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8:30 PM ET, September 6, 2014

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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
WHITE HOUSE: OBAMA TO DELAY IMMIGRATION ACTION  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
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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 …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama has bowed to the concerns of Senate Democrats up for election this fall and will delay until late this year executive action that would reshape the nation's immigration system without congressional approval …
Mike Allen / Politico:
BRUNCH EDITION - 59 days to midterms — BENNY JOHNSON's new job - OBAMA PUNTS ON IMMIGRATION — WENDY DAVIS discloses abortion of third daughter - JOE SCARBOROUGH signs NBC deal —CHRIS CHRISTIE is 52  —  EXCLUSIVE: Benny Johnson, the BuzzFeed “viral politics editor” who was fired for plagiarism in July …
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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 …
Peggy Fikac / MySanAntonio.com:
Davis discloses terminating pregnancy in her memoir  —  AUSTIN - Sen. Wendy Davis, in her memoir due out next week, discloses the most personal of stories preceding her nationally marked fight against tighter abortion restrictions: a decision she and her then-husband made 17 years ago to end a much-wanted pregnancy.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Christie's Trip Looks Like a Campaign for President
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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 …
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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
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 …
Discussion: New York Times and Vox Popoli
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Enlists 9 Allies to Help in the Battle Against ISIS
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Cuomo Finally, and Briefly, Hits Campaign Trail on Eve of Democratic Primary  —  Campaign signs were plentiful, and so was praise for his stewardship of state government.  Handshakes with voters were evident, but still scarce.  And the entire endeavor was over in just a few hours.
Fox News:
IRS says it has lost emails from 5 other employees related to probes  —  May 13, 2013: A woman walks out of the Internal Revenue Service building in New York.AP  —  The IRS said Friday that it has lost emails from five other employees involved in congressional probes into the agency's targeting …
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Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
IRS SAYS IT HAS LOST EMAILS FROM 5 MORE EMPLOYEES
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and The Daily Caller
 
 
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