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8:20 AM ET, August 17, 2013


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Egypt's ‘day of rage’: Friday August 16 as it happened  —  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to stage “Friday of anger” mass march, with the government warning it would not shy away from using violence again.  Follow live updates.  —  21.26 So that's it from The Telegraph's live team for today, Egypt's Day of Rage.
Joshua Hersh / Associated Press:
Egyptians' ‘Sadness And Anger’ Drive Violence, As Thousands Face Off Against Police, Security Forces  —  CAIRO — The streets of downtown Cairo erupted in a frenzy of violence on Friday, as protest marches and high emotions brought tens of thousands of people into the city center …
Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:
Taliban demands end to Egypt violence  —  Leaders of the Afghan Taliban are calling for an end to the violence in Egypt, demanding the military end its “inhumane and unethical action” against government protesters in the country.  —  In a statement posted on its website Friday …
Discussion: Associated Press
Fox News:
Egyptian military chief vows to rebuild Coptic Churches
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs
Michael J. Totten / Michael J. Totten's blog:   The Truth About Egypt  —  Egypt looks dodgier than ever right now.
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox TV Studios Won't Produce NBC Hillary Clinton Miniseries (Exclusive)  —  The project has prompted the Republican National Committee to ban the network from hosting 2016 presidential debates.  —  The tantalizing spectacle of Fox Television Studios producing a Hillary Clinton miniseries …
Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
RNC votes to exclude CNN, NBC from 2016 presidential primary debates  —  The Republican National Committee formally decided Friday not to partner with CNN and NBC News for any presidential primary debates during the 2016 election cycle, a rebuke of the networks' plans to air programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Team Hillary assails ‘brazen deceit’ of latest GOP Benghazi claims  —  A spokesman for Hillary Clinton fired back Friday at what it called the “brazen deceit” of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who earlier in the day said the former secretary of State shouted at lawmakers and deliberately lied …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker accuses Clinton of lying to lawmakers about Benghazi
Discussion: Pat Dollard
President Bill Clinton / Clinton Foundation:
AN OPEN LETTER FROM BILL CLINTON  —  The Clinton Foundation was founded on the belief that we could help people in the United States and around the world solve problems and seize opportunities faster, better, and at lower cost.  The Foundation works with governments, businesses, NGOs …
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Entrepreneurship: The Ultimate White Privilege?  —  A new study finds that future entrepreneurs score high on measures of teenage delinquency.  They're also disproportionately white, highly educated, and male.  Here's why that might not be a coincidence.  —  One of the great privileges …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Watchdogs and Guard Dogs  —  On a day when WaPo is naturally absorbed with its own Snowden-assisted scoop on NSA violations of the guidelines under which they allegedly operate, Timothy Lee had the most compelling commentary there: … Maybe I'm missing something, but it's precisely the lack …
Blake Neff / Hillicon Valley:
Feinstein: National Security Agency never ‘intentionally abused its authority’
Discussion: Politico and Connecting.the.Dots
Washington Post:
NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Republicans call for Senate passage of ObamaCare delay  —  Republicans doubled down on their attacks of President Obama's healthcare law on Saturday, claiming it has contributed to layoffs, unnecessary insurance restrictions and high costs to the American people.
Discussion: CNN
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Dad: Chris Christie pot decision ‘small victory’  —  Brian Wilson, the New Jersey father who confronted Gov. Chris Christie about the state's medical marijuana bill, wasn't impressed by Christie's conditional veto on Friday, calling it a “small victory,” but still “ludicrous.”
Bryan Koenig / CNN:   Christie supports easing medical marijuana access for sick kids
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Exclusive: RNC Ups Immigration Reform Pressure On Congressional GOP — But Rejects Path To Citizenship  —  The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday calling on Congress to pass an immigration reform bill by the end of the year—but it stopped well short of the bipartisan compromise passed …
Radley Balko / The Huffington Post:
Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid  —  A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.  —  Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants …
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Crooks and Liars
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Arizona Legislator Posts Stream Of Racist Tweets  —  Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe recently tweeted his outrage that “blacks” beat up a white teenager without notice by the “liberal press,” endorsed the “crowd pleasing” antics of a Missouri State Fair clown who wore a Barack Obama mask …
Sy Mukherjee / ThinkProgress:
GOP Congressman Gets Fact Checked By His Own Constituents On Obamacare: ‘Stop Lying!’  —  Things got heated for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) during a town hall question-and-answer session in White Haven, Florida on Thursday.  His constituents called him out over his multiple votes to repeal …
Joe Picard / The Hill:
Right says grassroots support building for ObamaCare shutdown  —  House conservatives say grassroots support is building for their effort to risk a government shutdown to defund ObamaCare.  —  Conservatives who back the strategy said their spines have been stiffened by support at town hall meetings.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Plum Line
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
4 questions with Ted Cruz on defunding Obamacare
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