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11:20 PM ET, August 16, 2013

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Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
CORRECTED: GOP CHIEF: Mitt Romney's ‘Self-Deportation’ Quote Was ‘Horrific’  —  Correction, 12:26 p.m. ET: An original version of this story said that Reince Priebus referred to Mitt Romney's comments as “racist.”  He said it “hurts us.”  Business Insider regrets the error.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
RNC's NBC, CNN boycott will extend to Telemundo, CNN Espanol  —  In a highly anticipated move, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously on Friday to deny NBC and CNN the rights to host or sponsor a Republican primary debate unless they cancel their respective Hillary Clinton film projects.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Immigration Reform
Fox News:
Egyptian military chief vows to rebuild Coptic Churches  —  The Egyptian defense minister has ordered the repair and reconstruction of all churches that suffered damage in the country's violent demonstrations since the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power last month.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs
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Telegraph:
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.
Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:   Taliban demands end to Egypt violence
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Obama and family go bike-riding on Martha's Vineyard after Egypt briefing
Michael J. Totten / Michael J. Totten's blog:
The Truth About Egypt  —  Egypt looks dodgier than ever right now.
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Political rent-seeking and her expected coronation.
Discussion: CNN, NewsBusters and Moonbattery
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 …
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker accuses Clinton of lying to lawmakers about Benghazi
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 …
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Blake Neff / Hillicon Valley:
Feinstein: National Security Agency never ‘intentionally abused its authority’
Discussion: Politico and Connecting.the.Dots
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
New Snowden Docs Show We Don't Even Know What We Don't Know
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 …
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.”
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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 …
Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
Critics laud John Oliver's hosting tenure  —  When longtime “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart announced this spring that he would be taking a leave of absence from the show in order to pursue a film project, fans of the show wondered how the critically acclaimed program could survive without its leader as …
Jerry Del Colliano / Inside Music Media:
Hannity Fires Cumulus  —  Sean Hannity gave Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey a taste of his own medicine.  —  He fired Cumulus.  —  Rejected an offer to extend his contract.  —  And, according to sources, said the company treats its employees “like dirt, s**t, sub-human”.  —  Wow!
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
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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
4 questions with Ted Cruz on defunding Obamacare
 
 
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Radley Balko / The Huffington Post:
Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid
Harry J Enten / Guardian:
Barack Obama's lost youth
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Robert Stanton / Houston Chronicle:
Harris deputy sues family who called 911 for help
Eric Stevick / Herald:
Paid signature gatherer accused of faking names
Discussion: Firedoglake
New York Times:
Philadelphia Borrows So Its Schools Open on Time
Victoria McGrane / Wall Street Journal:
Fed May Hedge End of Bond Buys
Discussion: Wonkblog and MoneyBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Laura Koran / CNN:
Area 51 officially acknowledged, mapped in newly released documents
Discussion: Hot Air and ImmigrationProf Blog
Michael Walsh / National Review:
The Two-Front War  —  It's clear by now that if conservatives …
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Axelrod: More ObamaCare changes likely on the way
Discussion: Hot Air, Michelle Malkin and Politico