September 2, 2014

If You Don’t Ask, Rick Scott Won’t Tell

By: Carl Hiaasen
If You Don’t Ask, Rick Scott Won’t Tell
September 2, 2014

A Market Basket Of Dignity

By: E. J. Dionne
A Market Basket Of Dignity
Nusra Front Sets Demands For Releasing U.N. Peacekeepers

Nusra Front Sets Demands For Releasing U.N. Peacekeepers

By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Washington Bureau JERUSALEM -- The al-Qaida-linked rebels who captured ...

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‘Islamic State’ Claims Beheading Of Second U.S. Reporter: Video

‘Islamic State’ Claims Beheading Of Second U.S. Reporter: Video

Washington (AFP) -- Washington (AFP) - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing a maske ...

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Portugal Bank Got Goldman Sachs Loan Before Collapse: WSJ

Portugal Bank Got Goldman Sachs Loan Before Collapse: WSJ

Washington (AFP) -- Goldman Sachs stands to lose money on a multi-million euro loan it made to one o ...

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Kirk Beaming After Biggest PGA Career Win

Kirk Beaming After Biggest PGA Career Win

Norton (United States) (AFP) -- Chris Kirk fired a bogey-free closing-round 66 to win the PGA Tour's ...

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Baltics Poised For Obama Visit Amid High Anxiety Over Russia

Baltics Poised For Obama Visit Amid High Anxiety Over Russia

By Maris Hellrand and Michel Mrozinski Tallinn (AFP) -- From Tallinn to Warsaw, Russian moves in Ukr ...

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Djokovic, Murray Book U.S. Open Quarter-Final Showdown

Djokovic, Murray Book U.S. Open Quarter-Final Showdown

By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) -- Former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray booked a tantaliz ...

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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Gained In August

U.S. Manufacturing Sector Gained In August

Washington (AFP) -- Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up pace in August, to its best ...

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Dollar General Raises Bid For Family Dollar

Dollar General Raises Bid For Family Dollar

New York (AFP) -- Dollar General on Tuesday sweetened its bid to acquire Family Dollar and threatene ...

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Bezos Names New Publisher At Washington Post

Bezos Names New Publisher At Washington Post

Washington (AFP) - The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday in hi ...

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U.S. Targets Shebab Leader In Somalia Air Strike

U.S. Targets Shebab Leader In Somalia Air Strike

Mogadishu (AFP) -- U.S. forces have carried out air strikes against the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda ...

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Under ‘Rocket Docket,’ Kids Race Time — Few Of Them With A Lawyer

Under ‘Rocket Docket,’ Kids Race Time — Few Of Them With A Lawyer

By Dianne Solis, The Dallas Morning News Lawyers call them "rocket dockets" -- court schedules that ...

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Police Shooting Tests South L.A.’s Fragile Goodwill Toward Cops

Police Shooting Tests South L.A.’s Fragile Goodwill Toward Cops

By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Police Assistant Chief Earl Paysing ...

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Bomb Attack Kills 11 In Ambush Of Egyptian Security Forces

Bomb Attack Kills 11 In Ambush Of Egyptian Security Forces

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Egypt's battle against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula hea ...

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French Actress Wins Criminal Case Over Hollande Affair Pics

French Actress Wins Criminal Case Over Hollande Affair Pics

dpa PARIS -- French actress Julie Gayet whose affair with President Francois Hollande caused a sensa ...

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Takes Job On Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Takes Job On Wall Street

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is moving to Wall Str ...

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Ferguson Fundraiser Mystery Solved — Or Is It?

Ferguson Fundraiser Mystery Solved — Or Is It?

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Two online fundraising pages that raised more than $400,000 for th ...

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‘Miracle’ Flight Survivor Says PTSD Related To Her Firing

‘Miracle’ Flight Survivor Says PTSD Related To Her Firing

By Mark Washburn, The Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A survivor of the "Miracle on the Hudson ...

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In Atlantic City, Revel’s Casino Stutters To A Close

In Atlantic City, Revel’s Casino Stutters To A Close

By Amy S. Rosenberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- In the end, the Revel ball did ...

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Abdullah Threatens To Back Out Of Afghanistan Election

Abdullah Threatens To Back Out Of Afghanistan Election

By Ali M. Latifi, Los Angeles Times The campaign team of Abdullah Abdullah -- the former foreign min ...

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Republicans Appear In Position To Take Senate Control

Republicans Appear In Position To Take Senate Control

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Voters hate Washington, and they'll get ...

