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2:00 PM ET, September 11, 2014

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Matthew Duss / American Prospect:
In Fight Against ISIL, Obama Finds Himself Facing Michael Corleone's Dilemma  —  If you think that American power and leadership is best demonstrated by our ability to blow things up, this probably wasn't the speech for you.  While President Barack Obama laid out a number of steps …
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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.
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:
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
Countering Islamic State will be hard in Iraq and harder in Syria, officials say
Vali R. Nasr / New York Times:
The Grand Strategy Obama Needs
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
War is hell.  So go big or go home, Mr. President.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Politico
Kimberly Kagan / Weekly Standard:
Obama's ‘Strategy’ Has No Chance of Success
Discussion: AEIdeas and The Hugh Hewitt Show
New York Times:
In President Obama's Speech, a Military Plan to Root Out ISIS
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Claire Phipps / Guardian:
Oscar Pistorius verdict live: judge says athlete not guilty of murder  —  Judge Thokozile Masipa says Pistorius ‘clearly negligent’ over death of Reeva Steenkamp and will deliver ruling on culpable homicide on Friday  —  Sort by:  —  3.54pm BST  —  My colleague David Smith has filed …
Discussion: Deadspin
Kim Ludbrook / ABC News:
Oscar Pistorius Did Not Intentionally Kill Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Rules
Discussion: abc7.com, Gawker and 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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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: Vox Popoli and National Review
Jack Goldsmith / TIME:
Obama's Breathtaking Expansion of a President's Power To Make War  —  President Obama hoped to repeal the Bush-era authorization declaring war on al Qaeda—instead he's expanded it without bound  —  Future historians will ask why George W. Bush sought and received express congressional authorization …
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Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Obama's New War on ISIS May Be Illegal  —  In a stunning turnaround, the Obama administration is arguing that a law authorizing a war on al Qaeda be used to justify strikes on al Qaeda's foes.  —  President Obama's new war against ISIS is off to a shaky legal start.
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Obama's legal rationale for Isis strikes: shoot first, ask Congress later
Agence France-Presse:
Turkey refuses US permission for combat missions against ISIS: official  —  ANKARA: Turkey will refuse to allow a US-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official told AFP Thursday.
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:   Cheney points finger at Obama's ‘indifference’ for rise of ISIS
Randi Kaye / CNN:
New Michael Brown shooting witnesses describe scene  —  (CNN) — Two men, shocked at what they saw, describe an unarmed teenager with his hands up in the air as he's gunned down by a police officer.  —  They were contractors doing construction work in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day Michael Brown was killed.
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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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Dems split on Obama's plans for ISIS
Discussion: Washington Post and Daily Kos
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Republicans can taste majority
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Jay Carney's rough first night vs. John McCain  —  Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is used to battling it out with journalists.  But on Wednesday evening he had a new adversary: Sen. John McCain.  —  In an appearance on CNN as its newest contributor, following President Barack Obama's prime …
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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”
Tara Palmeri / Page Six:
Arnold had Shriver scrubbed from portrait  —  He scrubbed her from his heart!  —  Arnold Schwarzenegger was so hot to erase any memory of his marriage to Maria Shriver that he had her face scrubbed from his official portrait as governor of California — and he didn't even care …
Discussion: Politico and Truth Revolt
Scott Wong / The Hill:
GOP's Benghazi committee prepares for media spotlight  —  The rising threat from Islamic extremists has set the stage for Republicans to make a splash with the launch of their Benghazi investigation next week.  —  The media glare had largely fallen away from the probe into the terror attack …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Graeme Wood / The New Republic:
The Three Types of People Who Fight for ISIS  —  A breakdown of the most evil group on the planet  —  In February 2012, a young, beefy Egyptian named Islam Yaken took a shirtless selfie and posted it on a Facebook competitor called Vik.com.  The picture wouldn't have attracted …
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 …
 
 
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Cuomo Says He's ‘Fine With 60%’ in Primary and Looks to General Election
Discussion: Daily Kos and Diane Ravitch's blog
Sydni Dunn / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Salaita to U. of Illinois: ‘Reinstate Me’ or Brace for Legal Fight
Kristen Moulton / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert: We have a ‘conceptual’ deal on Medicaid
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
Robert Costa / Associated Press:
Cleveland's winning bid to host the GOP convention highlights Portman's influence
Katie McDonough / Salon:
GoFundMe bans all content “relating to” abortion — leaves antiabortion campaigns active
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The Midterm Electorate Is Anxious and Unsettled
Sam Friedman / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Homemade license plate leads to Delta Junction man's arrest
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Rick Klein / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: Obama Plays Catch-Up With Public and Himself
Discussion: 7online.com
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Prosecutors Are Pushing Prison Time for D'Souza