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2:00 PM ET, September 26, 2014


 Top Items: 
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Why Holder Quit  —  The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’  —  The Holder-Napolitano rivalry was legendary: Once, after the former Arizona governor asked Holder about his future plans, the AG joked to a friend, “Sometimes I feel like Janet is touching me just to see if I'm still warm.”
Discussion: Hot Air and Business Insider
New York Times:
Eric Holder's Legacy  —  By any measure, the nearly-six-year tenure of Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has been one of the most consequential in United States history.  His decision to resign, which he announced on Thursday, was long anticipated; he has said he will stay on through his successor's confirmation.
Joshua DuBois / The Daily Beast:
Eric Holder: ‘We Finally Started to Turn This Aircraft Carrier Around.’
Discussion: Hit & Run
Washington Post:
Attorney general confirmation process is fractious even before it's begun
Discussion: Politico
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
From Good to Great  —  When it came to civil rights …
Discussion: PJ Media, Mashable and Washington Post
Michael Lewis / Bloomberg View:
The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes  —  Probably most people would agree that the people paid by the U.S. government to regulate Wall Street have had their difficulties.  Most people would probably also agree on two reasons those difficulties seem only to be growing: an ever-more complex financial system …
This American Life Updates:
536: The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra  —  An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country.  The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks and prevent another financial crisis.  But when Carmen Segarra was hired …
Michael Brown / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Ferguson police chief apologizes to Michael Brown's family in video  —  • By Joel Currier 314-340-8256 and Koran Addo 314-340-8305  —  FERGUSON  • Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the family of Michael Brown and to protesters in a video released Thursday.
Michael Brown / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Ferguson public relations representative was convicted of reckless homicide  —  • By Stephen Deere 314-340-8116 and Steve Giegerich 314.725.6758  —  Devin Sean James, who is overseeing public relations for Ferguson after the Michael Brown shooting …
Adam McDonald / KMOV-TV:
Ferguson representative fired for deadly past
Discussion: Daily RFT and Talking Points Memo
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Democrats' ‘war on women’ falling flat in Colo. Senate race  —  Colorado Democrats are fretting that Sen. Mark Udall's (D-Colo.) “war on women” battle cry against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is starting to sound like a broken record.  —  After a series of polls this past month have shown …
Associated Press:
Outside Groups' Planned Spending by the Numbers
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Why This Conservative Lawyer Thinks He Can Still Cripple Obamacare  —  The top lawyer arguing a case to overturn Obamacare subsidies believes he can succeed at crippling the law even if it's upheld in every district and appellate court.  —  A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit invalidated the federal exchange subsidies in June.
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Why You Can't Trust The Supreme Court, In Three Quotes  —  Lawyers who are hoping to bring a case to the Supreme Court typically claim that the law is on their side, and they generally rely on citations to legal authorities and doctrines to prove this point.
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Would Probably Be Confirmed Today
Discussion: The New Republic and RedState
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Why We're Talking About Mitt Romney  —  I've been mostly ignoring the various “Romney 2016!” trial balloons floated by various parties over the last six months or so (including by some of my dear friends, alas), but now that someone as sober and well-informed as Byron York has weighed in with a …
Washington Post:
FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones  —  FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid search warrants.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Show-Off Society  —  Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character.  —  This intellectual divide is most obvious when the subject is the persistence of poverty in a wealthy nation.  Liberals focus on the stagnation of real wages and the disappearance …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The Golden Bowl  —  Amy Chozick covers Hillary Clinton for the New York Times.  She is an enterprising and dedicated reporter, and many of her stories have annoyed the 2016 presidential frontrunner.  This week Chozick covered a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.  It was her turn to be annoyed.
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
Bill in a Box  —  Hillary Clinton's biggest asset is also her …
Discussion: National Review
Amanda Albright / Raleigh News & Observer:
NC residents mailed incorrect voter registration information  —  RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians - and one cat - have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections.  —  The information - an “official application form” …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Milo Yiannopoulos / BREITBART.COM:
THE UN'S RISIBLE #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN: POINTLESS SELF-FLAGELLATION FOR SEX-STARVED BETA MALES  —  Some men will do literally anything to get laid.  Witness the outpouring of support among sexually-frustrated dickless wonders for #HeForShe, an attempt by the United Nations to get men on board with feminism.
Heather Wilhelm / The Federalist:
Emma Watson And The Chamber Of Feminist Conundrums
Discussion: alicublog
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Ted Cruz: Media Should Refer To Jumper As ‘Undocumented White House Visitor’
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
1 in 4 Americans 25-54 Not Working
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Jeffry Bartash / MarketWatch:
U.S. second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.6% from 4.2%
Discussion: and Washington Monthly
Jon Swaine / Guardian:
Ohio police given ‘pep talk’ on shooting scenarios ahead of Walmart encounter
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
450,000 in Va. may lack proper ID needed to vote
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Jim O'Sullivan / The Boston Globe:
Martha Coakley dragged down by national trends
Ben White / Politico:
Crunch time for Jeb Bush
Discussion: The Hill and Capitol Report
Brendan Bordelon / National Review:
Dem Candidate's Film Studio Failed to Pay Taxes While Taking Subsidies to Make a Movie Criticizing Farm Subsidies
Discussion: Power Line
Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
US: Immigrant Families Fail To Report To Agents
How Sen. Kay Hagan's husband won stimulus cash
Discussion: RedState