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Christie Heading To Mexico This Week

Christie Heading To Mexico This Week

By Melissa Hayes, The Record In the 1970s, as he was readying a run for the White House, Georgia Gov ...

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Fundraising Web Pages For Ferguson Cop Still Closed

Fundraising Web Pages For Ferguson Cop Still Closed

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times After raising more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed ...

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Apple, FBI Investigate Alleged Theft Of Nude Celebrity Photos

Apple, FBI Investigate Alleged Theft Of Nude Celebrity Photos

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times The FBI and Apple Inc. said they were looking into reports that ...

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Would Immigration Action Help Or Hurt Obama’s Party This Fall?

Would Immigration Action Help Or Hurt Obama’s Party This Fall?

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- One question that Washington appears unable ...

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Suburban Poverty Grows Beyond Ferguson

Suburban Poverty Grows Beyond Ferguson

By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline.org The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburb ...

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Apparent Hollywood Hack Attack Nabs Stars’ Nude Photos

Apparent Hollywood Hack Attack Nabs Stars’ Nude Photos

Los Angeles (AFP) - Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer ...

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Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal

Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal

by Lee Fang, Republic Report "Lifestyles of the Rich Environmentalists," produce ...

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Ferguson: No Peace Without Representation

Ferguson: No Peace Without Representation

By Zoltan Hajnal, Los Angeles Times Before the media and the public shift their ...

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Halliburton Pays $1.1 Bn For Gulf Of Mexico BP Spill

Halliburton Pays $1.1 Bn For Gulf Of Mexico BP Spill

New York (AFP) -- Oil services company Halliburton said Tuesday it would pay a $ ...

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To Defeat ISIS, Ignore Partisan Alarmists And Send Smart Diplomats

To Defeat ISIS, Ignore Partisan Alarmists And Send Smart Diplomats

It is entirely appropriate that the appalling crimes of the Islamic State in Ira ...

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If You Don’t Ask, Rick Scott Won’t Tell

If You Don’t Ask, Rick Scott Won’t Tell

Rick Scott is our own man of mystery, Austin Powers without the hair mop and dan ...

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A Market Basket Of Dignity

A Market Basket Of Dignity

WASHINGTON -- Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in Ameri ...

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The ‘Spiral Of Silence’

The ‘Spiral Of Silence’

With folks yapping all day on social media -- Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and ...

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An Uzi, A 9-Year-Old And American Exceptionalism

An Uzi, A 9-Year-Old And American Exceptionalism

Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Her ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Before The First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield’

Weekend Reader: ‘Before The First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield’

Should America act as the world's police? Are we even capable of doing so? Few A ...

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Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to dem ...

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Another Republican Gives Up Obamacare Fight

Another Republican Gives Up Obamacare Fight

Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is the latest Republican to retreat from th ...

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Poll Roundup: Iowa Senate Race Is ‘Deadlocked’

Poll Roundup: Iowa Senate Race Is ‘Deadlocked’

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

By Joseph R. Blasi, McClatchy-Tribune News Service For Labor Day, let's talk blu ...

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This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time ...

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This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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EXCERPT: ‘March: Book One,’ A Graphic Novel About Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis’ Journey

EXCERPT: ‘March: Book One,’ A Graphic Novel About Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis’ Journey

From growing up on a sharecropper's farm to helping lead the civil rights moveme ...

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Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a ...

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GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

Republicans can no longer deny that their party has a major problem with women. ...

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Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

This is the month of departure for many parents, the time of year when they brac ...

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Warren Buffett Is ‘Betting Against America’ On Burger King. Or Is He?

Warren Buffett Is ‘Betting Against America’ On Burger King. Or Is He?

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times Back in February, in his annual message to ...

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2014 And The Limits Of Rage

2014 And The Limits Of Rage

WASHINGTON -- The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be ...

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The Smallness Of Being In Economy Class

The Smallness Of Being In Economy Class

Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with le ...

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Rand Paul’s Fair-Weather Compassion

Rand Paul’s Fair-Weather Compassion

If you haven't seen the video or photos yet, trust me, you will. Rand Paul in bl ...

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The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

One week ago, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave an intervi ...

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50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

By James Weill, McClatchy-Tribune News Service A lot has happened in the 50 year ...

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Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in ...

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Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury ...

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The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weep ...

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Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Throughout the 2014 campaign season, the Iowa Senate seat held by retiring Democ ...

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Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Americans have little confidence in the police, according to a USA Today/Pew Res ...

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