Comedic Stiletto, Dies at 81  —  Joan Rivers, the raspy loudmouth who pounced on America's obsessions with flab, face-lifts, body hair and other blemishes of neurotic life, including her own, in five decades of caustic comedy that propelled her from nightclubs to television …
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Brett Norman / Politico:
Healthcare.gov hacked, consumer information not breached  —  A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance portal this summer but federal authorities said the intruder did not seem to have taken consumer data.  Millions of Americas registered on the site to purchase insurance.
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Economist:
Blood cotton  —  The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  By Edward Baptist.  Basic Books; 498 pages; $35.  Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.com  —  “FOR sale: a coloured girl, of very superior qualifications...a bright mulatto, fine figure, straight …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Gawker
Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking News and Analysis: Federal Court Grants Injunction Restoring Early Voting in Ohio  —  I have now had a chance to give an initial read the 71-page federal district court opinion in Ohio State Conference of the NAACP v. Husted.  This is a significant case, which could potentially make it to the Supreme Court.
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Associated Press:
Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
DNC chief walks back Scott Walker ‘words’  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she used words she “shouldn't have” in her attack against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in which she said he “has given women the back of his hand.”
Sen. Rand Paul / TIME:
Rand Paul: ‘I Am Not an Isolationist’  —  If I had been in President Obama's shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS  —  Some pundits are surprised that I support destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militarily.  They shouldn't be.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Delaware Guv ‘Inadvertently’ Tweeted Photo Of Woman In Bondage Gear  —  Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) tweeted Thursday that his staff was “looking into” how an “inappropriate” photo of a woman in bondage gear was sent out from his Twitter account.  —  The tweet, which promoted …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Huffington Post hires 9/11 truther to cover national security  —  The Huffington Post's Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security.  —  Stallworth, a wide receiver in the NFL since 2002 …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Pursuing ISIS to the Gates of Hell  —  Over the past two weeks, the American foreign-policy debate has dramatically changed.  The key to understanding why lies in a book.  —  The book is called Special Providence.  Published 13 years ago by Walter Russell Mead, it remains, for my money …
USA Today:
Reports of missing Libyan planes raise 9/11 terror fears  —  Reports that 11 commercial jetliners are missing from the main airport in Libya's capital of Tripoli are raising fears that militants could use them in terrorist attacks to mark the 13th anniversary of 9/11 next week.
Discussion: NewsBusters, Daily Mail and TPNN
Michael Hirsh / Politico:
Has Greenwald, Inc. Peaked?  —  Thanks to Ed Snowden, Glenn Greenwald went from blogging to the big time.  But his stock may be dropping fast.  —  For about a year, the global enterprise you might call Glenn Greenwald, Inc. has been taking off like a red-hot app.
Darren Goode / Politico:
Harry Reid: Kochs are ‘enemies of progress’  —  LAS VEGAS — Industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch and “their cronies” are “enemies of progress” in developing green energy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday at the start of his annual energy conference.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Warren: Destroying ISIS should be ‘No. 1 priority’  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday said that the Obama administration should make defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) its top priority.  —  “ISIS is growing in strength.  It has money, it has organization, it has the capacity to inflict real damage.
 
 
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Michael Beckel / The Center for Public …:
GOP's Senate hopes energized by Koch network ad blitz
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Shakara Robinson / WDJT-TV:
Congresswoman Gwen Moore arrested during minimum wage protest
New York Times:
Found ‘Reckless’ in Gulf Spill, BP Faces $18 Billion Fine
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Margaret Talbot / New Yorker:
An Old Contempt in Rotherham
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Franklin Foer / The New Republic:
The Greatest Threat to Our Liberty Is Local Governments Run Amok
Discussion: The Federalist and Washington Post
Erik Rush / WND:
OBAMA: THE HEAD OF THE ISIS SNAKE
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Raw Story
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Collapse of Obama's Foreign Policy
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Fast food workers take to streets to demand $15 minimum wage
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Nell Gluckman / Bangor Daily News:
LePage says cost of energy keeps wages low, drives business from Maine
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Brit Hume: Obama told a friend of mine before he was elected, “Wouldn't it be great for the world if I were president?”
Jonathan Alter / The Daily Beast:
This Really Is Obama's Moment of Truth
 

 
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