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8:00 AM ET, August 14, 2013

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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 …
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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.
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
New Jersey Republicans Nominate Koch Brothers Operative For Senate  —  The New Jersey Republicans voted Tuesday — in a low-turnout primary — to nominate Steve Lonegan for the remainder of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D) term.  Lonegan, the former New Jersey head for the Koch Brothers' Americans …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cory Booker wins N.J. Senate primary  —  Newark Mayor Cory Booker, already considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, took a major step toward becoming New Jersey's next senator as he cruised to victory in the Garden State's primary Tuesday.  —  About 45 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m. …
Discussion: New Jersey Online, Twitchy and WJLA-TV
Kasie Hunt / NBC Politics:
Booker aims to shake up Washington
Discussion: The Fix, Esquire and msnbc.com
TIME:
Does Cory Booker Really Want to Come to Washington?
Discussion: The Reaction and ABC News
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: 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  —  Republicans are using Virginia's gubernatorial race as a dry run to test attacks on Hillary Clinton for cronyism if she runs for the White House in 2016.  —  The GOP feels it has the perfect stand-in for Clinton …
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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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 13, 2013 - De Blasio Leads See-Saw New York City Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stop-And-Frisk Could Be Helping New Front-Runner  —  With strong support from white Democratic likely primary voters and voters critical of the so- called stop-and-frisk police tactic …
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Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Gray Lady Has a Crush on ‘Gangly Liberal’ Bill de Blasio
Discussion: News Desk, Politicker and Guardian
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
Miketoole / CBS Boston:
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friends Face Obstruction Charges  —  BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Two college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect were arraigned Tuesday on charges of disposing evidence from the suspect's dorm room.  —  Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov …
Discussion: RIA Novosti and TalkLeft
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Harlan Protass / Slate:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in Prison
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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 …
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 …
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 …
Matt Higgins / CBS Las Vegas:
New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speaking Citizens Can Serve On Juries  —  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries.  —  The court issued the admonition in a ruling …
Michael Bloomberg / Bloomberg:
Frisks save lives  —  Judge's ruling threatens safety  —  Excerpts from Mayor Bloomberg's remarks yesterday.  —  Our crime strategies and tools — including Stop-Question-Frisk — have made New York City the safest big city in America.  We are on pace for another record low number …
Discussion: New York Post and American Thinker
Peter Cooper / USA Today:
Tompall Glaser, outlaw country artist, dies at 79  —  He was a seminal figure in country music's outlaw movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.  —  CONNECT  —  Thomas Paul “Tompall” Glaser — a staunchly independent singer, songwriter, studio owner, publisher and recording artist …
 
 
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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
Discussion: Advocate and Joe. My. God.
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Elon Musk's Futuristical Napkin Drawing of a Mass Transit System
Joel Kotkin / Newgeography.com:
Entrepreneurs Turn Oligarchs
Discussion: Instapundit
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
Meritocracy or Bias?  —  NEW YORK — Critics of affirmative …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES and Jezebel
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David J. Bobb / Wall Street Journal:
Howard Zinn and the Art of Anti-Americanism
Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Political Scientist Unafraid to Talk God, Has Died
Discussion: Power Line
Meredith Shiner / The World's Greatest …:
McConnell: ‘Shutting Down the Government Will Not Stop Obamacare’
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Plum 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