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9:15 AM ET, August 14, 2013

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Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Cory Booker Wins But Almost No One Votes  —  Few New Jerseyans bothered to vote in Tuesday's special primary election for the U.S. Senate.  —  As a sleeping aid, the New Jersey Senate primary on Tuesday may have been even more effective than warm milk or counting sheep.
Discussion: ABC News and Yahoo! News
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Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Booker Coasts in Primary; ‘Make Me Your Senator,’ He Tells New Jersey  —  Cory A. Booker, the mayor of Newark, who rose to prominence with his efforts to remake a notoriously troubled city and then used that perch to build a national reputation as a charismatic and media-savvy star in the Democratic Party …
Kasie Hunt / NBC Politics:
Booker aims to shake up Washington  —  NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Mayor Cory Booker took another step toward Washington Tuesday.  And to hear him tell it, the nation's capital should brace itself should he prevail in his campaign to be New Jersey's next senator.  —  “I don't want to just go down there and become a part of the system.
Discussion: The Fix, Esquire and msnbc.com
Jessica Taylor / NBC Politics:
Cory Booker wins Democratic primary in New Jersey  —  While accepting the Democratic primary nomination to the US Senate for New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker lays out his vision for the state and country as senator.  He also takes aim at his Republican opponent Steve Lonegan.
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Cory Booker becomes Democratic nominee for N.J. Senate seat
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
New Jersey Republicans Nominate Koch Brothers Operative For Senate
New Jersey Online:
Booker wins Democratic U.S. Senate primary election
David Weigel / Slate:
Photo: Hooters Restaurants in San Diego Won't Serve Bob Filner  —  Earlier today, the executive director of the San Diego Republican Party tweeted this image from in front of the Hooters in Rancho Bernardo.  —  According to the manager of that restaurant, all of the Hooters locations in the city …
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Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Hooters sign: Bob Filner won't be served
Discussion: The Week and Outside the Beltway
Andrew Kaczynski:
San Diego Hooters Won't Serve Bob Filner
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Jamelle Bouie / The Daily Beast:
North Carolina's Attack on Voting Rights  —  A new law rushed through by North Carolina Republicans contains a laundry list of measures brazenly designed to target Democratic voters.  Jamelle Bouie on the bill so extreme Hillary Clinton is getting involved.
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:   North Carolinians Fear the End of a Middle Way
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Clintonworld vs. Weiner  —  A Hillary Clinton spokesman took a shot at Anthony Weiner on Tuesday for claiming he knew what role his wife Huma Abedin would play in a 2016 Clinton presidential run, denying he had any inside knowledge.  —  “We have absolutely no clue what he was talking about,” spokesman Nick Merrill said.
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
GOP uses Virginia governor's race as test ground for Hillary Clinton attacks
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:
That's a clown question, bro: Rodeo clowns asked to take ‘sensitivity training’  —  The fallout from a Missouri rodeo clown's mockery of President Obama continued as the Missouri State Fair said it will force all clowns to undergo sensitivity training and the head of the state rodeo-clown organization resigned.
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Chicago Tribune:
Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi, await sentencing  —  WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty to misspending about $750,000 in campaign funds, will learn today how much his crime will cost him.  —  A federal judge will sentence Jackson on a felony conspiracy count …
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Rubio Warns Obama Could Act to Legalize Immigrants  —  Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that if Congress doesn't pass immigration overhaul legislation, President Barack Obama may act on his own to legalize the 11 million immigrants already in the U.S. illegally.
Discussion: Politico
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Pathway to citizenship would boost GDP by $1.4T over decade
New York Times:
Unease at Clinton Foundation Over Finances and Ambitions  —  Soon after the 10th anniversary of the foundation bearing his name, Bill Clinton met with a small group of aides and two lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.  Two weeks of interviews with Clinton Foundation executives …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama, Snowden and Putin  —  You only get one chance to make a second impression.  It seems to me that Edward Snowden should use his and that Russian President Vladimir Putin has blown his.  —  Considering the breadth of reforms that President Obama is now proposing to prevent privacy abuses …
Discussion: msnbc.com
Agence France Presse:
Morsi supporters ‘torch three churches’ in Egypt  —  CAIRO (AFP) - Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched three churches in central Egypt on Wednesday in reprisal attacks as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, reports said.  —  The assailants threw firebombs …
Discussion: Hot Air
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Rand Paul: 'I'm not a birther,' declines to address Cruz's eligibility for president  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped questions about fellow Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) eligibility to run for president, saying he was not a “birther.”  —  “You won't find me questioning his eligibility.
Discussion: Politico
Kerry M. Flynn / The Day newspaper:
Returning submariner celebrates with marriage proposal  —  USS New Mexico crew member surprises partner at dock  —  Groton — After six months aboard the USS New Mexico (SSN 779), MM2 2nd class Jerrel Revels stepped onto Pier 31 at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Monday afternoon …
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
The Lies Aren't What Makes Obama's NSA Stance So Awful  —  President Obama's repeated comments that “there is no spying on Americans” and that “we don't have a domestic spying program,” as he told Jay Leno, were contradicted by two revelations at the end of last week.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and emptywheel
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
White House denies intel chief will lead NSA surveillance review  —  The Obama administration is denying that James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, will control a review of the government's surveillance programs.  —  Privacy advocates expressed dismay on Monday …
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Poll: Less than 3 percent of federal workers want to join Obamacare  —  Less than 3 percent of U.S. federal workers want to give up their current health plans and join Obamacare, according to a new poll.  —  92.3 percent of federal workers think that they should continue …
Discussion: Right Wing News and Weasel Zippers
Mark Bisson / World Football Insider:
Exclusive - Russia World Cup Chief Defends Anti-Gay Law  —  (WFI) Russia World Cup chief Alexey Sorokin defends his country's anti-gay law in an exclusive interview with World Football INSIDER.  —  Introduced by President Vladimir Putin in June, the law which bans “pro gay” propaganda …
 
 
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Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Filmmaker Blamed for Benghazi Attacks Speaks in First TV Interview
Discussion: Power Line and iOwnTheWorld.com
Felix Salmon:
Obama's dangerously heroic view of the Fed
Globe and Mail:
Canada to favour refugee claims by gay Russians
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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Elon Musk's Futuristical Napkin Drawing of a Mass Transit System
Peter Cooper / USA Today:
Tompall Glaser, outlaw country artist, dies at 79
Matt Higgins / CBS Las Vegas:
New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speaking Citizens Can Serve On Juries
Michael Bloomberg / Bloomberg:
Frisks save lives
Discussion: New York Post and American Thinker
Miketoole / CBS Boston:
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friends Face Obstruction Charges
Discussion: Slate, RIA Novosti and TalkLeft
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Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Political Scientist Unafraid to Talk God, Has Died
Discussion: Power Line
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Until Last Week, The Official Policy Of One Virginia City Was To Assume All Rape Victims Were Lying
Discussion: The Raw Story
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Tackling the Roots of Rape
Discussion: NewsBusters, The Dish and Shakesville