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Morning Round-Up 8-7

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Demolition Begins On Ohio House In Kidnapping Case
  2. Write-In, Sheriff Move On In Detroit Mayor Primary
  3. AP Sources: First Charges Filed in Benghazi Attack


  1. Decades behind: Sexual assault unchecked as Defense Department ducks reform
  2. President Obama chats with Jay Leno—and middle America
  3. Wall Street rules a conundrum for Chris Christie


  1. Obama ‘disappointed’ with Russia, calls embassy threat significant
  2. U.S. military judge trims potential sentence in WikiLeaks case
  3. Deal reached averting San Francisco bus strike

Wall Street Journal

  1. Childhood Obesity Declines in Some States
  2. Obama Defends Travel Warning in Leno Appearance (7-6)
  3. SEC’s Hunt for Crisis-Era Wrongdoing Loses Steam (7-6)

Washington Post

  1. Obama administration authorized series of recent drone strikes in Yemen (7-6)
  2. Pentagon misfires on good-news press briefing
  3. Race is on to define Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy (8-6)

Washington Times

  1. Mitt Romney warns against government shutdown to defund Obamacare
  2. After widely mocked pitch by George W. Bush, steroids knocked out of the ballpark (7-6)
  3. Scandal-tainted Eliot Spitzer films campaign ad at N.Y. school, with 5-year-olds


Associated Press

  1. As Al-Qaida Grows, Leaders Remain a Global Threat
  2. Jordan Foils Alleged Syrian Arms Smuggling Attempt
  3. Chinese Judges Punished in Prostitution Scandal


  1. Syrian army kills 62 rebels east of Damascus
  2. Drone strikes kill six suspected militants in Yemen
  3. Head of Italian ruling party calls on Berlusconi to resign

Wall Street Journal

  1. Bank of England Changes Policy Tack
  2. North Korea Offers to Reopen Kaesong
  3. Japan Estimates Fukushima Nuclear Plant Is Leaking 80,000 Gallons Into Ocean Daily

Washington Post

  1. Fire shuts down Kenya’s main airport
  2. In Egypt visit, McCain and Graham urge reconciliation between military, Islamists (7-6)
  3. Rouhani: Iran willing to participate in ‘serious negotiations’ (7-6)

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. The Anti-Alinsky
  2. Why the NSA Debate Will, and Must, Continue

The Blaze

  1. Rand Paul Gets Testy During Radio Interview: ‘Don’t You Have Anything Better To Read Than a Bunch of Crap…?’ (7-6)
  2. Rogue Postal Worker Refuses to Process Legal Gun Shipment: It’s Against ‘My Religious Beliefs’ (8-6)


  1. DHS Grants Tentative Asylum to Illegals Who Crossed Border in Pro-Amnesty Protest (8-6)
  2. RNC Ultimatum Welcome But Not Enough (8-6)

The Daily Caller  

  1. Obama lashes out at Putin over gays, suggests Olympic problems
  2. Just how corrupt is the Obama administration?

  1. Southern Poverty Law Center: ‘Our Hate Map Doesn’t Cause Anybody to Attack’ (8-6)
  2. Carney: ‘No Question’ Al-Qaeda On The Run (8-6)

National Review

  1. The Anti-Che
  2. The Post’s Fire Sale

Washington Free Beacon

  1. All the Anti-Israel News That’s Fit to Print
  2. NASA’s Plan for Human Mission to Mars by the 2030s Faces Challenges (8-6)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts
  2. Kristin Davis, Self-Styled Spitzer Madam, Is Arraigned on Drug Charges
  3. Wendy Davis, Kamala Harris, Chris Taylor & More Tough Democratic Women

Huffington Post

  1. Reince Priebus, RNC Launch Full-Scale Attack On ‘Liberal Media’ Over Hillary Clinton Programs
  2. Ted Yoho Says He Would Support a Birther Bill (8-6)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Alleged Pennsylvania Gunman A ‘Liberal’ Who Loved The Second Amendment


      1. Mostly-White Ohio Suburb Fighting To Prevent Mostly-Black Bus-Riders From Entering Community

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