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8:15 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 …
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 …
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
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
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
War on women is winning  —  A warning to the women of America: If Republicans win control of the House and Senate in the midterm elections this fall, it will be a powerful victory for the war on women, with consequences that will be severe and long-term.  A large majority of women know this.
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Carney: Obama would give more speeches if networks would let him
Discussion: Mediaite
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Midterm Electorate Is Anxious and Unsettled  —  Less than two months before the midterm elections, American voters are frightened and unsettled by conditions in the U.S. and around the world.  They crave stability, distrust politicians, and have little faith that changing control of Congress would accomplish anything.
Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Moore Slams Obama: History Will Only Remember You Were a Black President  —  He also adds, on the 20th anniversary of ‘Roger & Me,’ Detroit would be better off as a Syrian or Iraqi city.  —  Michael Moore sees President Obama's legacy as set.  The progressive documentary filmmaker …
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: AEIdeas and The Hugh Hewitt Show
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 …
 
 
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