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6:45 AM ET, September 11, 2014

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Rob Maaddi / Associated Press:
AP NEWSBREAK: SOURCE SAYS RICE VIDEO SENT TO NFL  —  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
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ESPN:
Sources: Ray Rice spat at fiancee  —  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Ray Rice spat in the face of Janay Palmer the night he punched her in a hotel elevator, one current and one former security staffer at the Revel hotel told “Outside the Lines.”  —  Three current or former security staffers …
ABC News:
NFL, Ravens Missed Chances to See Ray Rice Punch Video: Sources … The Baltimore Ravens knew shortly after Ray Rice knocked out his wife in a hotel elevator that a surveillance video of the assault existed and that Rice's lawyer had a copy of the video, but never asked to see it, sources told ABC News today.
Darin Gantt / ProFootballTalk:
Roger Goodell cancels appearance at banquet for Jerry Richardson  —  With the stuff that is brown hitting the fan this afternoon, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to keep his friends from getting splattered with it.  —  Amid reports that law enforcement officials did provide …
Jeff Zrebiec / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens executives address Ray Rice investigation in exclusive interview
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advisers to Iraq.
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Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Full Text of Obama's Address on ISIS  —  Full text of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on ISIS  —  President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday on his strategy to confront the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).  —  Below are his remarks as delivered:
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Extending a Legacy of War  —  WASHINGTON — In ordering a sustained military campaign against Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, President Obama on Wednesday night effectively set a new course for the remainder of his presidency and all but ensured that he would pass his successor a volatile …
Washington Post:
Transcript: President Obama's speech outlining strategy to defeat Islamic State  —  President Obama outlined the U.S. military response to the Islamic State in a public address on Wednesday.  Obama said that the U.S. will conduct a “systematic campaign of airstrikes” against the militant group, which could include airstrikes in Syria.
Tim Hanrahan / Wall Street Journal:
Full Prepared Text of Obama's Speech Wednesday on ISIS Plans  —  President Barack Obama proposed Wednesday night a significantly expanded military offensive against Islamic State militants at a moment when the nation is deeply concerned about new threats to the country.  Here is the full prepared text of his speech.
New York Times:
Obama to Liken ISIS Fight to Campaigns in Yemen and Somalia  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will tell the nation on Wednesday night that America is prepared to wage a sustained air campaign against Islamic militants “wherever they exist,” much the same way the administration …
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
The Most Discouraging Sentence in Obama's Entire ISIS Speech
Richard B. Cheney / American Enterprise Institute:
9/11 and the future of US foreign policy
Discussion: Politico
Rick Klein / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: Obama Plays Catch-Up With Public and Himself … President Obama on Wednesday night entered a new phase of his presidency — and he did it in a most Obama of ways.  —  First, to what's changed: He's announcing a war, not ending one.  He's preparing to act without Congress …
Discussion: 7online.com
Tristyn Bloom / The Daily Caller:
Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage At Middle East Christian Conference [VIDEO]  —  Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage at a conference for Middle Eastern Christians Wednesday night after saying that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.”  —  Cruz, the keynote speaker at the sold-out D.C. dinner gala …
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Prosecutors Are Pushing Prison Time for D'Souza  —  Saying that Dinesh D'Souza had not yet accepted responsibility for his crime, prosecutors asked a federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday to sentence the best-selling conservative author and filmmaker to 10 to 16 months in prison for violating campaign finance laws.
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
IRS chief: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’  —  During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the Internal Revenue Service tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.  —  “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and The Gateway Pundit
Kimberly Kagan / Weekly Standard:
Obama's ‘Strategy’ Has No Chance of Success  —  President Obama just announced that he is bringing a counter-terrorism strategy to an insurgency fight.  He was at pains to repeat the phrase “counter-terror” four times in a short speech.  Noting that ISIL is not a state …
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Nick Cumming-Bruce / New York Times:
Chlorine Used As Weapon In Syria War, Group Says  —  GENEVA — A toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used as a weapon to attack Syrian villages in April, an international watchdog agency confirmed on Wednesday.  —  The conclusion, based on months of investigation by a fact-finding team …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Carney: Obama would give more speeches if networks would let him  —  Washington (CNN) — Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney — a longtime journalist before he joined the Obama administration in its infancy — is back in the media game as a political analyst for CNN.
Discussion: Mediaite
 
 
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Exclusive: Michelle Obama to campaign with Bruce Braley in October
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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