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10:45 AM ET, September 16, 2014


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Chemi Shalev / Haaretz:
Bill Clinton strays from Hillary's Israel script and knocks Netanyahu  —  In a conversation with pro-Palestinian activists in Iowa, the former president agrees: the Israeli PM won't make peace 'unless he's forced to.'  —  Former Senator Hillary Clinton has turned into a staunch defender …
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:   Bill Clinton takes a shot at Netanyahu
Roger Simon / Politico:
Why Hillary hates Iowa
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Update: Democrats Draw Almost Even.  Is It The Money?  —  When we officially launched our forecast model two weeks ago, it had Republicans with a 64 percent chance of taking over the Senate after this fall's elections.  Now Republican chances are about 55 percent instead.
David Clegg / dailyrecord:
Three party leader's promise to Scotland  —  The joint statement also rubbishes claims from the SNP that the Barnett Formula for calculating Scotland's budget could be changed to leave us less money for public services.  —  It pledges: “Because of the continuation of the Barnett allocation for resources …
Niall Ferguson / New York Times:
Scots Must Vote Nae  —  GLASGOW — To most Americans, Scotland means golf, whisky and — if they go there — steady drizzle.  Even to the millions of Americans whose surnames testify to their Scottish or Scotch-Irish ancestry, the idea that Scotland might be about to become an independent country is baffling.
Jeremy Rogalski / KHOU-TV:
New accusations: Peterson injured another son while disciplining 4-year-old  —  The four-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case, in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child.  —  CONNECT  —  Photos and text messages obtained …
Washington Post:
U.S. military will lead $750 million fight against Ebola in West Africa  —  President Obama will announce Tuesday that the U.S. military will take the lead in overseeing what has been a chaotic and widely criticized response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, dispatching …
Yale Daily News:
Hirsi Ali addresses over 300  —  Hirsi Ali's talk has generated a large amount of controversy on Yale's campus in recent days.  —  In spite of controversy surrounding her invitation to campus, Ayaan Hirsi Ali delivered her speech Monday night without significant interruption or disturbance.
Washington Post:
The U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State is underpowered  —  IN LAUNCHING two previous wars in Iraq, the United States assembled formidable coalitions of dozens of countries.  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Oman were among the Arab states that deployed substantial ground forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Discussion: Associated Press, Hot Air and CBS News
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Obama vs. the generals
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Kirsten Gillibrand: I Couldn't Tell My Harasser ‘To Go F*** Himself’  —  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Monday that when a male labor leader harassed her about her weight several years ago after she'd had a baby, she had a few choice words she couldn't say at the time.
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops f-bomb on video
Discussion: RedState and Booman Tribune
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Bipartisan Support for Obama's Military Campaign Against ISIS  —  Dems Concerned about ‘Going Too Far,’ Reps ‘Not Far Enough’  —  President Obama's plan for a military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria is drawing public support.  And, in a rare display of bipartisanship …
Dan Joseph / CNSNews:
Video: College Students Sign Petition in Support of ISIS  —  Despite one's feelings on how the U.S. government should deal with the growing threat that ISIS poses to the world, it's safe to assume that Americans across the political spectrum agree that the terror group is pretty odious.
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Administration threatens to cut off ObamaCare subsidies to 360,000  —  The Obama administration announced Monday it will cut off tax subsidies to about 360,000 people if they do not offer proof of their income in the next two weeks.  —  Officials will send final notices this week to individuals …
Discussion: Hot Air
DeAnn Smith / KCTV:
FBI launches excessive force probe of Independence police  —  The FBI announced Monday afternoon that it has launched an investigation of the Independence Police Department after a teen was left in a coma following an arrest.  —  The FBI made the announcement as the Independence Police Department promised …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Raw Story
The New Republic:
Feminism Has Conquered the Culture.  Now Comes the Hard Part  —  A debate on this unprecedented opportunity  —  Hi Judith,  —  I don't think that in my lifetime (I'm 39) I've ever seen public, popular feminist discourse more robust than it is now.  When I was in high school, college …
Discussion: The Week
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
The Great Unraveling  —  It was the time of unraveling.  Long afterward, in the ruins, people asked: How could it happen?  —  It was a time of beheadings.  With a left-handed sawing motion, against a desert backdrop, in bright sunlight, a Muslim with a British accent cut off the heads …
Nick Anderson / Washington Post:
Ohio State accord on sexual assault ends federal investigation  —  Ohio State University has agreed to several steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment, the federal government said, concluding a four-year civil rights investigation at one of the nation's largest public universities.
Allie Jones / Gawker:
Limbaugh on Sexual Assault: “No Means Yes If You Know How to Spot It”
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Jeff Goodell / Rolling Stone:
China, the Climate and the Fate of the Planet
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run
Discussion: ABC News
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Good election year for bad boys of Congress
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
John Fund / National Review:
Swedish Surprise  —  Sunday's election in Sweden was supposed …
Discussion: Vox Popoli, Raw Story and The Local
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go Amid Allegations of Cover Up
Discussion: Power Line and Pat Dollard
Associated Press:
ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution In Schools
Josh Boak / Associated Press:
Income inequality is hurting state tax revenue, report says
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Absentee ballot mailings halted in push to restart voter ID law
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
US Labor Board Orders CNN to Rehire Fired Workers
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Please—Let's Not Destroy ISIS
Discussion: Liberaland and Fox News
Abby Simons / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Lobbyist, lawyer Thomas H. Boggs Jr. dead at 73
Marissa Evans / Morning Consult:
The Three Words That Shift Views On Medicaid
Discussion: Firedoglake
Daily Mail:
Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street... but SHE is arrested by a van load of police
Discussion: Twitchy, New York Times and Vox Popoli