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8:05 AM ET, September 11, 2014

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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cheney points finger at Obama's ‘indifference’ for rise of ISIS  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday said there is a connection between the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and President Obama's disengagement abroad, accusing him of “principled indifference.”
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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.
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:
New Military Campaign Extends 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 may have ensured that he would pass …
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.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The ISIS Speech: Obama and the Dogs of War  —  Can he control them once they are unleashed?  —  Here is President Barack Obama's challenge: how to unleash the dogs of war without having them run wild.  —  This dilemma applies to both the political and policy considerations Obama faces …
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.
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
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:   CHENEY: I'd Be Shocked If Obama Did The Right Thing On ISIS
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
Jeff Zrebiec / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens executives address Ray Rice investigation in exclusive interview
Liezl Thom / ABC News:
Oscar Pistorius' Trailblazing Judge Has Reputation for Toughness  —  Thokozile Matilda Masipa, the woman who will determine whether “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius spends the rest of his life in prison, has been a trailblazer for black women in Africa_" target="_blank">South Africa who has also avoided the spotlight.
Discussion: abc7.com and 7online.com
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Liezl Thom / ABC News:
Oscar Pistorius Charges and Possible Sentences
Discussion: abc7.com and 7online.com
Gerald Imray / TIME:
Oscar Pistorius: How the Verdict Will be Delivered
Discussion: Mediaite and TalkLeft
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 …
Sam Friedman / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Homemade license plate leads to Delta Junction man's arrest  —  FAIRBANKS — A Delta Junction man was arrested Monday for allegedly driving a car with a homemade sovereign citizen-style license plate in Delta Junction.  —  Alaska State Troopers started following a 1985 Ford Pinto …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
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.
 
 
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
It Takes a Mentor  —  With millions of students returning to school …
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Kimberly Kagan / Weekly Standard:
Obama's ‘Strategy’ Has No Chance of Success
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Exclusive: Michelle Obama to campaign with Bruce Braley in October
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Carney: Obama would give more speeches if networks would let him
Discussion: Mediaite
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2014 Kansas election: GOP scrambles to save Pat Roberts
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
IRS chief: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and The Gateway Pundit