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4:45 PM ET, August 7, 2013

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The Daily Beast:
Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts  —  It wasn't just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures—but a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report.
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Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Broad U.S. terror alert mystifies experts; 'It's crazy pants,' one says  —  WASHINGTON — U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an “immediate, specific threat,” a claim questioned by counterterrorism experts …
Ted Koppel / Wall Street Journal:
America's Chronic Overreaction to Terrorism  —  The country's capacity for self-inflicted damage must have astounded even Osama bin Laden.  —  June 28, 2014, will mark the 100th anniversary of what is arguably the most eventful terrorist attack in history.
Discussion: NewsBusters
BBC:
Yemeni authorities ‘foil al-Qaeda plot to seize ports’  —  Yemen says it has foiled a major al-Qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and seize two of the country's main ports.  —  Government spokesman Rajeh Badi said the plans included taking control of the al-Dhaba oil terminal and killing or kidnapping foreign workers.
Associated Press:
Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions  —  In a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month.  —  The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden …
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Politico:
Jay Leno's interview with President Obama (transcript, video)  —  Q Welcome the President of the United States — Barack Obama.  (Applause.)  —  Welcome back, sir.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.  It's good to be back.  (Applause.)  —  Q Well, we're thrilled to have you.
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Schumer: Putin stuck a knife into the U.S.
The White House:
Statement by the Press Secretary on the President's Travel to Russia
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski clash over Fox, MSNBC  —  Co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough clashed Wednesday morning on “Morning Joe” over whether there is a difference between Fox News and MSNBC, with Brzezinski calling Fox a “mouthpiece for the Republican Party.”
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Reince Is Right  —  WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus says a lot of goofy things, but the chairman of the Republican National Committee has a point.  —  Films can dramatically alter the way famous people are viewed, making them cooler, more glamorous, more sympathetic — and the reverse.
Nick Wing / The Huffington Post:
Rick Santorum: Liberals ‘Make It Uncomfortable For Students’ To Shower At The Gym  —  Next time you feel uncomfortable showering at the gym, blame it on liberals and their abortion rights agenda.  Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) does.  —  Speaking to anti-abortion group Students …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
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Ruth Marcus / Real Clear Politics:
The Day Our Earth Stood Still  —  Don Graham's decision to sell The Washington Post was his reverse Sophie's Choice moment.  —  She had to decide which cherished child to save and which to send to the gas chamber.  Don and the Graham family weren't forced to make an anguishing choice but did so anyway.
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Michael Walsh / National Review:
The Post's Fire Sale
Charles Hurt / Washington Times:
The Washington Post: A once-great newspaper brought the world to a boy
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Kyung Lah / CNN:
CNN Exclusive: Two more women come forward, say San Diego mayor harassed them  —  Photos: San Diego mayor's accusers  —  (CNN) — The man on the voicemail is flirty and clearly asking for a date.  But it's the name on the message that's raising red flags.  —  “Hi, it's your newly favorite congressman, Bob Filner.
Joe Sutter / Messenger News:
King: Global warming ‘not proven, not science’  —  Congressman addresses FD crowd Tuesday  —  While a warmer planet may not be harmful, deficit spending and Obamacare are, according to Rep. Steve King.  —  King, the Republicn who represents Iowa's 4th Congressional District …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Steve King: Belief In Climate Change Is A ‘Religion,’ ‘Not Science’
Rasmussen Reports:
Christie Is Candidate GOP Voters Want Least As Their 2016 Nominee  —  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a narrow lead among Republicans for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, but even more GOP voters say he's the candidate they least want to see nominated.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and LifeNews.com
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Yahoo! News:
Ron Paul: Retired but not relenting
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and ABC News
Robert Zubrin / National Review:
Give Snowden Immunity  —  The United States should give former NSA contractor Edward Snowden immunity from prosecution in exchange for congressional testimony.  —  The suggestion may strike many of my fellow national-security conservatives as outrageous.  Snowden certainly violated the law and may have committed treason.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hit & Run
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Daring to Fail  —  Secretary of State John Kerry has pulled off a major achievement in getting Israelis and Palestinians to say yes to the United States.  Can he now get them to say yes to each other?  —  I admire Kerry's doggedness in getting Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table …
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Hoover Institution:
The Dick Durbin Debit Card Fiasco  —  by Richard A. Epstein (Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force)  —  A recent ruling in federal district court is sending tremors through an already roiled market.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Is Amazon Art a doomed venture?  Let's hope so  —  I do not think it will revolutionize the art world: … I expect the real business here to come in posters, lower quality lithographs, and screen prints, not fine art per se.  And sold on a commodity basis.
elliottkember:
Chrome's insane password security strategy  —  Chrome does something interesting when you first run it.  —  The other day, I was using Chrome in development for an Ember.js app.  I use Safari for day-to-day browsing, but it has a habit of aggressively caching files when I least expect it, so from time to time I switch to Chrome.
 
 
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David Lawder / Reuters:
Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies
Stephanie Simon / Politico:
New York fails Common Core tests
Discussion: Eduwonk
Philip Rucker / Post Politics:
Romney warns against government shutdown, saying GOP would ‘suffer’
Discussion: First Read, Daily Kos and The Plum Line
Arizona Republic:
Hundreds protest Obama outside Phoenix high school
Discussion: FIRST DRAFT and The Raw Story
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
AOL Bets On Programmatic With Adap.TV, Pulls Back On Patch
Admin Cotton / Tom Cotton:
Tom Cotton announces U.S. Senate campaign
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Rick Couri / FM102.3 and AM740:
Senator Inhofe announces re-election bid
Discussion: Ballot Box and CNN
Blake Neff / The Hill:
Benghazi suspect says he's ‘having a normal life,’ denies charges
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
MAD: Obama goes ‘spy vs. spy’
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Americans for Tax Reform RSS:
Repeal Coalition: Delay all 2014 Obamacare Provisions
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and Weasel Zippers