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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Christie raps potential 2016 rivals at Republican confab  —  Follow @politicaltickerFollow @PeterHambyCNN  —  Boston (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie planted himself firmly in the Republican Party's establishment wing Thursday with a pugnacious speech calling on his party to focus …
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin eyed as 2016 GOP debate moderators  —  WASHINGTON SECRETS REPUBLICAN PARTY CNN NBC HILLARY CLINTON RUSH LIMBAUGH 2016 ELECTIONS CAMPAIGNS  —  The Republican National Committee, already threatening to block CNN and NBC from hosting 2016 primary debates …
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising  —  Plus: Could anyone beat Clinton in a primary?  —  Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists …
Blake Neff / The Hill:
Christie tells RNC: ‘My job is to win’ not debate  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday urged the GOP to move past fractious internal debates and focus on policies to win back voters, saying his goal was to “win.”  —  “We are not a debating society,” he said in an address …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Hastert Rule Writ Large
Discussion: Eschaton
Adam Aigner-Treworgy / CNN:
First on CNN: OFA releases new ad promoting Obamacare
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Politico and Hot Air
Patrick Pexton / City Desk:
Ombo Sauce: Advice for Jeff Bezos From the Post's Former In-House Critic  —  Dear Jeff:  —  Congratulations!  To paraphrase an old Riggs Bank saying, you've just bought the most important media institution in the most important city in the world; don't screw it up.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ex-Washington Post ombudsman: ‘Fire Jennifer Rubin’  —  Patrick Pexton, who served as The Washington Post's ombudsman until March of this year, has written an open letter to incoming Post owner Jeff Bezos in which he calls on him to make editorial page editor Fred Hiatt fire Jennifer Rubin, the paper's conservative columnist.
Discussion: City Desk
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Bush daughter: Hillary Clinton should run  —  President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara said she would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016.  —  Barbara Bush, 31, called Clinton “unbelievably accomplished” in an upcoming interview with People magazine, saying she wants to see the former first lady mount a campaign.
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Non-Clinton Dems ask: Why not me?
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
Russell Simmons / Global Grind:
I Get It And I Respect It...The Harriet Tubman Video Has Been Removed.  —  In the whole history of Def Comedy Jam, I've never taken down a controversial comedian.  When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube channel and apologize, I agreed.
PARADE Magazine:
Michelle Obama on the Move  —  What will Michelle Obama do next?  In this weekend's issue, Parade talks to the first lady and finds out: She's taking her fight against childhood obesity to the next level, gearing up for parenting teenagers, and admitting she's hit her stride in the White House.
Talking Points Memo:
Bryan Fischer: Obama Was Photoshopped Into Bin Laden Situation Room Photo (VIDEO)  —  Conservatives seeking to unveil the transgressions of President Barack Obama's presidency seized upon another target Thursday: the iconic photograph capturing a tense moment in the White House Situation Room …
EndPlay / KGTV-TV:
Great-grandmother accuses Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment  —  News conference set for 1:00 pm  —  SAN DIEGO - A great-grandmother will hold a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred early Thursday afternoon, alleging she is a sexual harassment victim of Mayor Bob Filner.
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Rebecca Elliott / Politico:
Great-grandmother accuses Bob Filner
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Obama On Egypt: 'We Don't Take Sides'  —  CHILMARK, Mass. (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the violence in Egypt a day after 525 people were killed in protests across the country.  —  Speaking from Martha's Vineyard Thursday, the president strongly condemned security forces …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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New York Times:
Death Toll in Egypt Surpasses 600
Jason Millman / Politico:
HHS announces Obamacare ‘navigators’  —  More than 100 groups will split $67 million to help people “navigate” the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges — more money than the administration initially said would be available but short of what advocates say will be needed to help people sign up …
Discussion: The Hill, Weasel Zippers and Daily Kos
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Planned Parenthood to get ObamaCare ‘navigator’ funds
Amanda Bynes / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Missouri legislator files suit to be exempted from contraception mandate in state health plan  —  • By Tim O'Neil toneil@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8132  —  ST. LOUIS  • A Missouri legislator asked the federal court on Wednesday to exempt his family from contraception coverage through …
TMZ.com:
WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out — I'm Gay  —  WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling TMZ, he's gay ... and no, this isn't part of the act.  —  Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, saying, “Absolutely.
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Reporters Laugh When Obama's Spokesman Denies Another ‘End Run’ Around Congress  —  (CNSNews.com) - The White House press corps laughed when President Obama's spokesman on Wednesday said the president, in directing the Federal Communications Commission to raise cell phone taxes to pay …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Pentagon unveils new measures to combat sexual assaults in military  —  The Pentagon on Thursday unveiled a series of new initiatives designed to address the problem of sexual assault in the military and give greater protections to victims.  —  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced …
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Hagel's Science of Logic
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
Egyptian Media Creates a U.S. Senator Out of Thin Air  —  Earlier this week, Maurice Bonamigo had strong words for the White House on its Egypt policy.  “The Obama administration failed to assess the situation in Egypt,” Bonamigo told Egypt's flagship English-language media organ, the Egypt Independent.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Limbaugh Says He is ‘Too Famous,’ Would ‘Overshadow’ This GOP Event  —  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh responded to the suggestion by some that he, along with conservative radio hosts Mark Levin and Sean Hannity, moderate a radio debate between Republican presidential hopefuls in 2016.
Discussion: Hot Air
ThinkProgress:
Congressman Doesn't Believe White Collar Crime On Wall Street Exists  —  There's no such thing as financial crime, according to Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA).  —  At a town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, California on Tuesday, a constituent asked McClintock for his “stance on Wall Street criminal practices.”
Discussion: The Raw Story and Daily Kos
Hoover Institution:
Losing the War on Drugs  —  by George P. Shultz (Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow; Chair, Energy Policy Task Force; member of the Working Group on Economic Policy; and member, arctic security initiative)  —  We should consider decriminalizing them and treating abuse as a health problem.
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Study: Journalism grads don't read newspapers, mags, books  —  This could be the final blow to paper and ink news: Reporters graduating out of journalism school and headed to work at newspapers and magazines don't read print media, with over seven of 10 choosing digital news and social media websites instead …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and Rush Limbaugh
Wall Street Journal:
Sony Finalizing Online Pay-TV Deal With Viacom  —  Preliminary Agreement Is a Boost for the Japanese Company as It Races to Secure Content Rights  —  By - AMOL SHARMA And - SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN -  —  Sony Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement with Viacom Inc. to carry …
 
 
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Why Did a Tennessee Grade School Ban Pork?
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Ben Geman / E2-Wire:
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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Snowden downloaded NSA secrets while working for Dell, sources say
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The new pro-gay agenda over at Fox News
Discussion: Advocate, Mediaite and The Raw Story
Janet Reitman / Rolling Stone:
Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on NSA Surveillance and Government Transparency
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and emptywheel
Melinda Beck / Wall Street Journal:
Nurse Practitioners Seek Right To Treat Patients on Their Own
Discussion: AEIdeas
Sarah Laskow / American Prospect:
Slow and Steady Wins the Anti-Keystone XL Race
Nate Cohn / The New Republic:
This State Is Democrats' Best Chance to Pick Up a Senate Seat
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 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kaczynski:
Republican Congressman: If We Try To Defund Obamacare, We Lose The House Of Representatives
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Washington Post:
Editor's note  —  By Washington Post Editors, Published: August 15 at 11:16 am
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Kevin Spacey: ‘House of Cards’ Congress ‘gets s—t done’
Discussion: Politico and FishbowlDC
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
PHOTOS: Keith Olbermann's Triumphant Return to ESPN
Discussion: Politico
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NEWS/ Andy Cohen Turns Down Miss Universe Hosting Gig in Russia: “Their Discriminatory Policies …
 

 
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