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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
No, State Governors Can't Refuse To Accept Syrian Refugees  —  More than half a dozen state governors have come out against President Obama's plans to relocate several thousand Syrian refugees within the United States.  Some have pledged to actively resist settlement of these refugees.
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Governors revolt against Obama's Syrian refugee plan  —  A fast-growing group of Republican governors on Monday revolted against President Barack Obama's existing plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, saying the Paris terrorist attacks show that it's too risky to provide a safe haven …
Matt Clinch / CNBC:
8 state governors oppose Syrian refugee relocation  —  Obama: Would be a ‘mistake’ to send ground troops to Syria  —  President Obama outlines the developing strategy to fight ISIS, and the danger ISIS poses to the world.  —  Multiple Republican governors on Monday added to opposition …
The Hill:
Cruz to offer bill banning Syrian refugees  —  Sen. Ted Cruz has struck back at President Obama's implication that his rejection of Syrian refugees is “shameful,” telling CNN he will be introducing legislation banning Muslim Syrian refugees from entering the United States.
Discussion: CNN and BuzzFeed
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Chides Republicans Who Want to Screen Muslim Refugees
Dara Lind / Vox:
Is Mike Huckabee right that refugees from hot countries hate Minnesota? An investigation.
Discussion: FOX6Now.com
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Cruz: ‘No meaningful risk’ of Christians committing terrorism
CNN:
Syrian refugees shunned by some in U.S. after attacks in Paris
Megan Apper / BuzzFeed:
Huckabee: Put Syrian Refugees in Homes of “Limousine Liberals”
Discussion: Mother Jones and Hullabaloo
USA Today:
After Paris attacks, governors refuse to accept Syrian refugees
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Governors rush to slam door on Syrian refugees
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   State Department: Only 2% Of Syrian Refugees In U.S. Are Military-Aged Men With No Family
Nick Gass / Politico:
Huckabee calls on Ryan to prevent entry of Syrian refugees, or to step down
Discussion: CNN and Niskanen Center
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Rand Paul calls for moratorium on issuing visas to citizens of countries with a ‘jihadist movement’
Discussion: Hot Air
Lanford Beard / People.com:
Source: Charlie Sheen Is HIV-Positive  —  Charlie Sheen is going on the Today show to discuss being HIV-positive, sources tell PEOPLE.  —  According to top Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman, he was approached by people close to Sheen six months ago to deal with the crisis, but never dealt with him directly.
Discussion: TMZ.com and Page Six
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TMZ.com:
Charlie Sheen — Threats of Lawsuits Unraveled HIV Secret  —  As we reported, Charlie will discuss his HIV status Tuesday on “Today.” … Charlie Sheen kept his HIV status under wraps, but everything unraveled when some former partners threatened him with lawsuits ... TMZ has learned.
Discussion: CBS Miami
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Clinton ‘often confused’ says staffer in email  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “often confused,” according to a 2013 email from her longtime aide Huma Abedin.  —  The comment, which is likely to attract attention from Clinton's critics on the presidential campaign trail …
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Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: Email Reveals Top Aide Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary Clinton Is “Often Confused”  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin revealing …
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
CNN's Jim Acosta Grills Obama on ISIS: 'Why Can't We Take Out These Bastards?'  —  During a Monday press conference in Turkey, President Barack Obama was grilled by CNN's Jim Acosta about his previous statements downplaying ISIS and why the United States couldn't kill the “bastards.”
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Shaquille Brewster / MSNBC:
Carson: al Qaeda was not a threat in 2003
Reuters:
Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries  —  Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.  —  The video, which appeared on a site used …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
After Paris Attacks, C.I.A. Director Rekindles Debate Over Surveillance
Discussion: Political Wire
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The Myth of the Terrorist Mastermind  —  Now that French authorities have named a suspected chief planner of the Paris attacks—27-year-old Belgian ISIS veteran Abdelhamid Abaaoud—the press is building him up as if he's 100 feet tall.  Abaaoud isn't just another opportunist butcher of innocent flesh …
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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The surprising reason why ISIS may be lashing out: because it's losing  —  On Thursday, one day before terrorists who appear to have been linked to ISIS launched a series of devastating attacks across Paris, President Obama went on ABC and made a comment that now looks pretty bad:
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and NOLA River
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Ari Soffer / Reuters:   Poll: Most Americans support escalating fight against ISIS
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
BlackLivesMatter Protesters Disrupt Students in Library: ‘F*ck You, You Filthy White F*cks!’  —  Protesters at Dartmouth University disrupted students studying in the library, reportedly directing profanity towards white students and physically pushing others.
Washington Post:
9/11 hero's husband returns award given to late wife after Caitlyn Jenner gets same award  —  Yanan Wang  —  After the 9/11 attacks, no one disputed that Moira Smith was a hero.  The 38-year-old police officer led over a hundred bleeding people out of the World Trade Center, one after another …
Discussion: New York Post and Daily Mail
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
Usually Dispassionate Fox News Anchor Bill Hemmer Goes Off on Obama Terror Speech  —  America's Newsroom co-anchor Bill Hemmer was uncharacteristically opinionated and aggressive after President Barack Obama's remarks Monday morning at the G20 Summit over Friday's French terror attacks.
Star Tribune:
Top student body officers at University of Kansas face calls to resign over diversity demands  —  LAWRENCE, Kan. — Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Dayna / Matter:
On Gawker's Problem With Women  —  A former staff writer describes how a media company founded on whistleblowing and radical transparency failed its female employees. … n July 16, Gawker.com published a tabloid story about a male escort's thwarted dalliance with a media executive.
 
 
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Toluse Olorunnipa / Bloomberg Business:
Obama Rejects Calls for U.S. Troops to Fight Islamic State
The White House:
Press Conference by President Obama — Antalya, Turkey
Discussion: Mother Jones
The Hill:
Day one promises pile up for GOP hopefuls
Discussion: WND, Daily Kos and The Week
Milo Yiannopoulos / Breitbart:
I'm a Gay Man and Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP campaigns tell RNC not to let Adelson stack the debate crowd
Josh Meyer / NBC News:
ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock
 Earlier Items: 
David Edwards / Raw Story:
WATCH: Obama absolutely destroys Jeb Bush for his ‘dark impulse’ to have a ‘religious test’ for refugees
Discussion: addictinginfo.org and The Week
Lawrence Hurley / Raw Story:
Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion group's Planned Parenthood case
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CBS News:
Sarah Palin's view
Discussion: Slantpoint and The Daily Caller
Justin Wm / Washington Post:
Aaron Rodgers praised for criticizing fan's anti-Muslim comments
Discussion: Towleroad and addictinginfo.org