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12:35 PM ET, September 19, 2014

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BBC:
Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence  —  Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence.  —  With 31 out of the country's 32 council areas having declared after Thursday's vote, the ‘No’ side has an unassailable lead of 1,914,187 votes to 1,539,920.
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New York Times:
Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote  —  EDINBURGH — With a sweeping majority far wider than had been forecast, voters in Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom in a referendum that had threatened to break up a 307-year union, according to the final count on Friday.
Discussion: Wonkette and Outside the Beltway
CNN:
Scotland votes ‘no’ to independence in historic referendum  —  Glasgow, Scotland (CNN) — Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom — along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland — following a historic referendum vote.  —  By 55% to 45%, a majority of voters rejected the possibility …
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Vanessa Barford / BBC:
Scotland votes ‘No’: How the ‘No’ side won the referendum
Discussion: Guardian and Scared Monkeys
Rowena Mason / Guardian:
Scottish referendum: Cameron pledges devolution revolution after no vote
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State  —  Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Interpreting the Islamic State's jihadi logic
Discussion: The Dish and Betsy's Page
ABC News:   Rhetoric vs. Reality: 5 Myths About Obama's ISIS Plan Debunked
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
President Obama: ‘Americans Are United’ in Fight Against ISIS
Discussion: Politico
Scott Malone / Reuters:
Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession  —  (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
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Jim Gaines:
One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?  —  Click on the image to explore the the complete poll results.  —  For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free?  —  This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free.  But will anyone believe the good news?  —  I've just been reading two new reports on the economics of fighting climate change: a big study by a blue-ribbon international group …
Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
Bob Dole Returns to Save Kansas for Jittery GOP … It has been a rough two-and-a-half weeks for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a three-term Republican facing his toughest fight for re-election since arriving in Washington in 1981.  —  Roberts, who survived a Republican primary challenge …
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Fires Campaign Consultant For Large Portions Of Copied Jobs Plan  —  From three previous Democratic campaigns.  —  Facebook- Burke for Wisconsin / Via Facebook: burkeforwisconsin  —  Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate …
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
GOP House Candidate Open To War With Mexico ‘If We Need To’  —  A Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina suggested that he'd be open to going to war with Mexico over problems with immigration and drug cartels.  —  The candidate, Mark Walker (pictured), the Republican nominee …
Discussion: Shakesville
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Hunter / Daily Kos:
GOP congressional candidate endorses going to war with Mexico over undocumented immigrants
Discussion: Liberaland, Raw Story, Mediaite and WRAL-TV
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Report: Bridge scandal probe finds no tie to Christie, feds say  —  Federal officials on Thursday said they have not found information linking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to traffic lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.  —  While the Justice Department's investigation …
Discussion: Mediaite
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Square Deal, New Deal, and Now, From Hillary Clinton, a “Fair Shot”  —  As Hillary Clinton spoke about women's economic issues at a liberal think tank, you could practically hear her campaign taking shape.  —  A hush fell over the room as some of the most powerful women in the Democratic Party took …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Boehner: Immigration reform will help boost the economy  —  It wasn't part of the jobs message he planned to pitch, but Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that immigration reform would help boost the economy.  —  “Immigration reform will help our economy, but you've got to secure the border first …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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