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10:25 AM ET, September 7, 2014

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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
President Obama to Delay Immigration Action  —  Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.  —  The move instantly infuriated …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Jorge Ramos Torches Obama For Punting On Immigration  —  The Obama administration's decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after the November midterms did not site well with Fusion's Jorge Ramos.  —  Shortly after news of the delay broke on Saturday …
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Obama Blames Border Crisis for Immigration Reform Delay  —  In the sit-down with Todd, Obama rejected criticism that the postponement is merely a political tactic intended to help embattled Democrats in the months before contentious midterm elections, saying that the delay will help …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and msnbc.com
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Greta Van Susteren: White House Pressured Me to Get FOX Reporter to Drop Benghazi Investigation (Video)  —  US Benghazi consulate destroyed under Obama.  —  Greta Van Susteren admitted Friday “Off the Record” that she was called by the Obama White House and told to push FOX reporter Jennifer Griffin to drop her Benghazi investigation.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-BuzzFeed Editor Fired For Plagiarism Gets Second Chance At Conservative National Review  —  A little more than a month after he lost his job at BuzzFeed for widespread plagiarism, Benny Johnson has landed on his feet at National Review.  —  Politico's Mike Allen reported Saturday …
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Daily Mail:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain's most notorious criminal 126 years after string of terrible murders  —  It is the greatest murder mystery of all time, a puzzle that has perplexed criminologists for more than a century and spawned books …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
The 2016 Republican dark horses  —  As the 2016 White House race begins to form, more than a few dark horse GOP candidates could end up breaking away from the pack.  —  With the Republican presidential field wide open, the campaign could be a repeat 2012, when even candidates thought …
Washington Examiner:
We still don't know why Lois Lerner's Blackberry was wiped clean  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL TAXES TEA PARTY IRS HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE SMARTPHONES LOIS LERNER SCANDALS  —  As lawmakers return to Washington to continue the search for thousands of missing subpoenaed emails related …
New York Times:
Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks  —  WASHINGTON — The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norway's partner in Washington would push top officials at the White House, at the Treasury Department and in Congress …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Emily Welker / INFORUM:
MSUM wrestler suspended from team after being accused of rape in dorm room  —  MOORHEAD - A Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestler is accused of getting another student drunk in his dorm room Labor Day evening, and raping her while videotaping it and after inviting other students on his floor to come watch.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Leading From Within  —  I DON'T know what action will be sufficient to roll back both the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, but I do know what's necessary.  And it's not “leading from behind,” which didn't really work for President Obama in Libya …
emptywheel:
Executive Still Hiding Its Phone Dragnet Self-Authorization, While Making Sure We Know It Has It  —  Back in February, Ron Wyden got then acting OLC head Caroline Krass to admit that Jack Goldsmith's May 6, 2004 Stellar Wind authorization remained active.  Although they could rely on it at any time …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Legal memos released on Bush-era justification for warrantless wiretapping
Nicholas Schmidle / New Yorker:
Inside the Failed Raid to Save Foley and Sotloff  —  In June, two teams of F.B.I. agents travelled to separate locations in Europe to interview two men who had been prisoners of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.  Both former hostages had been held in northern Syria and were released …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cruz: Strip citizenship from Americans in ISIS  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is slated to introduce legislation next week that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of anyone fighting or providing support to terrorist groups working to attack the United States.  —  Cruz said he is filing …
 
 
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
On Eve of the Democratic Primary, Cuomo Briefly Hits the Campaign Trail
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Fitch downgrades N.J. debt, saying Christie is repudiating his pension reform
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