Morning Round-Up 8-19 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 8-19

Feature of the Day: Most of U.S. Is Wired, but Millions Aren’t Plugged In

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Task Force: Coasts Should Prepare for Rising Seas
  2. San Diego Mayor Set to Return Amid Recall Drive
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Demographics Divide Views of Schools


  1. California Republicans turn to immigration to fight extinction
  2. Lone Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor hangs on
  3. Ted Cruz releases birth certificate


  1. Sentencing phase to open for U.S. soldier guilty of Afghan murders
  2. Deadline looms for creditors to object to Detroit bankruptcy
  3. Fox News reporter due in Colorado court over sources in theater shootings

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S. Manufacturers Gain Ground
  2. Confident Biden Team Sows Seeds for 2016
  3. New Twist on Same-Sex Marriage Front

Washington Post

  1. Attorneys for McDonnells to meet with prosecutors as key phase opens in probe
  2. Head Start eliminated services to 57,000 children in US as result of sequester
  3. Supreme Court asked to revive Virginia’s anti-sodomy law

Washington Times

  1. In classified cyberwar against Iran, trail of Stuxnet leak leads to White House
  2. Illegals snared as immigration debate continued
  3. Republicans miss chance to reach out to Hispanics with immigration resolution (8-18)


Associated Press

  1. Egypt’s Mubarak May Be Released; 25 Police Killed
  2. Oscar Pistorius Indicted on Murder Charge
  3. UK Lawmaker To Ask Police to Explain Detention


  1. Assad’s forces push back rebels in Syrian Alawite mountains
  2. Ex-CIA official to ask Italy for pardon over rendition: lawyer
  3. Analysis: Egyptian crackdown hands al Qaeda new lease of life

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S. Rice Farmers Cash In On Venezuelan Socialism
  2. Saudi King Offers Support to Egyptian Military
  3. Euro-Skeptic Party Makes Election Waves in Germany

Washington Post

  1. Talk turns to a Lula comeback as Brazil’s president tumbles in polls
  2. EU to urgently review relations with Egypt, says killings of hundreds cannot be justified
  3. India prepares to launch program guaranteeing right to food for 800 million but doubts persist

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Why Ted Cruz Can’t Win a Government Shutdown
  2. Considering John Kerry’s New Faith-Based Office

The Blaze

  1. ‘Children of God Will Die’: MSNBC Host Says Only ‘Phony Christians’ Oppose Obamacare (8-18)
  2. ‘Like Prisoners of War’: Anti-Christian Attacks Continue in Egypt Including Nuns Paraded in Street and Christian Women Allegedly Being Groped By Mob


  1. U.S. Amnesty Shelters Revealed: Law Enforcement Ordered to Stand Down (Video) (8-18)
  2. Fracking Debate Divides Democrats

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Obama hits the road Thursday to talk college affordability
  2. Georgia Regents University somehow manages to misspell ‘college’ on diplomas

  1. It’s Official: 2012 Deficit Was $1.087T; $1T+ All 4 Years of Obama’s 1st Term
  2. Lawmakers Remain Split Over US Aid to Egypt, But Some Are Shifting (8-18)

National Review

  1. The Left’s Faux Martyr
  2. Time for Answers from the NSA

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Delays Mount As Syria Burns
  2. James Inhofe Announces Intent to Investigate NSA Violations

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Julian Assange Loves Rand Paul and His ‘Very Principled Positions’
  2. Tina Brown: No, Conspiracy Theorists, Princess Diana Was Not Murdered
  3. The True Life of Marilyn Chambers, the ‘Other’ Queen of Porn

Huffington Post

  1. GOP Rep Says Defunding Obamacare Will Cost Republicans House Majority (8-15)
  2. Mitch McConnell Blasted on Social Security In New Ad From Left (8-15)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Ted Cruz Releases Birth Certificate
  2. The Calgarian Candidate


      1. How Testicular Cancer Convinced a Former Republican Staffer To Leave His Party (8-18)

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