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9:15 AM ET, September 6, 2014

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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  —  “What shall it profit a man,” the Bible says (Mark 8:36), “if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”  In the end, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a 1989 graduate of Pat Robertson's CBN (now Regent) University School of Law, never got to find out.
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 …
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.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
The Obamacare train keeps not wrecking  —  President Barack Obama has not had a good couple of weeks.  His foreign policy is going badly, his legislative agenda is stalled, and his party looks likely to lose the Senate.  He's entering the traditional lame-duck years of a presidency …
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Chris Lee / kff.org:
Premiums Set to Decline Slightly for Benchmark ACA Marketplace Insurance Plans in 2015
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
GOP not giving up on Obamacare attacks
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Post
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 …
USA Today:
Mom: Daughter made to swap short skirt for ‘shame suit’  —  ORANGE PARK, Fla. — A mother claims her daughter was forced by her school to swap her too-short skirt for what she calls a “shame suit.”  —  When 15-year-old Miranda Larkin went to Oakleaf High School in a black skirt about three …
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
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
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
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
How The ‘Core Coalition’ Against ISIS Stacks Up Against The 2003 Coalition  —  President Barack Obama, right, points as he stands alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during a flypast at the NATO summit in Wales
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Mashable
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Reihan Salam / Slate:
How the Suburbs Got Poor  —  Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today.  —  When I was a small child, something called “the suburbs” kept snatching away my friends, like a monster hiding under the bed, but worse.  Over time, I've come to appreciate why my friends moved.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
 
 
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James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
The anemic August jobs report: Where are the jobs? Where is the wage growth?
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
A Wave Election?  —  The forecast looks favorable.  —  BY JAY COST
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
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
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Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Islamic State using Edward Snowden leaks to evade U.S. intelligence: NSA official
Discussion: Mediaite, Liberaland and Fox News
William Marsden / Edmonton Journal:
Canada leads world in forest decline, report says
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Armed Militia Member Shot At By Border Patrol Agent Is A Convicted Felon
Wall Street Journal:
Jeb Bush Sends Signals About 2016
Discussion: Hot Air and American Prospect
Marice Richter / Morning Call:
Texas daycare center accused of withholding water to keep diapers dry
Discussion: The Raw Story and myfox8.com
Steven Pinker / The New Republic:
The Trouble With Harvard  —  The Ivy League is broken …
Discussion: Booman Tribune