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9:45 PM ET, August 6, 2014


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Washington Post:
Justin Amash's absolutely amazing victory speech  —  Politicians who win campaigns, no matter how dirty, will almost always kiss and make up with their political opponents in their election-night speeches.  —  Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), of course, is not your average politician.
Corey Robin / Crooked Timber:
Another Anti-Zionist Professor Punished for His Views (Updated)  —  Until two weeks ago, Steven Salaita was heading to a job at the University of Illinois as a professor of American Indian Studies.  He had already resigned from his position at Virginia Tech; everything seemed sewn up.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
U. of Illinois apparently revokes job offer to controversial scholar  —  Professor whose writings have angered many was offered job at U. of Illinois, pending formal board approval.  He didn't get it.  Is he being punished for his views?  His tone?  Both?  —  Editorial Tags:  —  Academic freedom
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Acting Like God,’ ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’  —  Mike Huckabee appeared on Monday's edition of Iowa-based Steve Deace's radio talk show, where he said President Obama “absolutely” deserves to be impeached but cautioned that Republicans should not pursue impeachment …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Steve Deace Show:
Deace Show Podcast 08-04-14
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Washington Post
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:   Huckabee: Obama deserves impeachment
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’ (AUDIO)
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 6, 2014 - Clinton Blooms Over Christie In Garden State, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Booker Tops Little-Known Challenger By 10 Points  —  Despite his favorite son status, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 50 …
Discussion: CNN and Weekly Standard
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.
George Packer / New Yorker:
A Friend Flees the Horror of ISIS  —  A humanitarian crisis that could turn into genocide is taking place right now in the mountains of northwestern Iraq.  It hasn't made the front page, because the place and the people are obscure, and there's a lot of other horrible news to compete with.
Matthew Sparkes / Telegraph:
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’  —  Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer's repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free - because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Conservative Journalist: I Did So Pay For Discredited Vote Buying Story!  —  Charles Johnson, the feisty conservative journalist who's been the driving force behind the allegations of a vote-buying scheme in Mississippi's Republican runoff, responded Wednesday to the latest twist …
Discussion: WJTV and Outside the Beltway
Global Alert and Response (GAR)  —  Ebola virus disease update - West Africa  —  Epidemiology and surveillance  —  Between 2 and 4 August 2014, a total of 108 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 45 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
Andrew Levison / The New Republic:
Democrats Have a White Working Class Problem—and Not Just in the South  —  Whenever elections approach, there is always a flurry of concern among Democrats regarding the white working class.  Despite a steady and gradual decline in its size over the last several decades …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
16 Things We Learned From Bill Nye The Science Guy's Emails With The White House  —  BuzzFeed obtained Bill Nye's emails with the White House through a FOIA request.  There is a science poem.  —  Mark Wilson / Getty Images  —  Bill Nye sometimes signs off his emails with hopeful messages and clip art.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Michelle Obama: ‘Women are smarter than men’  —  First Lady Michelle Obama engaged in a battle of the sexes Wednesday, claiming that women are more intelligent than their male counterparts.  —  “We can't waste the spotlight.  Time is short.  Change is needed.
Discussion: CNN
Cassie Spodak / CNN:
George W. Bush calls on Africa's ‘first spouses’ to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS
Discussion: Politico
Justin Levitt / Washington Post:
A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast  —  A Madison, Miss., precinct worker offers a voter a “I voted” sticker after voting in party primaries on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  Mississippi's new voter ID law was put to its first test in Tuesday's primaries.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
IRS Abolishes Mandatory Expiration Dates For Illegal Immigrants' Taxpayer Status  —  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quietly changed regulations to allow more undocumented immigrants to keep their taxpayer status through a program that is rife with fraud and abuse, and to delay deactivation of immigrant taxpayer status until 2016.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Leader Of Republican's “Business Coalition” Resigns After Inquiry About Domestic Violence Conviction  —  The CEO was sentenced to 17 months in prison for domestic violence.  Following an inquiry by BuzzFeed, he has resigned.  —  Two weeks ago, Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby announced a …
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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Associated Press:
AP Source: BofA Nears $16-$17B Settlement With US
Discussion: Politico
Jeremy Duda / Arizona Capitol Times:
Jones calls Ducey ‘misogynistic jerk’
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / Guardian:
Tricycle theatre refuses to host UK Jewish Film Festival over Israeli embassy funding
Discussion: Spectator and New York Times
Alasdair Glennie / Daily Mail:
Gardeners' Question Time? It's so racist: Sociologist rails at references to ‘non-native’ plants
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Evan Perez / CNN:
(CNN) — U.S. intelligence agencies fear Edward Snowden …
Discussion: Mediaite
NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Hot Air and Los Angeles Times
Jason Delisle / EdCentral:
Number of Borrowers Using Income-Based Repayment Doubles in One Year
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Daily Caller
Pope Francis urges young not to waste time on Internet and smartphones
Discussion: Shakesville
 Earlier Items: 
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New Washington Post project discloses fabrications from a source
Noemie Emery / Washington Examiner:
Intellectual hubris hampers presidential geniuses
Train rescue: Commuters use people power to free man trapped against platform at Perth's Stirling station
Discussion: BizPac Review, Mashable and
Washington Post:
Former Va. governor's trial: McDonnell staffers called Williams the ‘tic tac man’
Discussion: National Review and The PJ Tatler