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6:55 PM ET, September 9, 2014

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Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Behind Closed Doors, Cheney Tells Republicans That Obama Supported Muslim Brotherhood  —  The former vice president tries to sell reluctant House Republicans on “comprehensive” action against ISIS by blaming the president, of course.  —  Dick Cheney spoke to House Republicans on Tuesday about the need for military action in Iraq.
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New York Times:
As Obama Makes Case, Congress Is Divided on Campaign Against Militants  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday will begin laying out his case for an expanded military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria when he faces congressional leaders who are averse to taking …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain his plan to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, it is a fair bet he will not call them the “JV team.”  —  Nor does he seem likely to describe Iraq as …
Washington Post:
Poll: Public supports strikes in Iraq, Syria; Obama's ratings hover near his all-time lows  —  Americans overwhelmingly view Islamic State terrorists as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests and, in a significant shift, widely support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Jeremy Herb / Politico:
House condemns Obama for Taliban swap
Discussion: Mediaite
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Why White House and Congress don't want vote on military action
Discussion: Washington Monthly and The Hill
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Condi Rice: The one person who could save the NFL  —  Condoleezza Rice made a startling admission to the New York Times in 2002.  The then-national security adviser to President George W. Bush said it was “absolutely right” that she wanted to be commissioner of the National Football League.
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TMZ.com:
Ray Rice Video — NFL Commish in the Dark ... By Choice?
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Georgia GOPer Complains About Early Voting, Excessive Black Voting  —  A Republican state senator in Georgia has vowed to end Sunday balloting in DeKalb County due to the fact that the area is “dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches.”
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Support for ObamaCare continues to fall  —  Public approval of ObamaCare continued to sink this summer, issuing the latest warning for vulnerable Democrats who will face voters this fall after backing the law.  —  Just 35 percent of voters now support the Affordable Care Act …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
Democrats Have Plenty of Reasons to Dread November
Jamie Schram / New York Post:
NBC producer busted for posting secret sex tapes to porn site  —  An NBC News digital producer was busted Tuesday for secretly making a video of his girlfriend having sex with him on Valentines Day — and posting it on a porn web site, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Discussion: Gothamist, Politico, Mediaite and Jezebel
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Planned Parenthood Wants to Limit Women's Access to Birth Control to Save Obamacare  —  SHARES  —  We've officially reached a new and obscene level of hypocrisy, folks.  —  As I write about extensively in my latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women …
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Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
Don't Buy Republicans' Sudden Change of Heart on Birth Control
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
A majority of Americans say Obama's presidency is a ‘failure’  —  A majority of Americans and even many Democrats consider President Obama's tenure to be a “failure,” according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News.  —  The poll shows Americans say 52-42 that Obama has been more of a failure than a success.
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh, RedState and Power Line
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
America's new class system: Column  —  “Clerisy” class does the bidding of tech oligarchs to detriment of the middle class.  —  We've heard a lot of election-year class warfare talk, from makers vs. takers to the 1% vs. the 99%.  But Joel Kotkin's important new book, The New Class Conflict …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate advances constitutional amendment  —  Several Senate Republicans joined Democrats on Monday to advance a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states greater power to regulate campaign finance.  —  But the bipartisanship ends there.
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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
GOP makes play for the center
Discussion: Daily Kos and ABC News
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Cruz: Stop deferred deportations with CR  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday that legislation to freeze President Obama's executive order deferring the deportations of illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age should be attached to a stopgap spending measure.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Ted Cruz's Obamacare Nightmare Comes to Life  —  It's like a bad dream, if your bad dreams involve sick people getting to see a doctor.  —  Shares  —  In the summer of 2013, with the Affordable Care Act about to begin enrolling its first customers in the new health-care exchanges …
Teresa Stepzinski / Florida Times Union:
Clay deputy's son, 2, accidentally fires father's gun inside Wendy's; bullet fragments strike boy, 3 others  —  The 2-year-old son of a Clay County sheriff's deputy was struck in the foot by a shattered bullet fragment and sustained minor injuries when his father's personal handgun accidentally discharged …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top Republican Appears On Fox News To Debunk Fox's Latest Benghazi Conspiracy  —  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)  —  Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, dismissed a conspiracy about the attacks on U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Kansas Senate Nom Sues Kobach To Get Himself Taken Off Ballot  —  Chad Taylor, the Democratic Senate nominee in Kansas, has sued Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) to get his name removed from the ballot in November.  —  Kobach ruled last week that Taylor's name would not be removed …
 
 
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Cathryn J. Prince / The Times of Israel:
UN houses, but does not sponsor, anti-Semitism conference
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
GOP cuts funding request to fight Ebola
Discussion: Daily Kos, The Raw Story and NBC News
Tom Wheeler / USA Today:
FCC chairman: Sack the NFL's blackout rule
Darrel Rowland / The Columbus Dispatch:
Kasich already looking beyond November election
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
Why We Need a Left Wing Tea Party
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Peters has biggest lead, Snyder and Schauer tight
Discussion: Daily Kos
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Krauthammer's million  —  Last night on the FOX News Special Report …
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Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Owner of Junior's Rethinks a Move
Discussion: Gothamist and ABC News
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Obama's Untruth, Inc.
Petula Dvorak / Washington Post:
In D.C., a 13-year-old piano prodigy is treated as a truant instead of a star student