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11:00 AM ET, August 14, 2015

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Tom Harkin / Des Moines Register:
Clinton shares my values on social and economic justice  —  We all know Iowans have a sincere responsibility in nominating our next president.  This year, that responsibility is as important as it's ever been.  —  As Iowans and as a nation we fought back from a terrible recession, but we are making progress.
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Al Gore Insiders “Figuring Out If There's A Path” For Him To Run  —  Supporters of Al Gore have begun a round of conversations among themselves and with the former vice president about his running for president in 2016, the latest sign that top Democrats have serious doubts that Hillary Clinton is a sure thing.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Report: Al Gore insiders chatting potential 2016 bid  —  Al Gore's supporters have started chatting with the former vice president about a potential 2016 presidential bid, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday, citing an unnamed senior Democrat.  —  “They're figuring out if there's a path financially …
New York Times:
Joe Biden Wades Further Into '16 Bid  —  WASHINGTON — Vice President Joseph R. Biden is vacationing on Kiawah Island off South Carolina's coast, riding bikes and walking the beaches with his family.  But on Wednesday night, he called one of his most outspoken political supporters and wrestled …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Is Hillary Clinton Really in Danger of Losing the Primary?
Rick Klein / ABC News:   Al Gore's Friends and Former Aides Eyeing 2016 Race
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Jeb Bush and the dangers of refighting the Iraq war  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  Jeb Bush based his first major foreign policy address, delivered this week at the Reagan Library, on the classic Republican interpretation of the war in Iraq.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Jeb Bush: ‘Taking Out Saddam Hussein Turned Out To Be A Pretty Good Deal’  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said on Thursday during a campaign stop in Iowa that “taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal,” according to multiple reports.  —  From the Wall Street Journal's Reid Epstein:
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush defends George W.'s Iraq War legacy
Discussion: Hot Air and Unqualified Offerings
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Iran battle heats up in Senate  —  President Obama and his allies are working overtime to kill a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal in the Senate, in what would be a major victory for the White House.  —  The measure, which is certain to be approved in September by the GOP-led House …
Discussion: Liberaland
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Al Franken / CNN:
Al Franken  —  Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations.  It isn't a perfect agreement.  —  But it is a strong one.  This agreement is, in my opinion, the most effective, realistic way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon anytime in the next 15 years.
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Parsing Clinton: Deflection, Deception, and Untruths  —  Breaking down the campaign's talking points on her email fiasco.  —  Having covered Bill and Hillary Clinton since the mid-1980s in Arkansas, it's not hard for me to imagine this conversation taking place at her campaign headquarters.
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Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Intelligence community wants Clinton's security clearance suspended
Wolfgang Beylschmidt / USA Today:
Personal attack on Clinton misses mark: Objections
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Iowa has an anger issue  —  Hawkeye State Republicans are fed up with Washington and ho-hum presidential candidates.  Enter Donald Trump.  —  Iowans are mad as hell, and they know who to turn to — Donald Trump.  —  Outsider candidates have a history of gaining traction among Hawkeye …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Why Chris Wallace won't take Trump's call
Discussion: Mediaite
Reuters:
In symbol of restored ties, Kerry to raise U.S. flag at Havana embassy  —  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cuba on Friday to raise the U.S. flag at the recently restored American Embassy in Havana, another symbolic step in improved relations between the two Cold War-era foes.
Discussion: BillMoyers.com
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Just 1 in 3 approves of Obama's handling of Iran  —  Just one in three Americans supports President Obama's handling of the situation in Iran, lower approval than several other issues measured in a Gallup poll released Thursday.  —  While 33 percent surveyed in the poll approve Obama's handling …
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Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Obama Gets Low Marks for His Handling of Iran
Kristen McQueary / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago, New Orleans, and rebirth  —  StatehouseChickIf you read the piece, it's about finances and government.  I would never diminish the tragedy of thousands of lives lost.
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
‘The View’: Nicolle Wallace on Getting Fired and Other Hot Topics (EXCLUSIVE)  —  When Nicolle Wallace was hired as a co-host of “The View” last September, ABC executives told her they wanted an intelligent, measured Republican at the Hot Topics table opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell and Rosie Perez.
Discussion: Daily Mail, TVNewser and Jezebel
Scott Wise / WTVR-TV:
Henrico mom goes missing after sending bizarre text to worried husband  —  HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Henrico mother Connie Ditto is missing.  Her husband Mark said no one has seen or heard from his wife since Tuesday night when she checked into Patient First in Short Pump complaining of head pains.
Discussion: FOX6Now.com and FOX2now.com
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg Business:
FBI Said to Examine Whether Hillary Clinton E-Mail Was Backed Up  —  The FBI is seeking to determine whether data from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server may still exist elsewhere, a U.S. official said.  —  After acquiring the server on Wednesday …
Discussion: Hot Air
Adam Entous / Wall Street Journal:
Islamic State Suspected of Using Chemical Weapon, U.S. Says  —  Militants likely used mustard agent on Kurdish forces in Iraq, officials say  —  WASHINGTON—Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent against Kurdish forces in Iraq this week, senior U.S. officials said Thursday …
Discussion: Fox News
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CBS News:
Pentagon: Reports “credible” mustard gas used in ISIS attack
Discussion: Business Insider
 
 
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Megan McArdle / Bloomberg View:
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
John Kasich's Appeal to Moderates Gains Traction in New Hampshire
People.com:
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Michael Ausiello / TVLine:
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Oil Falls to a Six-Year Low
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Transcript Maria Elena Salinas interview with Hillary Clinton
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Jesse Ventura accuses Jeb of Cuban cigar cover-up
Bloomberg Business:
Apple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall