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10:30 AM ET, August 14, 2014


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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 …
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 …
Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Ferguson Police Chief Turns To Hannity To Handle His PR  —  After a long day of crowd control and reporter arrests, the chief made an appearance on Sean Hannity's show to reassure everyone he had things under control.  —  Police Chief Thomas Jackson took a breather from all of his responsibilities …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Ashley Alman / The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson  —  The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday evening while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer last week.
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
Stephen Deere / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
St. Louis alderman released from jail after arrest during Ferguson protest
Max Fisher / Vox:
Washington Post reporters have been arrested in two cities this year: Ferguson and Tehran
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Governor must let Ferguson be where better begins
Matt Higgins / CBS St. Louis:
Ferguson Mayor Addresses Racial Tensions, Number of Black Officers in City
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Clinton hurt 2014 Dems  —  Democrats face potentially catastrophic midterm elections that could leave Republicans and conservatives in control of the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court.  Yet while Democrats face a political state of emergency, Hillary Clinton this week launched …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and New York Times
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 …
Democrats to White House: Immigration's your call  —  Senate Democratic leaders are grappling with how far to push President Barack Obama on immigration before the crucial midterm elections.  —  For all the insistence that Obama take bold action — and despite a furious push from immigration activists …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's Barack Obama problem
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left
Los Angeles Times:
Column Make no mistake: We're back in an Iraq war  —  Every time Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in.  In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi …
Discussion: National Review and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Israeli Leader Outflanks White House Over Gaza  —  The Obama administration has tightened control on arms transfers to Israel since learning last month that the Israeli military had been securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without its approval.
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
Glenn Blain / NY Daily News:   New York state senate candidate halts her campaign because of recent extramarital affair
David Martosko / Daily Mail:
‘When people are dying, you must come back from vacation’: French foreign minister seems to slam Obama for golfing while Iraq burns  — Obama is on Martha's Vineyard while Iraq undergoes regime change and terrorists slaughter ethnic and religious minorities
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Obama prepares schools for migrant kids  —  The Obama administration is preparing the nation's schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations.  —  A fact sheet from the Department of Education sent …
Chris Frates / CNN:
Sen. Mary Landrieu to reimburse Senate for charter flight  —  (CNN) — Sen. Mary Landrieu will reimburse the Senate more than $5,700 for a charter flight she paid for with taxpayer money after CNN questioned the expense.  —  The Louisiana Democrat chartered a private plane last September …
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Carter: ‘Nutcases’ are stopping climate action  —  Former President Carter says climate skeptics are the “biggest handicap” for the U.S. when it comes to acting on global warming.  —  “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don't believe in global warming …
Discussion: Aspen Times and RedState
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