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2:55 AM ET, August 14, 2014

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Politico:
Reporters arrested in Ferguson  —  Reporters from The Washington Post and the Huffington Post were arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday night while covering the protests that have rocked the St. Louis suburb.  —  Wesley Lowery, a Washington Post political reporter, and Ryan Reilly …
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Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter arrested in Ferguson  —  Wesley Lowery, a reporter for The Washington Post who has been reporting on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was detained Wednesday evening by police in Ferguson.  —  He and other reporters were working in a McDonald's in Ferguson when about half …
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Governor must let Ferguson be where better begins  —  As soon as the unrest in Ferguson is over — and let it be soon — there must be a thorough, independent and timely investigation into how and why it happened and the police response to it.  This inquiry would go beyond …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Two Reporters Arrested In Ferguson During Protests After Teen Shooting  —  Reporters for the Huffington Post and Washington Post were arrested on Wednesday evening amid the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting this weekend of a young African-American man.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Harrowing Images Out of Ferguson  —  Harrowing images tonight out of Ferguson, Missouri.  Incendiary and explosive devices deployed by police.  Images after the jump.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Candidate: I Had An Affair Two Weeks Ago, Am Quitting My Campaign  —  New York state Senate candidate Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old Republican, halted her campaign on Wednesday because she said she had engaged in an extramarital affair within the past two weeks.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Glenn Blain / NY Daily News:
New York state senate candidate halts her campaign because of recent extramarital affair  —  Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old Republican candidate for state Senate from the Niagara Falls area, abruptly halted her campaign early Wednesday because of an extramarital affair she began just days ago.
Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
Warren plans Israel trip after mid-term elections  —  WASHINGTON - With Hillary Clinton seeming to express a more hawkish view of world affairs than President Obama and publicly questioning his decisions on Syria, liberals may be wondering what an Elizabeth Warren alternative would look like.
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy  —  The key divide on America's role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans.  It's between elites and everyone else.  —  On Sunday, when Hillary Clinton used an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg to take pointedly more hawkish stances …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left
John McWhorter / The Daily Beast:
The True Stereotypes Behind Michael Brown's Death  —  Yes, race relations are much improved.  But at the core of modern racism is cops vs. young black men.  Here's what we can do about it.  —  To many, the protests after the shooting murder of black teen Michael Brown in St. Louis will seem like a routine.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Dish
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Cops Order ISIL Flag Removed from New Jersey Home  —  Police in Garwood, New Jersey, ordered that a militant flag associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) be removed from the front of a local home after hundreds of online activists expressed fear and revulsion.
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Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
It doesn't matter if you call it ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State, the extremist brand is winning
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Clarifies ‘Out-of-Context’ Remarks About Robin Williams' Death  —  Rush Limbaugh today clarified his comments yesterday about the death of Robin Williams, which he connected to general liberal unhappiness.  But Limbaugh said he in no way suggested Williams' suicide was due to his politics …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Calling All Sad Clowns
Elizabeth Hartfield / CNN:
310,000 healthcare consumers could lose coverage come September if they don't prove eligibility  —  (CNN) - Over 300,000 individuals who enrolled in a healthcare plan through the Affordable Care Act could lose their coverage come the end of September if they fail to provide …
Discussion: NewsBusters
James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
The Suburbs Made Us Fat  —  People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions.  New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.  —  Just seeing someone wearing a Fitbit makes me nervous.  I'm told I have a tendency to become “obsessive.”
Discussion: addictinginfo.org
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Photos of Rand Paul at party in the Hamptons catch Iowans' attention  —  The Republican potential presidential candidate said he had to miss a Christian conservative event in Iowa because of a family commitment  —  An Iowa evangelical Christian leader stood on stage and told the 1,200 conservatives …
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Amanda Gordon / Bloomberg:   Hamptons Scene: Rand Paul Reads; Motherwell Quonset Huts
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
How Libertarians Snookered The New York Times Magazine  —  Anatomy of a journalistic train wreck.  —  Shares  —  The premise underpinning Robert Draper's New York Times Magazine cover story on the “Libertarian Moment” is that libertarians offer the cure for the Republican Party's political difficulties.
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Fox doc steps up FLOTUS grilling  —  Fox News psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow does not think that First Lady Michelle Obama is a fit role model on fitness, calling the first lady “two-faced” on Wednesday.  —  “I do dislike hypocrisy and I really do believe that people speaking about diet …
Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Rude Pundit: We're Lucky There Aren't More Riots  —  No matter if there's a black man in the White House; there's always a power structure founded on and fostered by whiteness that exists with little challenge.  —  Rude Pundit with a heartfelt exposition on the same principle once expressed …
Discussion: Vox, Liberaland and The Rude Pundit
Bloomberg:
Obama Donors Altman, Effron Embrace Deals President Slams  —  President Barack Obama has been bashing companies that pursue offshore mergers to reduce taxes.  He hasn't talked about the people behind the deals — some of whom are his biggest donors.  —  Executives, advisers and directors involved …
 
 
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