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Morning Round-Up 8-20

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Soldier to Face Victims of Afghanistan Massacre
  2. San Diego Mayor in Sex Harassment Settlement Talks
  3. Doctor Details Boston Marathon Suspect’s Injuries


  1. GOP operatives try the news biz
  2. The Clinton dramas: Here we go again
  3. More students than ever rely on federal college aid


  1. Guardian says Britain made it destroy Snowden material
  2. Detroit bankruptcy challenged on constitutional grounds
  3. California gets OK to force-feed some hunger-striking inmates

Wall Street Journal

  1. Pension Funds Dispute Math in Detroit Bankruptcy (8-19)
  2. Houston Hits Housing Hurdle (8-19)
  3. Towns Try to Take Back Water Systems (8-19)

Washington Post

  1. Cruz will announce Canadian citizenship (8-19)
  2. Unemployment rates rise in DC, MD, and VA
  3. Atlantic City’s losing streak, as more states compete for gambling revenues and jobs

Washington Times

  1. Al Qaeda ‘rat line’ from Syria to Iraq turns back against Assad (8-19)
  2. Obamacare opponents make last stand at town halls (8-19)
  3. Groups to fight N.J. ban on gay conversion therapy (8-19)


Associated Press

  1. Egypt Arrests Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader
  2. Pakistan’s Musharraf Charged in Bhutto Killing
  3. Turkey: Israel Behind Egyptian Leaders Ouster


  1. Cornered Hamas looks back at Hezbollah
  2. Britain rejects Spanish request for Gibraltar talks
  3. Divisive trial in China may start early, with secret session

Wall Street Journal

  1. Ship Travels Arctic From China to Europe (8-19)
  2. U.S. Sees Improving China Military Ties (8-19)
  3. Colombian Labor Protest Challenges President (8-19)

Washington Post

  1. Backing Egypt’s generals, Saudi Arabia promises to fill financial void
  2. India in uproar over rupee’s fall
  3. Thousands of Syrian refugees pour into Kurdish region of Iraq; aid workers struggle to keep up

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. The Nationalist Left Rises
  2. Does Egypt Even Matter?

The Blaze

  1. Ted Cruz Answers A Burning Conservative Question On Obama: ‘Why Don’t We Impeach Him’
  2. Notorious Mexican Drug Lord Sentenced to 15 Years in U.S. Prison—See What He’s Accused of Doing


  1. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Coptic Kristallnacht
  2. Church Forced to Cancel Mass First Time in 1600 Years (8-19)

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Obama’s Iran-Contra: The real Benghazi scandal (8-19)
  2. Ed Schultz and MSNBC Prez Phil Griffin: The secret emails revealed

  1. Obama: ‘Health Insurance…Is Your Right’ (8-19)
  2. $2,001,093,000,000: Fed’s Ownership of U.S. Debt Breaks $2T for First Time (8-19)

National Review

  1. The Middle East: All Bad Choices
  2. Christie, Establishment Darling

Washington Free Beacon

  1. American, European Jihadists in Syria Raise New Domestic Terror Fears
  2. Obama Administration Announces Youth Obamacare Video Contest (8-19)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Lawyer: Hosni Mubarak Will Be Released
  2. Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to Egypt (8-19)
  3. Anti-Obamacare Rage, Once a GOP Hit, Fizzles Despite Town Halls

Huffington Post

  1. Carbon Capture And Storage: Global Warming Panacea, Or Fossil Fuel Pipe Dream? (8-19)
  2. Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million: CBPP (8-19)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Conservatives Pound ‘Chicken’ McConnell Over Obamacare
  2. Ted Cruz: Okay, I’ll Renounce My Canadian Citizenship!


      1. Nine Term North Carolina Senator Resigns To Fight New Voter Suppression Law (8-19)

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