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10:40 PM ET, August 19, 2014


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Sunil Dutta / Washington Post:
I'm a cop.  If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me.  —  It's not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy.  —  Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University, has been an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack  —  The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown.
Eric H. Holder Jr / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A message to the people of Ferguson  —  Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man's death …
Bonyen Lee / KCTV:
Kansas City officer faces review for Michael Brown Facebook posts  —  A Kansas City Police Department officer vented on Facebook about the Michael Brown shooting, and now he faces an internal review.  —  Officer Marc Catron's postings have produced outrage on social media …
ABC News:
Ferguson Cop Has No Temper, Is ‘Struggling’ With Shooting, Friend Says
Discussion: and ABC News
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip  —  President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.  —  Obama's two days in Washington were mostly quiet …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why Obama won't give the Ferguson speech his supporters want
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
White House hasn't ruled out sending Obama to Ferguson
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
The Survivor  —  Why the hell is Eric Holder still around?
Discussion: Fox News
Stuart Stevens / The Daily Beast:
Why Won't Obama Go to Ferguson?
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist James Wright Foley on Camera  —  According to multiple reports, ISIS claims to have executed American freelance journalist James Wright Foley.  Politico's Blake Hounshell was one the first to report the news on Twitter, saying the militant Islamic group …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Video shows ISIL beheading of photojournalist James Foley  —  Men claiming to be part of terrorist group ISIL posted a video allegedly showing the beheading of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley, who disappeared in northwest Syria on November 22, 2012.
Chelsea J. Carter / CNN:
Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Why Rick Perry May Be Out of Luck  —  Governor Rick Perry of Texas and President Barack Obama, strangest of bedfellows, are making similar discoveries about the scope of prosecutorial discretion.  In short, it's very broad.  —  Perry's education on the subject is an unhappy one.
New York Times:
Is Gov. Rick Perry's Bad Judgment Really a Crime?  —  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America, having done great harm to immigrants, abortion clinics and people without health insurance during his 14 years in office.
Fox News:
Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges, vows to ‘prevail’
Discussion: Hot Air and Business Insider
Blupman / Our Bad Media:
Did CNN, The Washington Post, and TIME Actually Check Fareed Zakaria's Work For Plagiarism?  —  WHEN AN “ISOLATED” INCIDENT ISN'T  —  Following our reports on Benny Johnson and plagiarism last month, a number of news outlets ran articles analyzing the future of journalism in the Buzzfeed age.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Fareed Zakaria rebuts plagiarism charges  —  Fareed Zakaria sought to dismiss new plagiarism allegations on Tuesday after an anonymous report cited 12 instances in which the veteran foreign policy journalist appeared to lift passages from other news outlets and websites.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Vera Culley /
St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect  —  ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - People are again in the streets after a police officer shoots and kills a suspect.  This time in North St. Louis.  The call came out just after noon, when police say a man with a knife charged officers.
Stephanie Baumer / KMOV-TV:
Police: Knife-wielding suspect shot, killed by officers
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and
Travis / Uber Blog:
A Leader for the Uber Campaign  —  UPDATE:  —  Business and political leaders laud David Plouffe joining Uber as SVP for Policy & Strategy:  —  “I've worked closely with David and believe this is a game changer for Uber.  David is uniquely suited to scale and lead the same kind …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Hagan leads Tillis by 4  —  PPP's newest North Carolina poll continues to find Kay Hagan in the lead, although the race has tightened slightly compared to a month ago.  Hagan is at 42% to 38% for Thom Tillis with Libertarian Sean Haugh continuing to hold on to 8% of the vote.
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Democratic poll: Kay Hagan lead narrows
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
John Cook / The Intercept:
Intercept Reporter Shot With Rubber Bullets and Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests  —  Intercept reporter Ryan Devereaux was arrested this morning while on the ground covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ferguson police will keep arresting reporters
Microsoft Corporation:
Steve Ballmer steps down as board member at Microsoft  —  As I approach the six month mark of my retirement and your appointment as CEO, I have been reflecting on my life, my ongoing ownership of Microsoft stock, and my involvement with the company.  I have reached some conclusions and wanted to share them with you.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Activist Encourages Defacement of Cover of Paul Ryan's Book  —  Erica Payne, founder and president of the left-wing Agenda Project, is encouraging people to deface the cover of Paul Ryan's new book, which is hitting shelves today.  —  “Hi Daniel,” Payne writes in an email.
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Compton school police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons
Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back To Honduras
Daily Mail:
Fiancé faked his own death to get out of dream wedding to 23-year-old partner by ringing …
Discussion: Gawker,, Gothamist and Liberaland
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WATCH: Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks at Chris Hayes' Head
Argus Leader:
Reid: ‘We are going to lose in South Dakota’
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Howard Dean: I hope Hillary Clinton becomes president
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Trouble With Tenure  —  DENVER — Mike Johnston's mother was a public-school teacher.
The Kochs' plan to beat Harry Reid
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Trayvon Martin's Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’