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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, The Hill and Hullabaloo
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo: Memos Detail Bush Administration's Justification For Warrantless Wiretapping
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill: Memos justifying Bush-era warrantless wiretapping released
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 …
Discussion: Associated Press, Daily Kos and Business Insider
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press: WHITE HOUSE: OBAMA TO DELAY IMMIGRATION ACTION
Laura Clawson / Daily Kos: Obama delays action on immigration
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Enlists 9 Allies to Help in the Battle Against ISIS — NEWPORT, Wales — President Obama escalated the American response to the marauding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, recruiting at least nine allies to help crush the organization and offering the outlines …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, defense.gov and Washington Post
Dorian De Wind / The Moderate Voice: Kerry: ISIL ‘An Ambitious, Avowed Genocidal, Territorial-Grabbing, Caliphate-Desiring, Quasi State...’
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 …
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
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller: IRS: Five More Employees Lost Emails In Computer Crashes
Stephen Kruiser / The PJ Tatler: Dems Rally Around Fave Corrupt Agency: IRS
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run, Patterico's Pontifications and Wall Street Journal
Mary Katharine Ham / Hot Air: IRS: Lerner adviser, two in Cincinnati office among five more employees who lost e-mails
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal: Emails Raise New Questions About IRS Targeting
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.
Discussion: neo-neocon, Booman Tribune, Ed Driscoll and Roger L. Simon
BooMan / Booman Tribune: Not Missing Joan Rivers
Roger L Simon / Roger L. Simon: My Joan Rivers Story
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
Tom Levenson / Balloon Juice: Oooh Baby, You Are So Talented!...
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
Mark J. Perry / AEIdeas: Matt Ridley: Whatever happened to global warming?
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
Hart Williams / his vorpal sword: Battle of the Network Moralists
Timothy Noah / msnbc.com:
Bob McDonnell's ‘family values’ fall short
Bob McDonnell's ‘family values’ fall short
Discussion: Washington Post and Washington Monthly
Jeffrey Bellin / Washington Post: What the McDonnell verdict says about U.S. politics
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly: McDonnell vs. Deeds- Who Had the Family Values?
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” …
Ann Althouse / Althouse: Clumsy deployment of the dictionary at FiveThirtyEight.
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 …
Discussion: Power Line, Washington Post, White House.gov Blog, Lawfare and New York Times
Scott Johnson / Power Line: Speaking of degradation — President Obama's word of choice …
Cody Poplin / Lawfare: Today's Headlines and Commentary
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times: Ukraine Deal Imposes Truce Putin Devised