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10:35 AM ET, September 11, 2014

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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:
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New York Times:
Struggling to Gauge ISIS Threat, Even as U.S. Prepares to Act  —  WASHINGTON — The violent ambitions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been condemned across the world: in Europe and the Middle East, by Sunni nations and Shiite ones, and by sworn enemies like Israel and Iran.
Vali R. Nasr / New York Times:
The Grand Strategy Obama Needs  —  Washington — The twin crises in Ukraine and the Middle East are perhaps the most serious President Obama has faced.  He has been spurred into action, but still hopes to balance his show of leadership with his own inclination to protect America from foreign engagements.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
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.
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.”
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
War is hell.  So go big or go home, Mr. President.
Discussion: Politico and Hit & Run
Peter Baker / New York Times:
New Military Campaign Extends a Legacy of War
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
In President Obama's Speech, a Military Plan to Root Out ISIS
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Full Obama Address on ISIS: “America, Our Endless Blessings Bestow An Enduring Burden”
Discussion: National Review
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 …
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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans can taste majority
Discussion: Politico
Manu Raju / Politico:
2014 Kansas election: GOP scrambles to save Pat Roberts
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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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
TED CRUZ: HATRED, BIGOTRY, OPPOSITION TO ISRAEL LED TO ME LEAVING EVENT  —  Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was “booed off the stage” at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization.  —  Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new “In Defense Of Christians” …
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder; Court Adjourns With Lesser Charge Pending  —  PRETORIA, South Africa — After clearing the Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of the gravest charges against him, the judge in his murder trial abruptly suspended the proceedings on Thursday …
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Claire Phipps / Guardian:
Pistorius verdict live: judge says athlete not guilty of murder
Discussion: Deadspin
Liezl Thom / ABC News:
Oscar Pistorius' Trailblazing Judge Has Reputation for Toughness
Discussion: abc7.com and 7online.com
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
 
 
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Alexis Levinson / Roll Call:
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Fireworks: McCain vs. Carney on Iraq: “It's Not A Matter Of Disagreement; It's A Matter Of Facts”
Sam Friedman / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
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Rick Klein / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: Obama Plays Catch-Up With Public and Himself
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Darin Gantt / ProFootballTalk:
Roger Goodell cancels appearance at banquet for Jerry Richardson
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
IRS chief: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and The Gateway Pundit