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10:25 PM ET, September 9, 2014

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Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Behind Closed Doors, Cheney Tells Republicans That Obama Supported Muslim Brotherhood  —  The former vice president tries to sell reluctant House Republicans on “comprehensive” action against ISIS by blaming the president, of course.  —  Dick Cheney spoke to House Republicans on Tuesday about the need for military action in Iraq.
Discussion: his vorpal sword and Mediaite
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New York Times:
As Obama Makes Case, Congress Is Divided on Campaign Against Militants  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday will begin laying out his case for an expanded military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria when he faces congressional leaders who are averse to taking …
The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney Tells GOP It's Time To Restart The Iraq War Machine  —  WASHINGTON — The United States needs to rev up the war in Iraq, former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republicans Tuesday on Capitol Hill — and most lawmakers seemed to agree with the man perhaps best known as a lead architect …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him
Washington Post:
Poll: Public supports strikes in Iraq, Syria; Obama's ratings hover near his all-time lows  —  Americans overwhelmingly view Islamic State terrorists as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests and, in a significant shift, widely support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Jeremy Herb / Politico:
House condemns Obama for Taliban swap
Discussion: Mediaite
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Says He Has Authority for Campaign Against ISIS
Discussion: Politico
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Why White House and Congress don't want vote on military action
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Monthly
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Cruz: Stop deferred deportations with CR  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday that legislation to freeze President Obama's executive order deferring the deportations of illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age should be attached to a stopgap spending measure.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Ted Cruz pushes for vote on Obama orders  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on lawmakers to use “any and all means necessary” — including must-pass government funding measures — to block President Barack Obama from taking executive action on immigration.  —  The tea party hero …
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:   Obama's Long Immigration Betrayal
Aaron Wilson / Baltimore Sun:
Janay Rice breaks her silence, describes situation as ‘horrible nightmare’  —  Former Ravens running back's wife shares her feelings  —  Janay Palmer is defending Ray and blaming the media.  In a post from her Instagram page on Tuesday morning, and verified by the Baltimore Sun …
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Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Condi Rice: The one person who could save the NFL
TMZ.com:
Ray Rice Video — NFL Commish in the Dark ... By Choice?
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Georgia GOPer Complains About Early Voting, Excessive Black Voting  —  A Republican state senator in Georgia has vowed to end Sunday balloting in DeKalb County due to the fact that the area is “dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches.”
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Jamie Schram / New York Post:
NBC producer busted for posting secret sex tapes to porn site  —  An NBC News digital producer was busted Tuesday for secretly making a video of his girlfriend having sex with him on Valentines Day — and posting it on a porn web site, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Discussion: Gawker, Gothamist, Politico, Mediaite and Jezebel
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Planned Parenthood Wants to Limit Women's Access to Birth Control to Save Obamacare  —  SHARES  —  We've officially reached a new and obscene level of hypocrisy, folks.  —  As I write about extensively in my latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women …
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Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
Don't Buy Republicans' Sudden Change of Heart on Birth Control
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Ted Cruz's Obamacare Nightmare Comes to Life  —  It's like a bad dream, if your bad dreams involve sick people getting to see a doctor.  —  Shares  —  In the summer of 2013, with the Affordable Care Act about to begin enrolling its first customers in the new health-care exchanges …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
America's new class system: Column  —  “Clerisy” class does the bidding of tech oligarchs to detriment of the middle class.  —  We've heard a lot of election-year class warfare talk, from makers vs. takers to the 1% vs. the 99%.  But Joel Kotkin's important new book, The New Class Conflict …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
A majority of Americans say Obama's presidency is a ‘failure’  —  A majority of Americans and even many Democrats consider President Obama's tenure to be a “failure,” according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News.  —  The poll shows Americans say 52-42 that Obama has been more of a failure than a success.
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh, RedState and Power Line
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
GOP cuts funding request to fight Ebola  —  House Republicans indicated Tuesday that they will provide less than half of the White House's funding request to fight Ebola in the next government spending bill.  —  According to a source familiar with the negotiations, House Appropriations …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Kansas Senate Nom Sues Kobach To Get Himself Taken Off Ballot  —  Chad Taylor, the Democratic Senate nominee in Kansas, has sued Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) to get his name removed from the ballot in November.  —  Kobach ruled last week that Taylor's name would not be removed …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
America on Edge: Fear of Terror Attack at 9/11 High, Poll Finds  —  “A very war-weary country ... seems to have woken up to the real threat that ISIS may present,” says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart and his colleagues at Hart Research.
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Support for ObamaCare continues to fall  —  Public approval of ObamaCare continued to sink this summer, issuing the latest warning for vulnerable Democrats who will face voters this fall after backing the law.  —  Just 35 percent of voters now support the Affordable Care Act …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Luol Deng's complete statement on ‘stereotype’ comments from Hawks  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel  —  Miami Heat forward Luol Deng released the following statement Tuesday:  —  “HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM”  —  “These words were recently used to describe me.
Teresa Stepzinski / Florida Times Union:
Clay deputy's son, 2, accidentally fires father's gun inside Wendy's; bullet fragments strike boy, 3 others  —  The 2-year-old son of a Clay County sheriff's deputy was struck in the foot by a shattered bullet fragment and sustained minor injuries when his father's personal handgun accidentally discharged …
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Jerry Jones' lawyer calls sexual assault lawsuit a “money grab”  —  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones faces a sexual assault lawsuit arising from a 2009 incident that relates to the photos of Jones and multiple females that emerged last month.  His lawyer, Levi McCathern, has issued a strong statement regarding the case.
 
 
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Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
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Wall Street Journal:
Almost Two-Thirds Back Attacking Militants
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
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