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9:30 AM ET, August 14, 2014


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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Two reporters briefly detained near protest in Ferguson, Mo.  —  As police in this St. Louis suburb turned out in force Wednesday evening to discourage another night of unrest, they unleashed a brief contretemps by arresting a pair of reporters.  —  Protests have occurred every night since …
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
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Governor must let Ferguson be where better begins
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 …
Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
Warren plans Israel trip after mid-term elections
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's Barack Obama problem
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left
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
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
Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
It doesn't matter if you call it ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State, the extremist brand is winning
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Israel Outflanks White House on Gaza  —  The Obama administration has tightened control on arms transfers to Israel since learning last month that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without its approval.
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.”
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 …
David Weigel / Slate:
Calling All Sad Clowns
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