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7:15 AM ET, September 5, 2014

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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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Fox News:
Ex-Virginia governor, wife found guilty on corruption charges  —  Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been convicted on a range of corruption, fraud and bribery charges, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Former Governor in Virginia Guilty in Bribery Case
Alexander Burns / Politico:   Bob McDonnell in limbo: ‘Remarkably at peace’
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
Wall Street Journal:
Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site  —  A hacker broke into the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, but there was no evidence consumers' personal data was taken.
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Brett Norman / Politico:   GOP on attack over health site hack
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare Lawsuits Just Suffered a Big Setback  —  What it means and how the legal challenge could play out  —  The latest big legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act—the one that could potentially deprive millions of people of subsidies, making it impossible for them to get insurance …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   BREAKING: Appeals Court Scraps Gay Marriage Bans In Wisconsin, Indiana
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Survey of Consumer Finances  —  2013 Survey of Consumer Finances  —  The 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is the most recent survey conducted.  Below are links to the bulletin article, historical bulletin tables, full public dataset, extract dataset, replicate weight files, and documentation.
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Matthew C Klein / FT Alphaville:
US income and wealth inequality facts of the day
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple CEO Denies a Lax Attitude Toward Security Allowed Hackers to Post Nude Photos of Celebrities  —  Apple Inc. said it plans additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts but denied that a lax attitude toward security had allowed intruders to post nude photos of celebrities on the Internet.
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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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: Gawker and Talking Points Memo
Benjamin Goad / The Hill:
Holder: Civil rights probe into Trayvon Martin shooting still active  —  Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the federal civil rights investigation into the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains active, noting “recent developments” in the case.
Discussion: Instapundit
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
How to save the lives of troubled vets  —  After more than a decade of war, there are many American heroes who served in the military with valor and distinction who are now bravely facing the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder when they return home.
Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
The need for a mighty U.S. military  —  The writer is the former governor of Massachusetts.  In 2012, the Republican Party nominated him for president of the United States.  —  Russia invades, China bullies, Iran spins centrifuges, the Islamic State (a terrorist threat “beyond anything that we've seen …
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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.”
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 …
Associated Press:
Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered the swing state's elections chief to set an expanded voting schedule.  —  The ruling Thursday from U.S. District Judge Peter Economus comes …
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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Do Newspapers Keep Publishing Op-Eds by John McCain?
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Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Tea Party Unloads on ‘Complete Imbecile’ Rick Perry
New York Times:
The Race Gap in America's Police Departments
Michael Beckel / The Center for Public …:
GOP's Senate hopes energized by Koch network ad blitz
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Darren Goode / Politico:
Harry Reid: Kochs are ‘enemies of progress’
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Shakara Robinson / WDJT-TV:
Congresswoman Gwen Moore arrested during minimum wage protest
USA Today:
Reports of missing Libyan planes raise 9/11 terror fears
Discussion: NewsBusters and TPNN
New York Times:
BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf
Discussion: Philly.com and Prairie Weather
Franklin Foer / The New Republic:
The Greatest Threat to Our Liberty Is Local Governments Run Amok
Discussion: The Federalist and Washington Post