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Morning Round-Up 8-9

Feature of the Day: Bill Murray’s 1988 interview with Harry Caray is as awesome as it sounds  

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Dogs Help Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer in PA. Study
  2. Little Is Rebuilt at NYC Beach Burned During Sandy
  3. Obama to Sign Student Loan Deal


  1. Al Qaeda’s return complicates civil liberties debate
  2. ‘Get Putin’ caucus presses Barack Obama on missile defense
  3. 6 pre-vacation questions for Obama


  1. Obama, tech executives met to discuss surveillance: report
  2. NSA to cut system administrators by 90 percent to limit data access
  3. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott hospitalized

Wall Street Journal

  1. Home Prices Rise Steeply in West, Sunbelt (8-8)
  2. Fannie to Pay Treasury $10.2 Billion (8-8)
  3. Favoritism Charges Slow DHS Nominee (8-8)

Washington Post

  1. NSA cites case as success of phone data-collection program (8-8)
  2. Departure of GOP operatives could imperil debt-limit talks (8-8)
  3. Forget Paris—the best ambassadorship is all about beer

Washington Times

  1. Al Qaeda drives Iraq toward chaos; U.S. withdrawal left door open to sectarian battle for power (8-8)
  2. Allen West on white boy’s bus beating: Where’s Jesse Jackson?
  3. Pentagon takes ‘use it or lose it’ approach to funds (8-8)


Associated Press

  1. US Orders Diplomats Out of Lahore, Pakistan
  2. US, Russia Diplomatic and Defense Chiefs to Meet
  3. Oprah Gets Swiss Apology for Racist Encounter


  1. Gunmen in Pakistan kill nine in attack at mosque on Muslim holiday
  2. U.S. drone kills three more suspects in Yemen, strikes intensify
  3. Turkish president urges restraint in Egyptian crisis

Wall Street Journal

  1. Anti-U.S. Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt (8-8)
  2. China Trade Offers Taste of Recovery
  3. Saudi King Pledges $100 Million to Battle Extremism (8-8)

Washington Post

  1. Al Qaeda’s Yemen Branch eyes a new haven (8-8)
  2. Israel’s ultra Orthodox headed to the army
  3. Assad unharmed after rebels claim attack (8-8)

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. The Questions Breaking Bad Won’t Answer
  2. How Raleigh’s Republicans Forgot about the Working Class

The Blaze

  1. ‘Outrageous’: IRS Agent Stuns Members of Congress With Claim About Targeting Scandal (8-8)
  2. ‘An Old White Racist’: Famed Atheist Richard Dawkins Spawns Furor Over Islam Tweet


  1. Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin (8-8)
  2. Zuckerberg Spends $350K Touting Immigration Reform in Paul Ryan’s District (8-8)

The Daily Caller  

  1. Obamacare installs new scrutiny, fines for charitable hospitals that treat uninsured people (8-8)
  2. GOP Rep. Steve King: Global warming is a religion (8-8)

  1. Obamacare Rule: $1 Pay Hike Costs Middle-Class Family $9,355 Hike in Premiums
  2. Sen. Vitter Blasts ‘Obnoxious’ Obamacare ‘Bailout’ For Congress, White House Staff (8-8)

National Review

  1. Obama’s Lexicological War
  2. Let There Be Amnesty!

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Welcome to the Jungle: The Silicon Valley oligarchy comes to Washington
  2. Christian College Re-Files Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Contraception Mandate (8-8)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Why the World Is Smarter Than Us
  2. The Santorum Slot: Desperately Seeking Social Conservatives

Huffington Post

  1. Sallie Mae, Education Department Under Fire for Student Loans To Military Service Members (8-8)
  2. Paul Ryan Sits Out GOP’s Conservative Machismo Arms Race (8-8)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Poll: Hispanics Favor Democrats Over GOP By Big Margin
  2. Stinky


      1. Voters Confront Congressman For Trying to Repeal Obamacare: ‘We’ve Got To Have It’ (8-8)

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