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10:55 AM ET, September 6, 2014

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Legal memos released on Bush-era justification for warrantless wiretapping  —  The Justice Department released two decade-old memos Friday night, offering the fullest public airing to date of the Bush administration's legal justification for the warrantless wiretapping of Americans' phone calls and e-mails …
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
IRS SAYS IT HAS LOST EMAILS FROM 5 MORE EMPLOYEES … WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.  —  The tax agency said in June …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The PJ Tatler
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
More IRS employees lost emails  —  The IRS on Friday told Congress that five of the 82 people being questioned about the agency's tea party targeting scandal lost emails as a result of computer crashes, including one official who worked closely with former IRS official Lois Lerner.
Wall Street Journal:
Joan Rivers: The Entertainer  —  There was nobody like her.  Some people are knockoffs or imitations of other, stronger, more vivid figures, but there was never another Joan Rivers before her or while she lived.  She was a seriously wonderful, self-invented woman.  —  She was completely open and immediately accessible.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Dana Perino Bashes Obama For Being Shown Walking Alone At Stonehenge  —  Were you, concerned American citizen, dismayed by those pictures of President Obama touring Stonehenge on Friday?  Did it bother you that many of the photos showed Obama taking in the prehistoric structure by himself?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
For Bob McDonnell, a Miscalculation at the Scene of a Blunder  —  WASHINGTON — On Aug. 15, 2013, Bob McDonnell visited the site of one of Virginia's great tactical blunders.  —  As part of his final official tour of the state as its governor, Mr. McDonnell went to Ball's Bluff State Park in Leesburg …
Discussion: his vorpal sword
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Timothy Noah / msnbc.com:
Bob McDonnell's ‘family values’ fall short
Matt Ridley / Wall Street Journal:
Whatever Happened to Global Warming?  —  Now come climate scientists' implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.
Discussion: Instapundit and AEIdeas
The White House:
Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon.  Let me begin by thanking my great friend, Prime Minister Cameron — and his entire team — for hosting this NATO Summit and making it such a success.  And I want to thank the people of Newport …
Washington Post:
Western military charter plane lands in Iran  —  An aircraft chartered by coalition forces in Afghanistan, en route from Bagram air base to Dubai, landed Friday in Bandar Abbas, Iran, after Iranian officials questioned its flight plan, U.S. officials said.  —  The plane had been contacted …
Hayley Munguia / FiveThirtyEight:
The 2,128 Native American Mascots People Aren't Talking About  —  When Samuel Henry was a kid growing up in D.C. in the late 1950s, he and his friends were devoted Washington Redskins fans — they had the jerseys and knew the lore.  And as the lore had it, the “reddish-brown tint” …
Discussion: Althouse
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Alan Keyes: Obama Is Funding ISIS To Wage ‘War On The People Of The United States’  —  Alan Keyes has joined a growing chorus of far-right activists who claim that President Obama is secretly supporting ISIS, writing today in WorldNetDaily that Obama administration officials believe …
James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
The anemic August jobs report: Where are the jobs?  Where is the wage growth?  —  This was not a good jobs report.  Certainly not one that suggests a shift into a higher growth gear.  The Two Percent-ish economy crawls on.  The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August …
Reuters:
U.S. says forms ‘core coalition’ to counter Iraq militants  —  (Reuters) - The United States said it had created a “core coalition” on Friday to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq, calling for broad support from allies and partners around the world but ruling out committing ground forces.
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Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
How The ‘Core Coalition’ Against ISIS Stacks Up Against The 2003 Coalition
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Mashable
 
 
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
A Wave Election?  —  The forecast looks favorable.  —  BY JAY COST
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Julie Turkewitz / New York Times:
Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don't Feel Like a Party
Discussion: Washington Post and The Verge
Matt Watts / London Evening Standard:
Ringo Starr takes on IS over Beatles nickname: 'It's bulls**t... We stood for peace and love'
The Cleveland Fed:
Reassessing the Beveridge Curve “Shift” Four Years Later
Reihan Salam / Slate:
How the Suburbs Got Poor
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Armed Militia Member Shot At By Border Patrol Agent Is A Convicted Felon