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1:50 AM ET, August 7, 2014


 Top Items: 
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
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.
Discussion: Techdirt, Mediaite, Hit & Run and Fox News
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.
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
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
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:   Huckabee: Obama deserves impeachment
Steve Deace Show:
Deace Show Podcast 08-04-14
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Washington Post
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Worthy Of Impeachment’ (AUDIO)
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
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.
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: Outside the Beltway
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
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
MICHELLE OBAMA: ‘WOMEN ARE SMARTER THAN MEN’  —  First Lady Michelle Obama shared some thoughts about women versus men during a conversation with former First Lady Laura Bush at the U.S Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C.  —  Obama explained that as First Lady it was important to remember …
Discussion: Althouse
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Michelle Obama: ‘Women are smarter than men’
Discussion: CNN
Cassie Spodak / CNN:
George W. Bush calls on Africa's ‘first spouses’ to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS
Discussion: Politico
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
Ann Coulter / Official:
EBOLA DOC'S CONDITION DOWNGRADED TO ‘IDIOTIC’  —  I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered.  —  What was the point?  —  Whatever good Dr. Kent Brantly did in Liberia has now been overwhelmed …
Discussion: Liberaland, RedState, Hot Air and Mediaite
Daily Mail:
Obama's monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa's most evil dictators and homophobes and turned blind eye to their human rights record  —  President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week …
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
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: Bloomberg View
Associated Press:
AP Source: BofA Nears $16-$17B Settlement With US  —  Bank of America has tentatively agreed to a settlement in which it would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis …
Discussion: Politico
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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
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Leader Of Republican's “Business Coalition” Resigns After Inquiry About Domestic Violence Conviction
Discussion: Mediaite
Evan Perez / CNN:
(CNN) — U.S. intelligence agencies fear Edward Snowden …
Discussion: Mediaite
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 6, 2014 - Clinton Blooms Over Christie …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and CNN
NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Hot Air
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
Washington Post:
Former Va. governor's trial: McDonnell staffers called Williams the ‘tic tac man’
Discussion: National Review and The PJ Tatler