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12:45 AM ET, September 10, 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.
The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney Tells GOP It's Time To Restart The Iraq War Machine  —  WASHINGTON — The United States needs to rev up the war in Iraq, former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republicans Tuesday on Capitol Hill — and most lawmakers seemed to agree with the man perhaps best known as a lead architect …
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 …
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Says He Has Authority for Campaign Against ISIS
Discussion: Politico
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: The Hill and Washington Monthly
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.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Ted Cruz pushes for vote on Obama orders  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on lawmakers to use “any and all means necessary” — including must-pass government funding measures — to block President Barack Obama from taking executive action on immigration.  —  The tea party hero …
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Long Immigration Betrayal  —  Why does it matter that President Obama has decided to delay action on immigration until after the November elections?  What difference does a couple of extra months make?  —  Obama insists he still plans to unilaterally suspend deportations …
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Cuomo Defeats a Liberal Rival in the Primary  —  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York defeated a left-leaning challenger in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, fending off a surprisingly potent liberal revolt that had threatened to humiliate him.  —  Mr. Cuomo now heads into the November election …
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:   Why We Need a Left Wing Tea Party
Associated Press:
News Guide: Primary Election Highlights
Discussion: Politico
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.”
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 …
Katie Pavlich /
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 …
Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
Don't Buy Republicans' Sudden Change of Heart on Birth Control
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, Gawker, Mediaite, Politico and Jezebel
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
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
Federal judges question why John Doe issue is before them  —  By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Chicago — A panel of three federal appeals judges on Tuesday questioned why they had been brought into a stalled criminal investigation into campaign activity by Gov. Scott Walker …
Discussion: Associated Press and Althouse
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
GOP cuts funding request to fight Ebola  —  House Republicans indicated Tuesday that they will provide less than half of the White House's funding request to fight Ebola in the next government spending bill.  —  According to a source familiar with the negotiations, House Appropriations …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
America on Edge: Fear of Terror Attack at 9/11 High, Poll Finds  —  “A very war-weary country ... seems to have woken up to the real threat that ISIS may present,” says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart and his colleagues at Hart Research.
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
Amid GOP Fears, Kansas Senator's Campaign Reboots  —  Pat Roberts' quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.  —  The Republican has a new team in Topeka and is meeting this week with his old staff to prepare …
Discussion: Politico
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Luol Deng's complete statement on ‘stereotype’ comments from Hawks  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel  —  Miami Heat forward Luol Deng released the following statement Tuesday:  —  “HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM”  —  “These words were recently used to describe me.
Fox News:
Breitbart News says IRS targeted company for audit  —  May 14, 2013: A general view of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Building in Washington.REUTERS  —  The company that runs the conservative news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.
Discussion: Daily Signal and Ed Driscoll
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Issa: Holder spokesman caught red-handed  —  The administration official calling House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) office last week had an odd request.  —  Could the Justice Department get some help leaking information about the IRS's scrutiny of conservative groups? …
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
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Jerry Jones' lawyer calls sexual assault lawsuit a “money grab”  —  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones faces a sexual assault lawsuit arising from a 2009 incident that relates to the photos of Jones and multiple females that emerged last month.  His lawyer, Levi McCathern, has issued a strong statement regarding the case.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Judge Denies Petitions To Release Michael Brown Juvenile Records  —  A St. Louis County judge on Tuesday denied a motion to release the juvenile record of Michael Brown, the black teen shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer in August, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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The college degree has become the new high school degree
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Wall Street Journal:
Almost Two-Thirds Back Attacking Militants
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UN houses, but does not sponsor, anti-Semitism conference
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
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Peters has biggest lead, Snyder and Schauer tight
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Krauthammer's million  —  Last night on the FOX News Special Report …
Discussion: Ricochet
Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:
Ray Rice domestic violence case shows NFL, Roger Goodell's willful blindness and need to maintain plausible deniability
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top Republican Appears On Fox News To Debunk Fox's Latest Benghazi Conspiracy
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‘Wonkish’ GOP congressman counting most on anti-Dem sentiment to score Senate seat
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