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2:20 PM ET, September 9, 2015


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Lawrence M. Krauss / New Yorker:
All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists  —  As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our cultural heritage and needs to be shared more broadly.  Sometimes, I refer to the fact …
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Same-Sex Marriage Returns As 2016 Issue, Worrying Some Republicans  —  Just when they thought they were out, Kim Davis pulled them back in.  —  Republican strategists are worried that the return of same-sex marriage as a presidential campaign piñata could hurt the party in the 2016 general election …
Jack Jenkins / ThinkProgress:
Watch Mike Huckabee's ‘Biblical’ Support For Kim Davis Get Dismantled On Live Television  —  Tuesday afternoon, former Arkansas governor and current Republican candidate for president Mike Huckabee stood on a stage in Kentucky and held hands with Kim Davis, a county clerk who was released …
Bob Barr /
Be Careful What You Wish For In the “Kim Davis” Case  —  Imagine waking up to the news that a Quaker county sheriff is denying concealed carry permits to citizens because of his religious objection to violence; or, a Muslim DMV supervisor in Dearborn, Michigan has ordered his staff to refuse …
Discussion: American Spectator
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Shep Smith Rails Against Anti-Gay ‘Haters’ During Kim Davis Presser  —  During Fox News' live coverage of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' release from prison, anchor Shepard Smith suddenly spoke over the press conference to chastise Davis and those who supported her decision to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses.
Katie Atkinson / Billboard:
Survivor Did Not Grant Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Rights to ‘Eye of the Tiger’
Discussion: Slantpoint and Joe.My.God.
Hillary Clinton / Facebook:
I wanted you to hear this directly from me:  —  Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department.  Not doing so was a mistake.  I'm sorry about it, and I take full responsibility.  —  It's important for you to know a few key facts.
Guy Benson /
CIA: Yes, Hillary's Email Contained ‘Top Secret’ Intelligence; Campaign ‘Disagrees’  —  The New York Times reports that an intelligence review confirms the existing allegation that Clinton received highly sensitive material on her private server that was, in fact, classified at the time it was sent:
Jeb Bush / Wall Street Journal:
My Tax Overhaul to Unleash 4% Growth  —  Three income-tax rates: 10%, 25% and 28%, plus a 20% corporate rate and immediate expensing on new investment.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Bush tax plan takes swipe at Wall Street
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
What's behind Republican voters' support of Trump?  Anger at Republicans  —  After years of raging against President Obama, unhappy conservatives have a new target for their anger and disgust: the Republicans in Congress.  —  The GOP seized control of the House in 2010 and four years later took the Senate.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Filibuster Opponents Have Gone Quiet Since Democrats Lost the Senate
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
Exclusive — Mulvaney: Boehner Lacks Enough GOP Votes for Re-Election, His Future Depends on Whether Dems Bail Him Out
Discussion: The Hill and
Henry Allen Michael / CBS Detroit:
Police: Man Finds Wife Naked In Bed With Her Dad, Gets Stabbed By Father-In-Law  —  PONTIAC (WWJ) - Police in Oakland County say a man was stabbed by his father-in-law after finding the 47-year-old nude in bed with his wife — the man's own daughter — and the older man is now behind bars.
Discussion: The Jawa Report, WGN-TV and theGrio
Donald Trump / USA Today:
Amateur hour with the Iran nuclear deal  —  Politics as usual has failed, that's why I need to step in.  —  It is hard to believe a president of the United States would actually put his name on an agreement with the terrorist state Iran that is so bad, so poorly constructed and so terribly negotiated …
Glenn Beck:
Will Rep. Louie Gohmert exit over the Iran deal?  —  On radio Tuesday, Glenn told listeners about an email he received from Rep. Louie Gohmert, announcing what he would do if the House and Senate continue to treat the Iran treaty as a treaty.  In the email, Gohmert said he'd be willing …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Spitting on the Constitution to pass the Iran deal
Discussion: alicublog and Washington Post
Molly Redden / Mother Jones:
Discussion: RedState and Slantpoint
Ahiza Garcia / CNNMoney:
John McAfee announces he's running for President  —  There's yet another candidate jumping into the race for the White House, and he's got his own political party.  —  John McAfee, the antivirus software magnate who fled Belize after police tried to question him for murder …
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Why does Germany want so many refugees?  —  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Germany will take 800,000 refugees this year and 500,000 annually over the next several years.  Merkel no doubt will receive acclaim for humanitarianism, while nations that balk at taking refugees will be denounced.
Pankaj Mishra / Bloomberg View:   A Nation of Refugees Opens Its Doors
Nick Vlahos / Journal Star:
Peoria council approves $125,000 Twitter settlement with no discussion  —  PEORIA — The saga of Mayor Jim Ardis and a Twitter parody ended Tuesday night, with a whimper.  —  With no discussion, the City Council approved a $125,000 payment to the parodist, Jon Daniel.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Jill's dilemma  —  <p>A month ago, Vice President Joe Biden was sitting in his office in the West Wing, talking to an old friend who'd come to visit.</p><p>"Jill wants me to run," he said.</p><p>Monday in Pittsburgh, when a man in a crowd of steelworkers called out to him to run, Biden called back …
Discussion: ABC News
Katie Delong /
Police: Baby ends up in ICU after accidentally consuming vodka; BAC .294  —  KENOSHA — Kenosha police say a baby ended up in the ICU on Monday, September 7th after accidentally ingesting vodka.  —  Police say it happened at a home near 50th Street and 52nd Avenue in Kenosha …
Very rare pink dolphin spotted again (and she may be pregnant)  —  CALCASIEU PARISH, La. (WGNO) - Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service first spotted the mysterious pink dolphin they affectionately call, “Pinky” in 2007 out while fishing on his boat with his company Calcasieu Charter Service.
Nicholas Witchell / BBC:
Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch  —  Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.  —  She will have reigned for 63 years and seven months - calculated at 23,226 days …
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Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Source: Pats have requested reinstatement of Jastremski and McNally
Discussion: Deadspin and CBS Boston
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
Discussion: US News and Guardian
Hope Hodge Seck / Marine Corps Times:
Grunt life: Marines dish on the Corps' women in combat experiment
For The / Daily Mail:
Now Chrissie Hynde attacks today's lewd pop stars branding them ‘sex workers’ who have created a ‘pornography culture’
Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
Are Super PACs Hurting Their Candidates More Than Helping?
Discussion: Washington Monthly and RedState
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Carson: It's going to be hard to ignore me
Paige Cornwell / The Seattle Times:
Seattle teachers go on strike; superintendent is going to court
Discussion: The Atlantic and The Stranger …
EU Press Room:
State of the Union 2015: Time for Honesty, Unity and Solidarity
Hadas Gold / Politico:
CNN moves prime-time GOP debate to 8 p.m.
Hannah Furness / Telegraph:
New James Bond gets a live-in girlfriend and ‘outspoken’ gay friend
Jamie Self / The State:
EXCLUSIVE: SC GOP voters prefer Trump, Carson; most say Graham should drop out
Discussion: Political Wire
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Suddenly Is The Most Important Jobs Chart