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10:00 AM ET, August 6, 2014


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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
U.S. policymakers gird for rash of corporate expatriations  —  Washington policymakers are bracing for a wave of corporations to renounce their U.S. citizenship over the next few months, depriving the federal government of billions of dollars in tax revenue and stoking public outrage ahead of the Nov. 4 congressional elections.
Washington Post:
Frustration over stalled immigration action doesn't mean Obama can act unilaterally  —  STYMIED BY congressional paralysis, President Obama is reportedly considering unilateral action to address — though surely not fix — the nation's immigration policy mess and the more recent surge of minors streaming across the southwestern border.
Washington Post:
Former Va. governor's trial: McDonnell staffers called Williams the ‘tic tac man’  —  Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling a 14-count public-corruption indictment that alleges they lent the prestige of the governor's office to a Richmond-area businessman in exchange for gifts and loans.
Discussion: National Review and The PJ Tatler
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
In Virginia Graft Case, Cognac and Golf Trips Aren't Smoking Guns
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Evan Perez / CNN:
New leaker disclosing U.S. secrets, government concludes  —  (CNN) — The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.
The Intercept:
Barack Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers  —  Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government's widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Democrats throw kitchen sink at Republicans ahead of midterms  —  Democrats are throwing the kitchen sink at Republicans in a bid to keep the Senate and erode the GOP's House majority in November's elections.  —  While the Democrats' official campaign strategy focuses wholly on the economy …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why the president becomes more powerful when Congress fails
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Harry Reid's reign of paralysis
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Amash after win: Ellis is 'what's wrong with politics'  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD/AP) — After Republican U.S. Rep. Justin Amash beat challenger Brian Ellis in the Third Congressional District primary, he said Ellis's campaign was “disgusting” and “despicable.”
Discussion: Roll Call
Dave Spencer / Fox17:
Rep. Justin Amash says Challenger Brian Ellis ‘owes an apology’ and calls Rep. Pete Hoekstra a ‘disgrace’  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - While wrapping up his victory speech in a win during the primary election, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan's 3rd District called former Rep. Pete Hoesktra of Holland …
James Carville / The Hill:
Are we facing a GOP takeover in 2014?  —  Democrats, myself included, tend to respect and value expertise, and find that people who have established a record of accuracy and developed a model that's proven to be beneficial over time should be people accorded great deference when they opine …
New York Times:
Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords  —  A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
Ed Rogers / Washington Post:
The Insiders: Ted Cruz is burning bridges in Washington.  Does it matter?  —  Lately, I had been thinking about writing a piece asking the question of whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is more like the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) or if he is more like President Ronald Reagan.
Loveday Morris / Washington Post:
Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst  —  BAGHDAD — Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.
David Greene / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical Record Of A Public Court Proceeding  —  A few weeks ago we fought a battle for transparency in our flagship NSA spying case, Jewel v. NSA.  But, ironically, we weren't able to tell you anything about it until now.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Jed Perl / The New Republic:
Liberals Are Killing Art  —  How the Left became obsessed with ideology over beauty  —  Do more and more liberals find the emotions unleashed by the arts—I mean all of the arts, from poetry to painting to dance—something of an embarrassment?  Are the liberal-spirited people who support …
Discussion: alicublog
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Analysis: The diplomatic war begins  —  As Israel's military campaign in Gaza is seemingly over, the ensuing diplomatic process will be grueling, extend for a longer period than four weeks, and be fought on various fronts.  —  The latest round in Israel's ongoing military battle is seemingly over.
Discussion: Israpundit and Power Line
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Anatomy of a Power Grab  —  Since my Sunday column was a little on the shrill side, accusing President Obama of contemplating domestic policy “caesarism” on immigration policy, I thought I'd do a follow-up addressing the various, “maybe you should calm down” objections.
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
WSJ/NBC poll finds widespread economic anxiety  —  Still scarred by a recession that ended five years ago, Americans are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington.
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
$619 billion missed from federal transparency site  —  WASHINGTON — A government website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found.  —  And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and RT
How Pat Roberts beat Milton Wolf  —  The Republican establishment's latest triumph over tea party activists in a Senate primary this year — Pat Roberts' narrower-than-expected win over challenger Milton Wolf on Tuesday night — came with a big lift from party headquarters in Washington.
Mark Murray / NBC News:
America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits New Low  —  Yet because this discontent differs - among Democrats, Republicans, and independents - Hart cautions that Americans still aren't likely to be storming the polls on Election Day in November.  —  “We're unhappy, but we aren't coalescing around an issue,” he said.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Pat Dollard
Yahoo! News:
Feinstein puts Obama on the spot over CIA's ‘torture report’ edits Yahoo News 56 mins ago  —  The chief author of the Senate's so-called “torture report” urged President Obama on Tuesday to make more of the document available to the public, over the objections of the CIA.
Discussion: RT and Hullabaloo
Joe Vardon / The Columbus Dispatch:
FitzGerald, lacking full license, apparently drove illegally after dropping off woman  —  Temporary permit prohibits driving alone  —  Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald had not had a regular Ohio driver's license for at least five years when Westlake police found him in a car with a woman early one morning two years ago.
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Joy Pullmann / The Federalist:
As Common Core Hits Classrooms, Nervous Teachers Hope For The Best
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
A New Report Argues Inequality Is Causing Slower Growth. Here's Why It Matters.
Discussion: The Raw Story
CBS News:
Shares  —  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The worst outbreak …
Discussion: CBS Atlanta, Guardian and ThinkProgress
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Suspects in murder of Border Patrol agent arrested and deported numerous times
Discussion: and The Jawa Report
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
GOPer Stands by ‘War on Whites’: It's Acceptable to Discriminate Against Whites Now
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Gingrich: Obama Executive Order on Immigration Will Create “Civil War In His Own Party”
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Arkansas Senate race still a toss up
Discussion: Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Marcy Oster / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Israel: We caught kidnapper behind murder of the 3 teens
Discussion: Elder Of Ziyon and Israel Matzav
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Megyn Kelly: Secret of her success
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo