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Morning Round-Up 8-21

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Fort Hood Rampage Trial Shifts to Suspect
  2. Manning Faces Sentencing For Wikileaks Disclosures
  3. ACLU: Muslims Face More Scrutiny For Citizenship


  1. Scott Walker’s stealth 2016 strategy
  2. Roger Ailes fires his ‘right hand’
  3. Obamacare critic Rick Perry seeks cash from law


  1. Two more Afghans due to testify in U.S. soldier Bales’ massacre case
  2. Analysis: Obamacare, tepid U.S. growth fuel part-time hiring
  3. NSA surveillance covers 75 percent of U.S. Internet traffic: WSJ

Wall Street Journal

  1. Summer Jobs Elude Many Teenagers (8-20)
  2. New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach (8-20)
  3. Health Overhaul Targets Hispanics (8-20)

Washington Post

  1. Summers, Yellen allies wage behind the scenes effort to win Federal Reserve nod
  2. Events marking 50th anniversary of march on Washington to emphasize dreams unfulfilled
  3. Republicans have met the political enemy—and it is them

Washington Times

  1. 4 sent back to work after missteps on Benghazi (8-20)
  2. Hillary Clinton is winning the name game for the 2016 presidential election (8-20)
  3. Egypt’s Coptic Christians face unprecedented reprisals from the Muslim Brotherhood (8-20)


Associated Press

  1. France Seeks UN Probe of Syria Gas Attack Claim
  2. Egyptian Authorities Arrest 2 Islamist Figures
  3. Japan Nuke Watchdog May Raise Leak to ‘Serious’


  1. Activists say more than 200 killed in gas attack near Damascus
  2. Cameron was behind UK attempt to halt Snowden reports: sources
  3. Pakistan, India trade blame for Kashmir firing; one dead

Wall Street Journal

  1. Egypt’s Christians Get Trapped in a Crossfire (8-20)
  2. U.S. Weighs Military Aid to Egypt Item by Item (8-20)
  3. North Korea Clamps Down on Defections (8-20)

Washington Post

  1. Ravaged churches reveal sectarian split feeding Egypt’s violence
  2. Seized weapons caches boost rebel hopes after weeks of setbacks
  3. China’s Bo Xilai trial spurs plea from son, resignation of forensics expert

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Kinship or Citizenship?
  2. David Brooks, Healthy Religion, and the Real Danger of “Nudges”

The Blaze

  1. Al Jazeera’s First Guest? A Harvard Prof. Known For a ‘Hate-Filled Screed Against Jewish Participation in American Politics’
  2. Massachusetts Town Enacts Ban on What?!


  1. Egyptian Military Orders Christian Churches Rebuilt (8-20)
  2. Rubio to Meet With Facebook’s Zuckerberg (8-20)

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Black teens in Oklahoma murder white Australian jogger for sport
  2. New York Times confused about its own liberalism (8-20)

  1. Conservatives Split Over Continuing U.S. Military Aid to Egypt
  2. Pilot Group Expresses Concern Over Sharing the Sky With Drones (8-20)

National Review

  1. The ‘Living’ Law
  2. Ignoring the Facts on the IRS

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Number of Long-Term Unemployed ‘Unprecedented’ Under Obama
  2. Al Qaeda: Not Defeated Yet (8-20)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Chris Christie’s Delicate Social Issues Dance
  2. Republicans Move to the Center? Nope, They’re Crazier Than Ever
  3. The Man at the Center of the Princess Diana Conspiracy

Huffington Post

  1. Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Pundit, Sparks Outrage Comparing David Miranda To a ‘Drug Mule’
  2. DCCC Fundraising Slows in July, But Still On Record Pace (8-20)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Virginia’s First Lady Increasingly At Center of Gifts Scandal
  2. “Kid Finds Gun”


     1. South Carolina City Approves Plan To Exile Its Homeless (8-20)

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