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Morning Round-Up 8-12

By on 8.12.13 | 10:19AM

Feature of the Day: Want to see Keith Olbermann mocked to his face?  

Morning Headlines

Domestic

Associated Press

  1. Inventor Musk TO Share Plans for High-speed Travel
  2. Not Vacation: Summer Learning Programs Crucial
  3. Police Pursue Links in RI Slayings, Abduction

Politico

  1. Next fiscal Fight: Why Wall Street should worry
  2. Jeb Bush’s education legacy loses luster
  3. Idaho ground zero for GOP proxy fight

Reuters

  1. Insight: California aims to ‘bottle sunlight’ in energy storage push
  2. Holder to outline new drug offender sentencing proposal
  3. Ten years after NE blackout, U.S. power grid smarter, sturdier

Wall Street Journal

  1. Ted Cruz, Other Republicans Already Are Visiting Iowa (8-11)
  2. Obama Administration Plans Overhaul of Prison Population
  3. White House Sifts Fiscal Ideas With Band of Senators  (8-11)

Washington Post

  1. Hillary Clinton’s theme, pre-2016: breaking barriers
  2. Baltimore researchers turn carnivorous fish into vegetarians
  3. Wonkbook: Is there a doom between economic and political inequality?

Washington Times

  1. Obama has done too little, too late to fix surveillance programs, lawmakers say (8-11)
  2. Obama’s drone strategy covers new legal, moral ground (8-11)
  3. McAuliffe’s overstated production levels for GreenTech mar business-savvy image (8-11)

International

Associated Press

  1. Israel Lists Names of 26 Palestinians To Be Freed
  2. Egypt Postpones Dispersing Pro-Morsi Protest Camps
  3. Kerry Trip to Brazil, Colombia Could Be Chilly

Reuters

  1. Al Qaeda claims bombings in Iraq, warns of more
  2. Family of murdered Briton seeks up to $8.2 million compensation in China
  3. Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells election critics to ‘go hang’

Wall Street Journal

  1. Emerging World Loses Growth Lead (8-11)
  2. Argentine Leader Appears to Face Setbacks in Vote (8-11)
  3. U.S. Expats Balk at Tax Law

Washington Post

  1. In Congo, rising violence triggers new UN unit (8-11)
  2. Spanish families struggle amid unemployment crisis (8-11)
  3. U.S. adoptees visit Russian homeland (8-10)

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Lindsey Graham’s Libertarian Challengers
  2. The Anti-New Deal Legacy of the Pro-Density Movement

The Blaze

      1. Want to See Keith Olbermann Mocked To His Face? (8-10)

Breitbart

  1. Tea Party To Hold Immigration Town Hall in Virginia
  2. Obama DHS Publishes Instructions for Asylum Loophole on Internet

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Weiner raising much less cash since most recent scandal (8-11)
  2. Obama stays at private equity guru’s $7.6 million Martha’s Vineyard house (8-11)

CNSNews.com

  1. Contrary to Obama’s ‘Narrative,’ Al Qaeda Threat Getting Worse, Say GOP Critics
  2. Mark Levin: Amend Constitution to Put Tax Day and Election Day Back to Back  

National Review

  1. Lerner’s FEC Problem
  2. Milton Friedman and Restraint

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Israeli Victims of Terror Protest Release of Palestinian Terrorists
  2. Iranian Defense Minister Appointment Connected to Bombing of Marine Barracks in Lebanon  (8-11)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Zarqawism Lives: Iraq’s al Qaeda Nightmare Is Back
  2. Obama Is Giving Up Some Executive Power, and He’ll Still Get No Credit
  3. Is Megyn Kelly Pushing Sean Hannity Out of Fox News Primetime?

 Huffington Post

  1. Eric Holder Outlining New Justice Department Drug Sentencing Reforms

Talking Points Memo

  1. Rebel Diplomats With Day Jobs: The U.S. Branch of the Syrian Opposition
  2. Comments, the Social Web & Privacy  

ThinkProgress

            1. GOP Strategist Confronts Congressman for Bigoted Comments On Immigrants: You ‘Should Get Some Therapy’ (8-11) 

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