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10:35 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 …
Kevin Brennan / NationalJournal.com:
Christie Won't Help Cory Booker's GOP Opponent In Senate Campaign  —  New Jersey governor's allies say he will offer an endorsement, but no campaign appearances or fundraising help.  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't going to help Cory Booker's GOP opponent, outside a formal endorsement.
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
New Jersey Republicans Nominate Koch Brothers Operative For Senate
Discussion: Guardian and bet.com
Jessica Taylor / NBC Politics:
Cory Booker wins Democratic primary in New Jersey
Kasie Hunt / NBC Politics:
Booker aims to shake up Washington
New Jersey Online:
Booker wins Democratic U.S. Senate primary election
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
92-Year-Old Who Once Faced Literacy Tests Sues North Carolina Over New Wave Of Voter Suppression  —  When Rosanell Eaton was 21 years old and living in segregated North Carolina, she became one of the first African Americans in her county registered to vote, after successfully completing …
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Jamelle Bouie / The Daily Beast:
North Carolina's Attack on Voting Rights
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:   North Carolinians Fear the End of a Middle Way
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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Cord Jefferson / Gawker:
Mayor Bob Filner Returns from Therapy to Find His Office Locks Changed
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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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton power in 2016
Discussion: Washington Wire and Althouse
Bill Glauber / JSOnline:
Ron Johnson, other Republicans say government shutdown unlikely  —  By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel  —  U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson rode opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health care law to victory in 2010.  —  But Johnson indicated Tuesday that shutting down the federal government …
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
GOP Senator Says Defunding Obamacare is Impossible
Discussion: National Review
Dave Helling / Kansas City Star:
Missouri rodeo cowboy official resigns amid Obama-masked clown furor  —  Outrage over a rodeo clown's masked performance as President Barack Obama at the Missouri State Fair spilled into Tuesday as the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association announced his resignation.
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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
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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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 …
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 and The Raw Story
Sky News:
Sky News Cameraman Killed In Egypt  —  Sky News cameraman Mick Deane has been shot and killed in Egypt this morning.  —  Mick had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem.  —  He was part of our team covering the violence in Cairo.  The rest of the team are unhurt.
Discussion: New York Times
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Fonda to pols: Watch ‘Newsroom’  —  Jane Fonda says conservative icons like Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly would benefit from watching Aaron Sorkin's show “The Newsroom,” on which she plays a CEO of the company that owns the cable network.  —  “Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Mediaite
Eric Katz / GovExec.com:
Nearly Every Major Agency Has Reduced Furloughs  —  The Treasury Building in Washington.  The Treasury Department has cut its number of furlough days from five to three.  Jacquelyn Martin/AP File Photo  —  When sequestration was about to kick in, the Obama administration began a nearly across …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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 …
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
Adam Beam / The State:
SC state senator taking on Graham  —  State Sen. Lee Bright announced his candidacy Tuesday for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, calling incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham “a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood.”  —  “During the (congressional) recess …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Taegan Goddard's …
Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:
Egyptian security forces storm protesters' camps  —  CAIRO — Egyptian security forces stormed two sprawling sit-ins by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi shortly after dawn Wednesday, firing weapons, bulldozing tents and beating and arresting protesters in raids that Morsi's political party said caused heavy casualties.
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: Jihad Watch
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 …
Erika Eichelberger / Mother Jones:
Lobbyist Secretly Wrote House Dems' Letter Urging Weaker Investor Protections  —  Thirty-two liberal Democrats signed onto a letter drafted by a financial-industry lobbyist that aims to block protections for millions of Americans' retirement accounts.  —  June 14 letter from 32 House Democrats to the Department of Labor.
 
 
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Discussion: Slate, RIA Novosti and TalkLeft
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